2012–13 Chelsea F.C. season

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Chelsea
2012–13 season
Chairman Bruce Buck
Owner Roman Abramovich
Manager Roberto Di Matteo
(until 21 November 2012)
Rafael Benítez
(interim manager)
Stadium Stamford Bridge
Premier League 3rd
FA Cup Semi-finals
League Cup Semi-finals
FA Community Shield Runners-up
UEFA Champions League Group stage (3rd)
UEFA Europa League Winners
UEFA Super Cup Runners-up
FIFA Club World Cup Runners-up
Top goalscorer League:
Frank Lampard (15)
All:
Fernando Torres (23)
Highest home attendance 41,794 vs Everton
(19 May 2013, Premier League)
Lowest home attendance 28,817 vs Steaua București
(14 March 2013, Europa League)
Average home league attendance 41,462 (Premier League)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2012–13 season was Chelsea Football Club's 99th competitive season, 23rd consecutive season in the top flight of English football, 21st consecutive season in the Premier League, and 107th year in existence as a football club. Chelsea's victory in the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history qualified them for the season's UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, although through finishing third in their Champions League group Chelsea competed in the UEFA Europa League for the first time since the 2002–03 season – then known as the UEFA Cup.

On 13 June 2012, Roberto Di Matteo signed a two-year contract, becoming Chelsea's permanent manager,[1] having been appointed as interim manager after the sacking of André Villas-Boas during the 2011–12 season.[2] However, on 21 November 2012, Di Matteo was sacked[3] after a 3–0 loss away to Juventus in the UEFA Champions League, with Rafael Benítez replacing him as interim manager until the end of the season.[4] On 15 May 2013, Chelsea won their first and only silverware of the season, winning the Europa League final against Portuguese side Benfica. They finished the Premier League season in third place.

Month by month review[edit]

Month G W D L GF GA GD GFA GAA Pts per G Max Pts Pts Pts Diff BPL Rnk
August 3 3 0 0 8 2 6 2.67 0.67 3 9 9 0 1
September 3 2 1 0 3 1 2 1 0.33 2.33 9 7 2 4
October 3 2 0 1 10 6 4 3.33 2 2 9 6 3 3
November 5 0 4 1 3 4 -1 0.6 0.8 0.8 15 4 11 16
December 5 4 0 1 15 5 10 3 1 2.4 15 12 3 3
January 5 2 2 1 10 6 4 2 1.2 1.6 15 8 7 3
February 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 2 2 1 9 3 6 13
March 3 2 0 1 4 2 2 1.33 0.67 2 9 6 3 5
April 4 3 1 0 9 3 6 2.25 0.75 2.5 12 10 2 2
May 4 3 1 0 7 4 3 1.75 1 2.5 12 10 2 1
Total 38 22 9 7 75 39 36 1.97 1.02 1.97 114 75 39 3

June[edit]

On 4 June Eden Hazard became Chelsea's first signing of the new season, joining for £32 million from Lille.

Excluding players such as Marko Marin, who was signed during the previous season, Chelsea made their first signing of the new camapign on 4 June, signing Belgian international winger Eden Hazard from Lille for an undisclosed fee rumoured to be £32 million.[5] Three days later, the club lost a bid to purchase nearby Battersea Power Station which they considered converting to a stadium and make it their new home ground.[6]

Roberto Di Matteo, who had won the FA Cup and Champions League in the previous season as interim manager, was given a two-year contract as first-team manager on 13 June.[1] On 20 June, Didier Drogba, who scored more than 150 goals for Chelsea in his eight seasons, completed his free transfer to Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.[7]

July[edit]

At the Westminster Magistrates' Court, John Terry was found not guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. The district judge concluded "there being a doubt, the only verdict the court can record is one of not guilty."[8] Chelsea announced a “global energy partnership” with Russian energy firm Gazprom, in a three-year deal with a value deemed "commercially confidential", that will help reduce the club's deficits under UEFA's financial fair play rules.[9] On 28 July the club completed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Oscar from Internacional for a reported £25 million fee.[10]

August[edit]

On 2 August, Kevin De Bruyne was sent on a season-long loan deal to Werder Bremen of the German Bundesliga.[11] Chelsea played their first competitive match of the season in the Community Shield at Villa Park on 12 August, but lost 3–2 to Manchester City and had Branislav Ivanović sent off.[12] The club officially announced the signings of Spanish right-back César Azpilicueta from Marseille and forward Victor Moses from Wigan Athletic on 24 August.[13][14]

Chelsea's Premier League campaign began on 19 August with a 2–0 victory in an away match against Wigan Athletic. Both goals came within in the first 10 minutes, the first from Branislav Ivanović and then a Frank Lampard penalty after Eden Hazard was fouled.[15] The Blues won their second match 4–2 against Reading,[16] and made it three wins out of three with a 2–0 win over Newcastle United.[17] Chelsea lost 4–1 to Atlético Madrid in the 2012 UEFA Super Cup, for whom Radamel Falcao scored a hat-trick.[18]

On transfer deadline day, Michael Essien left on a season-long loan deal with Real Madrid, signed by José Mourinho, who had previously signed him for Chelsea.[19] Two more players left Chelsea on season-long loans the same day, as Yossi Benayoun went to West Ham United and Gaël Kakuta joined Dutch club Vitesse.

