2006–07 Chelsea F.C. season

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Chelsea
2006–07 season
Chairman Bruce Buck
Owner Roman Abramovich
Manager José Mourinho
Stadium Stamford Bridge
FA Premier League 2nd
FA Cup Winners
League Cup Winners
FA Community Shield Runners-up
UEFA Champions League Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Didier Drogba (20)
All:
Didier Drogba (33)
Highest home attendance 41,953 (20 August vs
Manchester City)
Lowest home attendance 32,135 (12 September vs
Werder Bremen)
Average home league attendance League: 39,333
All: 38,099
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
2006-2007 FA Cup winners

The 2006–07 season was Chelsea F.C.'s 92nd competitive season, 15th consecutive season in the Premier League and 101st year as a club. Managed by José Mourinho, the club won both the FA Cup and the League Cup.

The 2006–07 Premier League was decided on matchday 36, after Chelsea failed to win against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. This left them seven points behind Manchester United with two games to go, confirming Manchester United as league champions.

The season was their fourth under the ownership of Roman Abramovich and Chelsea spent heavily in the transfer market before the season. Notable transactions include the signing of Andriy Shevchenko from Milan for £30 million and Salomon Kalou from Feyenoord for an undisclosed fee. They also added Michael Ballack from Bayern Munich on free transfer and also exchanged William Gallas and £5 million with Arsenal for Ashley Cole.

In the Champions League, Chelsea aimed to improve upon their first knockout round exit in the previous season. They managed to reach the semi-finals for the third time in four seasons, but lost to Liverpool 4–1 on penalties after a 1–1 aggregate. Chelsea also lost the pre season Community Shield to Liverpool at the beginning of the season.

Team kit[edit]

Supplier: Adidas / Sponsor: Samsung Mobile

Home
Home alt.
Away
Third
Goalkeeper 1
Goalkeeper 2
Goalkeeper alt.

Kit information[edit]

A new black away kit with thin grey pinstripes on the shirt and solid black shorts was introduced. A new white third kit similar to the blue home kit was also introduced.

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
3 England DF Ashley Cole
4 France MF Claude Makélélé[2]
5 Ghana MF Michael Essien
6 Portugal DF Ricardo Carvalho
7 Ukraine FW Andriy Shevchenko
8 England MF Frank Lampard
9 Netherlands DF Khalid Boulahrouz
10 England MF Joe Cole
11 Ivory Coast FW Didier Drogba
12 Nigeria MF John Obi Mikel
13 Germany MF Michael Ballack
14 Cameroon MF Geremi
16 Netherlands MF Arjen Robben
No. Position Player
18 England DF Wayne Bridge
19 France MF Lassana Diarra
20 Portugal DF Paulo Ferreira
21 Ivory Coast FW Salomon Kalou
23 Italy GK Carlo Cudicini
24 England MF Shaun Wright-Phillips
26 England DF John Terry
40 Portugal GK Hilário
41 Belgium GK Yves Ma-Kalambay[3]
47 Israel FW Ben Sahar
48 England MF Michael Woods
49 England FW Scott Sinclair
51 England DF Sam Hutchinson

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
2 England DF Glen Johnson (on loan to Portsmouth)
3 France DF William Gallas (to Arsenal)
29 Germany DF Robert Huth (to Middlesbrough)
30 England MF Anthony Grant (on loan to Wycombe Wanderers)
44 England DF Michael Mancienne (on loan to Queens Park Rangers)
No. Position Player
46 England MF Jimmy Smith (on loan to Queens Park Rangers)
England DF Adrian Pettigrew (on loan to Wycombe Wanderers)
England DF Harry Worley (on loan to Doncaster Rovers)
England MF Jack Cork (on loan to Bournemouth)
England MF James Simmonds (on loan to Cardiff City)

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
22 Sweden GK Magnus Hedman
33 Portugal DF Nuno Morais
42 Switzerland DF Jonas Elmer
43 England DF Ryan Bertrand
44 England DF Michael Mancienne
46 England MF Jimmy Smith
50 England MF Lee Sawyer
No. Position Player
52 Wales GK Rhys Taylor
Republic of Ireland GK James Russell
England DF Adrian Pettigrew
England DF Harry Worley
England MF Jack Cork
England MF James Simmonds
Portugal MF Fábio Ferreira

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

# Pos Player From Fee Date
13 MF Germany Michael Ballack Germany Bayern Munich Free[4] 15 May 2006
21 FW Ivory Coast Salomon Kalou Netherlands Feyenoord £9 million[5] 30 May 2006
7 FW Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko Italy Milan £30 million [6] 31 May 2006
12 DM Nigeria John Obi Mikel Norway Lyn[7] £4million[7] 19 July 2006[7]
9 DF Netherlands Khalid Boulahrouz Germany Hamburg £8.5 million [8] 21 August 2006
3 DF England Ashley Cole England Arsenal £5 million + Gallas[9] 31 August 2006

Out[edit]

# Pos Player To Fee Date
40 GK England Lenny Pidgeley England Millwall Free[10] 9 June 2006
22 FW Iceland Eiður Guðjohnsen Spain Barcelona £8 million[11] 14 June 2006
27 MF Czech Republic Jiří Jarošík Scotland Celtic £2 million [12] 19 June 2006
12 FW England Carlton Cole England West Ham United £3 million 1 July 2006
11 MF Republic of Ireland Damien Duff England Newcastle United £5 million[13] 22 July 2006
29 DF Germany Robert Huth England Middlesbrough £6 million[14] 31 August 2006
3 DF Spain Asier del Horno Spain Valencia CF £7 million[15] 21 June 2005
13 DF France William Gallas England Arsenal Cole - £5 million[16] 31 August 2006

FA Community Shield[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United 38 28 5 5 83 27 +56 89 UEFA Champions League 2007-08
Group Stage
2 Chelsea 38 24 11 3 64 24 +40 83
3 Liverpool 38 20 8 10 57 27 +30 68 UEFA Champions League 2007-08
Third Qualifying Round

Source: Premier League 2006-07
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.

