2001–02 Chelsea F.C. season

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Chelsea
2001-02 season
Chairman Ken Bates
Manager Claudio Ranieri
FA Premier League 6th
FA Cup Runners-up
League Cup Semi-finals
UEFA Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League:
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (23)
All:
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (29)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2001-02 season was Chelsea F.C.'s 87th competitive season, 10th consecutive season in the Premier League and 96th year as a club.

Season summary[edit]

The 2001-02 campaign was the first full season under Italian manager Claudio Ranieri, who had replaced his compatriot Gianluca Vialli after five matches of the previous season.[1] He made his first signing in the shape of French defender William Gallas for £6.2 million from Olympique Marseille, before signing Frank Lampard from West Ham United for £11 million on 14 June.[2] Lampard went on to become Chelsea's highest goal scorer of all time. The signing of Lampard allowed Chelsea to part company with their captain Dennis Wise, who ended his successful 12-season spell at the club by joining Leicester City for £1.6 million.[3] The third and final signing of the window was of French midfielder and 1998 FIFA World Cup winner Emmanuel Petit, who joined from FC Barcelona for £7.5 million on 26 June.[4]

Chelsea players encountered controversy in the second round of the UEFA Cup, when they were due to face Hapoel Tel Aviv on 18 October 2001. Six Chelsea first-team players - Albert Ferrer, William Gallas, Emmanuel Petit, Graeme Le Saux, Eidur Gudjohnsen and captain Marcel Desailly - did not fly to Israel due to fears since the September 11 attacks in the previous month and recent Palestinian insurgency. Chelsea lost the match 2-0, with Desailly's replacement, the Ugandan teenager Joel Kitamirike, making mistakes in his only match for Chelsea.[5] The six players returned for the second leg at Stamford Bridge, but a 1-1 draw saw Chelsea eliminated by an underdog for the second consecutive season.[6]

The club came 6th in the Premier League, as they had done the previous season, and reached their third FA Cup final in six seasons. In the final against London rivals and Premier League champions Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 4 May 2002, Chelsea lost 2-0 with both goals in the last twenty minutes of the match.[7] Chelsea were led out into the final by Roberto Di Matteo, who had announced his retirement earlier in the season due to a long-term absence with a triple leg fracture.[8]

First team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[9]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Ed de Goey
3 Nigeria DF Celestine Babayaro
6 France DF Marcel Desailly
8 England MF Frank Lampard
9 Netherlands FW Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
10 Serbia and Montenegro MF Slaviša Jokanović
11 Netherlands MF Boudewijn Zenden
12 Croatia FW Mario Stanić
13 France DF William Gallas
14 England DF Graeme Le Saux
15 Netherlands DF Mario Melchiot
17 France MF Emmanuel Petit
18 Spain MF Albert Ferrer
20 England MF Jody Morris
No. Position Player
22 Iceland FW Eiður Guðjohnsen
23 Italy GK Carlo Cudicini
24 Italy MF Samuele Dalla Bona
25 Italy FW Gianfranco Zola
26 England DF John Terry
28 England FW Leon Knight
29 Germany DF Robert Huth
30 Denmark FW Jesper Grønkjær
31 Australia GK Mark Bosnich
32 Finland FW Mikael Forssell
33 England DF Joel Kitamirike
36 England MF Joe Keenan
39 England FW Carlton Cole

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
16 Italy MF Roberto Di Matteo (retired)
18 Italy MF Gabriele Ambrosetti (on loan to Piacenza)
No. Position Player
34 England DF Jon Harley (to Fulham)

Reserve squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
7 Netherlands DF Winston Bogarde
19 Italy DF Valerio Di Cesare
27 Georgia (country) FW Rati Aleksidze
34 England DF Pat Baldwin
35 England GK Rhys Evans
37 Wales DF Danny Slatter
No. Position Player
38 England DF Scott Cousins
England GK Lenny Pidgeley
Scotland DF Warren Cummings
England MF Rob Wolleaston
Scotland MF Ryan Stevenson
Germany FW Sebastian Kneißl

Team kit[edit]

The team kit was produced by Umbro and the shirt sponsor was Emirates Airline and bore the "Fly Emirates" logo. Chelsea's home kit was all blue with a white trimmed collar. Their new away kit was all white with blue socks. The club's third kit for this season was orange with blue shorts and accents.

Statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Premier League UEFA Cup FA Cup Football League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Netherlands GK Ed de Goeij 8 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
3 Nigeria DF Celestine Babayaro 28 0 18 0 2 0 4 0 4 0
6 France DF Marcel Desailly 37 1 24 1 2 0 8 0 3 0
8 England MF Frank Lampard 53 7 34+3 5 4 1 8 1 4 0
9 Netherlands FW Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 48 29 35 23 2 0 7 3 4 3
10 Serbia MF Slaviša Jokanović 31 0 12+8 0 3 0 5 0 3 0
11 Netherlands MF Boudewijn Zenden 32 3 13+9 3 3 0 3 0 4 0
12 Croatia FW Mario Stanić 35 2 18+9 1 2 0 4 1 2 0
13 France DF William Gallas 41 2 27+3 1 3 0 4 1 4 0
14 England DF Graeme Le Saux 40 2 26+1 1 2 0 8 1 3 0
15 Netherlands DF Mario Melchiot 50 2 35+2 2 3 0 6 0 4 0
17 France MF Emmanuel Petit 38 1 26+1 1 3 0 6 0 2 0
18 Spain DF Albert Ferrer 10 0 2+2 0 0 0 4 0 2 0
20 England MF Jody Morris 10 0 2+3 0 1 0 2 0 2 0
22 Iceland FW Eiður Guðjohnsen 47 23 26+6 14 3 3 7 3 5 3
23 Italy GK Carlo Cudicini 41 0 27+1 0 0 0 8 0 5 0
24 Italy MF Samuele Dalla Bona 38 4 16+8 4 3 0 6 0 5 0
25 Italy FW Gianfranco Zola 50 5 19+16 3 4 1 6 1 5 0
26 England DF John Terry 43 4 32+1 1 2 1 5 2 3 0
29 Germany DF Robert Huth 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Denmark FW Jesper Grønkjær 16 0 11+2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
31 Australia GK Mark Bosnich 7 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
32 Finland FW Mikael Forssell 35 9 2+20 4 3 0 6 3 4 2
33 England DF Joel Kitamirike 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
36 England MF Joe Keenan 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 England FW Carlton Cole 3 1 2+1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

# Pos Player From Fee Date
13 DF France William Gallas France Marseille £6,200,000 18-05-2001
8 MF England Frank Lampard England West Ham United £11,000,000[10] 11-06-2001
17 MF France Emmanuel Petit Spain Barcelona £7,500,000[11] 26-06-2001
11 MF Netherlands Boudewijn Zenden Spain Barcelona £7,500,000 02-08-2001

Out[edit]

# Pos Player To Fee Date
8 MF Uruguay Gustavo Poyet England Tottenham Hotspur £2,250,000[12] 10-06-2001
11 MF England Dennis Wise England Leicester City £2,000,000[13] 25-06-2001
21 DF France Bernard Lambourde France Bastia Free 29-06-2001
N/A MF England Jay Richardson England Exeter City Free 04-07-2001
5 DF France Frank Leboeuf France Marseille £1,200,000[14] 25-07-2001
34 DF England Jon Harley England Fulham £3,500,000[15] 08-08-2001

Premier League[edit]

Classification[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Comments
1 Arsenal (C) 38 26 9 3 79 36 43 87 2002-03 UEFA Champions League First group stage
2 Liverpool 38 24 8 6 67 30 37 80
3 Manchester United 38 24 5 9 87 45 42 77 2002-03 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Newcastle United 38 21 8 9 74 52 22 71
5 Leeds United 38 18 12 8 53 37 16 66 2002-03 UEFA Cup First round
6 Chelsea 38 17 13 8 66 38 28 64

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Since Arsenal qualified for the Champions League, their place in the UEFA Cup as FA Cup winners went to Chelsea, who were the FA Cup runners-up

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 17 13 8 66 38 +28 64 11 4 4 43 21 +22 6 9 4 23 17 +6

Matches[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2001–02 UEFA Cup

First round[edit]

Second round[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2001–02 FA Cup

League Cup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ranieri's Chelsea deal". BBC News. 15 September 2000. 
  2. ^ Ingle, Sean (14 June 2001). "Lampard signs for Chelsea". The Guardian (London). 
  3. ^ "Wise joins Leicester soccer team". CNN. 
  4. ^ http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/chelsea-clinch-75m-petit-deal-6355098.html
  5. ^ "Hapoel stun subdued Chelsea". BBC News. 18 October 2001. 
  6. ^ Brodkin, Jon (1 November 2001). "Hapoel leave Chelsea with the blues". The Guardian (London). 
  7. ^ http://www.thefa.com/Competitions/FACompetitions/TheFACup/History/cupfinalresults/2002chelseaarsenal
  8. ^ "Why injured Di Matteo was Ranieri's team leader in Cup clash with Arsenal". Daily Mail (London). 
  9. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2001-2002/faprem/chelsea.htm
  10. ^ "Chelsea agree £11m Lampard deal". BBC Sport. 2001-06-11. Retrieved 2001-06-11. 
  11. ^ "Chelsea insist Petit 'has signed'". BBC Sport. 2001-06-25. Retrieved 2001-06-25. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Poyet joins Spurs". BBC News. 10 June 2001. 
  13. ^ "Wise seals Leicester switch". BBC Sport. 2001-06-25. Retrieved 2001-06-25. 
  14. ^ "Leboeuf's Marseille move". BBC Sport. 2001-07-25. Retrieved 2001-07-25. 
  15. ^ "Harley completes Fulham switch". BBC Sport. 2001-08-08. Retrieved 2001-08-08. 

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