2005–06 Chelsea F.C. season

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Chelsea
2005–06 season
Chairman Bruce Buck
Owner Roman Abramovich
Manager José Mourinho
Stadium Stamford Bridge
Premier League 1st
FA Cup Semi-finals
League Cup Third round
FA Community Shield Winners
UEFA Champions League Round of 16
Top goalscorer League:
Frank Lampard (16)
All:
Frank Lampard (20)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
2005-2006 Premier League Champions

The 2005–06 season was Chelsea F.C.'s 91st competitive season, 14th consecutive season in the Premier League and 100th year as a club. Managed by José Mourinho, Chelsea won the Premier League title for the second consecutive season. They also won the Community Shield.

Chelsea continued spending vast sums of money in their third season under the ownership of Roman Abramovich, signing Michael Essien from Lyon and Shaun Wright-Phillips from Manchester City for more than £20 million each.

In the Champions League, Chelsea aimed to improve upon their second straight semi-final placing the previous year, but exited the competition in the first knockout round to FC Barcelona. In the FA Cup, they managed to improve on their third-round exit in the previous season, but fell short in the semi-final, losing 2–1 to Liverpool. After winning the League Cup in the previous season, they failed to defend their title by taking an early third-round exit to Charlton Athletic on penalties.

Team kit[edit]

The team kit for the season was produced by Umbro and the shirt sponsor was Samsung Mobile, who replaced previous shirt sponsor Emirates Airlines. Chelsea's new home kit was all blue with gold accents. Their new away kit was light blue with black shorts and black accents. Their 3rd kit was similar to their away kit from the 2004-05 season, black with grey shorts and grey accents. The only difference was the addition of the new shirt sponsor and new club crest with modifications.

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[1]

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
3 Spain DF Asier del Horno
4 France DF Claude Makélélé[2]
5 Ghana MF Michael Essien
6 Portugal DF Ricardo Carvalho
7 Portugal MF Maniche (on loan from Dynamo Moscow)
8 England MF Frank Lampard
9 Argentina FW Hernán Crespo
10 England MF Joe Cole
11 Republic of Ireland MF Damien Duff
12 England FW Carlton Cole
13 France DF William Gallas
14 Cameroon MF Geremi
15 Ivory Coast FW Didier Drogba
16 Netherlands MF Arjen Robben
No. Position Player
19 France MF Lassana Diarra
20 Portugal DF Paulo Ferreira
22 Iceland FW Eiður Guðjohnsen
23 Italy GK Carlo Cudicini
24 England MF Shaun Wright-Phillips
26 England DF John Terry
29 Germany DF Robert Huth
31 England FW Scott Sinclair
40 England GK Lenny Pidgeley
41 Belgium GK Yves Ma-Kalambay[3]
42 England MF Anthony Grant
43 Switzerland DF Jonas Elmer
44 England DF Michael Mancienne
45 Portugal MF Filipe Morais
46 England MF Jimmy Smith

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
18 England DF Wayne Bridge (on loan to Fulham)
27 Czech Republic MF Jiří Jarošík (on loan to Birmingham City)
30 Portugal MF Tiago (to Lyon)
No. Position Player
32 Scotland DF Steven Watt (to Swansea City)
England MF Joe Keenan (on loan to Willem II)
Russia MF Alexei Smertin (to Dynamo Moscow)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Squad Num Pos Player From Fee Date
3 DF Spain Asier del Horno Spain Athletic Bilbao £12 million[4] 21 June 2005
19 MF France Lassana Diarra France Le Havre £1 million [5] 16 July 2005
24 MF England Shaun Wright-Phillips England Manchester City £21 million[6] 18 July 2005
5 MF Ghana Michael Essien France Olympique Lyonnais £24.4 million[7] 19 August 2005
7 MF Portugal Maniche Russia Dynamo Moscow Loan[8] 4 January 2006

Out[edit]

Squad Num Pos Player To Fee Date
24 FW Finland Mikael Forssell England Birmingham City £3 million[9] 10 June 2005
19 MF England Scott Parker England Newcastle United £6.5 million[10] 15 June 2005
9 FW Serbia Mateja Kežman Spain Atlético Madrid £5.3 million[11] 29 June 2005
5 MF Russia Alexey Smertin England Charlton Athletic Loan[12] 15 July 2005
27 MF Czech Republic Jiří Jarošík England Birmingham City Loan[13] 22 August 2005
30 MF Portugal Tiago France Olympique Lyonnais £6.8 million[14] 27 August 2005
40 GK England Lenny Pidgeley England Millwall Loan 28 November 2005
5 MF Russia Alexey Smertin Russia Dynamo Moscow £1 million[15] 15 March 2006

Overall transfer activity[edit]

Competitions[edit]

FA Community Shield[edit]

Premier League[edit]

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea (C) 38 29 4 5 72 22 +50 91 2006–07 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Manchester United 38 25 8 5 72 34 +38 83 2006–07 UEFA Champions League Group stage
3 Liverpool 38 25 7 6 57 25 +32 82 2006–07 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Arsenal 38 20 7 11 68 31 +37 67

Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
For further information on European qualification see Premier League – Qualification for European competitions.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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

1.Liverpool had already qualified for the Champions League by league position, as a result, their UEFA Cup berth that they earned through winning the 2005–06 FA Cup, went to West Ham, who were FA Cup runners-up.

