2017–18 Chelsea F.C. season

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Chelsea
2017–18 season
Chelsea 6 Qarabag 0 (37062680331).jpg
Chelsea players lining up for the Champions League game against Qarabag
Owner Roman Abramovich
Chairman Bruce Buck
Manager Antonio Conte
Stadium Stamford Bridge
Premier League 5th
FA Cup Winners
EFL Cup Semi-finals
FA Community Shield Runners-up
UEFA Champions League Round of 16
Top goalscorer League:
Eden Hazard (12)

All:
Eden Hazard (17)
Highest home attendance

41,616

(August 12 vs Burnley)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2017–18 season was Chelsea's 104th competitive season, 29th consecutive season in the top flight of English football, 26th consecutive season in the Premier League, and 112th year in existence as a football club.[1] The season covered the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

The season was the first without club legend John Terry after he departed on a free transfer following 22 years with the club. Chelsea returned to the UEFA Champions League after a single season's absence, and entered the Premier League season as defending champions. The season was also Chelsea's first under the new kit deal with Nike, the most lucrative commercial deal in the history of the club.[2]

Month by month review[edit]

May[edit]

On 22 May 2017, it was announced Juan Cuadrado would join Juventus on a permanent deal for a preset transfer fee of £17.3 million after a clause in his loan contract became triggered. He subsequently signed a contract with the Serie A champions until 2020.[3]

On 24 May, newly promoted Premier League club Newcastle United activated the option-to-purchase clause in Christian Atsu's loan contract from the 2016–17 season, purchasing the player for a reported £6.2 million.[4][5]

On 30 May 2017, Asmir Begović signed for Premier League club AFC Bournemouth on a long-term contract after Bournemouth purchased the player for an undisclosed transfer fee rumoured to be close to £10 million.[6]

June[edit]

While on international duty with Belgium, Eden Hazard fractured his right ankle and was consequently ruled out of action for three months, meaning he will likely miss the start of the 2017–18 season.[7]

On 26 June, Burkina Faso international Bertrand Traoré joined French club Lyon for an initial £8.8 million transfer fee, plus potential add-ons.[8][9] Traoré subsequently signed a five-year contract with Lyon, with reports suggesting buy-back and sell-on clauses had been included in the contract.[10]

On 30 June, academy product and Netherlands international defender Nathan Aké signed for AFC Bournemouth, who broke their transfer record after paying a reported £20 million transfer fee. Aké spent the first half of the 2016–17 season on loan with Bournemouth before being recalled prematurely to Chelsea in January.[11][12]

July[edit]

After reaching an agreement with Rangers, youth player Billy Gilmour joined Chelsea on 1 July for a reported £500,000 transfer fee.[13] Daishawn Redan, a youth striker at Ajax, became the second high-profile youth signing of the season, and Ethan Ampadu of Exeter City also linked up with the academy upon the opening of the summer transfer window.[14]

On 1 July, Chelsea and Nike unveiled the club's new kits for the 2017–18 season, to be sold in the refurbished "megastore".[15] Also on 1 July, Chelsea announced the signing of Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero on a free transfer from Manchester City.[16]

On 3 July, after an illustrious career with the club spanning 22 years, former Chelsea captain John Terry signed for Championship club Aston Villa.[17] Also on 3 July, young English midfielder Kasey Palmer signed a new contract with Chelsea, keeping him at Stamford Bridge until the end of the 2021–22 season. Palmer also completed a season-long loan deal with newly promoted Premier League club Huddersfield Town, returning to the club after helping them to gain promotion the previous season.[18]

On 4 July, academy product Tammy Abraham signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, keeping him at Stamford Bridge until the end of the 2021–22 season. On the same day, Abraham completed a season-long loan move to Premier League club Swansea City.[19]

On 9 July, Chelsea completed the signing of German international defender Antonio Rüdiger from Roma for a £29 million transfer fee. Upon joining the Blues, Rüdiger was assigned the number 2 shirt, formerly occupied by Branislav Ivanović.[20][21]

On 10 July, it was announced newly signed goalkeeper Willy Caballero would be assigned the number 1 shirt for the forthcoming campaign; number 1 had previously been worn by Asmir Begović before his transfer to AFC Bournemouth. On the same day, it was revealed academy product Charly Musonda's new shirt number would be number 17. The Premier League also granted Chelsea permission for his shirt name to be "Musonda Jr.".[22]

On 11 July, English international defender and academy product Ola Aina completed a season-long loan move to Championship club Hull City.[23]

On 12 July, English midfielder and academy product Ruben Loftus-Cheek completed a season-long loan move to Crystal Palace.[24]

On 13 July, English midfielder and academy product Nathaniel Chalobah completed a transfer to Premier League club Watford for an undisclosed transfer fee reported to be approximately £5.5 million. Buy-back and sell-on clauses were reported to have been included in the contract.[25][26]

On 14 July, Brazilian winger Lucas Piazon signed a two-year contract extension at Chelsea, simultaneously completing a season-long loan move to London neighbours Fulham, where he had previously been on loan in the 2016–17 season.[27] Also on 14 July, academy defender Jake Clarke-Salter signed a new four-year contract with Chelsea.[28]

On 15 July, Chelsea announced the signing of French international midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko from Monaco for an initial transfer fee of £40 million. He was assigned the number 14 shirt at the club, with the previous occupant, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, having left Chelsea on loan for the season. [29][30]

On 18 July, first-team manager Antonio Conte was rewarded for his successful first season at Chelsea with a new two-year contract, serving to replace the previous contract and offer improved terms to the Italian. After signing, Conte said, "I am very happy to have signed a new contract with Chelsea. We worked extremely hard in our first year to achieve something amazing, which I am very proud of. Now we must work even harder to stay at the top. The Chelsea fans have given me so much support since I arrived here one year ago and it is important we continue to succeed together." Along with the new contract, two new members of Conte's backroom team were announced: Paolo Vanoli and Davide Mazzotta. Vanoli will serve as first-team assistant while Mazzotta will serve as both an assistant and a player analyst.[31]

On 19 July, Chelsea announced a transfer fee had been agreed to with Real Madrid for the transfer of striker Álvaro Morata, subject to Morata agreeing to personal terms and passing a medical with Chelsea. The 24-year-old is a Spanish international forward who helped Real Madrid defend their UEFA Champions League title in 2016–17, scoring 20 goals in all competitions across the 2016–17 season. The initial transfer fee is reported to be around £58 million, which could increase to £70 million with add-ons, which would make him Chelsea's new record signing, surpassing the £50 million transfer fee paid for Fernando Torres in January 2011.[32][33] The signing was officially announced two days later on 21 July, with Morata signing a five-year deal with the Premier League champions. He will join the rest of the squad on their pre-season tour in Asia.[34]