Matches[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Chelsea 6 4 1 1 10 4 +6 13
Spain Barcelona 6 3 2 1 12 4 +8 11
Germany Werder Bremen 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 10
Bulgaria Levski Sofia 6 0 0 6 1 17 −16 0

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Football League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2006–07 FA Cup

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[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 36 -20 20 -9 8 -5 6 -5 2 -1
3 England DF Ashley Cole 40 0 21+2 0 9 0 4+1 0 3 0
4 France MF Claude Makélélé 46 1 26+3 1 8+1 0 2 0 6 0
5 Ghana MF Michael Essien 54 6 33 2 10 2 4+1 1 6 1
6 Portugal DF Ricardo Carvalho 50 4 31 3 10 0 5 1 4 0
7 Ukraine FW Andriy Shevchenko 50 13 22+8 4 9+1 3 5+1 3 4 3
8 England MF Frank Lampard 61 21 36+1 11 11 1 7 6 3+3 3
9 Netherlands DF Khalid Boulahrouz 23 0 10+3 0 5 0 1+1 0 3 0
10 England MF Joe Cole 24 2 3+10 0 3+4 1 2 0 1+1 1
11 Ivory Coast FW Didier Drogba 59 33 32+4 20 12 6 6 3 3+2 4
12 Nigeria MF John Obi Mikel 41 2 10+12 0 6+3 0 5+1 2 3+1 0
13 Germany MF Michael Ballack 45 8 23+3 5 10 2 3 1 5+1 0
14 Cameroon MF Geremi 27 1 15+4 1 1+1 0 3 0 3 0
16 Netherlands MF Arjen Robben 36 3 16+5 2 3+5 1 2+2 0 2+1 0
18 England DF Wayne Bridge 32 1 17+5 0 3 0 3 0 4 1
19 France MF Lassana Diarra 22 0 7+3 0 4+1 0 4 0 2+1 0
20 Portugal DF Paulo Ferreira 37 0 18+6 0 4+2 0 4+1 0 2 0
21 Ivory Coast FW Salomon Kalou 57 9 19+14 7 2+9 0 1+6 1 3+3 1
23 Italy GK Carlo Cudicini 10 -4 7+1 -3 1 -1 0 0 1 0
24 England MF Shaun Wright-Phillips 43 6 13+14 2 0+6 1 5+2 3 1+2 0
26 England DF John Terry 44 1 27+1 1 10 0 4 0 2 0
33 Portugal DF Nuno Morais 5 0 0+2 0 0 0 0+2 0 0+1 0
40 Portugal GK Hilário 18 -16 11 -12 3 -2 1 -1 3 -1
47 Israel FW Ben Sahar 5 0 0+3 0 0 0 0+1 0 0+1 0
48 England MF Michael Woods 2 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0 0 0
49 England FW Scott Sinclair 3 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
51 England DF Sam Hutchinson 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Related media[edit]

Chelsea supporter Mark Worrall chronicled the 2006–07 season in his critically acclaimed book 'One Man Went To Mow' which was first published in January 2008 and documented the manager José Mourinho's last full season as manager at Stamford Bridge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chelsea 2006–07". FootballSquads.co.uk.
  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 announce Ballack capture". BBC Sport. 2006-05-15. Archived from the original on 20 June 2006. Retrieved 2006-05-15. 
  5. ^ "Chelsea sign Feyenoord star Kalou". BBC Sport. 2006-05-31. Retrieved 2006-05-31. 
  6. ^ "Chelsea complete Shevchenko deal". BBC Sport. 2006-05-31. Archived from the original on 16 June 2006. Retrieved 2006-05-31. 
  7. ^ a b c "Champs Chelsea secure Obi Mikel permit". ESPNsoccernet. 19 July 2006. Retrieved 19 July 2006. 
  8. ^ "Boulahrouz completes Chelsea move". BBC Sport. 2006-08-22. Archived from the original on 24 August 2006. Retrieved 2006-08-22. 
  9. ^ "Blues beat deadline to sign Cole". BBC Sport. 2006-09-01. Retrieved 2006-08-31. 
  10. ^ "Lions sign Blues keeper Pidgeley". BBC Sport. 2006-06-10. Archived from the original on 19 June 2006. Retrieved 2006-06-10. 
  11. ^ "Gudjohnsen completes Barca move". BBC Sport. 2006-06-14. Archived from the original on 15 June 2006. Retrieved 2006-06-14. 
  12. ^ "Celtic sign Jarosik from Chelsea". BBC Sport. 2006-06-19. Archived from the original on 22 June 2006. Retrieved 2006-06-19. 
  13. ^ "Newcastle unveil new signing Duff=BBC Sport". BBC News. 2006-07-24. Retrieved 2006-07-24. 
  14. ^ "Huth completes £6m switch to Boro". BBC Sport. 2006-09-01. Retrieved 2006-09-01. 
  15. ^ "Chelsea complete Del Horno switch". BBC Sport. 21 June 2005. Retrieved 21 June 2005. 
  16. ^ "Blues beat deadline to sign Cole". BBC Sport. 2006-09-01. Retrieved 2006-09-01. 
  17. ^ "Bennett chosen for Final". TheFA.com. Retrieved 2007-04-19. 

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