2004–05 Chelsea F.C. season

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Chelsea
2004–05 season
Chairman Bruce Buck
Manager José Mourinho
Owner Roman Abramovich
Stadium Stamford Bridge
Premier League 1st
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Winners
UEFA Champions League Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Frank Lampard (13)
All:
Frank Lampard (19)
Highest home attendance 42,328 (vs. Newcastle United, 4 December 2004)
Lowest home attendance 33,945 (vs. CSKA Moscow, 20 October 2004)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2004–05 season was Chelsea F.C.'s 90th competitive season, 13th consecutive season in the Premier League and 99th year as a club. Managed by José Mourinho during his first season at the club, Chelsea won the Premier League title (their first league title in 50 years) and the League Cup. The season was also notable for the number of records set during the season: Fewest goals against in a Premier League season (15), most clean sheets kept in a season (25), most wins in a season (29), most consecutive away wins (9), and the most points in a season (95).

After missing out on the league title to the unbeaten Arsenal the previous season, Chelsea continued spending large sums of money in order to build a squad capable of challenging for honours. They were in their second season under the ownership of Roman Abramovich, enabling them to sign five players for more than £10 million each, including Ivorian striker Didier Drogba from France's Olympique de Marseille and Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho from Mourinho's former club Porto. Portuguese defender Paulo Ferreira also followed Mourinho to Chelsea.

In the Champions League, Chelsea aimed to improve upon their semi-final placing the previous year, but in the end only matched their achievement thanks to a goal from eventual winners Liverpool's Luis García. They also exited the FA Cup in the fifth round to eventual semi-finalists Newcastle United.

Team kit[edit]

The team kit was produced by Umbro. The shirt sponsor was Emirates Airline; the kit bore the "Fly Emirates" logo. Chelsea's home kit, all blue with a white collar, was retained from the previous season. Their new away kit was black with grey shorts and accents. Chelsea retained last season's away kit (all white with black and blue stripes down the center) as the third kit for this season.

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Portugal José Mourinho
Assistant manager Scotland Steve Clarke
First team coach Brazil Baltemar Brito
Fitness coach Portugal Rui Faria
Goalkeeping coach Portugal Silvino Louro
Opposition scout Portugal André Villas-Boas

Source: [1][2]

First team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season

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

No. Position Player
1 Czech Republic GK Petr Čech
2 England DF Glen Johnson
4 France DF Claude Makélélé[1]
5 Russia MF Alexey Smertin
6 Portugal DF Ricardo Carvalho
8 England MF Frank Lampard
9 Serbia and Montenegro FW Mateja Kežman
10 England MF Joe Cole
11 Republic of Ireland MF Damien Duff
13 France DF William Gallas
14 Cameroon MF Geremi
15 Ivory Coast FW Didier Drogba
16 Netherlands MF Arjen Robben
18 England DF Wayne Bridge
19 England MF Scott Parker
No. Position Player
20 Portugal DF Paulo Ferreira
22 Iceland FW Eiður Guðjohnsen
23 Italy GK Carlo Cudicini
24 Finland FW Mikael Forssell[2]
26 England DF John Terry
27 Czech Republic MF Jiří Jarošík
29 Germany DF Robert Huth
30 Portugal MF Tiago
31 Portugal MF Filipe Oliveira
32 Scotland DF Steven Watt
33 Portugal MF Nuno Morais
40 England GK Lenny Pidgeley
41 Belgium GK Yves Ma-Kalambay[3]
42 England MF Anthony Grant
43 England MF Joe Tillen

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
3 Nigeria DF Celestine Babayaro (to Newcastle United)
7 Romania FW Adrian Mutu (released)
No. Position Player
England MF Craig Rocastle (to Sheffield Wednesday)
Cyprus MF Alexis Nicolas (to Brighton & Hove Albion)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