Also on 21 July, French international defender Kurt Zouma signed a new six-year contract with Chelsea, keeping him at Stamford Bridge until the end of the 2022–23 season. Simultaneously, Zouma completed a season-long loan move to Premier League club Stoke City.[35] Academy product Jay Dasilva also signed a new contract with Chelsea through to 2021, simultaneously completing a season-long loan move to Charlton Athletic, where he had previously been loaned to during the latter half of the 2016–17 season.[36]

On 27 July, goalkeeper Jamal Blackman signed a contract extension at Chelsea through to 2021, simultaneously completing a season-long loan move to Championship club Sheffield United.[37] Also on 27 July, Jamaican defender Michael Hector completed a season-long loan move to Hull City,[38] and Czech defender Tomáš Kalas signed a new four-year contact at Chelsea, simultaneously completing a season-long loan move to Fulham, where he had been on loan during the previous season.[39]

On 31 July, Serbian international midfielder Nemanja Matić signed for Manchester United, ending his three-and-a-half-year second spell with Chelsea.[40]

Chelsea take to the pitch at Stamford Bridge for the first home game of the 2017–18 season, August 2017

August[edit]

On 2 August, Mario Pašalić signed a four-year contract extension and joined Russian champions Spartak Moscow on a season-long loan.

On 6 August, Chelsea lost the Community Shield 4–1 on penalties to Arsenal after drawing 1–1 in normal time.[41]

On 11 August, young English midfielder Lewis Baker signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, simultaneously completing a season-long loan move to Championship club Middlesbrough.[42]

On 12 August, Chelsea suffered a nightmare start to their Premier League title defence, losing 3–2 at home to Burnley, who had only won once away from home in the previous season. Chelsea's performance was marred by two of their players receiving red cards, the first being captain Gary Cahill in the early stages of the game, and the second being Cesc Fàbregas towards the closing stages of the match. The Blues fought back from 3–0 down with goals from debutant Álvaro Morata and David Luiz, but ultimately lost the match.[43] Such defeat was the second ever for a Premier League holder. The first was Leicester City's defeat against Hull City the previous season, only that was happened at an away game.

On 20 August, Chelsea bounced back from their disappointing defeat with a 2–1 away victory over Tottenham Hotspur at their temporary home, Wembley Stadium. Marcos Alonso scored a double, his first goal being a free-kick and his second a strike late in the match, while Spurs scored through an own goal from Michy Batshuayi. The win for Chelsea condemned Tottenham to defeat in their first home match of the season and their first at Wembley in the Premier League.[44]

On 25 August, Nigerian defender Kenneth Omeruo signed a new three-year contract with Chelsea, simultaneously completing a season-long loan move to Turkish club Kasımpaşa, where he had previously been on loan at in the 2015–16 campaign.[45]

On 27 August, Chelsea won their first Premier League home match of the 2017–18 season after defeating Everton 2–0 in a dominant display that the Blues could have won by more goals. Fàbregas opened the scoring in the 27th minute, coolly clipping into the bottom corner and past goalkeeper Jordan Pickford with the help of Morata, who claimed his second assist of the season. Morata would later add to Chelsea's goal tally with a header in the 40th minute, scoring his second league goal of the season. The Blues had many opportunities throughout the match to extend their lead, but ultimately won comfortably in a convincing performance that lifted them to sixth in the table after three matches.[46]

On 28 August, young Ivorian attacker Jérémie Boga signed a new three-year contract with Chelsea, and also joined Championship club Birmingham City on a season-long loan.[47]

Deadline day (31 August)[edit]

Davide Zappacosta in Chelsea colours, 2017
Danny Drinkwater in Chelsea regalia, 2017
Davide Zappacosta and Danny Drinkwater were Chelsea's arrivals on deadline day of the 2017 summer transfer window.

Chelsea signed two players on transfer deadline day: Italian right-back Davide Zappacosta from Torino, who joined for a reported £23 million transfer fee;[48] and Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who arrived for an undisclosed fee and signed a five-year contract with the Blues.[49]

In spite of several signings arriving at the club, it was a turbulent deadline day for the Blues, in that several of their transfer targets were missed. The most notable of these was Chelsea's attempt to sign Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, agreeing a fee with Everton only for Barkley to reject the move.[50] (Barkley would later join Chelsea in the January transfer window.[51]) Another English transfer target, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, also rejected a move to Chelsea after a fee had been agreed between the two clubs, with Oxlade-Chamberlain instead choosing a move to Liverpool on deadline day.[52][53] The Blues had also reportedly been close to signing Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente at one point throughout deadline day, only to miss out on signing him to their rivals Tottenham.[54]

September[edit]

On 1 September, Loïc Rémy left the club to sign for La Liga club Las Palmas on a two-year contract for a reported free transfer.[55]

On 9 September, Chelsea earned a 2–1 away victory at Leicester City, making it a third Premier League victory in a row. N'Golo Kanté scored the second goal for the Blues against his former club. Davide Zappacosta made his debut for Chelsea while Eden Hazard returned from injury, coming on as a substitute.[56]

On 12 September, Chelsea marked their return to the UEFA Champions League with a 6–0 thrashing of Azerbaijani champions Qarabağ, who made their first ever appearance in Europe's elite competition. Goals from Pedro, César Azpilicueta, Tiemoué Bakayoko, Michy Batshuayi as well as a goal from Zappacosta on his first start for Chelsea, and an own goal by Qarabağ player Maksim Medvedev, sent the Blues to the top of their group after the first round of fixtures.[57]

On 17 September, Chelsea hosted rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, who managed to emerge with a point by drawing 0–0 with the Blues. It was a frustrating match for Chelsea, who created several opportunities to score but could not find a cutting edge against a well-drilled Arsenal side. The game was also marred by David Luiz receiving a red card in the second half for a high tackle on Sead Kolašinac, with the defender set to miss Chelsea's next three matches as a result. His red card amounts to Chelsea's third red card of the season. The result sees the Blues remaining in third place, three points behind joint leaders Manchester United and Manchester City.[58]

On 20 September, Chelsea hosted Nottingham Forest in the third round of the EFL Cup, defeating the Championship club 5–1 to advance to the next round. Amongst the goalscorers was Batshuayi, who completed a hat-trick with a goal in the first half and two further goals in the second half. Kenedy and Charly Musonda also got on the scoresheet, and youngster Ethan Ampadu made his first senior Chelsea appearance as a second-half substitute.[59]

On 21 September, the long-protracted transfer saga surrounding exiled striker Diego Costa came to an end as Chelsea agreed a fee with Atlético Madrid for his transfer, to be completed in January after the expiry of the Spanish club's transfer ban.[60] He leaves Chelsea having scored 58 goals in 120 appearances for the Blues, including 20 in the Premier League last season as Chelsea won the title.[61]

On 23 September, Chelsea earned a fourth Premier League victory in five matches after thrashing Stoke City 4–0 away. Álvaro Morata opened the scoring for the Blues, with Pedro adding a second before half-time. Morata completed a hat-trick in the second half, Chelsea's first Premier League hat-trick since 2014, to keep the Blues in third position and within three points of the two Manchester clubs at the top of the table.[62]

