2010–11 Chelsea F.C. season

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Chelsea
2010–11 season
Chairman Bruce Buck
Owner Roman Abramovich
Manager Carlo Ancelotti
Stadium Stamford Bridge
Premier League 2nd
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Third round
FA Community Shield Runners-up
UEFA Champions League Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Florent Malouda (13)
All:
Nicolas Anelka (16)
Highest home attendance 41,829 v Liverpool (6 February 2011)
Lowest home attendance 40,266 v Žilina (23 November 2010)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2010–11 season was Chelsea Football Club's 97th competitive season, 19th consecutive season in the Premier League, and 105th year in existence as a football club. They went into the Premier League as the defending champions, but failed to retain it.

The season was managed by their 2009–10 Double-winning manager Carlo Ancelotti, but his association with the club would be broken off, being sacked at the end of the season. Chelsea started off the season with an amazing five-consecutive-wins run in the Premier League, which was eventually halted by Manchester City when City skipper Carlos Tévez scored to lead his side into a 1–0 triumph over the defending champions. Chelsea were leading the Premier League table for almost half a season, before Manchester United overtook them when Chelsea went through a bad period during the winter saga. Altogether in the Premier League, Chelsea won 21 games, drew 8 and lost 9. They conceded the least amount of goals compared to all the other clubs in the league, sharing this with Manchester City.

In January 2011, on the last day of the transfer window, Chelsea bought Fernando Torres for a club-record-breaking and British-record-breaking fee of £50 million from Liverpool.[1][2] They also bought defender David Luiz from Benfica, for 25 million plus Nemanja Matić, on the same day.[3][4]

Key dates[edit]