# Pos Player From Fee Date
20 DF Portugal Paulo Ferreira Portugal Porto £13.2 million[4] 23 June 2004
1 GK Czech Republic Petr Čech France Rennes £7.1 million[5] 1 July 2004
16 MF Netherlands Arjen Robben Netherlands PSV £12 million[6] 1 July 2004
9 FW Serbia and Montenegro Mateja Kežman Netherlands PSV £5.3 million[7] 13 July 2004
15 FW Ivory Coast Didier Drogba France Marseille £24 million[8] 20 July 2004
30 MF Portugal Tiago Portugal Benfica £10 million[9] 21 July 2004
6 DF Portugal Ricardo Carvalho Portugal Porto £19.85 million[10] 28 July 2004
33 DF Portugal Nuno Morais Portugal Penafiel Undisclosed[11] 29 August 2004
27 MF Czech Republic Jiří Jarošík Russia CSKA Moscow £3 million[12] 6 January 2005

Out[edit]

# Pos Player To Fee Date
7 MF Netherlands Winston Bogarde Unattached Released 1 July 2004
20 MF Argentina Juan Sebastián Verón Italy Internazionale Loan[13] 1 July 2004
6 DF France Marcel Desailly Qatar Al-Gharafa Free[14] 6 July 2004
9 FW Netherlands Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink England Middlesbrough Free[15] 1 July 2004
32 FW Finland Mikael Forssell England Birmingham City Loan[16] 1 July 2004
15 DF Netherlands Mario Melchiot England Birmingham City Free[17] 9 July 2004
17 MF France Emmanuel Petit Unattached Released July 2004
12 MF Croatia Mario Stanić N/A Retired[18] 9 July 2004
30 MF Denmark Jesper Grønkjær England Birmingham City £2.2 million[19] 12 July 2004
39 FW England Carlton Cole England Aston Villa Loan[20] 14 July 2004
21 FW Argentina Hernán Crespo Italy A.C. Milan Loan[21] July 2004
N/A MF Netherlands Boudewijn Zenden England Middlesbrough Free[22] July 2004
34 GK Scotland Neil Sullivan England Leeds United Free[23] August 2004
31 GK Italy Marco Ambrosio Switzerland Grasshopper Free[24] 11 August 2004

Premier League[edit]

Pos
Club
Pld
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1
Chelsea
38
29
8
1
72
15
+57
95
2005–06 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2
Arsenal
38
25
8
5
87
36
+51
83
3
Manchester United
38
22
11
5
58
26
+32
77
2005–06 UEFA Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round
4
Everton
38
18
7
13
45
46
-1
61

