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Match Results

Season 1937-1938

Half-Time scores in brackets where known

Chelsea (3) 6 Liverpool (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 28th August 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 1
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,553
Referee: E Gamson (Kidderminster)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Douglas Smale
   Scorers Mills 4, Mitchell 9, Mills 4th, Mills 5th, Argue 6th, Burgess 7th
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Liverpool Riley, Cooper, Ramsden, Busby, Bradshaw, McDougall, Nieuwenhuys, Eastham, Harston, Balmer, Hanson
   Scorer Harston 13
   Manager George Kay

Leeds United (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 1st September 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: Elland Road
Attendance: 18,858
Referee: IH Wright (Derby)
Leeds United Savage, Sproston, Milburn, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Armes, Ainsley, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley
   Scorers Armes 1, Barber (O.G) 69
   Manager Bill Hampson
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 George Gibson, 11 Harry Burgess
   Manager Leslie Knighton

West Bromwich Albion (2) 4 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 4th September 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 23,097
Referee: L Gray (Northants)
West Bromwich Albion Adams, G Shaw, C Shaw, Murphy, Sandford, Sankey, Mahon, Jones, WG Richardson, Robbins, Boyes
   Scorers Mahon 16, Robbins 30, Robbins 3rd, WG Richardson 4th
   Manager Fred Everiss
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 George Gibson, 11 Harry Burgess
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (2) 4 Leeds United (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 8th September 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 17,300
Referee: IH Wright (Derby)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Dicky Spence
   Scorers Argue 27, Buchanan 34, Mills 53, Mills 84
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Leeds United Savage, Sproston, Milburn, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Armes, Ainsley, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley
   Scorer Hodgson 63
   Manager Bill Hampson

Chelsea (1) 2 Birmingham (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 11th September 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,072
Referee: LE Gibbs (Reading)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 Harry Burgess, 9 George Mills, 10 George Gibson, 11 Dicky Spence
   Scorers Gibson 20, Burgess 82 (Pen)
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Birmingham Clack, Trigg, Hughes, Burnskill, Fillingham, Richards, White, Jennings, Beattie, Jones, Morris
   Manager George Liddell

Chelsea (0) 1 Grimsby Town (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 15th September 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 15,617
Referee: JE Williams (Bolton)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Scorer Chitty 68
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Grimsby Town Tweedy, Vincent, Hodgson, Hall, Betmead, Buck, Dyson, Bestall, Craven, Hinchcliffe, Crack
   Manager Charlie Spencer

Middlesbrough (2) 4 Chelsea (3) 3

Date: Saturday, 18th September 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Ayresome Park
Attendance: 19,631
Referee: F Percy (Liverpool)
Middlesbrough Cumming, Laking, Stuart, Brown, Baxter, Forest, Birkett, Fenton, Camsell, Yorston, Chadwick
   Scorers Fenton 27, Birkett 40, Camsell 77, Chadwick 87
   Manager Wilf Gillow
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Scorers Burgess 1 (Pen), Chitty 10, Buchanan 3rd
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (0) 2 Stoke City (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 25th September 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 38,504
Referee: G Dutton (Warwick)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Scorers Chitty 1st, Argue 3rd
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Stoke City Wilkinson, Brigham, Challinor, Tutin, Turner, Soo, Matthews, Liddle, Robson, Westland, Baker
   Scorer Westland 2nd
   Manager Bob McGrory

Portsmouth (2) 2 Chelsea (2) 4

Date: Saturday, 2nd October 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 2
Venue: Fratton Park
Attendance: 25,233
Referee: GV Searle (Salisbury)
Portsmouth Strong, Rochford, Morgan, Symon, Rowe, Pringle, Worrall, Guthrie, Beattie, Groves, Parker
   Scorers Griffiths (O.G) 5, Guthrie 24
   Manager Jack Tinn
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Scorers Mills 3rd, Mitchell 40, Buchanan 65, Chitty 6th
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (0) 2 Arsenal (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 9th October 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 75,952
Referee: AW Barton (Derbyshire)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Scorers Mills 3rd, Argue 86
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Arsenal Boulton, Compton, Hapgood, Crayston, Roberts, Copping, Kirchen, Bowden, Hunt, Bastin, Milne
   Scorers Kirchen 55, Kirchen 65
   Manager George Allison

Blackpool (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 16th October 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 2
Venue: Bloomfield Road
Attendance: 23,974
Referee: Harry Nattrass (Sunderland)
Blackpool Wallace, Blair, Witham, Hall, Cardwell, Jones, Watmough, Hampson, Butler, Jones, Munro
   Penalty Missed Watmough 63 (Saved)
   Manager Joe Smith
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Scorers Argue 11, Buchanan 73
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (2) 2 Brentford (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 23rd October 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 1
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 56,810
Referee: FW Reeve (Devonport)
Chelsea 1 John Jackson, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Len Allum, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Harold Miller, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Bambrick, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Scorers Bambrick 7, Argue 3rd
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Brentford Crozier, Wilson, Brown, McKenzie, James, Sneddon, Smith, Eastham, McCulloch, Holliday, Reid
   Scorer Smith 2nd
   Manager Harry Curtis

