2013–14 Chelsea F.C. season

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2013–14 season
OwnerRoman Abramovich
ChairmanBruce Buck
ManagerJosé Mourinho
StadiumStamford Bridge
Premier League3rd
FA CupFifth round
League CupFifth round
UEFA Champions LeagueSemi-finals
UEFA Super CupRunners-up
Top goalscorerLeague: Eden Hazard (14)
All: Eden Hazard (17)
Highest home attendance41,623 vs West Bromwich Albion (9 November, Premier League)
Lowest home attendance38,059 vs Basel (18 September, UEFA Champions League)

The 2013–14 season was Chelsea Football Club's 100th competitive season, 25th consecutive season in the top flight of English football, 22nd consecutive season in the Premier League and 108th year in existence as a football club. Chelsea participated in the UEFA Champions League this season, qualified directly for the group stage by virtue of finishing third in the 2012–13 Premier League, and reached the Semi-finals stage, being knocked out by Atlético Madrid. Chelsea came third in the Premier League for a second successive season, thus again qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stage. Chelsea ended their 2013–14 campaign without a trophy, a first since the 2010–11 season. Their league performance, however, at 82 points, was the best one since the 2009–10 season.

Month-by-month review[edit]


José Mourinho returned as Chelsea's manager in June 2013.

On 3 June, Chelsea announced that former manager José Mourinho had been appointed as the new manager for the 2013–14 season. He signed a four-year contract with the Blues, up to the end of the 2016–17 season. He was re-united with former squad members John Terry, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, John Obi Mikel, Petr Čech, Henrique Hilário and Michael Essien whom he brought back from his loan spell at Real Madrid. Mourinho also brought three coaching staff members with him to Stamford Bridge in Rui Faria, Silvino Louro—both of whom had worked at Chelsea under Mourinho's previous tenure—and José Morais. Mourinho was officially announced to the media on 10 June and took charge of the team on 1 July for the pre-season.[1] One of Mourinho's first games was against Barcelona rival Pep Guardiola, as he managed 2012–13 UEFA Champions League winners Bayern Munich in the 2013 UEFA Super Cup at the Eden Arena in Prague.[2] In Mourinho's first official interview back, he referred to himself as "The Happy One" in regards to his appointment as the new Chelsea manager, having called himself "The Special One" during his first tenure.[3]

On 13 June, Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen reached an agreement for the transfer of André Schürrle, subject to the completion of legal documentation and related matters, including personal terms and passing a medical.

Following the release of the 2013–14 Premier League fixtures, Mourinho's first match in charge since his return was at home against Hull City. Chelsea then faced a trip to Old Trafford for David Moyes' first home game as Manchester United manager. The Blues will finish their campaign away to Cardiff City. During his first spell in charge at Chelsea, Mourinho was unbeaten in 60 league home games.[4][5]

On 21 June, the club announced a contract extension with Adidas that will see them supply the club kits until 2023.[6] This deal means that Chelsea, along with Arsenal, hold the record for the biggest shirt deal in the history of the Barclays Premier League, valued at £300 million.

Chelsea completed the signing of André Schürrle for a fee of around £18.75 million. Schürrle became Mourinho's first signing since returning to the club, signing a five-year deal. He is the first player to wear the number 14 shirt since Claudio Pizarro in 2007–08.[7][8]

Marko Marin left Chelsea to go on loan at Sevilla for the duration of the season[9] while Todd Kane and George Saville also went on season long and half-season loans to Blackburn Rovers[10] and Brentford, respectively. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will remain on loan at Atlético Madrid for at least another season.[11]

A number of players were released by the club; Yossi Benayoun, Florent Malouda; who joined Trabzonspor in Turkey; Ross Turnbull, who signed for Doncaster Rovers; and several youth prospects that failed to live up to expectation. Paulo Ferreira retired from football after several years at the club and Jeffrey Bruma was sold to PSV for £2.5 million.


Chelsea signed midfielder Marco van Ginkel from Dutch club Vitesse for an undisclosed fee, but a reported £8 million deal. The 20-year-old signed on a five-year deal and was Chelsea's second signing of the summer. Van Ginkel won the 2012 Dutch Football Talent of the Year.[12][13]

Chelsea also announced the signing of former Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, on a free transfer. After having two bids rejected for Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy, Mourinho decided to sign Mark Schwarzer as back up for Petr Čech.[14][15] Oriol Romeu left Chelsea to go on loan at Valencia for the entirety of the season, while West Bromwich Albion youngster Isaiah Brown was signed for around £250,000. Mourinho won his first game back as Chelsea boss after overseeing a 1–0 friendly victory over the Singha All-Stars on 17 July in Chelsea's first leg of their Asian tour in Bangkok. A few days later, on 21 July, Chelsea won the second leg of their Asian tour with a 4–1 victory over a Malaysian XI in Shah Alam. On 23 July, Chelsea announced the signing of Cristián Cuevas from Chilean club O'Higgins.[16]

Chelsea rounded off their Asian tour with an 8–1 demolition of the BNI Indonesia All-Stars in Jakarta on 25 July.

A number of young players were sent on loan to gain first-team experience; Patrick van Aanholt and Gaël Kakuta were both sent on loan to Vitesse for another season, Matej Delač was sent on a season-long loan to Vojvodina in Serbia, whilst Sam Walker and Daniel Pappoe were both loaned to Colchester United for the first half of the season. Additionally, Patrick Bamford, Billy Clifford and Milan Lalkovič were sent on half-season loans to Milton Keynes Dons, Yeovil and Walsall respectively, whilst Eden Hazard's younger brother Thorgan also saw his loan with Zulte-Waregem in Belgium renewed for the season.