  • 9 June 2010: Chelsea announce that they are to release Joe Cole, Michael Ballack, and Juliano Belletti, whose contracts run out at the end of the month.[5]
  • 17 June 2010: Premier League fixtures for the 2010–11 season are announced. Chelsea are to open their defence of the Premier League crown at home to West Bromwich Albion, managed by former Blues midfielder Roberto di Matteo.
  • 2 July 2010: Chelsea make their first signing of the summer as Israeli national team captain Yossi Benayoun joins from Liverpool for £5.5 million on a three-year deal.[6]
  • 7 July 2010: Chelsea sign 17-year old Czech defender Tomáš Kalas from Sigma Olomouc in a deal worth £5.2 million, though he is immediately loaned back to Sigma Olomouc.[7]
  • 7 August 2010: Deco is allowed to leave Chelsea on compassionate grounds. He joins Brazilian club Fluminense for an undisclosed fee, linking up with former Chelsea teammate Juliano Belletti, who was released earlier in the summer.[8]
  • 8 August 2010: Chelsea are defeated 3–1 at Wembley by Manchester United in the 2010 FA Community Shield. United's Antonio Valencia opens the scoring in the first half, before Javier Hernández doubles their lead in the second. Salomon Kalou nets with seven minutes remaining, but Dimitar Berbatov's lob seals the game for United in added time.
  • 9 August 2010: Scott Sinclair joins Championship side Swansea City for an initial fee of £500,000, which could rise to £1 million.[9][10]
  • 10 August 2010: After six years at Chelsea, Ricardo Carvalho joins Real Madrid for a fee of €8 million, where he is reunited with former Chelsea manager José Mourinho.[11][12]
  • 13 August 2010: Chelsea announce the signing of Ramires from Benfica for a fee of €22 million. The Brazilian signs a four-year deal.[13][14]
  • 15 August 2010: Chelsea begin the Premier League season with a resounding 6–0 win over newly promoted West Bromwich Albion. Didier Drogba scores a hat-trick, his second in consecutive matches at Stamford Bridge following his treble in the final weekend of the 2009–10 season. Florent Malouda bags a brace, while Frank Lampard scores one goal.
  • 20 August 2010: 21-year-old defender Sam Hutchinson announces his retirement from professional football having suffered a recurrence of the knee injury which blighted his past three seasons. In total, he started one game for the first team and made three substitute appearances.[15]
  • 21 August 2010: Chelsea continue their goalscoring extravaganza as they defeat Wigan Athletic 6–0 at the DW Stadium. Florent Malouda opens the scoring a little after half an hour, while Nicolas Anelka and Salomon Kalou grab braces in the second half. Substitute Yossi Benayoun scores his first Chelsea goal in added time to complete the rout. Following Manchester United's draw with Fulham, Chelsea are the only team left with a 100% record in the Premier League.
  • 26 August 2010: Chelsea draw Marseille, Spartak Moscow and MŠK Žilina in the group stages of the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League.
  • 15 September 2010: Chelsea begin their Champions League campaign with a 4–1 away win against Žilina. Michael Essien opens the scoring after thirteen minutes, and Nicolas Anelka's quick double puts them 3–0 up after half an hour. Daniel Sturridge scores his first Champions League goal for Chelsea in the second half, before Tomáš Oravec nabs a consolation.
  • 22 September 2010: Chelsea suffer their first loss of the season as they crash out in the third round of the League Cup to Newcastle United, who defeat them 4–3 at Stamford Bridge. After Nicolas Anelka scores twice to bring the score from 1–3 to 3–3, Shola Ameobi scores an injury-time winner for the away side.
  • 25 September 2010: Chelsea suffer a consecutive loss, their second in four days, as their 100% record in the League comes to an end with a 0–1 loss to Manchester City at Eastlands. Carlos Tévez scores the only goal of the game, on the hour.
  • 3 October 2010: Chelsea defeat London rivals Arsenal 2–0 at Stamford Bridge in the first of the traditional "Big Four" clashes of the season. Didier Drogba's flick and Alex's crashing free kick send Chelsea four points clear at the top.
  • 16 October 2010: Chelsea go without scoring for the second away league game in succession as they play out a 0–0 stalemate against Aston Villa. However, following Manchester United's earlier draw with West Brom, they maintain their five point lead at the top of the league.
  • 3 November 2010: A 4–1 win against Spartak Moscow ensures Chelsea's place in the knockout stages of the Champions League. With the score locked at 0–0 at the break, Nicolas Anelka opens the scoring in the second half from a tight angle, before Didier Drogba scores a penalty. Branislav Ivanovic also scores his first Chelsea goals at Stamford Bridge either side of Nikita Bazhenov's consolation – the first goal conceded at Stamford Bridge for 956 minutes in all competitions.
  • 7 November 2010: In the second of the former "Big Four" clashes of the season, Chelsea are defeated 2–0 by Liverpool at Anfield. Fernando Torres scores both goals.
  • 11 November 2010: Chelsea part company with assistant manager Ray Wilkins. The former Blues player, who had enjoyed a previous stint at the club as assistant to Gianluca Vialli from 1999 to 2000, leaves again having rejoined for a second time in September 2008.