September[edit]

On 3 September Chelsea sold Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles to Turkish club Fenerbahçe for £8 million, due to Turkey's transfer window closing later than England's.[20] Ryan Bertrand signed a five-year contract to extend his career at Chelsea until the summer of 2017.[21] Chelsea's run of three consecutive league wins from the start of the season ended on 15 September as they drew 0–0 away to QPR. Before the game, Anton Ferdinand refused to shake John Terry's & Ashley Cole's hand in the pre match handshake.[22]

Chelsea began their defence of the UEFA Champions League on 19 September, at home to Juventus, and went 2–0 up with Oscar's first goals for the club before Juventus equalised.[23] Brazilian defender David Luiz signed a new five-year contract at the club.[24] On 22 September, Ashley Cole was the unlikely hero as Chelsea scored a dramatic late winner to defeat Stoke City at home.[25] Chelsea beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 6–0 in the League Cup, with goals coming from Gary Cahill, Juan Mata, Fernando Torres and first goals for Victor Moses, Oriol Romeu and Ryan Bertrand.[26]

Chelsea captain John Terry was banned for four games and fined £220,000 by the FA for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.[27] On 29 September, Chelsea became the first team of the season to defeat Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, with a 2–1 victory which put The Blues three points clear at the top after six matches.[28]

October[edit]

Chelsea won for the first time in their 2012–13 Champions League campaign by defeating Danish champions FC Nordsjælland 4–0 away with goals from Ramires, David Luiz and two from playmaker Juan Mata.[29] On 6 October, Fernando Torres, Frank Lampard, Eden Hazard and Branislav Ivanović scored in Chelsea's 4–1 home victory over Norwich City,[30] before travelling to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on 20 October for a 4–2 victory, with goals from Gary Cahill, Daniel Sturridge and two from Juan Mata. This was Chelsea's first victory at Tottenham's White Hart Lane since the FA Cup Quarter-Final Replay in 2007.[31]

On 23 October, Chelsea lost their first Champions League match for the season as they lost 2–1 to Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine.[32] Both Branislav Ivanović and Fernando Torres were sent off in Chelsea's home Premier League match against Manchester United on 28 October, a game which saw Chelsea go 2–0 down and equalise before a controversially late winner from United's Javier Hernandez.[33] Later Chelsea Lodged an official complaint based on John Obi Mikel claiming the referee Mark Clattenburg had used "inappropriate language".[34] Clattenburg was cleared of the accusations on 22 November.[35][36] On 31 October, Chelsea defeated Manchester United 5–4 in the fourth round of the League Cup, coming from behind three times to force extra time before goals from Daniel Sturridge and Ramires secured the win for the Blues.[37]

November[edit]

Rafael Benitez was appointed in November as Chelsea's interim coach until the end of the season.

Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata was voted Premier League Player of the Month for October, after scoring three goals and contributing three assists.[38] On 3 November Chelsea fell from first place in the Premier League (held since 25 August) after a 1–1 draw at Swansea City's Liberty Stadium.[39] Chelsea kept up hope of qualifying from their Champions League group by defeating Shakhtar Donetsk 3–2 at home with an injury-time winner from Victor Moses on 7 November. The victory put Chelsea on top of Group E with two games to play.[40] Chelsea then failed to win for their fourth Premier League match in a row after West Bromwich Albion beat them 2–1 away at the Hawthorns on 17 November. The defeat widened the gap between Chelsea and first-place by four points.[41]

Roberto Di Matteo was dismissed from his position on 21 November, the morning after a 3–0 away defeat to Juventus which put Chelsea at risk of being eliminated from the Champions League,[42] ending a 262-day tenure which saw him win the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League and the 2011–12 FA Cup for Chelsea.[3][43][44] On the same day, former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez was appointed as the club's interim manager until the end of the season.[4][45] His first act of his tenure was to name Dutchman Boudewijn Zenden, a former Chelsea midfielder who had played under him at Liverpool, as his assistant.[46]

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was charged with misconduct by the FA after his allegations of racial abuse against referee Mark Clattenburg in the October fixture against Manchester United were found to be baseless.[35][36] Mikel later received a three-match ban and a £60,000 fine as punishment for his behaviour after the match against Manchester United in October.[47][48] Benitez's first game in charge was a goalless draw with 2011–12 Premier League winners Manchester City on 25 November. Despite not scoring, Chelsea kept their first clean sheet since the 1–0 win over Stoke City on 22 September.[49] The club's next game, a West London Derby against Fulham, again ended 0–0 leaving Chelsea seven points off the top and six off second place.[50]

December[edit]

On 1 December, Benitez lost for the first time in his Chelsea tenure, as Chelsea were beaten 3–1 away to London rivals West Ham United.[51] Three days later, Chelsea confirmed the signing of Brazil under-20 right back Wallace from Rio de Janeiro club Fluminense for an undisclosed fee. The option to sign a player from Fluminense was part of the deal which saw former Chelsea midfielder Deco join the team in 2010.[52][53] On 5 December, it was announced that John Obi Mikel had agreed to extended his Chelsea contract until Summer 2017.[54]

On 5 December, Chelsea beat FC Nordsjælland 6–1 to record their biggest-ever Champions League win and Rafael Benitez's first win as manager, but due to other results were eliminated in third place, becoming the first reigning champions to exit the tournament at the group stage.[55] On 8 December, Chelsea beat Sunderland 3–1 away with Fernando Torres scoring a brace. The victory was Chelsea's first league win in eight matches.[56]

Chelsea entered the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup at the semi-final stage, where they beat CONCACAF champion Monterrey of Mexico 3–1 on 13 December,[57] before losing 1–0 in the final to Corinthians of Brazil in the Yokohama Stadium three days later. Gary Cahill was sent off in injury time for violent conduct towards Corinthians' Emerson.[58]

The club returned to England with a 5–1 home victory in the League Cup against Leeds United on 19 December, coming from a goal down at half time to reach the semi-finals of the tournament.[59] The club's first Premier League match since the Club World Cup was an 8–0 victory over Aston Villa on 23 December,[60] followed by a 1–0 win at Norwich City's Carrow Road three days later.[61] A third consecutive Premier League victory was confirmed in the last match of 2012, which saw Frank Lampard score twice as Chelsea came from behind to win 2–1 away to Everton on 30 December, ending the Liverpool-based club's unbeaten home season.[62]

January[edit]

Senegalese forward Demba Ba was signed by Chelsea for £7 million from Newcastle United on 2 January.