On 27 September, Chelsea beat Atlético Madrid 2–1 away in a Champions League group stage match, making history in the process by becoming the first ever English club to defeat Atlético away from home in a European competition. Chelsea fell behind late in the first half after David Luiz conceded a penalty, which Antoine Griezmann converted. Morata leveled proceedings early in the second half with a header. The match looked to be finishing as a draw until Michy Batshuayi snatched a winner for Chelsea at the death. The result sees the Blues go top of Group C, four points ahead of Atlético and Roma after two match.[63]

On 30 September, three days after their Champions League heroics, Chelsea lost 1–0 at Stamford Bridge to league leaders Manchester City in a very poor performance that culminated in Chelsea only having two shots on target in the whole match. The defeat sees the gap between the two sides widen to six points, with Chelsea slipping into fourth.[64]

October[edit]

Defenders Antonio Rüdiger and Gary Cahill survey the scene in the 3–3 draw with Roma.

On 14 October, in their first league match after the international break, Chelsea fell to a very poor 2–1 away defeat against bottom Premier League side Crystal Palace. The home side scored their first goals and earned their first points of the season after losing their opening seven fixtures without scoring. An own goal from César Azpilicueta opened the scoring early in the first half before Tiémoué Bakayoko leveled proceedings shortly after. Palace would go on to win the match with a goal from the returning Wilfried Zaha. Chelsea were without key players N'Golo Kanté and Álvaro Morata, with Kanté picking up a hamstring injury during the international break and Morata suffering the same injury against Manchester City. Chelsea lost back-to-back league fixtures for the first time in a year, when they lost to Liverpool and Arsenal.[65]

On 18 October, Chelsea drew 3–3 at home against Roma in the UEFA Champions League. Chelsea, having lead 2–0 following goals from David Luiz and Eden Hazard, caved in to Roma's Edin Džeko and Aleksandar Kolarov, who between them scored three goals. With a late goal from Hazard to equalise for the home side, Chelsea dropped their first points in the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League group stage.[66]

Pre-match handshakes before the EFL Cup clash with Everton.

On 21 October, Chelsea enjoyed a 4–2 come-from-behind victory over Watford. Following a Pedro goal, Watford found themselves 2–1 up through goals from Abdoulaye Doucouré and Roberto Pereyra. However, Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to score a brace on either side of a César Azpilicueta winner. The win snapped a four-game winless streak in all competitions for Chelsea.[67]

On 25 October, Chelsea progressed past the round of 16 in the EFL Cup by defeating Everton 2–1 in the first match for Everton interim manager David Unsworth. Goals from Willian and Rüdiger rendered a late Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal a mere consolation.[68]

On 28 October, in the Premier League, Chelsea narrowly defeated AFC Bournemouth 1–0 away from home. A goal from Eden Hazard sealed the points in a tight encounter.[69]

On 31 October, in their final October fixture, Chelsea fell to a poor 3–0 away defeat to Roma in the Champions League, and became the first English team to lose a Champions League fixture in 2017-18 as a result. The Blues fell behind after 39 seconds from a goal by Stephan El Shaarawy, and they never looked like recovering after he scored a second in the 36th minute. Chelsea had more shots throughout the match, but a third Roma goal scored by Diego Perotti in the second half sealed the contest. Results elsewhere kept Chelsea in the top two of their group, with Atlético Madrid drawing with Qarabağ.[70]

November[edit]

On 5 November, Chelsea got the month off to a good start as they defeated long-time competitive rivals Manchester United 1–0 at Stamford Bridge, courtesy of a header from Álvaro Morata, scoring his first goal for the club since September. It was former Blues manager José Mourinho's third-straight loss at Stamford Bridge since he became United manager. The victory lifted Chelsea into fourth place and within one point of Manchester United in second.[71]

On 18 November, in Chelsea's first match after the international break, they dispatched West Bromwich Albion 4–0 away from home in the Premier League in a commanding performance that saw opposite number Tony Pulis sacked just days after the match. Álvaro Morata put Chelsea in front on 17 minutes, his eighth league goal of the season, while an Eden Hazard double either side of half-time and a first half goal from Marcos Alonso sealed a comfortable win for Chelsea. The victory was Chelsea's fourth successive league win, while West Brom remained without a win in all competitions since 22 August, a run of 11 matches. Chelsea moved up to third, one point behind Manchester United.[72]

On 22 November, Chelsea sealed their progression to the knockout stage of the Champions League after defeating Qarabağ 4–0 away in a 5,000-mile trip to Azerbaijan. Two goals from Willian, as well as spot-kicks from Eden Hazard and Cesc Fàbregas, confirmed the Blues will finish in the top two of Group C with a match to spare.[73]

On 25 November, just three days after travelling to Azerbaijan, Chelsea earned a 1–1 league draw at Anfield against Liverpool. Former Chelsea player Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for Liverpool with a close-range finish just after the hour mark, while Willian, continuing his good run of form, struck in the 85th minute through what appeared to be a cross looping over goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and into the far corner. The result was a repeat scoreline of last season's 1–1 draw at Anfield, ensuring Chelsea remained unbeaten in their past seven visits to Anfield, a run stretching back to 2013. However, the draw left Chelsea three points behind Manchester United in second and eight points behind league leaders Manchester City.[74]

On 27 November, former Chelsea academy manager Dermot Drummy died aged 56. Drummy won the 2010 FA Youth Cup whilst working at the club and later served as reserve team manager before taking the role of international head coach in June 2014. Former Chelsea youth players that had been coached under him paid tribute to Drummy, including Nathan Aké, Nathaniel Chalobah, Patrick Bamford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.[75][76]

On 29 November, Chelsea capped off the month of November with a hard-fought 1–0 league victory against struggling Swansea City. Chelsea dominated the game but had to wait until the 55th minute for the breakthrough, with defender Antonio Rüdiger heading in his first Premier League goal after N'Golo Kanté's shot was deflected into his path. The match was marred by an incident involving manager Antonio Conte and match official Neil Swarbrick, with the Italian spending the whole of the second half watching from a television feed in the dressing room after disputing Swarbrick's decision not to award a corner when the match was goalless. Conte later apologised for his conduct, stating "I was frustrated. For sure I made a mistake. During the game I suffer. With my players I suffer. It's a pity." Chelsea remained third in the table, 3 points behind Manchester United in second and 11 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City.[77]

December[edit]

Inside the London Stadium during the London derby defeat with West Ham United.