  • 14 November 2010: Chelsea suffer a shock 0–3 defeat to Sunderland at Stamford Bridge, their second league loss in the space of a week. It is their heaviest home league defeat since Manchester United triumphed by a similar scoreline in 2002.
  • 18 November 2010: Michael Emenalo is appointed as successor to Ray Wilkins in the role of assistant manager. Emenalo, who joined Chelsea in October 2007, is promoted from his position as head opposition scout.
  • 20 November 2010: Chelsea fall to their third league defeat in four games as they lose 0–1 to Birmingham City at St. Andrew's. Lee Bowyer scores the only goal of the game, while Ben Foster makes a string of excellent saves. Following Manchester United's win against Wigan, Chelsea now only lead the table on goal difference.
  • 23 November 2010: A 2–1 win over Žilina ensures that Chelsea will be a top seed in the Champions League draw for the knock-out stages. Daniel Sturridge and Florent Malouda score the goals.
  • 29 December 2010: Chelsea's last match of 2010 sees them end a horrid run of results without a win as they beat Bolton Wanderers 1–0 at Stamford Bridge, their first win in six league games.
  • 2 January 2011: Chelsea begin 2011 with a thrilling 3–3 draw at home to Aston Villa. John Terry's 89th minute goal looks to have sealed the game, only for Ciaran Clark to equalise in injury time.
  • 5 January 2011: A 0–1 defeat to bottom club Wolverhampton Wanderers leaves Chelsea fifth in the league table.
  • 9 January 2011: Chelsea begin their defence of the FA Cup with a resounding 7–0 win over Ipswich Town at Stamford Bridge.
  • 24 January 2011: Chelsea triumph 4–0 against Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium, their third consecutive win on the bounce as they look to put their poor run of form behind them.
  • 31 January 2011: In a dramatic January transfer deadline day, Chelsea smash the British transfer record as they sign Fernando Torres from Liverpool for £50 million. Meanwhile, Chelsea also secure the signature of Benfica's David Luiz in a deal worth €25 million, with Nemanja Matić to move the other way in the summer.
  • 6 February 2011: Chelsea lose 0–1 to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, with Raul Meireles scoring the only goal in the 69th minute.
  • 19 February 2011: Chelsea draw 1–1 after extra time to Everton in the FA Cup. Frank Lampard scored early in extra to give Chelsea the lead, but a free kick by Leighton Baines leveled the sides late. The sides went to penalties in which Chelsea were defeated 4–3, ending their two-year run as FA Cup holders.
  • 1 March 2011: Chelsea triumph 2–1 against Manchester United to reignite their chances of defending the Premier League title. A strike from David Luiz cancels out Wayne Rooney's goal to level the match at 1–1, before a late Frank Lampard penalty seals the 2–1 win.
  • 16 March 2011: Chelsea are held 0–0 by F.C. Copenhagen at Stamford Bridge, but progress to the Champions League quarter-finals with an aggregate score of 2–0.
  • 20 March 2011: Chelsea defeat Manchester City 2–0 at Stamford Bridge. David Luiz first heads from Didier Drogba's free kick in the 78th minute. Ramires scores the second in the 90th minute, his second Premier League goal for Chelsea. Chelsea advance to third place in the league table, nine points behind Manchester United with a game in hand.
  • 12 April 2011: Chelsea are knocked out of the UEFA Champions League quarter finals by rivals Manchester United. Chelsea lost the first leg at Stamford Bridge; Wayne Rooney scoring the only goal on 29 minutes. The second leg at Old Trafford ends 2–1 in Manchester United's favour. Javier Hernández scoring before half-time. Didier Drogba equalises with 15 minutes to go after coming off the bench but is almost instantly cancelled out by Park Ji-sung.
  • 21 April 2011: Chelsea move into second in the Premier League table, on goal difference, with a 3–1 win over Birmingham City combined with Arsenal's 3–3 draw at Tottenham Hotspur.
  • 24 April 2011: Fernando Torres scores his first goal for Chelsea against West Ham United in between a Frank Lampard strike and a Florent Malouda screamer, the latter provides the assist.
  • 30 April 2011: Chelsea come from behind to beat Tottenham 2–1 at Stamford Bridge in controversial fashion.[16] After Sandro gives Tottenham the lead with a shot from 30 yards, Chelsea equalise before half time when Heurelho Gomes lets Frank Lampard's long range effort through his body and over the line. Replays later appear to indicate that all of the ball had not crossed the line,[16] but the goal is given. Then substitute Salomon Kalou, with minutes to go, stabs in Didier Drogba's fluffed shot from close range. Replays later show that Kalou was offside when the shot was taken, but again the goal is given.[16] The result brought Chelsea only three points behind league leaders Manchester United, following their 0–1 defeat to Arsenal – with Man United the next side for Chelsea to play. A victory would take Chelsea top of the league with only two games left to play.
  • 8 May 2011: Manchester United beat Chelsea 2–1 to inch closer to the record 19th title. Javier Hernández and Nemanja Vidić put United 2–0 up in the first half. Frank Lampard pulled one back in the second half, but it wasn't enough, as Manchester United kept their defense tight and held on to win the match.
  • 22 May 2011: Carlo Ancelotti is sacked after the last match of the season.