Chelsea made their first purchase of the January transfer window on 2 January by triggering the release clause in the contract of Newcastle United's Senegalese forward Demba Ba. Ba, who had scored 13 times in the season for his former club, was signed for £7 million.[63] On the same day, Chelsea sold a striker, Daniel Sturridge, who joined Liverpool for an undisclosed fee reported to be £12 million. Sturridge played 96 games for Chelsea in three and a half seasons, and scored 24 goals.[64]

The year opened with a 1–0 home defeat to bottom-of-the-table West London rivals QPR, with the goal coming from former Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips.[65] However, Chelsea made progress in the third round of the FA Cup, where they beat Southampton 5–1 away at St Mary's on 5 January. Ba scored twice on his debut, while Frank Lampard scored his 193rd goal, moving him equal to Kerry Dixon as Chelsea's second-highest goalscorer of all time.[66]

On 9 January, two defensive mistakes from defender Branislav Ivanović caused a 2–0 home loss in the League Cup first semifinal leg tie against Swansea City.[67] In their next Premier League match, on 12 January, Chelsea ended Stoke City's 17 game unbeaten home run, by winning 4–0. Lampard's converted penalty, his 194th goal, moved him above Dixon's total.[68] However, the following home match against Southampton on 16 January saw Chelsea give away a 2–0 half-time lead, opened by Ba's first Premier League goal, to draw 2–2.[69] The Blues then defeated London rivals Arsenal 2–1 on 20 January, with early goals from Juan Mata and Frank Lampard cutting Chelsea's deficit behind second-place Manchester City to six points.[70]

On 23 January, Chelsea drew the second leg of their League Cup semi-final against Swansea City, which sent Swansea through to the final. Chelsea's Eden Hazard was given a straight red card for an alleged violent attack on a Swansea ballboy.[71]

In the Fourth Round of the FA Cup, on 27 January, Chelsea went behind twice before a late Fernando Torres equaliser forced a replay against fellow West London club Brentford of League One.[72] Chelsea's final Premier League game of the month, played on 30 January, saw them draw 2–2 for a second time in a week, conceding a 2–0 lead in the final three minutes away to Reading. Despite drawing, Frank Lampard's goal in the game made him the first midfielder in Premier League history to score ten or more goals in ten consecutive seasons.[73]

February[edit]

On 2 February, Chelsea lost their first away game since 1 December, losing 3–2 to Newcastle United, for whom Moussa Sissoko scored a late winner.[74] On 6 February, Ashley Cole became the first Chelsea player to earn 100 England caps when he played in a friendly against Brazil at Wembley.[75] On 9 February, Chelsea defeated Wigan Athletic 4–1, to go within four points of second-placed Manchester City, with Marko Marin scoring for the first time. His goal was the club's 100th of the season in all competitions[76]

Chelsea won their first Europa League match since the 2002–03 season on 14 February, beating Sparta Prague 1–0 at the Generali Arena through a late Oscar goal.[77] Three days later, Chelsea triumphed in their FA Cup replay match against Brentford, reaching the fifth round of the FA Cup.[78] In the second leg against Sparta Prague on 21 February, an injury time equaliser from Eden Hazard prevented the game from going to extra time by putting the club through 2–1 on aggregate.[79]

On 24 February, Chelsea lost away to Manchester City, with Frank Lampard missing a second half penalty as the club lost 2–0.[80] In their last game of the month, on 27 February, Chelsea won away in their FA Cup 5th round tie against Middlesbrough with second-half goals from Ramires and Victor Moses.[81]

March[edit]

Chelsea began the month with a 1–0 home win over West Bromwich Albion on 2 March, with Demba Ba scoring the only goal of the match.[82] On 7 March 2013, Chelsea lost the first leg of their last 16 Europa League tie away against Steaua București, with Ryan Bertrand conceding a penalty which was converted as the only goal of the match.[83] In the 6th round of the FA Cup against Manchester United at Old Trafford, Chelsea conceded two early goals before a second half comeback with goals by Ramires and Eden Hazard earnt a home replay.[84] Chelsea managed to overturn their Europa League deficit with a 3–1 victory to advance 3–2 on aggregate, in a match in which Fernando Torres scored the winning goal.[85]

April[edit]

April began with the FA Cup replay to Manchester United, winning it 1–0 thanks to a spectacular second half Demba Ba goal.[86] Three days later, the club won their 1st leg Europa League tie against Russian side Rubin Kazan 3–1 with two goals from Fernando Torres and one from Victor Moses.[87] With their third game in only 7 days Chelsea played Sunderland in the Premier League and came back down from 0–1 to win 2–1, the winner scored by Branislav Ivanovic.[88] Chelsea then played the 2nd leg against Rubin Kazan on 11 April, losing 3–2 on the night but winning 5–4 on aggregate sending them into the semi-finals of the Europa League.[89] On 14 April 2013, Chelsea met Manchester City in the FA cup semifinals where they lost 2–1 and got eliminated.[90]

May[edit]

On 11 May Frank Lampard broke Chelsea's all time goal scoring record by scoring two goals against Aston Villa earning him his 203rd goal for Chelsea. On 15 May, Chelsea won the Europa League final 2–1 against Benfica.[91] The day after Chelsea won the Europa League, Frank Lampard signed an one-year contract extension with Chelsea.[92] On 19 May Chelsea ended the season with a 2–1 home-win against Everton,[93] finishing in 3rd place.