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

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H H A A H A H A H A A H H A H H H A H A A
Result W W W W D D W W L W W W W D W W D W W W W W W W W D W W W W W D D W W W W D
Position 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Last updated: 8 March 2011.
Source: Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 August 2004 Manchester United H 1-0 41,813 Guðjohnsen Goal 14'
21 August 2004 Birmingham City A 1-0 28,559 J. Cole Goal 68'
24 August 2004 Crystal Palace A 2-0 24,953 Drogba Goal 28', Tiago Goal 72'
28 August 2004 Southampton H 2-1 40,864 Beattie Goal 34' (o.g.), Lampard Goal 40' (pen.)
11 September 2004 Aston Villa A 0-0 36,691
19 September 2004 Tottenham Hotspur H 0-0 42,246
25 September 2004 Middlesbrough A 1-0 32,341 Drogba Goal 81'
3 October 2004 Liverpool H 1-0 42,028 J. Cole Goal 64'
16 October 2004 Manchester City A 0-1 45,047
23 October 2004 Blackburn Rovers H 4-0 41,546 Guðjohnsen Goal 37'38'51' (pen.), Duff Goal 74'
30 October 2004 West Bromwich Albion A 4-1 27,399 Gallas Goal 45', Guðjohnsen Goal 51', Duff Goal 59', Lampard Goal 81'
6 November 2004 Everton H 1-0 41,965 Robben Goal 72'
13 November 2004 Fulham A 4-1 21,877 Lampard Goal 33', Robben Goal 59', Gallas Goal 73', Tiago Goal 81'
20 November 2004 Bolton Wanderers H 2-2 42,203 Duff Goal 1', Tiago Goal 48'
27 November 2004 Charlton Athletic A 4-0 26,355 Duff Goal 4', Terry Goal 47'50', Guðjohnsen Goal 59'
4 December 2004 Newcastle United H 4-0 42,328 Lampard Goal 63', Drogba Goal 69', Robben Goal 89', Kežman Goal 90' (pen.)
12 December 2004 Arsenal A 2-2 38,153 Terry Goal 17', Guðjohnsen Goal 46'
18 December 2004 Norwich City H 4-0 42,071 Duff Goal 10', Lampard Goal 34', Robben Goal 44', Drogba Goal 83'
26 December 2004 Aston Villa H 1-0 41,950 Duff Goal 30'
28 December 2004 Portsmouth A 2-0 20,210 Robben Goal 79', J. Cole Goal 90'
1 January 2005 Liverpool A 1-0 43,886 J. Cole Goal 80'
4 January 2005 Middlesbrough H 2-0 40,982 Drogba Goal 15'17'
15 January 2005 Tottenham Hotspur A 2-0 36,105 Lampard Goal 39' (pen.)90'
22 January 2005 Portsmouth H 3-0 42,267 Drogba Goal 15'39', Robben Goal 21'
2 February 2005 Blackburn Rovers A 1-0 23,414 RobbenGoal 21'
6 February 2005 Manchester City H 0-0 42,093
12 February 2005 Everton A 1-0 40,270 Guðjohnsen Goal 69'
11 March 2005 Norwich City A 3-1 24,506 J. Cole Goal 22', Kežman Goal 71', Carvalho Goal 79'
15 March 2005 West Bromwich Albion H 1-0 41,713 Drogba Goal 26'
19 March 2005 Crystal Palace H 4-1 41,667 Lampard Goal 29', J. Cole Goal 54', Kežman Goal 78'90'
2 April 2005 Southampton A 3-1 31,949 Lampard Goal 22', Guðjohnsen Goal 39'82'
9 April 2005 Birmingham City H 1-1 42,031 Drogba Goal 82'
20 April 2005 Arsenal H 0-0 41,621
23 April 2005 Fulham H 3-1 42,081 J. Cole Goal 17', Lampard Goal 64', Guðjohnsen Goal 87'
30 April 2005 Bolton Wanderers A 2-0 27,653 Lampard Goal 60'76'
7 May 2005 Charlton Athletic H 1-0 42,065 Makélélé Goal 90'
10 May 2005 Manchester United A 3-1 67,832 Tiago Goal 17', Guðjohnsen Goal 61', J. Cole Goal 82'
15 May 2005 Newcastle United A 1-1 52,326 Lampard Goal 35' (pen.)

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Chelsea 6 4 1 1 10 3 +7 13
Portugal Porto 6 2 2 2 4 6 −2 8
Russia CSKA Moscow 6 2 1 3 5 5 0 7
France Paris Saint-Germain 6 1 2 3 3 8 −5 5
  CHL CSK PSG POR
Chelsea 2–0 0–0 3–1
CSKA Moscow 0–1 2–0 0–1
Paris Saint-Germain 0–3 1–3 2–0
Porto 2–1 0–0 0–0
Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 September 2004 GS Paris Saint-Germain A 3-0 40,000 Terry, Drogba (2)
29 September 2004 GS Porto H 3-1 39,237 Smertin, Drogba, Terry
20 October 2004 GS CSKA Moscow H 2-0 33,945 Terry, Guðjohnsen
2 November 2004 GS CSKA Moscow A 1-0 28,000 Robben
24 November 2004 GS Paris Saint-Germain H 0-0 39,626
7 December 2004 GS Porto A 1-2 42,409 Duff
23 February 2005 R2 Barcelona A 1-2 89,000 Belletti (o.g.)
8 March 2005 R2 Barcelona H 4-2 42,409 Guðjohnsen, Lampard, Duff, Terry
6 April 2005 QF Bayern Munich H 4-2 40,253 Cole, Lampard (2), Drogba
12 April 2005 QF Bayern Munich A 2-3 59,000 Lampard, Drogba
27 April 2005 SF Liverpool H 0-0 40,497
3 May 2005 SF Liverpool A 0-1 42,529