Bolton Wanderers (2) 5 Chelsea (2) 5

Date: Saturday, 30th October 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 2
Venue: Burnden Park
Attendance: 22,293
Referee: EC Carnwell
Bolton Wanderers Swift, Tennant, Connor, Goslin, Atkinson, Hurst, Carruthers, Grosvenor, Calder, Westwood, Anderson
   Scorers Westwood 10, Westwood 15, Calder 46, Westwood 65, Grosvenor 80
   Manager Charles Foweraker
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Harold Miller, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Scorers Chitty 5, Argue 28, Argue 47, Argue 62, Mills 88
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (0) 0 Sunderland (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 6th November 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 2
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 50,554
Referee: L Dale (Sheffield)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Sunderland Mapson, Gorman, Feenan, Thomson, Johnson, Hastings, Spuhler, Carter, Gurney, McNab, Gallacher
   Manager John Cochrane

Everton (2) 4 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 13th November 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 3
Venue: Goodison Park
Attendance: 29,930
Referee: B Ames (Redditch)
Everton Morton, Cook, J Jones, Britton, T Jones, Mercer, Geldard, Cunliffe, Lawton, Stevenson, Trentham
   Scorers Cunliffe 15, Trentham 43, Lawton 83, Lawton 87
   Manager Theo Kelly
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Len Allum, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Billy Mitchell, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Sam Weaver, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Scorer Mills 77
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (1) 2 Manchester City (2) 2

Date: Saturday, 20th November 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 2
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,197
Referee: WR Jennings (York)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Dicky Spence
   Scorers Burgess 20, Mills 55
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Manchester City Swift, Dale, Barkas, Percival, Marshall, Bray, Toseland, Herd, Rodger, Doherty, Brook
   Scorers Herd 30, Brook 40
   Manager Wilf Wild

Leicester City (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 27th November 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Filbert Street
Attendance: 18,883
Referee: E Gamson (Kidderminster)
Leicester City Mclaren, Reeday, Jones, Smith, Sharman, Grosvenor, Carroll, Dewis, Bowers, Liddle, Stubbs
   Scorer Liddle 13
   Manager Frank Womack
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Dicky Spence
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (1) 3 Huddersfield Town (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 4th December 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 31,475
Referee: GS Blackhall (Wednesbury)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 Sid Bidewell, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Dicky Spence
   Scorers Bidewell 30, Bidewell 2nd, Spence 3rd
   Debut Players Sid Bidewell
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Huddersfield Town Hesford, Hayes, Craig, Willingham, Brown, Chivers, Wienand, Barclay, McFadyen, Brook, Beasley
   Scorer Wienand 90
   Penalty Missed Beasley (Saved)
   Manager Clem Stephenson

Derby County (2) 4 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 11th December 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 12,886
Referee: GC Denton (Northampton)
Derby County Wright, Bell, Howe, Nicholas, Hann, Keen, Crooks, Dix, Astley, Napier, Duncan
   Scorers Astley 10, Dix 14, Dix 63, Griffiths (O.G) 65
   Manager George Jobey
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 Sid Bidewell, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Dicky Spence
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (0) 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (2) 2

Date: Saturday, 18th December 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 9
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 31,314
Referee: Ernest W Vokes (Bath)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 Sid Bidewell, 9 Jack Sherborne, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Debut Players Jack Sherborne
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Wolverhampton Wanderers Scott, Morris, Taylor, Smalley, Cullis, Gardiner, Maguire, Jones, Westcott, Smith, Kirkham
   Scorers Westcott 10, Westcott 2nd
   Manager Frank Buckley

Charlton Athletic (3) 3 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Monday, 27th December 1937
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: The Valley
Attendance: 51,125
Referee: EC Carnwell (Lichfield)
Charlton Athletic Bartram, Turner, Shreeve, Green, Oakes, Welsh, Tadman, Robinson, Owens, Boulter, Hobbis
   Scorers Hobbis 2, Tadman 17, Robinson 25
   Manager Jimmy Seed
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 Sid Bidewell, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Scorer Chitty 45
   Final Appearances Sid Bidewell
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Liverpool (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 1st January 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Anfield
Attendance: 39,062
Referee: E Gamson (Kidderminster)
Liverpool Riley, Cooper, Harley, Busby, Rogers, Bush, Nieuwenhuys, Taylor, Shafto, Fagan, Hanson
   Scorers Shafto 45, Fagan 57
   Manager George Kay
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 Bobby Gregg, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Scorers Burgess 1st, Chitty 3rd
   Debut Players Ned Barkas
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (0) 0 Everton (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 8th January 1938
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,946
Referee: E Wood (Sheffield)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 George Barber, 4 Len Allum, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 Bobby Gregg, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Final Appearances Bobby Gregg
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Everton Morton, Cook, Jones, Britton, Jones, Mercer, Geldard, Cunliffe, Lawton, Stevenson, Gillick
   Scorer Stevenson 43
   Manager Theo Kelly