Chelsea then went to an post-season trip to the United States, where they would meet Manchester City in two friendly matches. Chelsea's first match ended in disappointment as they let slip a three goal lead at the Busch Stadium in St Louis.[94] Rafael Benitez's last game in charge for the Blues ended in a 5–3 defeat to Manchester City at the Yankee Stadium in New York on 25 May, it was also the last game for Paulo Ferreira, who retired after the match, and Yossi Benayoun in the Chelsea shirt.[95]

On 26 May, Chelsea announced that they had agreed to play in the inaugural Guinness International Champions Cup in America – Chelsea will join AC Milan, Inter, Juventus, Real Madrid, Valencia, Everton and Los Angeles Galaxy in the competition.[96] On 28 May, Rafael Benítez was released from his contract with Chelsea to become the new manager of Italian side Napoli[97]

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Italy Roberto Di Matteo
(until 21 November 2012)
Interim Manager Spain Rafael Benítez
(from 21 November 2012)
Assistant Manager England Steve Holland
England Eddie Newton
(until 21 November 2012)
Netherlands Boudewijn Zenden
(from 22 November 2012)
Technical Director Nigeria Michael Emenalo
Goalkeeper Coach France Christophe Lollichon
First Team Fitness Coaches England Chris Jones
Spain Paco de Miguel
(from 22 November 2012)
Senior Opposition Scout England Mick McGiven
Medical Director Spain Paco Biosca
First Team Doctor Gibraltar Eva Carneiro
Under 21 Team Manager England Dermot Drummy
Youth Team Manager England Adrian Viveash
Academy Manager England Neil Bath
Opposition Analyst Spain Xavi Valero
(from 22 November 2012)
Match Analyst England James Melbourne


Other information[edit]

Owner Russia Roman Abramovich
Chairman United States Bruce Buck
Chief Executive England Ron Gourlay
Director UkraineCanada Eugene Tenenbaum
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Stamford Bridge (41,798 / 103x67 metres)
Training Ground Cobham Training Centre

Kit[edit]

Supplier: Adidas / Sponsor: Samsung

Home
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Away
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Third
Goalkeeper 1
Goalkeeper 2
Goalkeeper 3

Kit information[edit]

The new Chelsea kit for the season featured golden trimmings, giving the kit a stylish look. The away kit was white with an aqua sash and navy socks - it broke tradition with the club and featured a spectacular gradient effect on the trimmings. The third kit was black with stunning yellow flashes and was used against blue-white teams in the Premier League. The new goalkeeper kit was in dark green - the old white/maroon and macaw/black goalkeeper outfits from the previous seasons were retained.

Squads[edit]

First team squad[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position(s) Since Date of Birth (Age) Signed from Games Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Petr Čech Czech Republic GK 2004 (1982-05-20)20 May 1982 (aged 31) France Rennes 432 0
22 Ross Turnbull England GK 2009 (1985-01-04)4 January 1985 (aged 28) England Middlesbrough 19 0
40 Henrique Hilário Portugal GK 2006 (1975-10-21)21 October 1975 (aged 37) Portugal Nacional 39 0
Defenders
2 Branislav Ivanović Serbia CB / RB 2008 (1984-02-22)22 February 1984 (aged 29) Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 219 22
3 Ashley Cole England LB 2006 (1980-12-20)20 December 1980 (aged 32) England Arsenal 312 7
4 David Luiz Brazil CB / DM 2011 (1987-04-22)22 April 1987 (aged 26) Portugal Benfica 109 12
19 Paulo Ferreira Portugal RB / LB 2004 (1979-01-18)18 January 1979 (aged 34) Portugal Porto 217 2
24 Gary Cahill England CB 2012 (1985-12-19)19 December 1985 (aged 27) England Bolton Wanderers 64 8
26 John Terry (C) England CB 1998 (1980-12-07)7 December 1980 (aged 32) England Chelsea Academy 574 55
28 César Azpilicueta Spain RB 2012 (1989-08-28)28 August 1989 (aged 23) France Marseille 48 0
34 Ryan Bertrand England LB 2006 (1989-08-05)5 August 1989 (aged 23) England Chelsea Academy 54 2
57 Nathan Aké Netherlands CB / DM 2012 (1995-02-18)18 February 1995 (aged 18) England Chelsea Academy 6 0
Midfielders
6 Oriol Romeu Spain DM / CM 2011 (1991-09-24)24 September 1991 (aged 21) Spain Barcelona 33 1
7 Ramires Brazil CM / RM 2010 (1987-03-24)24 March 1987 (aged 26) Portugal Benfica 150 23
8 Frank Lampard (VC) England CM 2001 (1978-06-20)20 June 1978 (aged 34) England West Ham United 608 203
10 Juan Mata Spain AM / LW / RW 2011 (1988-04-28)28 April 1988 (aged 25) Spain Valencia 118 32
11 Oscar Brazil AM / CM 2012 (1991-09-09)9 September 1991 (aged 21) Brazil Internacional 64 12
12 John Obi Mikel Nigeria DM / CM 2006 (1987-04-22)22 April 1987 (aged 26) Norway Lyn 277 2
13 Victor Moses Nigeria RW / LW / CF 2012 (1990-12-12)12 December 1990 (aged 22) England Wigan Athletic 43 10
15 Florent Malouda France LW / CM 2007 (1980-06-13)13 June 1980 (aged 32) France Lyon 229 45
17 Eden Hazard Belgium AM / LW / RW 2012 (1991-01-07)7 January 1991 (aged 22) France Lille 62 13
21 Marko Marin Germany LW / AM 2012 (1989-03-13)13 March 1989 (aged 24) Germany Werder Bremen 16 1
30 Yossi Benayoun Israel LW / AM / RW 2010 (1980-05-05)5 May 1980 (aged 33) England Liverpool 24 1
Forwards
9 Fernando Torres Spain ST 2011 (1984-03-20)20 March 1984 (aged 29) England Liverpool 131 34
29 Demba Ba Senegal ST 2013 (1985-05-25)25 May 1985 (aged 27) England Newcastle United 22 6