On 1 August, Chelsea announced that senior reserve goalkeeper Henrique Hilário had signed a new one-year deal after his contract had expired in June.[17] Another youngster was signed, teenage Croatian striker Stipe Perica. Eighteen-year-old defender Nathan Aké signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, he made six appearances for the Blues last season.

Chelsea recorded a comfortable 2–0 victory over Inter Milan in Round 1 of prestige exhibition tournament the International Champions Cup on 1 August in Indianapolis. Chelsea registered another win in their Round 2 fixture three days later on 4 August, once again a comfortable 2–0 victory, this time over Internazionale's cross-town rivals Milan in New York City. On 7 August, Chelsea lost their perfect pre-season record after they were defeated in the International Champions Cup final by Real Madrid in Miami, losing 3–1.[18] Chelsea won their final game of pre-season in a 2–1 victory over Roma in Washington, D.C., on 10 August. This marked the end of a largely successful pre-season for Chelsea, registering wins over Italian top flight opposition in Inter, Milan and Roma, while comfortably defeating three Asian sides.

Yet again, more youngsters were sent on loan and in keeping with Chelsea's special relationship with Vitesse, newly signed Chilean youngster Cristián Cuevas and Lucas Piazon were sent on loan to the Dutch side[19] while Jhon Pírez will spend another season out on loan at third division Spanish outfit Leganés. Promising young full-back Wallace was sent on loan to Inter Milan and newly signed striker Stipe Perica joined NAC Breda.

On 18 August, Mourinho won his "second" first competitive game in charge of Chelsea with a 2–0 victory over Hull City. Despite Frank Lampard's early penalty miss, Oscar gave Chelsea the lead, poking the ball under the onrushing Allan McGregor after a sumptuous passing move. A superb 35-yard free kick from Lampard sealed the win before the half-hour. The victory meant that Mourinho's Chelsea were unbeaten at Stamford Bridge in 61 league games.[20] Chelsea continued their strong home form under Mourinho with a narrow 2–1 win over Aston Villa on 21 August. An own goal by Antonio Luna opened the scoring after Brad Guzan's save from an Eden Hazard shot rebounded off of him and into the net. Villa later equalised through a quickfire shot from Christian Benteke inside Petr Čech's near post, but after 73 minutes, Branislav Ivanović connected with Lampard's free kick to head home the winner.[21] On 28 August, it was confirmed that Chelsea had signed Willian for £30 million from Anzhi Makhachkala. It was reported that Roman Abramovich used his Russian connections and called the Anzhi owner to convince him to join, even though he had already completed a medical for Tottenham Hotspur.

In their final game before their UEFA Super Cup clash with Bayern Munich, Chelsea were held by Manchester United to a dour 0–0 draw at Old Trafford on 26 August. Just before Chelsea were drawn in the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League group stage, they announced the signing of Samuel Eto'o from Anzhi in a deal believed to be around £2 million.[22][23] Chelsea were drawn in Group E alongside Schalke 04, Basel and Steaua București. Last season, Chelsea defeated Steaua and Basel on their way to the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League title.

On 30 August, Chelsea were beaten in the UEFA Super Cup by Bayern Munich on penalties at the Eden Arena in Prague. The match was a tense encounter largely dominated by Bayern, but Chelsea were dangerous on the break, opening the scoring through a fantastic strike from Fernando Torres, who was set up by André Schürrle, who had received the ball from Eden Hazard following a mazy run. Bayern equalised through a sweetly-struck shot by Franck Ribéry inside Petr Čech's near post. With five minutes left, Ramires was sent off for a second bookable offence leaving Chelsea to face extra-time with ten men.[24] Early in the first half of extra-time, Hazard put Chelsea ahead after beating two Bayern defenders and wrong-footing Manuel Neuer. Chelsea managed to hold on until the final five seconds after spending much of extra-time camped in their own 18-yard box, but Javi Martínez broke their hearts putting the ball past Čech after a deflection carried it into his path. During the penalty shoot-out, all the players on both sides scored their penalties up until Chelsea's final penalty taker, Romelu Lukaku, hit a tame penalty that was saved by Neuer, thus sealing the win for Bayern.[25]

Position at the end of August
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
2 Chelsea 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage


Chelsea announced the signing of Porto winger Christian Atsu for a reported £3.5 million. The 21-year-old was sent to Chelsea's partner club Vitesse, who have been sent many young Chelsea players for development in recent years, on a season-long loan.[26][27] On the final day of the transfer window, Victor Moses and Romelu Lukaku joined Merseyside clubs Liverpool and Everton, respectively, on season-long loans whilst Ulises Dávila was sent to Córdoba in Spain. Later in the month, young English players Nathaniel Chalobah and Josh McEachran were sent on loan to Nottingham Forest and Watford, respectively, until the turn of the year.[28][29]

On 14 September, Mourinho suffered the first defeat of his "second coming" as Chelsea were defeated 1–0 by Everton through a Steven Naismith header in first-half stoppage time after an impressive defensive display by the Merseyside club at Goodison Park. Four days later, Chelsea suffered a shock defeat by Basel in their opening group game in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea opened the scoring just before the interval through a tidy finish by Oscar from eight yards out, though two quickfire goals for Basel in the last 15 minutes from Mohamed Salah and Marco Streller condemned Chelsea to their first-ever loss in an opening group game of the Champions League.[30]

Chelsea won their following fixture in the Premier League on 21 September after a four-game winless streak and two game losing streak in all competitions against Fulham. The 2–0 victory was secured by two close-range finishes by Oscar and John Obi Mikel respectively, the latter being a staggering surprise, as Mikel had not scored for Chelsea since 2007 and became the source of many jokes between Chelsea fans.