Chelsea (2) 2 West Bromwich Albion (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 15th January 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 20,378
Referee: L Gray (Northants)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 George Barber, 4 Harold Miller, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Dicky Spence
   Scorers Burgess 10, Mills 13
   Manager Leslie Knighton
West Bromwich Albion Adams, Finch, Shaw, Murphy, Sandford, Sankey, Mahon, Clarke, Richardson, Boyes, Johnson
   Scorers Richardson 84, Johnson 90
   Manager Fred Everiss

Birmingham (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 22nd January 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 9
Venue: St Andrews
Attendance: 18,480
Referee: LE Gibbs (Reading)
Birmingham Hibbs, Trigg, Hughes, Burnskill, Butler, Richards, Kelly, Clarke, Jones, Dearson, White
   Scorer Jones 17
   Manager George Liddell
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 George Barber, 4 Harold Miller, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Dicky Spence
   Scorer Buchanan 15
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (0) 0 Middlesbrough (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 29th January 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 27,081
Referee: F Percy (Liverpool)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 George Barber, 4 Harold Miller, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Dicky Spence
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Middlesbrough Cumming, Laking, Hardwick, Martin, Baxter, Forrest, Milne, Higham, Fenton, Mannion, Cochrane
   Scorer Mannion 90
   Manager Wilf Gillow

Stoke City (2) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 5th February 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Victoria Ground
Attendance: 22,693
Referee: G Dutton (Warwick)
Stoke City Wilkinson, Brigham, Challinor, Tutin, Turner, Soo, Matthews, Antonio, Ward, Westland, Baker
   Scorers Baker 24, Ward 45
   Manager Bob McGrory
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 Tommy Law, 4 Arnold Mayes, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Jack Sherborne, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Scorer Spence 42
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (3) 3 Portsmouth (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 12th February 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 18,323
Referee: GV Searle (Salisbury)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 Tommy Law, 4 Arnold Mayes, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 Harry Burgess, 9 George Mills, 10 Jack Sherborne, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Scorers Buchanan 2, Chitty 5, Mills 30
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Portsmouth Strong, Morgan, Rochford, Guthrie, Rowe, Wharton, Worrall, Groves, Beattie, Easson, Parker
   Scorer Easson 70
   Manager Jack Tinn

Arsenal (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 19th February 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 49,573
Referee: AW Barton (Repton)
Arsenal Swindin, Male, Hapgood, Crayston, Joy, Copping, Griffiths, Jones, Drake, Carr, Bastin
   Scorers Griffiths 41, Drake 70
   Manager George Allison
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 Tommy Law, 4 Arnold Mayes, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 Harry Burgess, 9 George Mills, 10 Jack Sherborne, 11 Dicky Spence
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (0) 1 Blackpool (0) 3

Date: Saturday, 26th February 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 27,301
Referee: Harry Nattrass (Sunderland)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 Tommy Law, 4 Arnold Mayes, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 Harry Burgess, 9 George Mills, 10 Jack Sherborne, 11 Dicky Spence
   Scorer Mills 2nd
   Final Appearances Tommy Law, Jack Sherborne
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Blackpool Roxburgh, Blair, Sibley, Farrow, Hayward, Johnston, Munro, Buchan, H O'Donnell, Jones, Finan
   Scorers Finan 1st, H O'Donnell 3rd, Munro 4th
   Manager Joe Smith

Brentford (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Wednesday, 9th March 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Griffin Park
Attendance: 20,401
Referee: FW Reeve (Devonport)
Brentford Crozier, Bateman, Poyser, Brown, James, McKenzie, Hopkins, Eastham, McCulloch, Smith, Reid
   Scorer Hopkins 35
   Penalty Missed McKenzie 85 (Saved)
   Manager Harry Curtis
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Len Allum, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 Harry Burgess, 9 Joe Bambrick, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Dicky Spence
   Scorer Foss 40
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (0) 0 Bolton Wanderers (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 12th March 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 38,171
Referee: EC Carnwell (Lichfield)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 Joe Payne, 9 Joe Bambrick, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Dicky Spence
   Debut Players Jack Smith, Joe Payne
   Final Appearances Joe Bambrick
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Bolton Wanderers Hanson, Tennant, Hubbick, Goslin, Atkinson, Taylor, Jones, Grosvenor, Howe, Westwood, Anderson
   Manager Charles Foweraker