Stats as of end of season[98]

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
4 Brazil DF David Luiz
6 Spain MF Oriol Romeu U21
7 Brazil MF Ramires
8 England MF Frank Lampard HG (Vice-Captain)
9 Spain FW Fernando Torres
10 Spain MF Juan Mata
11 Brazil MF Oscar U21
12 Nigeria MF John Obi Mikel
13 Nigeria MF Victor Moses
15 France MF Florent Malouda
No. Position Player
17 Belgium MF Eden Hazard U21
19 Portugal DF Paulo Ferreira
21 Germany MF Marko Marin
22 England GK Ross Turnbull HG
24 England DF Gary Cahill
26 England DF John Terry HG (Captain)
28 Spain DF César Azpilicueta
29 Senegal FW Demba Ba
30 Israel MF Yossi Benayoun
34 England DF Ryan Bertrand HG
35 Brazil MF Lucas Piazón U21
40 Portugal GK Henrique Hilário
57 Netherlands DF Nathan Aké U21
  • HG = Home Grown Player
  • U21 = Under 21 Player

Source: 2012–13 Premier League squad

Under 21 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
46 England GK Jamal Blackman
32 Denmark DF Andreas Christensen
47 England DF Billy Clifford
49 England DF Aziz Deen-Conteh
57 Netherlands DF Nathan Aké
58 Ghana DF Daniel Pappoe
Scotland DF Alex Davey
England DF Archange Nkumu
Tanzania DF Adam Nditi
No. Position Player
England MF Lewis Baker
Belgium MF Lamisha Musonda
Belgium MF Tika Musonda
33 England MF Ruben Loftus-Cheek
England MF John Swift
England MF Alex Kiwomya
64 Slovakia FW Milan Lalkovič
England FW Patrick Bamford
Scotland FW Islam Feruz

Source: 2012–13 Under 21 squad

UEFA Champions 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 HG1
4 Brazil DF David Luiz
6 Spain MF Oriol Romeu
7 Brazil MF Ramires
8 England MF Frank Lampard HG1 (Vice-Captain)
9 Spain FW Fernando Torres
10 Spain MF Juan Mata
11 Brazil MF Oscar
12 Nigeria MF John Obi Mikel
13 Nigeria MF Victor Moses HG1
17 Belgium MF Eden Hazard
19 Portugal DF Paulo Ferreira
21 Germany MF Marko Marin
No. Position Player
22 England GK Ross Turnbull HG1
23 England FW Daniel Sturridge HG1
24 England DF Gary Cahill HG1
26 England DF John Terry HG2 (Captain)
28 Spain DF César Azpilicueta
34 England DF Ryan Bertrand HG2
35 Brazil MF Lucas Piazón
46 England GK Jamal Blackman B
47 England DF Billy Clifford B
49 England DF Aziz Deen-Conteh B
54 England DF Todd Kane B
56 England MF George Saville B
58 Ghana DF Daniel Pappoe B
60 England FW Adam Phillip B
  • B = List B Player
  • HG1 = Association-trained player
  • HG2 = Club-trained player

Source: 2012–13 UEFA Champions League squad

UEFA Europa 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 HG1
4 Brazil DF David Luiz
7 Brazil MF Ramires
8 England MF Frank Lampard HG1 (vice-captain)
9 Spain FW Fernando Torres
10 Spain MF Juan Mata
11 Brazil MF Oscar
12 Nigeria MF John Obi Mikel
13 Nigeria MF Victor Moses HG1
17 Belgium MF Eden Hazard
19 Portugal DF Paulo Ferreira
No. Position Player
21 Germany MF Marko Marin
22 England GK Ross Turnbull HG1
24 England DF Gary Cahill HG1
26 England DF John Terry HG2 (captain)
28 Spain DF César Azpilicueta
30 Israel MF Yossi Benayoun
34 England DF Ryan Bertrand HG2
40 Portugal GK Henrique Hilário
46 England GK Jamal Blackman B
49 England DF Aziz Deen-Conteh B
56 England MF George Saville B
57 Netherlands DF Nathan Aké
58 Ghana DF Daniel Pappoe B
  • B = List B Player
  • HG1 = Association-trained player
  • HG2 = Club-trained player

Source: 2012–13 UEFA Europa League squad

FIFA Club World Cup 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 HG1
4 Brazil DF David Luiz
6 Spain MF Oriol Romeu
7 Brazil MF Ramires
8 England MF Frank Lampard HG1
9 Spain FW Fernando Torres
10 Spain MF Juan Mata
11 Brazil MF Oscar
12 Nigeria MF John Obi Mikel
13 Nigeria MF Victor Moses HG1
No. Position Player
17 Belgium MF Eden Hazard
19 Portugal DF Paulo Ferreira
21 Germany MF Marko Marin
22 England GK Ross Turnbull HG1
23 England FW Daniel Sturridge HG1
24 England DF Gary Cahill HG1
26 England DF John Terry HG2
28 Spain DF César Azpilicueta
34 England DF Ryan Bertrand HG2
35 Brazil MF Lucas Piazón
40 Portugal GK Henrique Hilário
56 England MF George Saville HG2
  • HG1 = Association-trained player
  • HG2 = Club-trained player

Source: 2012 FIFA Club World Cup squad

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Summer[edit]