After two well-worked goals from Fernando Torres and Ramires, Chelsea comfortably defeated Swindon Town in their League Cup third round tie on 24 September[31] to set up a trip to the Emirates to face local rivals Arsenal.[32] Four days later, Chelsea faced another local rival in Tottenham. The game ended all square with Tottenham going in front through a Gylfi Sigurðsson goal in the 19th minute, and the Chelsea equaliser coming from a Juan Mata set piece which that headed in by Chelsea captain John Terry in the 65th minute. A controversial moment in this game involving Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Torres resulted in the latter being sent off for a second bookable offence for a perceived elbow into Vertonghen's face, replays suggest there was little, if any contact.

Position at the end of September
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
5 Chelsea 6 3 2 1 7 3 +4 11 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Play-off round


On 1 October, Chelsea convincingly defeated Steaua București in Romania 0–4 in their second Champions League group game. The rout was started with a tap-in from Ramires, followed by a saved Samuel Eto'o shot rebounding off a defender's shin for a second. In the second half, Ramires completed a brace with a strong shot into the near post after impressive wing-play by André Schürrle and Frank Lampard finished Steaua off with a trade-mark goal, a low shot from 18 yards skimming in off the base of the far post. Chelsea won their third game in a row by defeating Norwich 1–3 at Carrow Road on 6 October. Chelsea went ahead in the fourth minute through an 18-yard strike from Oscar, though they were pulled back in the 68th minute by an Anthony Pilkington header before Eden Hazard scored the winner from a quick counter-attack, the win was sealed with a spectacular finish from Willian, scoring his first for Chelsea.

Chelsea continued their fine form, beating Cardiff City 4–1 on 19 October, their third consecutive win in all competitions. Cardiff opened the scoring through Jordon Mutch, capitalising on a David Luiz mistake, however Chelsea dominated the game from there on in, with two goals from Eden Hazard and high quality finishes from Samuel Eto'o and Oscar completing the rout. This victory preserved Chelsea's perfect home league record. Three days later, Chelsea earned three valuable points after defeating Schalke 04 3–0 in their third Champions League group game, with Fernando Torres scoring a brace and Eden Hazard scoring late on through an impressive solo effort.

On 27 October, Chelsea faced Manchester City, an important game for both sides looking to continue strong league forms. The match was a tense encounter in which Fernando Torres played superbly, netting a late winner following a defensive mix-up after setting up André Schürrle for Chelsea's first. Manchester City equalised through Sergio Agüero early in the second half, however they could not hold on for a point.

A Chelsea containing ten changes defeated Arsenal in the Fourth Round of the League Cup, with a goal in each half from Spaniards César Azpilicueta and Juan Mata.[33] The following day, the Blues were drawn to face either Southampton or Sunderland away in the next round.

Chelsea completed the signing of promising 18-year-old midfielder Bertrand Traoré on a four-and-a-half-year contract. He had previously played for the Blues on the pre-season tour of Asia and scored against the Malaysia XI and the Indonesia All Stars.[34]

Position at the end of October
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
2 Chelsea 9 6 2 1 16 6 +10 20 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage


An underwhelming Chelsea display ended in defeat by Newcastle United on 2 November, with goals from Yoan Gouffran and Loïc Rémy. In a post-match interview, Mourinho expressed his bewilderment at the result: "I am angry, because I don't understand why after a fantastic run of matches, we lose this game"(BBC MOTD). Chelsea continued their strong Champions League form by defeating Schalke 04 3–0 at Stamford Bridge on 6 November in their fourth group game with a brace from Samuel Eto'o and an acrobatic volley from Demba Ba, thus making it three consecutive wins without conceding a goal.

Three days later, Chelsea drew 2–2 with West Brom at home, a last minute Eden Hazard penalty saving the point. On the 23 November, Chelsea returned to winning ways following the international break with a 0–3 win against West Ham United at Upton Park. A brace from Frank Lampard either side of a fine finish from Oscar sealed the win for the Blues and moved them up above Southampton to third.[35] Chelsea again displayed inconsistent form, however, later losing 1–0 to Basel on 26 November without registering a shot on target.

Position at the end of November
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
3 Chelsea 12 7 3 2 21 10 +11 24 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage


Chelsea started December with a home win against Southampton, continuing their strong home form in the league. The Saints took a shock early lead, Jay Rodriguez finding the back of the net with only 13 seconds on the clock. The Blues came back to win through second half goals from John Terry, Gary Cahill and a late goal from substitute Demba Ba.[36] Chelsea's next match saw them defeat a spirited Sunderland side 3–4 in a thrilling, topsy-turvy encounter at the Stadium of Light; yet again the Blues went behind but were able to fight back to get the win following a mercurial display by Eden Hazard, who scored a brace.[37] After three wins on the trot, Chelsea went to the Britannia Stadium looking to close the gap on leaders Arsenal to one point. Having gone 0–1 up through a solo effort from André Schürrle, things seemed to be going well, but Stoke capitalised on a defensive error to go into the break tied at 1–1. A Stephen Ireland goal put the hosts ahead, but not for long as Schürrle scored his third of the season and second of the match, again from outside the area. A draw was looking likely until Oussama Assaidi gave Stoke the full three points with a curling strike from 20 yards out to send Mourinho's men away empty-handed.[38]

