2002–03 Chelsea F.C. season

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Chelsea
2002–03 season
Chairman Ken Bates
Manager Claudio Ranieri
FA Premier League 4th
FA Cup Quarter-final
League Cup Quarter-finals
UEFA Cup First round
Top goalscorer League:
Gianfranco Zola (14)

All:
Gianfranco Zola (16)
Average home league attendance 39,784 (Premier League)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2002–03 season was Chelsea F.C.'s 88th competitive season, 11th consecutive season in the Premier League and 97th year as a club. Managed by Claudio Ranieri, the club did not manage to win any silverware.

In the Premier League, Chelsea finished fourth behind Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle United. With the fourth-place finish, Chelsea secured a place in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.

In the UEFA Cup, Chelsea took a first round exit, losing 5-4 on aggregate to Norwegian club Viking FK. Chelsea also managed to reach the quarter-finals of both the Worthington Cup and the FA Cup, but lost 1-0 to Manchester United and 3-1 to Arsenal in a replay, respectively.

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 Netherlands GK Ed de Goey
2 Spain DF Albert Ferrer
3 Nigeria DF Celestine Babayaro
6 France DF Marcel Desailly
7 Netherlands DF Winston Bogarde
8 England MF Frank Lampard
9 Netherlands FW Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
11 Netherlands MF Boudewijn Zenden
12 Croatia MF Mario Stanić
13 France DF William Gallas
14 England DF Graeme Le Saux
15 Netherlands DF Mario Melchiot
No. Position Player
17 France MF Emmanuel Petit
20 England MF Jody Morris
21 Spain MF Enrique de Lucas
22 Iceland FW Eiður Guðjohnsen
23 Italy GK Carlo Cudicini
25 Italy FW Gianfranco Zola
26 England DF John Terry
28 Portugal FW Filipe Oliveira
29 Germany DF Robert Huth
30 Denmark MF Jesper Grønkjær
36 England MF Joe Keenan
39 England FW Carlton Cole

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
31 Australia GK Mark Bosnich (released)

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
18 Germany FW Sebastian Kneissl
19 Italy DF Valerio Di Cesare
24 Italy MF Gabriele Ambrosetti
27 Cyprus MF Alexis Nicolas
32 Finland FW Mikael Forssell
33 England DF Joel Kitamirike
34 England DF Scott Cousins
35 England GK Rhys Evans
37 England MF Danny Jeffreys
40 England GK Lenny Pidgeley
41 Scotland MF Andy Ross
No. Position Player
42 England MF Billy Sentance
43 England DF Paul Thornton
44 England DF Sam Tillen
45 England GK Glenn Wizik
46 England DF Danny Woodards
Scotland DF Warren Cummings
Portugal DF Mauro Oscar Coelho Da Silva
Ivory Coast DF Jean-Yves Anis
England MF Rob Wolleaston
Netherlands MF Mbark Boussoufa

Team kit[edit]

The team kit was produced by Umbro. The shirt sponsor was Emirates Airline; the kit bore the "Fly Emirates" logo. Chelsea's home kit (all blue with a white trimmed collar) was carried over from the previous campaign. Their new away kit was all black with blue accents. The club's third kit for this season was the club's away kit from the previous season, all white with blue socks and accents.

Statistics[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League UEFA Cup FA Cup Football League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Netherlands Ed de Goeij 3 0 2 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
2 DF Spain Albert Ferrer 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3 DF Nigeria Celestine Babayaro 24 1 16+3 1 0 0 3 0 2 0
6 DF France Marcel Desailly 33 2 30+1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
7 DF Netherlands Winston Bogarde 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
8 MF England Frank Lampard 48 8 37+1 6 1+1 1 5 1 3 0
9 FW Netherlands Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 44 15 27+9 11 2 1 4 1 2 2
11 MF Netherlands Boudewijn Zenden 27 1 11+10 1 0+1 0 1+3 0 0+1 0
12 MF Croatia Mario Stanić 25 6 13+5 4 2 0 3 1 2 1
13 DF France William Gallas 48 4 36+2 4 2 0 5 0 3 0
14 DF England Graeme Le Saux 34 2 27+1 2 1 0 3 0 2 0
15 DF Netherlands Mario Melchiot 41 0 31+3 0 0 0 4+1 0 2 0
17 MF France Emmanuel Petit 31 2 23+1 1 1 0 5 0 1 1
20 MF England Jody Morris 33 1 19+6 0 1+1 0 2+1 1 2+1 0
21 MF Spain Enrique de Lucas 31 1 17+8 1 1 0 1+1 0 2+1 0
22 FW Iceland Eiður Guðjohnsen 44 10 20+15 10 1+1 0 3+2 0 0+2 0
23 GK Italy Carlo Cudicini 46 0 36 0 2 0 5 0 3 0
25 FW Italy Gianfranco Zola 46 16 30+8 14 2 0 3 2 3 0
26 DF England John Terry 30 4 16+4 2 2 0 5 2 3 0
28 MF Portugal Filipe Oliveira 5 0 0+3 0 0+1 0 0 0 0+1 0
29 DF Germany Robert Huth 5 0 2 0 2 0 0+1 0 0 0
30 MF Denmark Jesper Grønkjær 39 5 20+10 4 2 0 2+3 1 1+1 0
36 MF England Joe Keenan 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 FW England Carlton Cole 16 6 2+11 3 0 0 0+2 1 1 2

Statistics taken from [1]. Squad details and shirt numbers from [2] and [3].