No. Pos Player Transferred From Fee Date Source
32 DF Denmark Andreas Christensen Denmark Brøndby Undisclosed 1 July 2012 [99]
21 MF Germany Marko Marin Germany Werder Bremen 8 million 1 July 2012 [100][101]
17 MF Belgium Eden Hazard France Lille £32 million 1 July 2012 [102][103]
MF Belgium Thorgan Hazard France Lens €1 million 24 July 2012 [104]
11 MF Brazil Oscar Brazil Internacional £19.5 million 25 July 2012 [105][106]
28 DF Spain César Azpilicueta France Olympique Marseille £7 million 24 August 2012 [13][107]
13 FW Nigeria Victor Moses England Wigan Athletic £7 million 24 August 2012 [14][108]

Winter[edit]

No. Pos Player Transferred From Fee Date Source
DF Brazil Wallace Brazil Fluminense 5.1 million 1 January 2013 [53][109][110]
29 FW Senegal Demba Ba England Newcastle United £7 million 4 January 2013 [111][112]

Out[edit]

Summer[edit]

No. Pos Player Transferred To Fee Date Source
11 FW Ivory Coast Didier Drogba China Shanghai Shenhua Free transfer 1 July 2012 [113][114][115]
17 DF Portugal José Bosingwa England Queens Park Rangers Free transfer 1 July 2012 [116][117]
21 FW Ivory Coast Salomon Kalou France Lille Free transfer 1 July 2012 [118][119]
53 FW Sweden Marko Mitrović Italy Brescia Free transfer 1 July 2012 [120]
60 GK Wales Rhys Taylor England Preston North End Free transfer 1 July 2012 [121][122]
16 MF Portugal Raul Meireles Turkey Fenerbahçe £8 million 3 September 2012 [20][123]

Winter[edit]

No. Pos Player Transferred To Fee Date Source
23 FW England Daniel Sturridge England Liverpool £12 million 2 January 2013 [64][124]
DF England Alistair Gordon England Crystal Palace Free transfer 27 January 2013 [125][126]
55 MF England James Ashton Unattached Free transfer 31 January 2013 [125]
48 MF Republic of Ireland Conor Clifford England Leicester City Free transfer 31 January 2013 [125][127]
DF England Ben Gordon England Yeovil Town Free transfer 31 January 2013 [125][128]
51 DF England Rohan Ince England Brighton & Hove Albion Free transfer 31 January 2013 [125][129]
60 FW England Adam Phillip England Notts County Free transfer 31 January 2013 [125][130]

Loan out[edit]

No. Pos Player Loaned To Start End Loan Fee Source
DF Nigeria Kenneth Omeruo Netherlands ADO Den Haag 7 January 2012 30 June 2013 Free [131]
43 DF Netherlands Jeffrey Bruma Germany Hamburg 1 July 2012 30 June 2013 Unknown [132]
GK Belgium Thibaut Courtois Spain Atlético Madrid 1 July 2012 30 June 2013 Unknown [133]
FW Uruguay Jhon Pírez Spain Sabadell 9 July 2012 23 July 2012 Free [134][135]
DF Czech Republic Tomáš Kalas Netherlands Vitesse 11 July 2012 30 June 2013 Free [136]
38 DF Netherlands Patrick van Aanholt Netherlands Vitesse 11 July 2012 30 June 2013 Free [136]
MF Mexico Ulises Dávila Spain Sabadell 13 July 2012 30 June 2013 Free [137]
51 DF England Rohan Ince England Yeovil Town 13 July 2012 26 September 2012 Free [138]
GK Croatia Matej Delač Portugal Vitória Guimarães 17 July 2012 4 January 2013 Free [139][140]
64 FW Slovakia Milan Lalkovič Portugal Vitória Guimarães 17 July 2012 4 January 2013 Free [139][140]
14 MF Belgium Kevin De Bruyne Germany Werder Bremen 2 August 2012 30 June 2013 450,000 [11]
48 MF Republic of Ireland Conor Clifford England Portsmouth 8 August 2012 17 September 2012 Free [141][142]
DF England Ben Gordon England Birmingham City 10 August 2012 7 January 2013 Free [143]
18 FW Belgium Romelu Lukaku England West Bromwich Albion 10 August 2012 31 May 2013 Free [144]
GK England Sam Walker England Bristol Rovers 14 August 2012 2 January 2013 Free [145]
27 DF England Sam Hutchinson England Nottingham Forest 16 August 2012 31 May 2013 Free [146]
20 MF England Josh McEachran England Middlesbrough 20 August 2012 31 May 2013 Free [147]
57 DF England Archange Nkumu England Yeovil Town 23 August 2012 23 September 2012 Free [148]
MF Sweden Amin Affane Netherlands Roda JC 31 August 2012 18 March 2013 Free [149]
30 MF Israel Yossi Benayoun England West Ham United 31 August 2012 3 January 2013 Free [150][151]
45 DF England Nathaniel Chalobah England Watford 31 August 2012 31 May 2013 Free [152][153]
5 MF Ghana Michael Essien Spain Real Madrid 31 August 2012 30 June 2013 Unknown [19]
MF Belgium Thorgan Hazard Belgium Zulte Waregem 31 August 2012 30 June 2013 Free [154]
31 MF France Gaël Kakuta Netherlands Vitesse 31 August 2012 30 June 2013 Free [150]
FW Uruguay Jhon Pírez Spain Leganés 4 September 2012 30 June 2013 Free [155]
55 MF England James Ashton England Charlton Athletic 1 October 2012 November 2012 Free [156]
DF England Archange Nkumu England Colchester United 23 October 2012 13 December 2012 Free [157][158]
FW England Patrick Bamford England Milton Keynes Dons 22 November 2012 7 January 2013 Free [159]
48 MF Republic of Ireland Conor Clifford England Crawley Town 22 November 2012 5 January 2013 Free [160]
54 DF England Todd Kane England Preston North End 22 November 2012 5 January 2013 Free [161]
MF Sweden Anjur Osmanović Sweden Lärje-Angereds IF 22 November 2012 30 June 2013 Free [162]
DF Brazil Wallace Brazil Fluminense 1 January 2013 30 June 2013 Free [53]
54 DF England Todd Kane England Blackburn Rovers 9 January 2013 9 February 2013 Free [163]
GK Croatia Matej Delač Croatia Inter Zaprešić 10 January 2013 30 June 2013 Free [164]
47 MF England Billy Clifford England Colchester United 11 January 2013 27 April 2013 Free [165][166]
GK England Sam Walker England Colchester United 14 January 2013 27 April 2013 Free [167]
35 MF Brazil Lucas Piazón Spain Málaga 15 January 2013 30 June 2013 Unknown [168]
FW England Patrick Bamford England Milton Keynes Dons 31 January 2013 20 May 2013 Free [169]
56 MF England George Saville England Millwall 28 February 2013 4 May 2013 Free [170]
54 DF England Todd Kane England Blackburn Rovers 15 March 2013 31 May 2013 Free [171][172]