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Italy Carlo Ancelotti
Assistant managers England Ray Wilkins
(until 11 November 2011)
Italy Bruno Demichelis
England Paul Clement
Nigeria Michael Emenalo
(from 18 November 2010)
First team fitness coach England Glen Driscoll
Assistant first team fitness coach England Chris Jones
Individual team fitness coach Italy Giovanni Mauri
Goalkeeping coach France Christophe Lollichon
Head opposition scout Nigeria Michael Emenalo
(until 18 November 2010)
Senior opposition scout England Mick McGiven
Medical director England Dr. Bryan English
Sporting director Denmark Frank Arnesen
Reserve team manager England Steve Holland
Youth team manager England Dermot Drummy
Academy manager England Neil Bath
Match analyst England James Melbourne

Other information[edit]

Owner Russia Roman Abramovich
Chairman United States Bruce Buck
Chief Executive England Ron Gourlay
Director Ukraine Eugene Tenenbaum
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Stamford Bridge (41,841 / 103x67 metres)
Training ground Cobham Training Centre

Kit[edit]

Supplier: Adidas / Sponsor: Samsung

Home
Home alt.
Away
Third
Third alt.
Goalkeeper 1
Goalkeeper 2
Goalkeeper 3

Kit information[edit]

The home kit featured red trim on the collar, sleeves, and shorts for the first time since the 1994–95 season.[17] The away kit was revealed on Chelsea's website on 15 July. The away kit was black and featured orange trim on the back collar, sleeves and shorts with a gradient effect grey and orange pin striping on the front of the shirt.[18] The third kit was revealed at Chelsea's website on 12 August. The third kit was green with a black and blue stripe down the center of the shirt.[19] There was also a new 'macaw' green goalkeeper home kit[17] and the kits from 09–10 and 08–09 were retained to be used as away kits, should they be needed.

Squads[edit]

First team squad[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position (s) Date of Birth (Age) Signed from
Goalkeepers
1 Petr Čech Czech Republic GK (1982-05-20)20 May 1982 (aged 29) France Rennes
22 Ross Turnbull England GK (1985-01-04)4 January 1985 (aged 26) England Middlesbrough
40 Henrique Hilário Portugal GK (1975-10-21)21 October 1975 (aged 35) Portugal Nacional
Defenders
2 Branislav Ivanović Serbia RB / CB (1984-02-22)22 February 1984 (aged 27) Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
3 Ashley Cole England LB (1980-12-20)20 December 1980 (aged 30) England Arsenal
4 David Luiz Brazil CB (1987-04-22)22 April 1987 (aged 24) Portugal Benfica
17 José Bosingwa Portugal RB / LB (1982-08-24)24 August 1982 (aged 28) Portugal Porto
18 Yuri Zhirkov Russia LB / LM (1983-08-20)20 August 1983 (aged 27) Russia CSKA Moscow
19 Paulo Ferreira Portugal RB / LB (1979-01-18)18 January 1979 (aged 32) Portugal Porto
26 John Terry (C) England CB (1980-12-07)7 December 1980 (aged 30) England Chelsea Academy
33 Alex Brazil CB (1982-06-17)17 June 1982 (aged 28) Brazil Santos
Midfielders
5 Michael Essien Ghana CM / DM (1982-12-03)3 December 1982 (aged 28) France Lyon
7 Ramires Brazil CM / RM (1987-03-24)24 March 1987 (aged 24) Portugal Benfica
8 Frank Lampard (VC) England CM (1978-06-20)20 June 1978 (aged 32) England West Ham United
10 Yossi Benayoun Israel AM / LW / RW (1980-05-05)5 May 1980 (aged 31) England Liverpool
12 John Obi Mikel Nigeria DM (1987-04-22)22 April 1987 (aged 24) Norway Lyn Oslo
15 Florent Malouda France LW / CM (1980-06-13)13 June 1980 (aged 30) France Lyon
46 Josh McEachran England CM (1993-03-01)1 March 1993 (aged 18) England Chelsea Academy
Forwards
9 Fernando Torres Spain ST (1984-03-20)20 March 1984 (aged 27) England Liverpool
11 Didier Drogba Ivory Coast CF / ST (1978-03-11)11 March 1978 (aged 33) France Marseille
21 Salomon Kalou Ivory Coast RW / LW / ST (1985-08-05)5 August 1985 (aged 25) Netherlands Feyenoord
39 Nicolas Anelka France ST / RW (1979-03-14)14 March 1979 (aged 32) England Bolton Wanderers

Premier League 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
1 Czech Republic GK Petr Čech
2 Serbia DF Branislav Ivanović
3 England DF Ashley Cole HG
4 Brazil DF David Luiz
5 Ghana MF Michael Essien
7 Brazil MF Ramires
8 England MF Frank Lampard HG (Vice-captain)
9 Spain FW Fernando Torres
10 Israel MF Yossi Benayoun
11 Ivory Coast FW Didier Drogba
12 Nigeria MF John Obi Mikel
15 France MF Florent Malouda
17 Portugal DF José Bosingwa
18 Russia DF Yuri Zhirkov
No. Position Player
19 Portugal DF Paulo Ferreira
21 Ivory Coast FW Salomon Kalou
22 England GK Ross Turnbull HG
23 England FW Daniel Sturridge U21
26 England DF John Terry HG (Captain)
33 Brazil DF Alex
38 Netherlands DF Patrick van Aanholt U21
39 France FW Nicolas Anelka
40 Portugal GK Henrique Hilário
43 Netherlands DF Jeffrey Bruma U21
44 France MF Gaël Kakuta U21
45 Italy FW Fabio Borini U21
46 England MF Josh McEachran U21
  • HG = Home-grown Player
  • U21 = Under 21 Player