On 2 December, Chelsea defeated newly-promoted Newcastle United 3–1 at Stamford Bridge. Dwight Gayle put the visitors in front after 12 minutes, but Newcastle's lead was short lived as Eden Hazard and Álvaro Morata struck in the first half to send the Blues 2–1 up at the break. Hazard scored his second goal of the game in the second half, a chipped penalty after Matt Ritchie fouled Victor Moses in the area. The result kept Chelsea in touch with the two Manchester clubs after they had both won in the same gameweek, with the Blues remaining third, but now three points ahead of Liverpool in fourth.[78]

On 5 December, Chelsea drew 1–1 against Atlético Madrid on the final matchday of the Champions League. Saúl's header opened the scoring in the 56th minute before a Stefan Savić own goal leveled the scoreline. The result saw Roma surpass Chelsea for the top spot of Group C via the head-to-head tiebreaker. The draw also caused Atlético to fail to progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time since they failed to qualify outright, in 2012–13.[79]

On 9 December, Chelsea's unbeaten league run since October came to an end after they lost 1–0 to West Ham United at the London Stadium. Marko Arnautović scored for West Ham early in the first half, and Chelsea struggled to get a foothold in the game as they gifted David Moyes his first league win in charge of West Ham. Following the match, Antonio Conte admitted defeat in Chelsea's attempt to retain their Premier League crown, saying, "When you tell the truth, this is the truth. Now we have 11 points less than Manchester City [who had a game in hand]. In 16 games they won 15 and drew one. In 17 games we lost four. When you have a competitor like City and every game they are winning, it is very difficult to think you can fight for the title." [80][81]

On 12 December, Chelsea returned to winning ways in the Premier League in a dominant 3–1 away win against newly-promoted Huddersfield Town. Goals from Tiémoué Bakayoko, Willian and Pedro rendered a late Laurent Depoitre strike mere consolation.[81]

On 16 December, Chelsea defeated Southampton 1–0 at Stamford Bridge, courtesy of a Marcos Alonso free-kick, somewhat controversially occurring 30 seconds past the two allotted minutes of added time in the first half. In an otherwise extremely tight affair, Charlie Austin had the best chance for the away side with his first touch of the ball after he came on as a substitute. However, one goal proved to be enough for the Blues to secure all three points.[82]

On 20 December, Chelsea defeated AFC Bournemouth 2–1 in the EFL Cup quarter-finals. Conte rotated the team heavily, making eight changes from the side that beat Huddersfield. Ethan Ampadu was named man of the match after an admirable performance at centre-back, despite an early tackle that injured Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe. Chelsea took the lead through Willian, with Cesc Fàbregas and Kenedy heavily involved in the build-up. Chelsea dominated the majority of the first half, but Bournemouth were reinvigorated following the half-time break. Their efforts finally paid off in the 90th minute, when Dan Gosling curled in from outside of the 18-yard box. The match looked certain to go into extra time but following the kick-off, substitute Álvaro Morata almost immediately scored the winner. Following the match, Chelsea were drawn against Arsenal in the semi-finals. In the other match, high-flying Manchester City were drawn against Bristol City, who shockingly defeated their next opponent's city rivals, Manchester United.[83][84]

On 23 December, Chelsea visited Goodison Park and drew 0–0 against Everton. With striker Álvaro Morata suspended due to yellow card accumulation, Chelsea played Eden Hazard as a false nine. However, Chelsea lacked many scoring opportunities and ultimately were made to pay as Everton won a point in their final home match of the season.[85]

On 26 December, Chelsea took on Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge. Following a quiet first half in which the only clear-cut chance came from Tiémoué Bakayoko, Chelsea scored 53 seconds after the break, courtesy of an Álvaro Morata goal, assisted by César Azpilicueta. It was the sixth time that the Spaniards linked up during the season to score. Later on, Marcos Alonso headed in from a corner as the Blues comfortably won 2–0 to extend their unbeaten run on Boxing Day to 14 matches.[86]

On 30 December, Chelsea played their final match of 2017 against Stoke City, winning with ease 5–0. Due to fixture congestion in the festive period, Chelsea rotated their lineup slightly, resting Eden Hazard and Cesc Fàbregas. However, Stoke City started a completely rotated lineup, with manager and former Chelsea player Mark Hughes prioritizing the upcoming Newcastle game. After two goals in the opening ten minutes from Antonio Rüdiger and Danny Drinkwater, Chelsea looked set to dominate the match, and did so, scoring three more goals through Pedro, Willian and Davide Zappacosta. Chelsea ended the calendar year in second place, one point ahead of Manchester United and 14 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City.

January[edit]

Ross Barkley is presented to Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge following his move from Everton.

On 1 January 2018, Diego Costa officially departed the club and signed for Atlético Madrid.[87]

On 3 January, Chelsea took on Arsenal in a thrilling encounter which ended 2–2 away at the Emirates Stadium. Jack Wilshere opened the scoring after the break, following an end-to-end first half, headlined by a clear-cut chance missed by Álvaro Morata in the 15th minute. However, following the opener, Chelsea scored twice, once courtesy of an Eden Hazard penalty, and again in the 84th minute, when Marcos Alonso scored what looked to be the winner. However, in the 92nd minute, Héctor Bellerín scored a late equaliser into the bottom left corner of the goal, earning both teams one point. In the last minute of stoppage time, Morata missed another clear-cut chance, and substitute Davide Zappacosta lashed the rebound goalwards, only to see it bounce back off of the crossbar with virtually the last kick of the match. Following the match, Morata was heavily criticised due to his poor performance.[88]

On 5 January 2018, Chelsea signed 24-year-old Englishman Ross Barkley from Everton for a reported £15 million. He was assigned the number 8 shirt, previously occupied by Oscar and Frank Lampard. Barkley did not make any appearances for Everton in the 2017–18 season, so he was eligible to play in all of Chelsea's competitions. Following signing, Barkley said, "To be given a fresh start at a new club like Chelsea, it's unbelievable for me. I'm looking forward to continuing where I left off at the end of last season and hoping to improve and add more goals to my game." [89]

On 30 January 2018, Chelsea announced the signing of 23-year-old Brazilian–Italian Emerson from Roma for a reported £17 million; he was assigned the number 33 shirt.

Team kits[edit]

Supplier: Nike / Sponsor: Yokohama Tyres (chest), Alliance Tyres (sleeve)

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

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
First-team Manager Italy Antonio Conte
Assistant Managers Italy Angelo Alessio
Italy Gianluca Conte
Italy Carlo Cudicini
Italy Paolo Vanoli
Goalkeeper Coach Italy Gianluca Spinelli
Assistant Goalkeeper Coach Portugal Henrique Hilário
Head Fitness Coaches Italy Paolo Bertelli
England Chris Jones
Spain Julio Tous
Assistant Fitness Coach Italy Constantino Coratti
Consultant Personal Trainer/Nutritionist Italy Tiberio Ancora
Video Analyst Italy Davide Mazzotta
Senior Opposition Scout England Mick McGiven
Medical Director Spain Paco Biosca
Head of Youth Development England Neil Bath
Loan Technical Coach England Eddie Newton
Under-23 Team Manager England Joe Edwards
Under-18 Team Manager England Jody Morris
Head of International Scouting England Scott McLachlan

Source:Chelsea F.C.

