Taylor started his career playing for Division 2 side Gainsborough Trinity but in 1909 he transferred to Chelsea. He was a member of the Chelsea side that reached the FA Cup in 1915. He in addition to his 155 league appearances he played in 16 FA Cup games for Chelsea. fred then transferred to brentford f.c in June 1919 . he finished his career as manager of peterborough united from 1936 to 1937 .