Chelsea finished in first place in their Champions League group after beating Steaua București at Stamford Bridge through a solitary Demba Ba goal.[39] They were then subsequently drawn to play Galatasaray in the first knockout round,[40] meaning former legendary forward Didier Drogba will play Chelsea for the first time since leaving the club after the 2012 Champions League Final.[41] Chelsea edged passed Crystal Palace 2–1 following a sublime Ramires strike,[42] to move two points behind Arsenal after they lost 6–3 to Manchester City.[42]

Chelsea travelled to the Stadium of Light for the second time in a month to face Sunderland in the quarter-final of the League Cup. Despite leading for most of the second half through a scrambled Frank Lampard finish (this goal was the first incident to require the use of hawk-eye technology in League Cup history) and barely being troubled by their opponents' attack, a late equaliser from former Chelsea man Fabio Borini pushed the game into extra time, where a 118th-minute winner from Ki Sung-yueng saw Chelsea dumped out of the Capital One Cup.[43] On 23 December, Chelsea faced a tough trip to Arsenal yet they came through it unscathed, drawing 0–0,[44] keeping their first clean sheet since the 3–0 victory over West Ham.[35] On Boxing Day, an Eden Hazard goal granted Mourinho's team a 1–0 win over Swansea City.[45] Chelsea's final game of 2013 ended in a superb victory over Liverpool. Despite going behind after three minutes, goals from Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto'o moved the Blues four points ahead of Liverpool and two points behind leaders Arsenal.[46]

Position at the end of December
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
3 Chelsea 19 12 4 3 35 19 +16 40 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage


Chelsea kicked off 2014 with an impressively comfortable 0–3 away victory against this season's surprise package Southampton. Southampton kept Chelsea at bay until midway through the second half, when Mourinho made a double substitution, taking André Schürrle and Juan Mata off for Willian and Oscar, the latter of whose deflected cross was tapped by Fernando Torres in the 60th minute, and later scored himself in the 82nd minute following a good strike by Willian.

Unbeknownst to all, this would be Juan Mata's final Chelsea appearance, reacting angrily to his substitution in the 53rd minute following a mostly poor season, spending most of it on the bench. Over the course of two-and-a-half seasons, Mata made 135 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 33 goals and winning both the Champions League and the Europa League alongside the FA Cup following a highly successful spell at the club, winning the Chelsea the Player of the Year award in two consecutive seasons.

Chelsea began their 2014 FA Cup campaign with a comfortable 2–0 win against second tier side Derby County, managed by former England coach Steve McClaren. Victory came courtesy of a rare John Obi Mikel goal, scoring his second of the season despite not having scored since 2007 before his goal against Fulham in October, followed by an Oscar goal 20 minutes from time that sealed the win. On 11 January, Chelsea won their fourth consecutive league game at the KC Stadium with a 0–2 win over Hull City, with goals from Hazard and Torres.

Chelsea made it five league wins on the trot with an impressive 3–1 home win against Manchester United on 19 January, with a Samuel Eto'o hat-trick making the difference. Chelsea progressed to the Fifth Round of the FA Cup with a 1–0 victory over Stoke City, the winner being a superb Oscar free-kick in the first half. Chelsea, however, failed to complete a perfect January as they drew 0–0 to relegation candidates West Ham. Chelsea had 39 shots throughout the game yet failed to score, the first time since the 2003–04 Premier League season that this has happened.[47]

On the final day of the January Transfer Window, Chelsea signed French youngster Kurt Zouma for a reported £12 million from Saint-Étienne. The defender was imminently loaned back to Saint-Étienne for the remainder of the season.[48]

Position at the end of January
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
3 Chelsea 23 15 5 3 43 20 +23 50 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage


Chelsea became the first premier league team to defeat Manchester City and the first team to stop them scoring at the Etihad Stadium all season as a Branislav Ivanović scored after 32 minutes.[49] City had scored 42 goals in 11 games and had not fail to score at home since Birmingham City held them to a 0–0 draw in November 2010.[50] Etihad Stadium While becoming the first team to do the double over City since Everton in the 2010–11 season. The win moved Chelsea level on points with City, yet behind on goal difference, +41 to Chelsea's +24.

On 8 February, Chelsea defeated Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge, 3–0. Eden Hazard scored his first hat-trick for Chelsea, which also saw them go to the top of the table.[51] Chelsea's good February form stuttered as they slipped up to a draw away to West Brom[52] and being knocked out of the 2013–14 FA Cup to Manchester City.[53]

Chelsea, however, ended February on a high, as a last minute Frank Lampard free-kick against Everton, 1–0, kept Chelsea top of the table.[54] Additionally, Chelsea finished February in good form as they grabbed a 1–1 draw at 2013 Turkish Champions Galatasaray. Fernando Torres gave Chelsea a vital away goal, before an Aurélien Chedjou goal pulled the Turkish club back into it.[55]

Position at the end of February
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Chelsea 27 18 6 3 49 21 +28 60 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage


Chelsea started March by defeating West London rivals Fulham 1–3 away at Craven Cottage. In the match, André Schürrle grabbed a second-half hat-trick to move Chelsea four points ahead of both second-placed Liverpool and third-placed Arsenal.[56]

One week later, Chelsea again triumphed in a London derby, defeating Tottenham 4–0 home. First, Samuel Eto'o capitalised on a mistake from Jan Vertonghen before Younès Kaboul fouled the Cameroonian and was subsequently sent off, conceding a penalty that Eden Hazard converted. Spurs played the last 30 minutes with ten men, and in the last five minutes, Demba Ba scored twice to triple his goal tally for the season. The win moved Chelsea seven points ahead of second place with the other teams behind having played fewer games.[57]

Chelsea's 14 Premier League unbeaten run came to an end at Aston Villa in controversial fashion. Willian was sent off after two debatable yellow cards, before Fabian Delph scored a superb winner for the Villains. Ramires, however, was sent off for a poor foul on Karim El Ahmadi and Mourinho was subsequently sent to the stands for protesting the red card. Despite the loss, Chelsea still remained four points ahead of nearest rivals Liverpool in the standings.[58]

Three days later, Chelsea became the first English team to progress in the Round of 16 in the Champions League by defeating Galatasaray at Stamford Bridge. An early goal from Samuel Eto'o and a goal two minutes before half time from Gary Cahill sent the Blues to the next round.[59]

Chelsea finished March in disappointment, as they succumbed to defeat at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace, 1–0. John Terry scored an unfortunate own goal after 52 minutes as Chelsea lost top spot for the first time since the beginning of February.[60]

Position at the end of March
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
2 Chelsea 32 21 6 5 62 24 +38 69 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage


Chelsea began April in poor fashion, as they lost 3–1 to Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes, leaving their 2013–14 Champions League hopes in the balance. Ezequiel Lavezzi gave PSG the lead after three minutes before Eden Hazard equalised from the penalty spot. An own goal from David Luiz, however, and a last minute goal from Javier Pastore will require of Chelsea to score a minimum of two goals at Stamford Bridge in the home leg.[61]

Chelsea moved back to the top of the table as they defeated Stoke City at Stamford Bridge. Goals from new signing Mohamed Salah, Frank Lampard and Willian gave the Blues all three points. Lampard's goal was his 250th of his career, having scored 210 for Chelsea, 39 for West Ham and one for Swansea.[62]

The second leg of the Champions League quarter-final ended in dramatic fashion, as a last minute goal from Demba Ba sent Chelsea through to the semi-finals at the expense of PSG. Eden Hazard limped off early and was replaced by André Schürrle, who subsequently scored from a long throw-in after 32 minutes before Demba Ba's late goal secured Mourinho's unbeaten record in the Champions League quarter-final stage.[63]

Ba scored his second goal in two games as Chelsea edged past ten-men Swansea 0–1 at the Liberty Stadium.[64]

Mourinho's superb unbeaten home record fell apart on 19 April as Sunderland defeated the Blues 1–2. Despite Samuel Eto'o's early goal, goals from Connor Wickham and a penalty from Fabio Borini left Chelsea five points behind league leaders Liverpool.[65]

Despite a successful 0–0 draw at the Vicente Calderón to Atlético Madrid, major injuries to goalkeeper Petr Čech and captain John Terry meant that Chelsea would finish the season without their captain and second vice-captain.[66]

Ramires was given a four-match suspension for violent conduct during the Sunderland defeat and will subsequently miss the remainder of the season, as well as the first game of the 2014–15 Premier League season.[67]

Chelsea edged closer to Liverpool at the top of the table by defeating them 0–2 at Anfield. Demba Ba capitalised on a Steven Gerrard error to give the Blues the lead in first-half stoppage time before Fernando Torres broke away and set up Willian to send Chelsea two points behind Liverpool.[68]

The Blues crashed out of the Champions League in the second leg of the semi-finals to Atlético, 1–3. Fernando Torres gave Chelsea the lead before goals from Adrián, Diego Costa and Arda Turan gave Mourinho a sixth defeat in eight Champions League semi-final appearances.[69]

Position at the end of April
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
2 Chelsea 36 24 6 6 69 26 +43 78 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage


Chelsea all but lost the 2013–14 Premier League title after drawing 0–0 to Norwich in their penultimate game of the season, and their final league season game at home.[70]

Despite a trophyless season for the first team, the Chelsea Youth team won the 2013–14 FA Youth Cup. A late Dominic Solanke brace helped the young Blues come from 3–2 down to defeat Fulham 7–6 on aggregate and secure their third title in five years.[71]

In the last league season game, Chelsea defeated already relegated Cardiff 1–2 at the Cardiff City Stadium, goals from André Schürrle and Fernando Torres helped the Blues come from behind to secure a third-place league finish.[72]

Captain John Terry signed a new one-year with Chelsea, securing his services until the end of the 2014–15 Premier League season.[73]

World Cup News

Chelsea left back Ashley Cole retired from international football as he was subsequently left out of the England squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He been capped 107 times for the Three Lions and has represented his nation at three World Cups.[74] Frank Lampard and Gary Cahill, however, were both selected by Roy Hodgson for the England squad.[75]

While Christian Atsu was called up for the 26-man provisional squad for Ghana[76] and Cameroon captain Samuel Eto'o was also called up.[77] Quartet David Luiz, Oscar, Ramires and Willian were selected for the Brazilian final 23 [78] and midfielder André Schürrle was also selected for Germany,[79] which would eventually won the tournament.