Source: 2010–11 Premier League squad

UEFA Champions League squad

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 Serbia DF Branislav Ivanović
3 England DF Ashley Cole HG1
5 Ghana MF Michael Essien
7 Brazil MF Ramires
8 England MF Frank Lampard HG1 (Vice-captain)
9 Spain FW Fernando Torres
10 Israel MF Yossi Benayoun
11 Ivory Coast FW Didier Drogba
12 Nigeria MF John Obi Mikel
15 France MF Florent Malouda
17 Portugal DF José Bosingwa
18 Russia DF Yuri Zhirkov
No. Position Player
19 Portugal DF Paulo Ferreira
21 Ivory Coast FW Salomon Kalou
22 England GK Ross Turnbull HG1
26 England DF John Terry HG2 (Captain)
33 Brazil DF Alex
38 Netherlands DF Patrick van Aanholt B
39 France FW Nicolas Anelka
40 Portugal GK Henrique Hilário
43 Netherlands DF Jeffrey Bruma B
44 France MF Gaël Kakuta B
46 England MF Josh McEachran B
52 England MF Jacob Mellis B
  • B = List B Player
  • HG1 = Association-trained player
  • HG2 = Club-trained player

Source: 2010–11 UEFA Champions League squad

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
54 England GK Sam Walker
61 Czech Republic GK Jan Šebek
34 England DF Ryan Bertrand
49 England DF Aziz Deen-Conteh
51 England DF Rohan Ince
62 England DF Nathaniel Chalobah
Northern Ireland DF Carl Magnay
England DF Daniel Pappoe
47 England MF Billy Clifford
No. Position Player
50 Portugal MF Aliu Djaló
52 England MF Jacob Mellis
55 Italy MF Jacopo Sala
59 England MF Michael Woods
60 England MF Daniel Philliskirk
63 Turkey MF Gökhan Töre
53 Sweden FW Marko Mitrović
58 England FW Adam Phillip
64 Slovakia FW Milan Lalkovič

Academy 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
England GK Jamal Blackman
England DF Reece Loudon
England DF Todd Kane
England DF Archange Nkumu
England DF Ben Sampayo
50 Portugal MF Aliu Djaló
56 England MF George Saville
No. Position Player
England MF James Ashton
Sweden MF Amin Affane
Portugal MF Buomesca Tué Na Bangna
England MF Danny Stenning
Republic of Ireland MF Anton Rodgers
England FW Bobby Devyne
Austria FW Philipp Prosenik

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Summer[edit]

No. Pos Player Transferred From Fee Date Source
10 MF Israel Yossi Benayoun England Liverpool £5.5 million 2 July 2010 [6][20]
DF Czech Republic Tomáš Kalas Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc £5.2 million 7 July 2010 [7]
7 MF Brazil Ramires Portugal Benfica 22 million 13 August 2010 [13][14][21]
GK Croatia Matej Delač Croatia Inter Zaprešić €1 million 20 August 2010 [22][23]

Winter[edit]

No. Pos Player Transferred From Fee Date Source
9 FW Spain Fernando Torres England Liverpool £50 million 31 January 2011 [1][2]
4 DF Brazil David Luiz Portugal Benfica 25 million 31 January 2011 [3][4]

Out[edit]

Summer[edit]