Other information[edit]

Stamford Bridge
Owner RussiaIsrael Roman Abramovich
Chairman United States Bruce Buck
Directors RussiaCanada Marina Granovskaia
UkraineCanada Eugene Tenenbaum
Chief Executive England Guy Laurence
Club Secretary England David Barnard
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Stamford Bridge (41,663 / 103x67 metres)
Training Ground Cobham Training Centre

Source:Chelsea F.C.

Squad information[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 19 May 2018.[90][91]
No. Name Nat Position Since Date of birth (Age) Signed from Games Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Willy Caballero Argentina GK 2017 (1981-09-28)28 September 1981 (aged 36) England Manchester City 13 0
13 Thibaut Courtois Belgium GK 2011 (1992-05-11)11 May 1992 (aged 26) Belgium Genk 154 0
37 Eduardo Portugal GK 2016 (1982-09-19)19 September 1982 (aged 35) Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 0 0
Defenders
2 Antonio Rüdiger Germany CB / RB 2017 (1993-03-03)3 March 1993 (aged 25) Italy Roma 45 3
3 Marcos Alonso Spain LWB / LB 2016 (1990-12-28)28 December 1990 (aged 27) Italy Fiorentina 81 14
15 Victor Moses HG1 Nigeria RWB / RW 2012 (1990-12-12)12 December 1990 (aged 27) England Wigan Athletic 122 18
21 Davide Zappacosta Italy RB / RWB / LB 2017 (1992-06-11)11 June 1992 (aged 25) Italy Torino 35 2
24 Gary Cahill HG1 (C) England CB 2012 (1985-12-19)19 December 1985 (aged 32) England Bolton Wanderers 282 25
27 Andreas Christensen U21 HG2 Denmark CB / RB 2012 (1996-04-10)10 April 1996 (aged 22) Academy 43 0
28 César Azpilicueta (VC) Spain CB / RB / LB 2012 (1989-08-28)28 August 1989 (aged 28) France Marseille 280 8
30 David Luiz Brazil CB / CDM 2016 (1987-04-22)22 April 1987 (aged 31) France Paris Saint-Germain 197 15
33 Emerson Italy LWB / LB 2018 (1994-08-03)3 August 1994 (aged 23) Italy Roma 7 0
50 Trevoh Chalobah U21 HG2 England CB / RB / LB 2018 (1999-07-05)5 July 1999 (aged 18) Academy 0 0
66 Dujon Sterling U21 HG2 England RWB / RW 2017 (1999-10-24)24 October 1999 (aged 18) Academy 2 0
Midfielders
4 Cesc Fàbregas HG1 Spain CM 2014 (1987-05-04)4 May 1987 (aged 31) Spain Barcelona 182 21
6 Danny Drinkwater HG1 England CM 2017 (1990-03-05)5 March 1990 (aged 28) England Leicester City 22 1
7 N'Golo Kanté France CM / CDM / RM 2016 (1991-03-29)29 March 1991 (aged 27) England Leicester City 89 3
8 Ross Barkley HG1 England AM / CM 2018 (1993-12-05)5 December 1993 (aged 24) England Everton 4 0
10 Eden Hazard Belgium LW / RW 2012 (1991-01-07)7 January 1991 (aged 27) France Lille 300 89
11 Pedro Spain RW / LW 2015 (1987-07-28)28 July 1987 (aged 30) Spain Barcelona 131 28
14 Tiémoué Bakayoko France CM / CDM 2017 (1994-08-17)17 August 1994 (aged 23) France Monaco 43 3
22 Willian Brazil RW / LW 2013 (1988-08-09)9 August 1988 (aged 29) Russia Anzhi Makhachkala 236 44
36 Kyle Scott U21 HG2 United States CM 2017 (1997-12-22)22 December 1997 (aged 20) Academy 1 0
44 Ethan Ampadu U21 HG1 Wales CM / CB / CDM 2017 (2000-09-14)14 September 2000 (aged 17) England Exeter City 7 0
70 Callum Hudson-Odoi U21 HG2 England AM 2017 (2000-11-07)7 November 2000 (aged 17) Academy 4 0
Forwards
9 Álvaro Morata Spain ST 2017 (1992-10-23)23 October 1992 (aged 25) Spain Real Madrid 48 15
18 Olivier Giroud France ST 2018 (1986-09-30)30 September 1986 (aged 31) England Arsenal 18 5
  • HG1 = Association-trained player
  • HG2 = Club-trained player
  • U21 = Under-21 player

New contracts[edit]

No. Pos Player Contract length Contract end Date Source
AM England Kasey Palmer 4 years 2021 3 July 2017 [92]
CF England Tammy Abraham 5 years 2022 4 July 2017 [93]
CM Ecuador Josimar Quintero 2 years 2019 5 July 2017 [94]
43 LM England Isaac Christie-Davies 1 year 2018 6 July 2017 [94]
52 LB Wales Cole Dasilva 1 year 2018 6 July 2017 [94]
47 CB Sweden Ali Suljic 1 year 2018 6 July 2017 [94]
35 CB England Jake Clarke-Salter 4 years 2021 14 July 2017 [95]
AM Brazil Lucas Piazon 2 years 2019 14 July 2017 [96]
CM Netherlands Marco van Ginkel 3 years 2020 16 July 2017 [97]
CF England Ike Ugbo 4 years 2021 17 July 2017 [98]
LB England Jay Dasilva 4 years 2021 21 July 2017 [99]
5 CB France Kurt Zouma 6 years 2023 21 July 2017 [100]
CM England Mason Mount 4 years 2021 24 July 2017 [101]
CF England Izzy Brown 4 years 2021 25 July 2017 [102]
32 CB Czech Republic Tomáš Kalas 4 years 2021 27 July 2017 [103]
GK England Jamal Blackman 4 years 2021 27 July 2017 [104]
39 CM Croatia Mario Pašalić 4 years 2021 2 August 2017 [105]
54 CM England Jacob Maddox 4 years 2021 6 August 2017 [106]
34 CM England Lewis Baker 5 years 2022 11 August 2017 [107]
49 RB England Charlie Wakefield 2 years 2019 15 August 2017 [108]
CB Nigeria Kenneth Omeruo 3 years 2020 25 August 2017 [109]
38 LW Ivory Coast Jérémie Boga 3 years 2020 28 August 2017 [110]
65 CM England George McEachran 2 years 2019 31 August 2017 [111]
63 CB England Marc Guéhi 3 years 2020 14 September 2017 [112]
44 CB Wales Ethan Ampadu 3 years 2020 18 September 2017 [113]
RB England Tariq Lamptey 3 years 2020 30 September 2017 [114]
CM England Jon Russell 3 years 2020 9 October 2017 [115]
GK England Jared Thompson 2 years 2019 19 October 2017 [116]
CB England Jack Wakely 3 years 2020 25 October 2017 [117]
70 CF England Callum Hudson-Odoi 2 years 2019 17 November 2017 [118]
66 RB England Dujon Sterling 5 years 2022 20 November 2017 [119]
17 LW Belgium Charly Musonda 5 years 2022 8 December 2017 [120]
GK England Nathan Baxter 3 years 2020 5 January 2018 [121]
27 CB Denmark Andreas Christensen 5 years 2022 9 January 2018 [122]
50 CB England Trevoh Chalobah 4 years 2021 9 March 2018 [123]
53 CB England Josh Grant 1 year 2019 10 May 2018 [124]
56 CB England Richard Nartey 1 year 2019 10 May 2018 [124]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Summer[edit]