Chelsea were the most-represented club at the World Cup, providing 18 players, two more than Bayern Munich and Manchester United.[80][deprecated source]

Position at the end of May
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
3 Chelsea 38 25 7 6 71 27 +44 82 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage


Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Portugal José Mourinho
Assistant Manager England Steve Holland
Portugal Silvino Louro
Portugal Rui Faria
Portugal José Morais
Technical Director Nigeria Michael Emenalo
Goalkeeper Coach France Christophe Lollichon
First Team Fitness Coach England Chris Jones
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 Adi Viveash
Academy Manager England Neil Bath
Match Analyst England James Melbourne

Source: Chelsea F.C.

Other information[edit]

Owner Russia Roman Abramovich
Chairman United States Bruce Buck
Chief Executive England Ron Gourlay
Directors Russia Canada Marina Granovskaia[81]
Ukraine Canada Eugene Tenenbaum
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Stamford Bridge (41,623 / 103x67 metres)
Training Ground Cobham Training Centre

Source: Chelsea F.C.


Supplier: Adidas / Sponsor: Samsung

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Kits information[edit]

Adidas have supplied another set of kits for Chelsea in the 2013–14 season.

  • Home: The home kit ditches the gold applications used last season and returns to the traditional blue and white colour scheme. The shirt features a V-neck and subtle pinstripes on the body. The shorts are blue as usual, but the socks bear a large blue band, breaking the tradition of pure white socks that Chelsea wore over the years.
  • Away: For the second season running, Chelsea's away kits were white. The kit was vastly different from the last season though, as it featured a blue and red line on the chest and a navy crew neck. The shirt was combined with white shorts and blue socks.
  • Third: The third kit was an all-black affair with white piping. The black third kit was a relatively sombre kit compared to some of the black away kits the club worn over the years, which featured some sort of graphics on the body.
  • Keeper: The first-choice goalkeeper kit was launched for the 2013–14 season and was mainly yellow with black sleeves, combined with yellow shorts and socks. The dark green outfit and the white/maroon outfit (from last season and 2011–12, respectively) were retained as alternatives.

First team squad[edit]

Updated on 23 March 2014.
Squad No. Name Nationality Position(s) Since Date of Birth (Age) Signed from Games Played Goals Scored
1 Petr Čech Czech Republic GK 2004 (1982-05-20)20 May 1982 (aged 31) France Rennes 470 0
23 Mark Schwarzer Australia GK 2013 (1972-10-06)6 October 1972 (aged 41) England Fulham 6 0
40 Henrique Hilário Portugal GK 2006 (1975-10-21)21 October 1975 (aged 38) Portugal Nacional 39 0
46 Jamal Blackman England GK 2006 (1993-10-27)27 October 1993 (aged 20) Chelsea Academy 0 0
2 Branislav Ivanović Serbia RB / CB 2008 (1984-02-22)22 February 1984 (aged 30) Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 257 25
3 Ashley Cole England LB 2006 (1980-12-20)20 December 1980 (aged 33) England Arsenal 332 7
4 David Luiz Brazil CB / DM 2011 (1987-04-22)22 April 1987 (aged 27) Portugal Benfica 136 12
24 Gary Cahill England CB 2012 (1985-12-19)19 December 1985 (aged 28) England Bolton Wanderers 101 11
26 John Terry (C) England CB 1998 (1980-12-07)7 December 1980 (aged 33) Chelsea Academy 609 58
27 Nathan Aké Netherlands CB / DM 2012 (1995-02-18)18 February 1995 (aged 19) Chelsea Academy 6 0
28 César Azpilicueta Spain RB / LB 2012 (1989-08-28)28 August 1989 (aged 24) France Marseille 79 1
33 Tomáš Kalas Czech Republic CB / RB 2010 (1993-05-15)15 May 1993 (aged 20) Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc 2 0
7 Ramires Brazil CM / RM 2010 (1987-03-24)24 March 1987 (aged 27) Portugal Benfica 179 26
8 Frank Lampard (VC) England CM / DM 2001 (1978-06-20)20 June 1978 (aged 35) England West Ham United 639 208
11 Oscar Brazil AM / LW / RW 2012 (1991-09-09)9 September 1991 (aged 22) Brazil Internacional 100 23
12 John Obi Mikel Nigeria DM / CM 2006 (1987-04-22)22 April 1987 (aged 27) Norway Lyn 303 4
14 André Schürrle Germany RW / LW 2013 (1990-11-06)6 November 1990 (aged 23) Germany Bayer Leverkusen 30 7
15 Mohamed Salah Egypt RW / LW 2014 (1992-06-15)15 June 1992 (aged 21) Switzerland Basel 4 1
16 Marco van Ginkel Netherlands CM / AM 2013 (1992-12-01)1 December 1992 (aged 21) Netherlands Vitesse 4 0
17 Eden Hazard Belgium AM / LW / RW 2012 (1991-01-07)7 January 1991 (aged 23) France Lille 101 28
21 Nemanja Matić Serbia DM 2014 (1988-08-01)1 August 1988 (aged 25) Portugal Benfica 13 0
22 Willian Brazil AM / LW / RW 2013 (1988-08-09)9 August 1988 (aged 25) Russia Anzhi Makhachkala 30 2
9 Fernando Torres Spain ST 2011 (1984-03-20)20 March 1984 (aged 30) England Liverpool 160 44
19 Demba Ba Senegal ST 2013 (1985-05-25)25 May 1985 (aged 28) England Newcastle United 41 9
29 Samuel Eto'o Cameroon ST 2013 (1981-03-10)10 March 1981 (aged 33) Russia Anzhi Makhachkala 30 11