No. Pos Player Transferred To Fee Date Source
10 MF England Joe Cole England Liverpool Free transfer 1 July 2010 [24][25]
13 MF Germany Michael Ballack Germany Bayer Leverkusen Free transfer 1 July 2010 [26][27]
35 DF Brazil Juliano Belletti Brazil Fluminense Free transfer 1 July 2010 [28][29]
MF Slovakia Miroslav Stoch Turkey Fenerbahçe 5.5 million 1 July 2010 [30][31]
MF England Billy Knott England Sunderland Free transfer 1 July 2010 [32]
DF England Nana Ofori-Twumasi England Peterborough United Free transfer 1 July 2010 [33]
DF England Kenny Strickland England Marine Free transfer 1 July 2010 [33]
MF England Liam Bridcutt England Brighton & Hove Albion Free transfer 1 July 2010 [33][34]
47 DF Sri Lanka Nikki Ahamed England Wealdstone Free transfer 1 July 2010 [33]
GK Germany Niclas Heimann Austria Red Bull Salzburg Free transfer 1 July 2010 [33]
GK Albania Aldi Haxhia England Hayes & Yeading United Free transfer 1 July 2010 [33]
20 MF Portugal Deco Brazil Fluminense Undisclosed 7 August 2010 [8]
16 FW England Scott Sinclair Wales Swansea City £0.5 million 9 August 2010 [9][10]
6 DF Portugal Ricardo Carvalho Spain Real Madrid €8 million 10 August 2010 [11][12]
41 DF England Sam Hutchinson Retired due to injury Released 20 August 2010 [15]
9 FW Argentina Franco Di Santo England Wigan Athletic £2 million 31 August 2010 [35][36]

Loan out[edit]

No. Pos Player Loaned To Start End Source
30 GK Wales Rhys Taylor England Crewe Alexandra 6 July 2010 31 May 2011 [37][38]
DF Czech Republic Tomáš Kalas Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc 7 July 2010 31 December 2010 [7]
60 MF England Daniel Philliskirk England Oxford United 2 August 2010 29 August 2010 [39]
34 DF England Ryan Bertrand England Nottingham Forest 5 August 2010 3 January 2011 [40]
DF England Ben Gordon Scotland Kilmarnock 5 August 2010 3 January 2011 [40]
MF England Jack Cork England Burnley 12 August 2010 31 May 2011 [41]
24 MF Serbia Nemanja Matić Netherlands Vitesse Arnhem 24 August 2010 30 June 2011 [42]
DF Serbia Slobodan Rajković Netherlands Vitesse Arnhem 24 August 2010 30 June 2011 [42]
42 DF England Michael Mancienne England Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 August 2010 31 May 2011 [43]
GK Croatia Matej Delač Netherlands Vitesse Arnhem 31 August 2010 30 June 2011 [44]
MF Republic of Ireland Conor Clifford England Plymouth Argyle 22 October 2010 22 December 2010 [45][46]
58 FW England Adam Phillip England Yeovil Town 15 November 2010 15 December 2010 [47]
59 MF England Michael Woods England Notts County 25 November 2010 9 January 2011 [48]
DF England Ben Gordon England Scunthorpe United 6 January 2011 31 May 2011 [49]
60 MF England Daniel Philliskirk England Sheffield United 10 January 2011 31 May 2011 [50][51]
38 DF Netherlands Patrick van Aanholt England Leicester City 26 January 2011 31 May 2011 [52]
44 MF France Gaël Kakuta England Fulham 26 January 2011 31 May 2011 [53]
52 MF England Jacob Mellis England Barnsley 31 January 2011 8 May 2011 [54]
23 FW England Daniel Sturridge England Bolton Wanderers 31 January 2011 31 May 2011 [55]
43 DF Netherlands Jeffrey Bruma England Leicester City 11 February 2011 31 May 2011 [56]
MF Republic of Ireland Conor Clifford England Notts County 11 February 2011 7 April 2011 [57][58][59]
45 FW Italy Fabio Borini Wales Swansea City 17 March 2011 30 May 2011 [60]
54 GK England Sam Walker England Barnet 24 March 2011 7 May 2011 [61]

Overall transfer activity[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
FA Community Shield Final Runners-up 8 Aug 2010
Premier League 2nd 14 Aug 2010 22 May 2011
UEFA Champions League Group stage Quarter-finals 15 Sept 2010 12 April 2011
Football League Cup 3rd round 3rd round 22 Sept 2010
FA Cup 3rd round 4th round 9 Jan 2011 19 Feb 2011

Pre-season[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 Manchester United (C) 38 23 11 4 78 37 +41 80 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Chelsea 38 21 8 9 69 33 +36 71
3 Manchester City 38 21 8 9 60 33 +27 71
4 Arsenal 38 19 11 8 72 43 +29 68 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 16 14 8 55 46 +9 62 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
6 Liverpool 38 17 7 14 59 44 +15 58

