1970–71 Chelsea F.C. season

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Chelsea
1970-71 season
Chairman Brian Mears
Manager Dave Sexton
First Division 6th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Fourth round
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Winners
FA Charity Shield Runners-up
Top goalscorer League:
Keith Weller (13)

All:
Keith Weller (14)
Highest home attendance 61,277 vs Tottenham Hotspur (14 November 1970)
Lowest home attendance 14,356 vs Burnley (26 April 1971)

The 1970-71 season was Chelsea Football Club's 57th of competitive football, and their 44th in the English top flight.

Squad statistics[edit]

Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Cup Winners' Cup Charity Shield Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Peter Bonetti 28 0 3 0 4 0 6 0 1 0 42 0
GK England John Phillips 14 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 18 0
DF Republic of Ireland John Dempsey 31(2) 1 1(1) 0 2 0 7 1 0 0 41(3) 2
DF England Micky Droy 4(1) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5(1) 0
DF England Ron Harris 38 1 3 0 4 0 10 0 1 0 56 1
DF England Marvin Hinton 20 1 3 0 2 0 3 1 1 0 29 2
DF Scotland Stewart Houston 0 0 0 0 1(1) 0 0 0 0 0 1(1) 0
DF Scotland Eddie McCreadie 14(1) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
DF Republic of Ireland Paddy Mulligan 17(1) 1 0 0 3 0 6(1) 0 1 0 27 1
DF England David Webb 34 4 3 0 4 1 10 1 1 0 52 1
MF Scotland John Boyle 20(1) 0 3 0 1 0 6(2) 0 0 0 30(3) 0
MF Scotland Charlie Cooke 31(3) 1 3 0 3 0 8 0 0 0 45(3) 1
MF England Alan Hudson 34(1) 3 0 0 1 0 9 0 1 0 45(1) 3
MF England John Hollins 40 6 3 0 4 1 8 2 1 0 56 9
MF England Peter Houseman 37(1) 4 3 1 4 0 9 1 1 0 54(1) 6
MF/FW England Keith Weller 36(4) 13 3 0 3 1 8(1) 0 1 0 51(5) 14
MF/FW England Tommy Baldwin 18 2 2 2 2 1 7(3) 2 0 0 29(3) 7
FW England Peter Feely 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
FW England Ian Hutchinson 20 3 1 0 3 1 3 3 1 1 28 8
FW England Peter Osgood 27 5 3 1 3 2 8 4 1 0 42 12
FW South Africa Derek Smethurst 12 3 0 0 0 0 3(1) 1 0 0 16(1) 4
  • Substitute appearances in parenthesis. Substitute appearances included in totals

Results[edit]

First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 August 1970 Derby County H 2-1 46,969 Hutchinson (2)
19 August 1970 Manchester United A 0-0 50,979
22 August 1970 West Ham United A 2-0 39,240 Weller (2)
26 August 1970 Everton H 2-2 48,195 Mulligan, Hollins
29 August 1970 Arsenal H 2-1 53,722 Dempsey, Weller
1 September 1970 Burnley A 0-0 14,543
5 September 1970 Leeds United A 0-1 47,662
12 September 1970 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2-2 34,889 Harris, Hutchinson
19 September 1970 Coventry City A 1-0 29,328 Hollins
26 September 1970 Ipswich Town H 2-1 38,541 Hudson, Osgood
3 October 1970 Liverpool A 0-1 46,196
10 October 1971 Manchester City H 1-1 51,903 Weller
17 October 1970 Derby County A 2-1 35,166 Weller (2)
24 October 1970 Blackpool A 4-3 24,940 Webb, Weller (2), Hatton (o.g.)
31 October 1970 Southampton H 2-2 44,843 Hollins, Webb
7 November 1970 Huddersfield Town A 1-0 24,631 Baldwin
14 November 1970 Tottenham Hotspur H 0-2 61,277
21 November 1970 Stoke City H 2-1 36,227 Osgood, Bernard (o.g.)
28 November 1970 West Bromwich Albion A 2-2 29,374 Weller, Cooke
5 December 1970 Newcastle United H 1-0 39,413 Weller
12 December 1970 Nottingham Forest A 1-1 20,080 Weller
19 December 1970 West Ham United H 2-1 42,075 Osgood (2)
9 January 1971 Manchester United H 1-2 53,482 Hudson
13 January 1971 Crystal Palace A 0-0 40,489
16 January 1971 Everton A 0-3 43,648
30 January 1971 West Bromwich Albion H 4-1 26,874 Hollins (2), Hutchinson, Smethurst
6 February 1971 Newcastle United A 1-0 34,366 Hudson
13 February 1971 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-1 34,110
17 February 1971 Nottingham Forest H 2-0 19,339 Hollins, O'Kane (o.g.)
20 February 1971 Stoke City A 2-1 26,959 Smethurst, Hutchinson
27 February 1971 Southampton A 0-0 29,937
6 March 1971 Blackpool H 2-0 26,530 Baldwin, Webb
13 March 1971 Tottenham Hotspur A 1-2 49,292 Weller
20 March 1971 Huddersfield Town H 0-0 28,207
27 March 1971 Leeds United H 3-1 58,452 Osgood, Houseman (2)
3 April 1971 Arsenal A 0-2 62,087
10 April 1971 Crystal Palace H 1-1 38,953 Webb
12 April 1971 Liverpool H 1-0 38,705 Lindsay (o.g.)
17 April 1971 Manchester City A 1-1 26,120 Weller
24 April 1971 Coventry City H 2-1 27,517 Smethurst, Feely
26 April 1971 Burnley H 0-1 14,356
1 May 1971 Ipswich Town A 0-0 24,708
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
5 Liverpool 42 17 17 8 42 24 1.75 51
6 Chelsea 42 18 15 9 52 42 1.238 51
7 Southampton 42 17 12 13 56 44 1.272 46

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points

FA Charity Shield[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
8 August 1970 - Everton H 1-2 43,547 Hutchinson

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
9 September 1970 R2 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-1 15,869 Osgood
22 September 1970 R2 (R) Sheffield Wednesday H 2-1 26,646 Webb, Osgood (pen.)
7 October 1970 R3 Middlesbrough H 3-2 28,597 Weller, Baldwin, Hutchinson
28 October 1970 R4 Manchester United A 1-2 47,565 Hollins

UEFA Cup Winner's Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
16 September 1970 R1 Aris Salonika A 1-1 50,000 Hutchinson
30 September 1970 R1 Aris Salonika H 5-1 40,425 Hollins (2), Hinton, Hutchinson (2)
21 October 1970 R2 CSKA Sofia A 1-0 45,000 Baldwin
4 November 1970 R2 CSKA Sofia H 1-0 41,613 Webb
10 March 1971 QF Club Brugge A 0-2 23,000
24 March 1971 QF Club Brugge H 4-0
(a.e.t.)
45,558 Baldwin, Osgood (2), Houseman
14 April 1971 SF Manchester City H 1-0 45,595 Smethurst
28 April 1971 SF Manchester City A 1-0 43,663 Healey (o.g.)
19 May 1971 F Real Madrid N 1-1
(a.e.t.)
45,000 Osgood
21 May 1971 F Real Madrid N 2-1 24,000 Dempsey, Osgood

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
2 January 1971 R3 Crystal Palace A 2-2 42,123 Baldwin, Osgood
6 January 1971 R3 (R) Crystal Palace H 2-0 55,074 Baldwin, Houseman
23 January 1971 R4 Manchester City H 0-3 50,176

References[edit]

  • Soccerbase
  • Hockings, Ron. 100 Years of the Blues: A Statistical History of Chelsea Football Club. (2007)