Source: Chelsea FC website

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 ColeHG1
4 Brazil DF David Luiz
7 Brazil MF Ramires
8 England MF Frank LampardHG1
9 Spain FW Fernando Torres
11 Brazil MF Oscar
12 Nigeria MF John Obi Mikel
14 Germany MF André Schürrle
15 Egypt MF Mohamed Salah
16 Netherlands MF Marco van Ginkel U21
17 Belgium MF Eden Hazard
No. Position Player
19 Senegal FW Demba Ba
21 Serbia MF Nemanja Matić
22 Brazil MF Willian
23 Australia GK Mark Schwarzer
24 England DF Gary Cahill HG1
26 England DF John Terry HG2 (Captain)
27 Netherlands DF Nathan AkéU21
28 Spain DF César Azpilicueta
29 Cameroon FW Samuel Eto'o
33 Czech Republic DF Tomáš KalasU21
40 Portugal GK Henrique Hilário
46 England GK Jamal BlackmanU21
  • HG1 = Association-trained player
  • HG2 = Club-trained player
  • U21 = Under 21 Player

Source: 2013–14 Premier League 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
7 Brazil MF Ramires
8 England MF Frank Lampard HG1 (Vice-Captain)
9 Spain FW Fernando Torres
11 Brazil MF Oscar
12 Nigeria MF John Obi Mikel
14 Germany MF André Schürrle
16 Netherlands MF Marco van Ginkel
17 Belgium MF Eden Hazard
No. Position Player
19 Senegal FW Demba Ba
22 Brazil MF Willian
23 Australia GK Mark Schwarzer
24 England DF Gary Cahill HG1
26 England DF John Terry HG2 (Captain)
28 Spain DF César Azpilicueta
29 Cameroon FW Samuel Eto'o
33 Czech Republic DF Tomáš Kalas
40 Portugal GK Henrique Hilário
46 England GK Jamal Blackman B
48 England GK Mitchell Beeney B
  • B = List B Player
  • HG1 = Association-trained player
  • HG2 = Club-trained player

Source: 2013–14 UEFA Champions League squad

Transfers and loans[edit]



No. Pos Player Transferred From Fee Date Source
MF England Kasey Palmer England Charlton Athletic £165,000 1 March 2013 [82][deprecated source]
14 MF Germany André Schürrle Germany Bayer Leverkusen £18.7 million 1 July 2013 [7][8]
MF Ecuador Josimar Quintero Spain Barcelona Undisclosed 1 July 2013 [83]
16 MF Netherlands Marco van Ginkel Netherlands Vitesse £8 million 5 July 2013 [12][13]
FW England Isaiah Brown England West Bromwich Albion Tribunal 8 July 2013 [84]
23 GK Australia Mark Schwarzer England Fulham Free transfer 9 July 2013 [14][15]
DF Chile Cristián Cuevas Chile O'Higgins £1.7 million 23 July 2013 [16][85]
FW Croatia Stipe Perica Croatia Zadar Undisclosed 1 August 2013 [86]
22 MF Brazil Willian Russia Anzhi Makhachkala £30 million 28 August 2013 [87][88]
29 FW Cameroon Samuel Eto'o Russia Anzhi Makhachkala £2 million 29 August 2013 [22][23]
MF Ghana Christian Atsu Portugal Porto £3.5 million 1 September 2013 [26][27]


No. Pos Player Transferred From Fee Date Source
MF Burkina Faso Bertrand Traoré Burkina Faso Jeunes Espoirs Undisclosed 1 January 2014 [89]
21 MF Serbia Nemanja Matić Portugal Benfica £21 million 15 January 2014 [90]
15 MF Egypt Mohamed Salah Switzerland Basel £11 million 26 January 2014 [91]
DF France Kurt Zouma France Saint-Étienne £12.5 million 31 January 2014 [92]
MF Croatia Mario Pašalić Croatia Hajduk Split Undisclosed 31 January 2014 [93]



No. Pos Player Transferred To Fee Date Source
72 MF Sierra Leone Samuel Bangura England Marlow Released 30 June 2013 [94]
FW England Walter Figueira Greece Platanias Released 30 June 2013 [95]
MF England Tom Howard England Merstham Released 30 June 2013 [94]
DF England Nortei Nortey England Maidenhead United Released 30 June 2013 [94]
MF England Ismail Seremba United States Akron Zips Released 30 June 2013 [94]
19 DF Portugal Paulo Ferreira Retired Released 30 June 2013 [96]
MF Sweden Amin Affane Germany Energie Cottbus Free transfer 1 July 2013 [97]
57 DF England Archange Nkumu England Concord Rangers Free transfer 1 July 2013 [98][99]
15 MF France Florent Malouda Turkey Trabzonspor Free transfer 1 July 2013 [100][101]
22 GK England Ross Turnbull England Doncaster Rovers Free transfer 1 July 2013 [102][103]
30 MF Israel Yossi Benayoun England Queens Park Rangers Free transfer 1 July 2013 [104][105]
49 DF Sierra Leone Aziz Deen-Conteh Greece Ergotelis Free transfer 1 July 2013 [98][106]
43 DF Netherlands Jeffrey Bruma Netherlands PSV £2.5 million 13 July 2013 [107]
MF England Jesse Starkey England Brighton & Hove Albion Undisclosed 29 August 2013 [108]
MF Sweden Anjur Osmanović Sweden Lärje-Angered IF Free transfer 1 September 2013
GK England Ben Killip England Norwich City Free transfer 18 November 2013 [109]