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 21 8 9 69 33 +36 71 14 3 2 39 13 +26 7 5 7 30 20 +10

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 H A H A H A H A A H H A A H A A H H A H A A H A H A H A H A H H H A H A
Result W W W W W L W D W W L W L L D D D L W D L W W W L D W W W D W W W W W L D L
Position 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2

Matches[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Chelsea's starting XI v Spartak Moscow at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 19 October 2010

Group stage[edit]

The draw for the group stage was held on 26 August 2010 in Monaco. Chelsea was paired with 2009–10 French Ligue 1 champions Olympique de Marseille as well as Russian Premier League's, Spartak Moscow and MŠK Žilina of the Slovakian Corgoň Liga.

Group F
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Chelsea 6 5 0 1 14 4 +10 15
France Marseille 6 4 0 2 12 3 +9 12
Russia Spartak Moscow 6 3 0 3 7 10 −3 9
Slovakia Žilina 6 0 0 6 3 19 −16 0

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 16[edit]
Quarter-finals[edit]

League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2010–11 FA Cup

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

As of end of season[67]

Rnk Pos No. Player Premier League FA Cup League Cup Community Shield Champions League Total
1 GK 1 Czech Republic Petr Čech 38 3 0 0 9 50
MF 15 France Florent Malouda 33+5 2 0 1 7+2 50
3 DF 3 England Ashley Cole 38 2 0 1 7 48
DF 2 Serbia Branislav Ivanović 32+2 3 0 1 10 48
5 FW 11 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba 30+6 2 0 0+1 5+2 46
DF 26 England John Terry 33 3 1 1 8 46
FW 39 France Nicolas Anelka 27+5 2+1 1 1 7+2 46
8 MF 5 Ghana Michael Essien 32+1 1+1 0 1 7+1 44
9 FW 21 Ivory Coast Salomon Kalou 16+15 2+1 0+1 1 3+3 42
10 MF 7 Brazil Ramires 22+7 3 1 7+1 41
11 MF 12 Nigeria John Obi Mikel 28 1+1 0 1 5+1 37
12 MF 8 England Frank Lampard 23+1 3 0 1 4 32
13 DF 19 Portugal Paulo Ferreira 12+9 1 1 0+1 4+1 29
14 DF 17 Portugal José Bosingwa 13+7 2 0 0 4 26
15 DF 18 Russia Yuri Zhirkov 6+6 0+1 1 0+1 6+1 22
16 FW 23 England Daniel Sturridge 0+13 1 1 0+1 2+3 21
17 DF 33 Brazil Alex 12+3 0 0+1 0 4 20
18 FW 9 Spain Fernando Torres 8+6 3+1 18
19 MF 46 England Josh McEachran 1+8 1 0+1 0 2+4 17
20 DF 4 Brazil David Luiz 11+1 12
MF 44 France Gaël Kakuta 1+4 0+1 1 0 2+3 12
22 MF 10 Israel Yossi Benayoun 1+6 0 1 0+1 1 10
23 DF 43 Netherlands Jeffrey Bruma 1+1 0+1 1 0+1 1+1 7
24 DF 38 Netherlands Patrick van Aanholt 0 1 1 0 1+3 6
25 GK 22 England Ross Turnbull 0 0 1 0 1 2
26 DF 34 England Ryan Bertrand 0+1 0 0 0 0 1
GK 40 Portugal Henrique Hilário 0 0 0 1 0 1
MF 52 England Jacob Mellis 0 0 0 0 0+1 1

Goalscorers[edit]

As of end of season[67]

Rnk Pos No. Player Premier League FA Cup League Cup Community Shield Champions League Total
1 FW 39 France Nicolas Anelka 6 1 2 0 7 16
2 MF 15 France Florent Malouda 13 0 0 0 1 14
3 MF 8 England Frank Lampard 10 3 0 0 0 13
FW 11 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba 11 0 0 0 2 13
FW 21 Ivory Coast Salomon Kalou 10 2 0 1 0 13
6 DF 2 Serbia Branislav Ivanović 4 0 0 0 2 6
7 MF 5 Ghana Michael Essien 3 0 0 0 1 4
FW 23 England Daniel Sturridge 0 2 0 0 2 4
DF 26 England John Terry 3 0 0 0 1 4
10 DF 4 Brazil David Luiz 2 2
MF 7 Brazil Ramires 2 0 0 0 2
DF 33 Brazil Alex 2 0 0 0 0 2
13 FW 9 Spain Fernando Torres 1 0 1
MF 10 Israel Yossi Benayoun 1 0 0 0 0 1
DF 18 Russia Yuri Zhirkov 0 0 0 0 1 1
DF 38 Netherlands Patrick van Aanholt 0 0 1 0 0 1
Own Goals 1 1 0 0 0 2
TOTALS 69 9 3 1 17 99