First Team

No. Pos Player Transferred From Fee Date Source
1 GK Argentina Willy Caballero England Manchester City Free 1 July 2017 [125]
2 CB Germany Antonio Rüdiger Italy Roma £29,000,000[a] 9 July 2017 [126]
14 CM France Tiémoué Bakayoko France Monaco £40,000,000 15 July 2017 [127]
9 ST Spain Álvaro Morata Spain Real Madrid £58,000,000[b] 21 July 2017 [128]
21 RB Italy Davide Zappacosta Italy Torino £23,000,000 31 August 2017 [48]
6 CM England Danny Drinkwater England Leicester City £35,000,000 31 August 2017 [129]

Development and Academy

No. Pos Player Transferred From Fee Date Source
GK Croatia Karlo Žiger Croatia NK Zagreb Undisclosed 1 July 2017 [130]
72 GK France Nicolas Tie France Poitiers Undisclosed 1 July 2017 [131][132]
71 AM Scotland Billy Gilmour Scotland Rangers £500,000 1 July 2017 [133][13]
73 CF Netherlands Daishawn Redan Netherlands Ajax Free 1 July 2017 [134]
44 CB Wales Ethan Ampadu England Exeter City Undisclosed 1 July 2017 [135]
LW England Adebambo Akinjogbin England Abbey Rangers Free 17 August 2017 [136]
LB England Renedi Masampu England Metropolitan Police Free 17 August 2017 [136]
LW England Tushaun Walters England Abbey Rangers Free 17 August 2017 [136]
48 LW Belgium Kylian Hazard Hungary Újpest Undisclosed 29 August 2017 [137]

Winter[edit]

First Team

No. Pos Player Transferred From Fee Date Source
8 AM England Ross Barkley England Everton £15,000,000 5 January 2018 [138][89]
33 LB Italy Emerson Italy Roma £17,500,000 30 January 2018 [139]
18 ST France Olivier Giroud England Arsenal £18,000,000 31 January 2018 [140]

Out[edit]

Summer[edit]

No. Pos Player Transferred To Fee Date Source
1 GK Bosnia and Herzegovina Asmir Begović England Bournemouth £10,000,000 1 July 2017 [141]
41 CF England Dominic Solanke England Liverpool Tribunal 1 July 2017 [142]
RW Colombia Juan Cuadrado Italy Juventus £17,300,000[c] 1 July 2017 [143]
RW Ghana Christian Atsu England Newcastle United £6,200,000 1 July 2017 [144]
RW England Alex Kiwomya England Doncaster Rovers Free 1 July 2017 [145]
RW Burkina Faso Bertrand Traoré France Lyon £8,800,000 1 July 2017 [8]
6 LB Netherlands Nathan Aké England Bournemouth £20,000,000 1 July 2017 [146]
LB Chile Cristián Cuevas Chile Huachipato Undisclosed 1 July 2017 [147]
26 CB England John Terry England Aston Villa Free 3 July 2017 [148][149]
29 CM England Nathaniel Chalobah England Watford £5,000,000[d] 13 July 2017 [150]
DM Saudi Arabia Mukhtar Ali Netherlands Vitesse £500,000 17 July 2017 [151]
21 CM Serbia Nemanja Matić England Manchester United £40,000,000[e] 31 July 2017 [152]
CM Belgium Tika Musonda Spain Llagostera Free 22 August 2017 [153]
CB England Kyle Jameson England West Bromwich Albion Undisclosed 31 August 2017 [154]
CF England Malakai Hinckson-Mars England Barnet Undisclosed 31 August 2017 [154]
18 CF France Loïc Rémy Spain Las Palmas Free 1 September 2017 [155]
CB Scotland Alex Davey England Cheltenham Town Free 21 September 2017 [156][157]
  1. ^ £4,300,000 in bonuses
  2. ^ £12,000,000 in possible add-ons
  3. ^ £4,000,000 in variables
  4. ^ £2,000,000 in bonuses
  5. ^ £5,000,000 in possible add-ons

Winter[edit]

No. Pos Player Transferred To Fee Date Source
19 CF Spain Diego Costa Spain Atlético Madrid £50,000,000[a] 1 January 2018 [158][159][160][161]
CF England Adebambo Akinjogbin Unattached Free 1 January 2018 [162]
47 CB Sweden Ali Suljic Unattached[b] Free 31 January 2018 [164]
45 LM Switzerland Miro Muheim Switzerland St. Gallen Free 31 January 2018 [164]
  1. ^ £8,000,000 in add-ons
  2. ^ Suljic joined BK Häcken on 2 July 2018.[163]

Loan out[edit]

Summer[edit]