Results[edit]

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
17 August 2002 Charlton Athletic A 2-3 25,640 Zola, Cole, Lampard
23 August 2002 Manchester United H 2-2 41,541 Gallas, Zenden
28 August 2002 Southampton A 1-1 31,208 Lampard
1 September 2002 Arsenal H 1-1 40,037 Zola
11 September 2002 Blackburn Rovers A 2-3 22,999 Gronkjaer, Zola (2)
14 September 2002 Newcastle United H 3-0 39,746 Guðjohnsen (2), Zola
23 September 2002 Fulham A 0-0 16,503
28 September 2002 West Ham United H 2-3 38,929 Hasselbaink, Zola
6 October 2002 Liverpool A 1-0 43,856
19 October 2002 Manchester City A 0-3 34,956 Zola (2), Hasselbaink
26 October 2002 West Bromwich Albion H 2-0 40,893 Hasselbaink, Le Saux
3 November 2002 Tottenham Hotspur A 0-0 36,049
9 November 2002 Birmingham City H 3-0 35,237 Guðjohnsen (2), Zola
16 November 2002 Middlesbrough H 1-0 39,064 Babayaro
23 November 2002 Bolton Wanderers A 1-1 25,476 Hasselbaink
30 November 2002 Sunderland H 3-0 38,946 Gallas, Desailly, Hasselbaink
7 December 2002 Everton A 1-3 39,396 Stanić, Hasselbaink, Grønkjær
14 December 2002 Middlesbrough A 1-1 29,160 Terry
21 December 2002 Aston Villa H 2-0 38,284 Guðjohnsen, Lampard
26 December 2002 Southampton H 0-0 39,428
28 December 2002 Leeds United A 2-0 40,122
1 January 2003 Arsenal A 3-2 38,096 Stanić, Petit
11 January 2003 Charlton Athletic H 4-1 37,284 Hasselbaink (pen), Gallas, Guðjohnsen, Le Saux
18 January 2003 Manchester United A 2-1 67,606 Guðjohnsen
28 January 2003 Leeds United H 3-2 39,738 Guðjohnsen, Lampard, Matteo o.g.
1 February 2003 Tottenham Hotspur H 1-1 41,384 Zola
8 February 2003 Birmingham City A 1-3 29,475 Zola, Guðjohnsen, Hasselbaink (pen)
22 February 2003 Blackburn Rovers H 1-2 40,850 Hasselbaink
1 March 2003 Newcastle United A 2-1 52,157 Lampard
16 March 2003 West Bromwich Albion A 0-2 27,024 Stanić, Zola
22 March 2003 Manchester City H 5-0 41,105 Hasselbaink, Terry, Stanić, Lampard, Gallas
5 April 2003 Sunderland A 1-2 40,011 Zola, Cole
12 April 2003 Bolton Wanderers H 1-0 39,852 Cole
19 April 2003 Aston Villa A 2-1 39,358 Terry
21 April 2003 Everton H 4-1 40,875 Guðjohnsen, Hasselbaink, Gronkjaer, Zola
26 April 2003 Fulham H 1-1 40,792 Goma o.g.
3 May 2003 West Ham United A 1-0 35,042
11 May 2003 Liverpool H 2-1 41,911 Desailly, Gronkjaer

UEFA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 September 2002 R1 Viking FK H 2-1 15,772 Hasselbaink, de Lucas
3 October 2002 R1 Viking FK A 4-2 5,500 Lampard, Terry

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
4 January 2003 R3 Middlesbrough H 1-0 29,796 Stanić
26 January 2003 R4 Shrewsbury Town A 4-0 7,950 Zola (2), Cole, Morris
16 February 2003 R5 Stoke City A 0-2 26,615 Hasselbaink, Grønkjær
8 March 2003 QF Arsenal A 2-2 38,104 Terry, Lampard
25 March 2003 QF Replay Arsenal H 1-3 41,456 Terry

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
6 November 2002 R3 Gillingham H 2-1 28,033 Cole (2)
4 December 2002 R4 Everton H 4-1 32,322 Hasselbaink (2), Petit, Stanić
17 December 2002 QF Manchester United A 1-0 57,985

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

# Pos Player From Fee Date
21 MF Spain Enrique de Lucas Spain Espanyol Free[2] 27-05-2002
28 FW Portugal Filipe Oliveira Portugal Porto £500,000 01-10-2002

Out[edit]

# Pos Player To Fee Date
16 MF Italy Roberto Di Matteo N/A Retired[3] 01-07-2002
24 MF Italy Samuele Dalla Bona Italy Milan £1,000,000[4] 08-07-2002
10 MF Serbia Slaviša Jokanović Unattached Released[5] 09-07-2002
N/A FW Scotland Sam Parkin England Swindon Town Undisclosed 03-09-2002
31 GK Australia Mark Bosnich Unattached Released 22-01-2003
32 FW Finland Mikael Forssell Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 6-month loan[6] 29-01-2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2002-2003/faprem/chelsea.htm
  2. ^ "Chelsea sign Spaniard". BBC Sport. 2002-05-28. Retrieved 2002-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Di Matteo forced to quit". BBC Sport. 2002-02-19. Retrieved 2002-02-19. 
  4. ^ "Dalla Bona joins AC Milan". BBC Sport. 2002-07-08. Retrieved 2002-07-08. 
  5. ^ "Jokanovic leaves Chelsea". BBC Sport. 2002-07-10. Retrieved 2002-07-10. 
  6. ^ "Forssell heads to Germany". BBC Sport. 2003-01-29. Archived from the original on 7 February 2003. Retrieved 2003-01-29. 

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