Sunderland (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 19th March 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Roker Park
Attendance: 19,327
Referee: L Dale (Sheffield)
Sunderland Mapson, Gorman, Hall, Thomson, Johnson, Hastings, Duns, Carter, Gurney, Gallacher, Burbanks
   Scorer Gurney 80
   Manager John Cochrane
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Harry Burgess, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Scorer Chitty 25
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (1) 2 Everton (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 26th March 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 27,043
Referee: B Ames (Redditch)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Harold Miller, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Harry Burgess, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Scorers Chitty 15, Payne 67
   Final Appearances Harold Miller
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Everton Sager, Greenhalgh, J Jones, Britton, T Jones, Thomson, Geldard, Bell, Lawton, Stevenson, Boyes
   Manager Theo Kelly

Manchester City (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 2nd April 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Maine Road
Attendance: 31,033
Referee: WR Jennings (York)
Manchester City Swift, Clark, Dale, Percival, McDowall, Bray, Pritchard, Herd, Milsom, Doherty, Brook
   Scorer Pritchard 60
   Manager Wilf Wild
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Harry Burgess, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (3) 4 Leicester City (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 9th April 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 20,211
Referee: H Berry (Huddersfield)
Chelsea 1 John Jackson, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 George Gibson, 9 George Mills, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Wilf Chitty
   Scorers Weaver 6, Sharman (O.G) 2nd, Chitty 3rd, Spence 5th
   Final Appearances Wilf Chitty
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Leicester City Mclaren, Frame, Jones, Heywood, Sharman, Grosvenor, Carroll, Maw, Bowers, Coutts, Liddle
   Scorer Maw 4th
   Manager Frank Womack

Chelsea (0) 0 Preston North End (0) 2

Date: Friday, 15th April 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 54,735
Referee: C Fletcher (Cheshire)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 George Gibson, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Dicky Spence
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Preston North End Holdcroft, Gallimore, A Beattie, Shankly, Smith, Milne, Watmough, Mutch, Maxwell, R Beattie, H O'Donnell
   Scorers Watmough 51, Maxwell 2nd
   Manager Committee

Huddersfield Town (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 16th April 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Leeds Road
Attendance: 18,356
Referee: RW Blake (Middlesbrough)
Huddersfield Town Hesford, Craig, Mountford, Willingham, Young, Boot, Wienand, Barclay, McFadyen, Mills, Beasley
   Scorer Beasley 82
   Manager Clem Stephenson
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 George Gibson, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Dicky Spence
   Scorers Payne 51, Spence 80
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Preston North End (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Monday, 18th April 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Deepdale
Attendance: 32,096
Referee: C Fletcher (Davenham)
Preston North End Holdcroft, Gallimore, A Beattie, Shankly, Smith, Milne, Lowrie, Mutch, McIntosh, R Beattie, H O'Donnell
   Manager Committee
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 George Gibson, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Peter Buchanan
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (2) 3 Derby County (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 23rd April 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 25,032
Referee: WP Harper (Stourbridge)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Harry Burgess, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Peter Buchanan
   Scorers Spence 20, Foss 23, Foss 62
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Derby County King, Wilcox, Howe, Nicholas, Bailey, Ward, Crooks, Hagan, Astley, Dix, Brinton
   Manager George Jobey

Chelsea (1) 1 Charlton Athletic (1) 1

Date: Wednesday, 27th April 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 21,843
Referee: EC Carnwell (Lichfield)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Harry Burgess, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Peter Buchanan
   Scorer Payne 22
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Charlton Athletic Bartram, Turner, Shreeve, Jobling, Rist, Welsh, Wilkinson, Lancelotte, Blott, Boulter, Brown
   Scorer Welsh 37
   Manager Jimmy Seed

Wolverhampton Wanderers (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 30th April 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Molineux
Attendance: 27,718
Referee: Ernest W Vokes (Bath)
Wolverhampton Wanderers Scott, Morris, Taylor, Galley, Cullis, Gardiner, Maguire, McIntosh, Westcott, Jones, Dorsett
   Scorer Galley 80 (Pen)
   Manager Frank Buckley
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Harry Burgess, 9 Joe Payne, 10 George Gibson, 11 Douglas Smale
   Scorer Burgess 71
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Grimsby Town (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 7th May 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Blundell Park
Attendance: 14,601
Referee: JE Williams (Bolton)
Grimsby Town Tweedy, Vincent, Hodgson, Hall, Betmead, Buck, Quigley, Beattie, Glover, Craven, Lewis
   Scorers Beattie, Glover
   Manager Charlie Spencer
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 George Barber, 4 Len Allum, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Harry Burgess, 9 Dicky Foss, 10 George Gibson, 11 Peter Buchanan
   Manager Leslie Knighton