No. Pos Player Loaned To Start End Source
CM Serbia Danilo Pantić Serbia Partizan 1 July 2017 30 June 2018 [165]
GK England Nathan Baxter England Woking 1 July 2017 30 June 2018 [166]
RB England Fankaty Dabo Netherlands Vitesse 1 July 2017 30 June 2018 [167]
CF England Tammy Abraham Wales Swansea City 4 July 2017 30 June 2018 [93]
AM England Kasey Palmer England Huddersfield Town 4 July 2017 3 January 2018 [a] [92]
RB England Todd Kane Netherlands Groningen 5 July 2017 30 January 2018 [b] [170]
CM Ecuador Josimar Quintero Russia Rostov 5 July 2017 1 January 2018 [c] [172]
CM England Charlie Colkett Netherlands Vitesse 6 July 2017 31 January 2018 [d] [173]
GK England Bradley Collins England Forest Green Rovers 7 July 2017 30 June 2018 [174]
34 RB Nigeria Ola Aina England Hull City 11 July 2017 30 June 2018 [175]
14 CM England Ruben Loftus-Cheek England Crystal Palace 12 July 2017 30 June 2018 [176]
AM Brazil Lucas Piazon England Fulham 14 July 2017 30 June 2018 [96]
CM Netherlands Marco van Ginkel Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 16 July 2017 30 June 2018 [177]
CF England Ike Ugbo England Barnsley 17 July 2017 3 January 2018 [e] [178]
LB England Jay Dasilva England Charlton Athletic 21 July 2017 30 June 2018 [99]
5 CB France Kurt Zouma England Stoke City 21 July 2017 30 June 2018 [100]
CM England Mason Mount Netherlands Vitesse 24 July 2017 30 June 2018 [101]
CF England Izzy Brown England Brighton & Hove Albion 25 July 2017 10 January 2018 [f] [180]
32 CB Czech Republic Tomáš Kalas England Fulham 27 July 2017 30 June 2018 [103]
CB Jamaica Michael Hector England Hull City 27 July 2017 30 June 2018 [181]
GK England Jamal Blackman England Sheffield United 27 July 2017 30 June 2018 [104]
CB United States Matt Miazga Netherlands Vitesse 28 July 2017 30 June 2018 [182]
GK England Jared Thompson England Chippenham Town 28 July 2017 30 June 2018 [183]
DM Ivory Coast Victorien Angban Belgium Waasland-Beveren 28 July 2017 30 June 2018 [184]
39 CM Croatia Mario Pašalić Russia Spartak Moscow 2 August 2017 30 June 2018 [185]
34 CM England Lewis Baker England Middlesbrough 11 August 2017 30 June 2018 [107]
CB Nigeria Kenneth Omeruo Turkey Kasımpaşa 25 August 2017 30 June 2018 [109]
38 LW Ivory Coast Jérémie Boga England Birmingham City 28 August 2017 30 June 2018 [110]
42 CM England Jordan Houghton England Doncaster Rovers 31 August 2017 30 June 2018 [g] [187]
49 RB England Charlie Wakefield England Stevenage 31 August 2017 30 June 2018 [154]
LW Brazil Nathan France Amiens 31 August 2017 1 January 2018 [h] [188]
31 CB England Fikayo Tomori England Hull City 31 August 2017 30 June 2018 [189]
CF Colombia Joao Rodríguez Mexico Tampico Madero 5 September 2017 30 June 2018 [190]
  1. ^ On 3 January 2018, Palmer's loan spell was terminated.[168]
  2. ^ On 30 January 2018, Kane's loan spell was terminated.[169]
  3. ^ On 1 January 2018, Quintero's loan spell was terminated.[171]
  4. ^ On 31 January 2018, Colkett's loan spell was terminated.[164]
  5. ^ On 3 January 2018, Ugbo's loan spell was terminated.[168]
  6. ^ On 10 January 2018, Brown's loan spell was terminated.[179]
  7. ^ On 5 January 2018, Houghton's loan spell was extended until 30 June 2018.[186]
  8. ^ On 1 January 2018, Nathan's loan spell was terminated.

Winter[edit]

No. Pos Player Loaned To Start End Source
CF England Ike Ugbo England Milton Keynes Dons 4 January 2018 30 June 2018 [191]
35 CB England Jake Clarke-Salter England Sunderland 8 January 2018 30 June 2018 [192]
CM Ecuador Josimar Quintero Spain Betis B 17 January 2018 30 June 2018 [193]
LW Brazil Nathan Portugal Belenenses 18 January 2018 30 June 2018 [194]
16 LW Brazil Kenedy England Newcastle United 23 January 2018 30 June 2018 [195]
LB Ghana Baba Rahman Germany Schalke 04 29 January 2018 30 June 2019 [196]
17 MF Belgium Charly Musonda Scotland Celtic 29 January 2018 17 May 2018[a] [198]
RB England Todd Kane England Oxford United 31 January 2018 30 June 2018 [164]
23 CF Belgium Michy Batshuayi Germany Borussia Dortmund 31 January 2018 30 June 2018 [199]
AM England Kasey Palmer England Derby County 31 January 2018 30 June 2018 [200]
41 GK England Mitchell Beeney Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers 22 February 2018 30 June 2018 [201]

Overall transfer activity[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

On 16 March 2017, it was announced that Chelsea would play Arsenal at the Beijing National Stadium in China, prior to the 2017 International Champions Cup.[202] Before heading to China, Chelsea played a behind-closed-doors friendly against local rivals Fulham, which they won by a convincing scoreline of 8–2.

International Champions Cup[edit]

On 16 March 2017, the schedule for the 2017 International Champions Cup was announced. Chelsea played Bayern Munich and Internazionale in the club's first ever trip to Singapore.[203][202]

Competitions[edit]

FA Community Shield[edit]

Premier League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
3 Tottenham Hotspur 38 23 8 7 74 36 +38 77 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
4 Liverpool 38 21 12 5 84 38 +46 75
5 Chelsea 38 21 7 10 62 38 +24 70 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[b]
6 Arsenal 38 19 6 13 74 51 +23 63
7 Burnley 38 14 12 12 36 39 −3 54 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[b]
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored. 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[204]
Notes:
  1. ^ On 17 May 2018, Kane's loan spell was terminated.[197]
  2. ^ a b Since the winners of the 2017–18 FA Cup (Chelsea) and the winners of the 2017–18 EFL Cup (Manchester City) both qualified for European competition based on their league positions, the berths awarded to the 5th-placed team (Europa League group stage) and the League Cup winners (Europa League second qualifying round) were passed down the league.

Result 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 7 10 62 38  +24 70 11 4 4 30 16  +14 10 3 6 32 22  +10

Last updated: 13 May 2018.
Source: Premier League

Results by matchday[edit]

Matchday 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 H A A H H A A H A H H A H A H A H A A H H H A A A H H A
Result L W W W D W L L W W W W D W W L W W D W W D D W L L W L L W L D W W W W D L
Position 14 11 6 3 3 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Last updated: 13 May 2018.
Source: 11v11

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

The fixtures for the 2017–18 season were announced on 14 June 2017.[205][206]

EFL Cup[edit]

Chelsea entered the competition in the third round and were drawn at home to Nottingham Forest.[207] Another home tie against Everton was confirmed for the fourth round.[208] A third home tie was drawn for the Blues as they host AFC Bournemouth in the quarter-finals.[209]

  Win   Draw   Loss

FA Cup[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

In the FA Cup, Chelsea entered in the third round and were drawn away to Norwich City.[210]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

On 24 August 2017, the group stages were confirmed with Chelsea facing Atlético Madrid, Roma and Qarabağ in Group C.[211] The club finished as runners-up in the group stages and were drawn against Barcelona in round of 16.[212]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ROM CHL ATL QRB
1 Italy Roma 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11[a] Advance to knockout phase 3–0 0–0 1–0
2 England Chelsea 6 3 2 1 16 8 +8 11[a] 3–3 1–1 6–0
3 Spain Atlético Madrid 6 1 4 1 5 4 +1 7 Transfer to Europa League 2–0 1–2 1–1
4 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 6 0 2 4 2 14 −12 2 1–2 0–4 0–0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Chelsea 3–3 Roma, Roma 3–0 Chelsea.