Clean sheets[edit]

As of end of season[67]

No. Player Premier League FA Cup League Cup Community Shield Champions League Total
1 Czech Republic Petr Čech 15 1 0 0 4 20
TOTALS 15 1 0 0 4 20

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of end of season[67]

Rnk Pos. No. Player PL CL League Cup FA Cup Total (FA Total)
Booked Red card Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card
1 MF 7 Brazil Ramires 7 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 10 (8) 1 (0) 0
2 DF 2 Serbia Branislav Ivanović 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 (12) 0 0
3 MF 5 Ghana Michael Essien 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 (5) 0 1 (1)
4 FW 11 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 (6) 0 0
DF 26 England John Terry 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 (5) 0 0
6 MF 12 Nigeria John Obi Mikel 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 (3) 0 0
7 DF 3 England Ashley Cole 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 (4) 0 0
MF 15 France Florent Malouda 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 (2) 0 0
9 DF 4 Brazil David Luiz 3 0 3 (3) 0 0
FW 9 Spain Fernando Torres 1 0 2 0 3 (1) 0 0
DF 18 Russia Yuri Zhirkov 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 (1) 0 0
DF 33 Brazil Alex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 (3) 0 0
13 MF 8 England Frank Lampard 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 (2) 0 0
DF 19 Portugal Paulo Ferreira 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 (2) 0 0
15 DF 17 Portugal José Bosingwa 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0
FW 21 Ivory Coast Salomon Kalou 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0
DF 43 Netherlands Jeffrey Bruma 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0
MF 46 England Josh McEachran 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0
TOTALS 59 1 14 1 1 0 2 0 76 (62) 1 (0) 1 (1)

Overall[edit]

As of end of season[67]

Games played 53 (38 Premier League, 10 UEFA Champions League, 3 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 1 Community Shield)
Games won 28 (21 Premier League, 6 UEFA Champions League, 1 FA Cup)
Games drawn 11 (8 Premier League, 1 UEFA Champions League, 2 FA Cup)
Games lost 14 (9 Premier League, 3 UEFA Champions League, 1 League Cup, 1 Community Shield)
Goals scored 99 (69 Premier League, 17 UEFA Champions League, 9 FA Cup, 3 League Cup, 1 Community Shield)
Goals conceded 49 (33 Premier League, 7 UEFA Champions League, 2 FA Cup, 4 League Cup, 3 Community Shield)
Goal difference +50 (+36 Premier League, +10 UEFA Champions League, +7 FA Cup, -1 League Cup, -2 Community Shield)
Clean sheets 20 (15 Premier League, 4 UEFA Champions League, 1 FA Cup)
Yellow cards 76 (59 Premier League, 14 UEFA Champions League, 2 FA Cup, 1 League Cup)
Red cards 2 (1 Premier League, 1 UEFA Champions League)
Worst discipline Brazil Ramires 10 Booked 1 Yellow cardYellow cardRed card
Best result(s) W 7 – 0 (H) v Ipswich TownFA Cup – 9 January 2011
Worst result(s) L 0 – 3 (H) v SunderlandPremier League – 14 November 2010
Most appearances Petr Čech & Florent Malouda (50 appearances)
Top scorer France Nicolas Anelka (16 goals)
Top assister Ivory Coast Didier Drogba (20 assists)
Points Overall: 94/159 (59.12%)

Awards[edit]

No. Name Country Award
44 Gaël Kakuta France France 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship Golden Player[68]
Carlo Ancelotti Italy Italy Manager of the Month (August 2010, March 2011 & April 2011)
1 Petr Čech Czech Republic Czech Republic 2010 & 2011 Golden Ball (Czech Republic)[69]
4 David Luiz Brazil Brazil Player of the Month (March 2011)
3 Ashley Cole England England In the 2010–11 Premier League Team of the Year
England Chelsea FC Barclays Premier League Fair Play Award

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