Overall transfer activity[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Post-season[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
FA Community Shield Final Runners-up 12 August 2012
Premier League 3rd 19 August 2012 19 May 2013
UEFA Super Cup Final Runners-up 31 August 2012
UEFA Champions League Group stage Group stage 19 September 2012 5 December 2012
League Cup 3rd round Semi Final 25 September 2012 23 January 2013
FIFA Club World Cup Semi Final Runners-up 13 December 2012 16 December 2012
FA Cup 3rd round Semi Final 5 January 2013 14 April 2013
UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Winners 14 February 2013 15 May 2013

Competition record[edit]

[98]

Competition Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Premier League 38 22 9 7 75 39 +36 57.89
FA Cup 7 4 2 1 17 7 +10 57.14
League Cup 5 3 1 1 16 7 +9 60.00
Community Shield 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 00.00
UEFA Super Cup 1 0 0 1 1 4 -3 00.00
Champions League 6 3 1 2 16 10 +6 50.00
Europa League 9 6 1 2 17 10 +7 66.67
FIFA Club World Cup 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 50.00
Total 69 39 14 16 147 82 +65 56.52

FA Community Shield[edit]

UEFA Super Cup[edit]

Main article: 2012 UEFA Super Cup

FIFA Club World Cup[edit]

Premier League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
2 Manchester City 38 23 9 6 66 34 +32 78 2013–14 UEFA Champions League group stage
3 Chelsea 38 22 9 7 75 39 +36 75
4 Arsenal 38 21 10 7 72 37 +35 73 2013–14 UEFA Champions League play-off round

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 22 9 7 75 39 +36 75 12 5 2 41 16 +25 10 4 5 34 23 +11

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

Matches[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2012–13 FA Cup

League Cup[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group E
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Juventus 6 3 3 0 12 4 +8 12
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 6 3 1 2 12 8 +4 10
England Chelsea 6 3 1 2 16 10 +6 10
Denmark Nordsjælland 6 0 1 5 4 22 −18 1

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 32[edit]
Round of 16[edit]
Quarter-finals[edit]
Semi-finals[edit]
Final[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

As of end of season[98]

Rnk Pos No. Player Premier League FA Cup League Cup Champions League Europa League Super Cup Club World Cup Community Shield Total
1 FW 9 Spain Fernando Torres 28+8 2+3 3+1 5+1 9 1 2 1 64
MF 10 Spain Juan Mata 31+4 5+1 5 5+1 5+3 1 2 1 64
MF 11 Brazil Oscar 24+10 6+1 3+2 5+1 4+5 0+1 1+1 0 64
4 GK 1 Czech Republic Petr Čech 36 5 3 6 9 1 2 1 63
5 MF 7 Brazil Ramires 28+7 6 3+1 6 8 1 1 1 62
MF 17 Belgium Eden Hazard 31+3 3+3 2+3 4+2 5+2 1 2 1 62
7 DF 2 Serbia Branislav Ivanović 33+1 6 3 6 5+1 1 2 1 59
8 DF 4 Brazil David Luiz 29+1 5+1 3+1 6 7 1 2 1 57
9 DF 3 England Ashley Cole 31 5 2+1 5 3 1 2 1 51
10 MF 8 England Frank Lampard 21+8 3+1 2+1 3 7 1 1+1 1 50
11 DF 28 Spain César Azpilicueta 24+3 4+1 5 1 8 0 1+1 48
12 DF 24 England Gary Cahill 24+2 4 4 4 4 1 2 0 45
13 FW 13 Nigeria Victor Moses 12+11 4+1 3 2+2 5+1 0 1+1 43
14 MF 12 Nigeria John Obi Mikel 19+3 2+1 1 4+1 3+1 1 1 1 38
DF 34 England Ryan Bertrand 14+5 3+2 3+1 1+2 5 0+1 0 0+1 38
16 DF 26 England John Terry 11+3 3 1 2 6 0 0 1 27
17 FW 29 Senegal Demba Ba 11+3 5+1 1+1 22
18 MF 21 Germany Marko Marin 2+4 1+2 1+2 0 1+2 0 0+1 0 16
19 MF 30 Israel Yossi Benayoun 0+6 1+1 0 3+2 0 0 13
20 FW 23 England Daniel Sturridge 1+6 1 0+2 0+1 0 0+1 12
21 MF 6 Spain Oriol Romeu 4+2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 9
22 DF 19 Portugal Paulo Ferreira 0+2 1 0+1 0+1 1 0 0+1 0 7
GK 22 England Ross Turnbull 2+1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 7
24 MF 57 Netherlands Nathan Aké 1+2 1 0 0 1+1 0 0 0 6
25 MF 16 Portugal Raul Meireles 1+2 0 0 3
MF 35 Brazil Lucas Piazón 0+1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3