  Win   Draw   Loss

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

No. Pos. Name Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Champions League Community Shield Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Argentina Willy Caballero 3 0 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0
2 DF Germany Antonio Rüdiger 27 2 6 0 5 1 6 0 1 0 45 3 6 0
3 DF Spain Marcos Alonso 33 7 3 1 2 0 7 0 1 0 46 8 9 0
4 MF Spain Cesc Fàbregas 32 2 4 0 4 0 8 1 1 0 49 3 6 1
6 MF England Danny Drinkwater 12 1 4 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 22 1 0 0
7 MF France N'Golo Kanté 34 1 5 0 2 0 6 0 1 0 48 1 4 0
8 MF England Ross Barkley 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
9 FW Spain Álvaro Morata 31 11 6 2 3 1 7 1 1 0 48 15 10 1
10 MF Belgium Eden Hazard 34 12 5 1 4 1 8 3 0 0 51 17 3 0
11 MF Spain Pedro 31 4 6 2 3 0 7 1 1 0 48 7 2 2
13 GK Belgium Thibaut Courtois 35 0 1 0 1 0 8 0 1 0 46 0 3 0
14 MF France Tiémoué Bakayoko 29 2 5 0 4 0 5 1 0 0 43 3 6 1
15 MF Nigeria Victor Moses 25 (3) 3 3 0 2 0 4 0 1 1 35 (3) 4 5 0
18 FW France Olivier Giroud 6 (7) 3 3 (1) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 (8) 5 1 0
21 DF Italy Davide Zappacosta 12 (10) 1 4 0 3 (1) 0 4 (1) 1 0 0 23 (12) 2 2 0
22 MF Brazil Willian 20 (16) 6 5 (1) 2 3 (1) 2 4 (4) 3 1 0 33 (22) 13 4 0
24 DF England Gary Cahill 24 (3) 0 5 (1) 0 3 0 5 (1) 0 1 0 38 (5) 0 3 1
27 DF Denmark Andreas Christensen 23 (4) 0 2 (1) 0 4 0 5 (1) 0 0 0 34 (6) 0 0 0
28 DF Spain César Azpilicueta 37 2 4 0 2 0 8 1 1 0 52 3 2 0
30 DF Brazil David Luiz 9 (1) 1 2 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 16 (1) 2 6 1
33 DF Italy Emerson 3 (2) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 (2) 0 0 0
36 MF United States Kyle Scott 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 1 0
37 GK Portugal Eduardo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 MF Wales Ethan Ampadu 0 (1) 0 2 (1) 0 2 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 4 (3) 0 1 0
50 DF England Trevoh Chalobah 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
66 DF England Dujon Sterling 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (2) 0 0 0
70 MF England Callum Hudson-Odoi 0 (2) 0 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (4) 0 0 0
Players who left the club in August/January transfer window or on loan
16 MF Brazil Kenedy 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0
17 MF Belgium Charly Musonda 0 (3) 0 0 (1) 0 2 1 0 0 0 (1) 0 2 (5) 1 0 0
23 FW Belgium Michy Batshuayi 3 (9) 2 3 3 3 (2) 3 1 (3) 2 1 0 11 (14) 10 0 0
35 DF England Jake Clarke-Salter 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0
38 MF Ivory Coast Jérémie Boga 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Last updated: 19 May 2018.
Source: Chelsea F.C.

Top scorers[edit]

The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal.

Rnk Pos No. Player Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Champions League Community Shield Total
1 MF 10 Belgium Eden Hazard 12 1 1 3 0 17
2 FW 9 Spain Álvaro Morata 11 2 1 1 0 15
3 MF 22 Brazil Willian 6 2 2 3 0 13
4 FW 23 Belgium Michy Batshuayi 2 3 3 2 0 10
5 DF 3 Spain Marcos Alonso 7 1 0 0 0 8
6 MF 11 Spain Pedro 4 2 0 1 0 7
7 FW 18 France Olivier Giroud 3 2 0 0 0 5
8 MF 15 Nigeria Victor Moses 3 0 0 0 1 4
9 DF 2 Germany Antonio Rüdiger 2 0 1 0 0 3
DF 28 Spain César Azpilicueta 2 0 0 1 0 3
MF 4 Spain Cesc Fàbregas 2 0 0 1 0 3
MF 14 France Tiémoué Bakayoko 2 0 0 1 0 3
13 DF 21 Italy Davide Zappacosta 1 0 0 1 0 2
DF 30 Brazil David Luiz 1 0 0 1 0 2
15 MF 6 England Danny Drinkwater 1 0 0 0 0 1
MF 7 France N'Golo Kanté 1 0 0 0 0 1
MF 16 Brazil Kenedy 0 0 1 0 0 1
MF 17 Belgium Charly Musonda 0 0 1 0 0 1
Own goals 2 0 0 2 0 4
Total 62 13 10 17 1 103

Last updated: 19 May 2018.
Source: Chelsea F.C.

Clean sheets[edit]

The list is sorted by shirt number when total clean sheets are equal.

Rnk No. Player Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Champions League Community Shield Total
1 13 Belgium Thibaut Courtois 15 1 1 2 0 19
2 1 Argentina Willy Caballero 1 4 0 0 0 5

Last updated: 19 May 2018.
Source: Chelsea F.C.

Summary[edit]

Games played 59 (38 Premier League) (7 FA Cup) (5 EFL Cup) (8 Champions League) (1 Community Shield)
Games won 32 (21 Premier League) (5 FA Cup) (3 EFL Cup) (3 Champions League)
Games drawn 14 (7 Premier League) (2 FA Cup) (1 EFL Cup) (3 Champions League) (1 Community Shield)
Games lost 13 (10 Premier League) (1 EFL Cup) (2 Champions League)
Goals scored 103 (62 Premier League) (13 FA Cup) (10 EFL Cup) (17 Champions League) (1 Community Shield)
Goals conceded 58 (38 Premier League) (2 FA Cup) (5 EFL Cup) (12 Champions League) (1 Community Shield)
Goal difference +45 (+24 Premier League) (+11 FA Cup) (+5 EFL Cup) (+5 Champions League)
Clean sheets 24 (16 Premier League) (5 FA Cup) (1 EFL Cup) (2 Champions League)
Yellow cards 74 (44 Premier League) (9 FA Cup) (8 EFL Cup) (10 Champions League) (3 Community Shield)
Red cards 7 (4 Premier League) (2 FA Cup) (1 Community Shield)
Most appearances Brazil Willian (55 appearances)
Top scorer Belgium Eden Hazard (17 goals)
Winning Percentage Overall: 32/59 (54.2%)

Last updated: 19 May 2018.
Source: Chelsea F.C.

Awards[edit]

Player[edit]

No. Player Award Month Source
22 Brazil Willian Premier League Goal of the Month
January
[213]
3 Spain Marcos Alonso PFA Team of the Year
2017–18
[214]

Manager[edit]

Manager Award Month Source

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