Football League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
27 October 2004 R3 West Ham United H 1-0 41,774 Kežman
10 November 2004 R4 Newcastle United A 2-0
(a.e.t.)
38,055 Guðjohnsen, Robben
30 November 2004 QF Fulham A 2-1 14,531 Duff, Lampard
12 January 2005 SF Manchester United H 0-0 41,492
26 January 2005 SF Manchester United A 2-1 67,000 Lampard, Duff
27 February 2005 F Liverpool N 3-2
(a.e.t.)
78,000 Gerrard (o.g.), Drogba, Kežman

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
8 January 2005 R3 Scunthorpe United H 3-1 40,019 Kežman, Guðjohnsen, Crosby (o.g.)
30 January 2005 R4 Birmingham City H 2-0 40,379 Huth, Terry
20 February 2005 R5 Newcastle United A 0-1 45,740

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Premier League Champions League FA Cup Football League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Czech Republic GK Petr Čech 48 0 35 0 11 0 0 0 2 0 {{{9}}}
2 England DF Glen Johnson 28 0 13+3 0 4+2 0 3 0 2+1 0 {{{9}}}
3 Nigeria DF Celestine Babayaro 5 0 3+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 {{{9}}}
4 France MF Claude Makélélé 50 1 36 1 10 0 0 0 4 0 {{{9}}}
5 Russia MF Alexey Smertin 25 1 11+5 0 4+1 1 3 0 1 0 {{{9}}}
6 Portugal DF Ricardo Carvalho 39 1 22+3 1 10 0 1 0 3 0 {{{9}}}
7 Romania FW Adrian Mutu 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 {{{9}}}
8 England MF Frank Lampard 58 19 38 13 12 4 0+2 0 3+3 2 {{{9}}}
9 Serbia and Montenegro FW Mateja Kežman 41 7 6+19 4 3+6 0 3 1 2+2 2 {{{9}}}
10 England MF Joe Cole 46 9 19+9 8 8+1 1 3 0 4+2 0 {{{9}}}
11 Republic of Ireland MF Damien Duff 48 10 28+2 6 8+2 2 1+1 0 5+1 2 {{{9}}}
13 France DF William Gallas 46 2 28 2 12 0 1 0 5 0 {{{9}}}
14 Cameroon MF Geremi 20 0 6+7 0 1+3 0 2 0 1 0 {{{9}}}
15 Ivory Coast FW Didier Drogba 41 16 18+8 10 8+1 5 1+1 0 3+1 1 {{{9}}}
16 Netherlands MF Arjen Robben 29 9 14+4 7 2+3 1 0+2 0 3+1 1 {{{9}}}
18 England DF Wayne Bridge 25 0 12+3 0 4 0 2 0 4 0 {{{9}}}
19 England MF Scott Parker 11 0 1+3 0 3+1 0 0 0 3 0 {{{9}}}
20 Portugal DF Paulo Ferreira 42 0 29 0 6+1 0 0+1 0 5 0 {{{9}}}
22 Iceland FW Eiður Guðjohnsen 57 16 30+7 12 9+2 2 2+1 1 1+5 1 {{{9}}}
23 Italy GK Carlo Cudicini 11 0 3 0 1 0 3 0 4 0 {{{9}}}
24 Finland FW Mikael Forssell 2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 {{{9}}}
26 England DF John Terry 53 8 36 3 11 4 5 0 1 1 {{{9}}}
27 Czech Republic MF Jiří Jarošík 20 0 3+11 0 0 0 2+1 0 1+2 0 {{{9}}}
29 Germany DF Robert Huth 15 1 6+4 0 1+3 0 1 1 0 0 {{{9}}}
30 Portugal MF Tiago Mendes 51 4 21+13 4 4+7 0 2 0 4 0 {{{9}}}
31 Portugal MF Filipe Oliveira 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 {{{9}}}
32 Scotland DF Steven Watt 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 {{{9}}}
33 Portugal DF Nuno Morais 4 0 0+2 0 0+1 0 1 0 0 0 {{{9}}}
40 England GK Lenny Pidgeley 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 {{{9}}}
42 England MF Anthony Grant 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 {{{9}}}