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 A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H A H A H H A A
Result W W W W W W W W W D W L W W W W W W W W W W D D W L W W W L W D W W W W L L
Position 6 5 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 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Source: Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group G
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Liverpool 6 3 3 0 6 1 +5 12
England Chelsea 6 3 2 1 7 1 +6 11
Spain Real Betis 6 2 1 3 3 7 –4 7
Belgium Anderlecht 6 1 0 5 1 8 –7 3

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: FA Cup 2005–06

Statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Premier League Champions League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Czech Republic GK Petr Čech 41 0 34 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
2 England DF Glen Johnson 8 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
3 Spain DF Asier del Horno 33 1 25 1 3+1 0 3+1 0 0 0
4 France MF Claude Makélélé 40 0 29+2 0 6 0 3 0 0 0
5 Ghana MF Michael Essien 41 2 27+4 2 6 0 3+1 0 0 0
6 Portugal DF Ricardo Carvalho 35 3 22+2 1 8 2 3 0 0 0
7 Portugal MF Maniche 11 0 3+5 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0
8 England MF Frank Lampard 49 20 35 16 8 2 4+1 2 0+1 0
9 Argentina FW Hernán Crespo 41 13 20+10 10 2+3 2 3+2 1 1 0
10 England MF Joe Cole 47 10 26+8 7 5+1 1 3+3 2 0+1 0
11 Republic of Ireland MF Damien Duff 39 3 18+10 3 5+1 0 3+2 0 0 0
12 England FW Carlton Cole 13 1 0+9 0 0+2 0 1+1 1 0 0
13 France DF William Gallas 44 5 33+1 5 7 0 3 0 0 0
14 Cameroon MF Geremi 21 2 8+7 2 0+2 0 2+1 0 1 0
15 Ivory Coast FW Didier Drogba 40 14 20+9 12 5+2 1 3 1 0+1 0
16 Netherlands MF Arjen Robben 39 7 21+7 6 6 0 2+2 1 1 0
18 England DF Wayne Bridge 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
19 France MF Lassana Diarra 7 0 2+1 0 0+2 0 2 0 0 0
20 Portugal DF Paulo Ferreira 31 1 18+3 0 6 0 2+1 1 1 0
22 Iceland FW Eiður Guðjohnsen 36 3 16+10 2 4+2 0 3 1 1 0
23 Italy GK Carlo Cudicini 12 0 3+1 0 1 0 6 0 1 0
24 England MF Shaun Wright-Phillips 38 0 10+17 0 1+5 0 3+1 0 1 0
26 England DF John Terry 49 7 36 4 8 0 4 2 1 1
29 Germany DF Robert Huth 21 0 7+6 0 0+3 0 3+1 0 1 0
37 England MF Jimmy Smith 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 England GK Lenny Pidgeley 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Statistics:.[16] Squad details and shirt numbers:[17]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions.

Summary[edit]

Games played 53 (38 Premier League) (8 UEFA Champions League) (6 FA Cup) (1 Football League Cup)
Games won 37 (29 Premier League) (3 UEFA Champions League) (4 FA Cup) (0 Football League Cup)
Games drawn 10 (4 Premier League) (4 UEFA Champions League) (1 FA Cup) (1 Football League Cup)
Games lost 7 (5 Premier League) (1 UEFA Champions League) (1 FA Cup) (0 Football League Cup)
Goals scored 95 (72 Premier League) (10 UEFA Champions League) (12 FA Cup) (1 Football League Cup)
Goals conceded 34 (22 Premier League) (4 UEFA Champions League) (7 FA Cup) (1 Football League Cup)
Goal difference 61 (+50 Premier League) (+6 UEFA Champions League) (+5 FA Cup) (0 Football League Cup)
Clean sheets 37 (20 Premier League) (5 UEFA Champions League) (1 FA Cup) (0 Football League Cup)
Most appearances 49 England Frank Lampard & England John Terry
Top scorer 20 England Frank Lampard
Points Overall: 37/53 (69.81%)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chelsea – 2005/06". FootballSquads. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Makélélé was born in Kinshasa, Zaire.
  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.
  4. ^ "Chelsea complete Del Horno switch". BBC Sport. 21 June 2005. Retrieved 21 June 2005. 
  5. ^ "Chelsea sign Le Havre youngster". BBC Sport. 16 July 2005. Retrieved 16 July 2005. 
  6. ^ "Wright-Phillips signs for Chelsea". BBC Sport. 18 July 2005. Retrieved 18 July 2005. 
  7. ^ "Essien saga nears completion". BBC Sport. 15 August 2005. Retrieved 15 August 2005. 
  8. ^ "Maniche wraps up Blues loan move". BBC Sport. 4 January 2006. Archived from the original on 6 January 2006. Retrieved 4 January 2006. 
  9. ^ "Birmingham seal Forssell transfer". BBC Sport. 10 June 2005. Retrieved 10 June 2005. 
  10. ^ "Newcastle seal £6.5m Parker deal". BBC Sport. 15 June 2005. Retrieved 15 June 2005. 
  11. ^ "Kezman completes Atletico switch". BBC Sport. 29 June 2005. Retrieved 29 June 2005. 
  12. ^ "Charlton snap up Smertin on loan". BBC Sport. 15 July 2005. Retrieved 15 July 2005. 
  13. ^ "Birmingham wrap up Jarosik deal". BBC Sport. 22 August 2005. Retrieved 22 August 2005. 
  14. ^ "Lyon conclude Tiago's £6.82m move". BBC Sport. 27 August 2005. Retrieved 27 August 2005. 
  15. ^ "Smertin completes move to Moscow". BBC Sport. 15 March 2006. Retrieved 15 March 2006. 
  16. ^ "Summary of Season 2005-06". Bounder Friardale.co.uk.
  17. ^ Chelsea FC 2005/06 EUFO

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