Goalscorers[edit]

As of end of season.[98]

Rnk Pos No. Player Premier League FA Cup League Cup Champions League Europa League Super Cup Club World Cup Community Shield Total
1 FW 9 Spain Fernando Torres 8 1 2 3 6 0 1 1 22
2 MF 10 Spain Juan Mata 12 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 20
3 MF 8 England Frank Lampard 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
4 MF 17 Belgium Eden Hazard 9 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 13
5 MF 11 Brazil Oscar 4 2 0 5 1 0 0 0 12
6 MF 13 Nigeria Victor Moses 1 2 2 1 4 0 0 10
7 MF 7 Brazil Ramires 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 9
8 DF 2 Serbia Branislav Ivanović 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 8
9 DF 4 Brazil David Luiz 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 7
10 DF 24 England Gary Cahill 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 6
DF 26 England John Terry 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
FW 29 Senegal Demba Ba 2 4 0 6
13 FW 23 England Daniel Sturridge 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
DF 34 England Ryan Bertrand 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
15 DF 3 England Ashley Cole 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
MF 6 Spain Oriol Romeu 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
MF 21 Germany Marko Marin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Own Goals 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
TOTALS 75 17 16 16 17 1 3 2 147

Clean sheets[edit]

As of end of season.[98]

Rnk Pos No. Player Premier League FA Cup League Cup Champions League Europa League Super Cup Club World Cup Community Shield Total
1 GK 1 Czech Republic Petr Čech 14 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 20
2 GK 22 England Ross Turnbull 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 14 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 21

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of end of season.[98]

Rnk Pos. No. Player PL League Cup FA Cup CS Europe Club World Cup Total
Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card
1 MF 7 Brazil Ramires 8 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0
2 DF 4 Brazil David Luiz 8 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 16 0 0
3 DF 2 Serbia Branislav Ivanović 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2
4 FW 9 Spain Fernando Torres 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0
5 DF 28 Spain César Azpilicueta 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
6 DF 3 England Ashley Cole 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
MF 12 Nigeria John Obi Mikel 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
8 MF 11 Brazil Oscar 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
DF 34 England Ryan Bertrand 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
10 MF 17 Belgium Eden Hazard 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1
DF 24 England Gary Cahill 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1
12 MF 8 England Frank Lampard 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
MF 10 Spain Juan Mata 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
14 MF 21 Germany Marko Marin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
15 GK 1 Czech Republic Petr Čech 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
MF 6 Spain Oriol Romeu 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
DF 26 England John Terry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
18 GK 22 England Ross Turnbull 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
FW 29 Senegal Demba Ba 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
MF 30 Israel Yossi Benayoun 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
TOTALS 51 2 1 8 0 1 13 0 0 5 0 1 22 0 0 1 0 1 100 2 4

Overview[edit]

As of end of season.[98]

Games played 69 (38 Premier League, 7 FA Cup, 5 League Cup, 6 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 2 FIFA Club World Cup, 9 Europa League, 1 Community Shield)
Games won 39 (22 Premier League, 4 FA Cup, 3 League Cup, 3 UEFA Champions League, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 6 Europa League)
Games drawn 14 (9 Premier League, 2 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 Europa League)
Games lost 16 (7 Premier League, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 2 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 2 Europa League, 1 Community Shield)
Goals scored 147 (75 Premier League, 17 FA Cup, 16 League Cup, 16 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 3 FIFA Club World Cup, 17 Europa League, 2 Community Shield)
Goals conceded 82 (39 Premier League, 7 FA Cup, 7 League Cup, 10 UEFA Champions League, 4 UEFA Super Cup, 2 FIFA Club World Cup, 10 Europa League, 3 Community Shield)
Goal difference +65 (+36 Premier League, +10 FA Cup, +9 League Cup, +6 UEFA Champions League, -3 UEFA Super Cup, +1 FIFA Club World Cup, +7 Europa League, -1 Community Shield)
Clean sheets 21 (14 Premier League, 2 League Cup, 3 FA Cup, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 Europa League)
Yellow cards 100 (53 Premier League, 11 FA Cup, 8 League Cup, 6 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 15 Europa League, 5 Community Shield)
Red cards 6 (3 Premier League, 1 League Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 1 Community Shield)
Worst discipline Ramires (13 Booked, 1 Yellow cardYellow cardRed card)
Best result(s) W 8 – 0 (H) v Aston VillaPremier League – 23 December 2012
Worst result(s) L 1 – 4 (N) v Atletico MadridUEFA Super Cup – 31 August 2012
Most Appearances Juan Mata, Oscar & Fernando Torres (64 appearances)
Top scorer(s) Fernando Torres (22 goals)
Top assister(s) Juan Mata (35 assists)

Awards[edit]

No. Player Award Month Source
10 Spain Juan Mata Barclays Premier League Player of the Month October 2012 [38]
4 Brazil David Luiz Silver Ball at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup December 2012 [174]
2 Serbia Branislav Ivanović Serbian Footballer of the Year [175]
45 England Nathaniel Chalobah England Men's Youth Player of the Year February 2013 [176]
3 England Ashley Cole Senior Men's Player of the Year 3rd place [177]
1 Czech Republic Petr Čech Czech Footballer of the Year [178]
Czech Republic Tomáš Kalas Czech Talent of the Year [178]
13 Nigeria Victor Moses Samsung Fair Player of the Tournament [179]
Spain Rafael Benítez Barclays Premier League Manager of the Month April 2013 [180]

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