Statistics source.[25] Squad details and shirt numbers from [3].

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Makélélé was born in Kinshasa, Zaire.
  2. ^ Forssell was born in Steinfurt, West Germany.
  3. ^ Ma-Kalambay was born in Brussels, Belgium, and has represented Belgium internationally at youth level, but also qualified to represent the DR Congo and made his full international debut for DR Congo in May 2010.
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  5. ^ "Chelsea sign Cech". BBC Sport. 9 February 2004. Archived from the original on 3 February 2004. Retrieved 2004-02-09. 
  6. ^ "Chelsea sign Robben". BBC Sport. 2 March 2004. Retrieved 2004-03-02. 
  7. ^ "Kezman joins Chelsea". BBC Sport. 13 July 2004. Archived from the original on 14 July 2004. Retrieved 2004-07-13. 
  8. ^ "Drogba joins Chelsea". BBC Sport. 20 July 2004. Archived from the original on 20 July 2004. Retrieved 2004-07-20. 
  9. ^ "Chelsea clinch Tiago deal". BBC Sport. 21 July 2004. Archived from the original on 21 July 2004. Retrieved 2004-07-21. 
  10. ^ "Chelsea land Carvalho". BBC Sport. 28 July 2004. Retrieved 2004-07-28. 
  11. ^ "Chelsea snap up Morais". BBC Sport. 29 August 2004. Retrieved 2004-08-29. 
  12. ^ "Jarošík completes move to Chelsea". BBC Sport. 6 January 2005. Retrieved 2005-06-01. 
  13. ^ "Veron joins Inter on loan". BBC Sport. 3 June 2004. Archived from the original on 11 June 2004. Retrieved 2004-06-03. 
  14. ^ "Desailly leaves Chelsea". BBC Sport. 6 July 2004. Archived from the original on 8 July 2004. Retrieved 2004-07-06. 
  15. ^ "Hasselbaink signs for Boro". BBC Sport. 9 July 2004. Archived from the original on 11 July 2004. Retrieved 2004-07-09. 
  16. ^ "Blues extend Forssell loan". BBC Sport. 27 April 2004. Retrieved 2004-04-27. [dead link]
  17. ^ "Melchiot joins Birmingham". BBC Sport. 9 July 2004. Archived from the original on 11 July 2004. Retrieved 2004-07-09. 
  18. ^ "Injuries end Stanic career". BBC Sport. 9 July 2004. Archived from the original on 11 July 2004. Retrieved 2004-07-09. 
  19. ^ "Birmingham sign Gronkjaer". BBC Sport. 12 July 2004. Archived from the original on 14 July 2004. Retrieved 2004-07-12. 
  20. ^ "Cole confirms Villa loan". BBC Sport. 14 July 2004. Archived from the original on 16 July 2004. Retrieved 2004-07-14. 
  21. ^ "Crespo clinches Milan move". BBC News. 15 July 2004. 
  22. ^ "Boro unveil Zenden". BBC News. 2 August 2004. 
  23. ^ "Sullivan joins Leeds". BBC News. 31 July 2004. Retrieved 2013-04-24. 
  24. ^ "Ambrosio quits Chelsea". BBC Sport. 11 August 2004. Retrieved 2004-08-11. 
  25. ^ "Summary of Season 2004-05". Bounder Friardale.co.uk.

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