No. Pos Player Transferred To Fee Date Source
15 MF Belgium Kevin De Bruyne Germany VfL Wolfsburg £16.5 million 18 January 2014 [110][111]
52 GK England Sam Walker England Colchester United Undisclosed 20 January 2014 [112][113]
10 MF Spain Juan Mata England Manchester United £37.1 million 25 January 2014 [114]
5 MF Ghana Michael Essien Italy Milan Free transfer 27 January 2014 [115]
DF Burundi Jonathan Muleba England AFC Bournemouth Undisclosed 30 January 2014 [116]
48 MF Belgium Lamisha Musonda Belgium Mechelen Free transfer 30 January 2014 [117]

Loan out[edit]


Squad # Position Player Loaned To Start End Source
GK Belgium Thibaut Courtois Spain Atlético Madrid 22 June 2013 30 June 2014 [118]
54 DF England Todd Kane England Blackburn Rovers 25 June 2013 30 June 2014 [10]
MF Germany Marko Marin Spain Sevilla 28 June 2013 30 June 2014 [9]
56 MF England George Saville England Brentford 28 June 2013 30 June 2014 [11]
36 FW England Patrick Bamford England Milton Keynes Dons 28 June 2013 5 January 2014 [119]
GK Croatia Matej Delac Serbia Vojvodina 8 July 2013 30 June 2014 [120]
6 MF Spain Oriol Romeu Spain Valencia 12 July 2013 30 June 2014 [121]
64 FW Slovakia Milan Lalkovič England Walsall 16 July 2013 30 June 2014 [122]
38 DF Netherlands Patrick van Aanholt Netherlands Vitesse 24 July 2013 30 June 2014 [123]
MF Belgium Thorgan Hazard Belgium Zulte Waregem 24 July 2013 30 June 2014 [123]
DF Chile Cristián Cuevas Netherlands Vitesse 7 August 2013 30 June 2014 [19]
FW Uruguay Jhon Pírez Spain Leganés 9 August 2013 30 June 2014 [124]
30 MF Brazil Lucas Piazon Netherlands Vitesse 9 August 2013 30 June 2014 [125]
32 DF Brazil Wallace Italy Inter Milan 13 August 2013 30 June 2014 [126]
FW Croatia Stipe Perica Netherlands NAC Breda 19 August 2013 30 June 2014 [127]
MF Ghana Christian Atsu Netherlands Vitesse 1 September 2013 30 June 2014 [27]
13 MF Nigeria Victor Moses England Liverpool 2 September 2013 30 June 2014 [128]
MF Mexico Ulises Dávila Spain Córdoba 2 September 2013 30 June 2014 [129]
18 FW Belgium Romelu Lukaku England Everton 2 September 2013 30 June 2014 [29]
45 MF England Nathaniel Chalobah England Nottingham Forest 19 September 2013 15 January 2014 [130]


Squad # Position Player Loaned To Start End Source
37 MF Burkina Faso Bertrand Traoré Netherlands Vitesse 2 January 2014 30 June 2014 [131]
36 FW England Patrick Bamford England Derby County 5 January 2014 30 June 2014 [119]
59 DF Nigeria Kenneth Omeruo England Middlesbrough 6 January 2014 30 June 2014 [132]
45 MF England Nathaniel Chalobah England Middlesbrough 16 January 2014 30 June 2014
34 DF England Ryan Bertrand England Aston Villa 17 January 2014 30 June 2014 [133]
20 MF England Josh McEachran England Wigan Athletic 23 January 2014 30 June 2014 [134]
GK Croatia Matej Delac Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo 29 January 2014 30 June 2014 [135]
47 MF England Billy Clifford Belgium Royal Antwerp 30 January 2014 30 June 2014 [136]
DF France Kurt Zouma France Saint-Étienne 31 January 2014 30 June 2014 [92]
31 FW France Gaël Kakuta Italy Lazio 31 January 2014 30 June 2014 [137]

Overall transfer activity[edit]



International Champions Cup[edit]


Competition Started round Current
position / round
position / round
First match Last match
Premier League 3rd 18 August 2013 11 May 2014
FA Cup 3rd round 5th round 5 January 2014 15 February 2014
League Cup 3rd round 5th round 24 September 2013 17 December 2013
UEFA Champions League Group stage Semi-finals 18 September 2013 30 April 2014
UEFA Super Cup Final Runners-up 30 August 2013

Updated to match played 11 May 2014
Source: Competitions

UEFA Super Cup[edit]

Premier League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester City (C) 38 27 5 6 102 37 +65 86 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Liverpool 38 26 6 6 101 50 +51 84
3 Chelsea 38 25 7 6 71 27 +44 82
4 Arsenal 38 24 7 7 68 41 +27 79 Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
5 Everton 38 21 9 8 61 39 +22 72 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
Source: Barclays 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).[139]
(C) Champion.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
38 25 7 6 71 27  +44 82 15 3 1 43 11  +32 10 4 5 28 16  +12

Last updated: 11 May 2014.
Source: Competitive matches

Results by matchday[edit]

Updated to match(es) played on 11 May 2014. Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss


FA Cup[edit]