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Match Results

Season 1938-1939

Half-Time scores in brackets where known

Liverpool (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 27th August 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Anfield
Attendance: 33,868
Referee: EV Gough (Stoke)
Liverpool Riley, Cooper, Harley, Busby, Rogers, McInnes, Nieuwenhuys, Taylor, Fagan, Balmer, Kinghorn
   Scorers Taylor 35, Taylor 78
   Manager George Kay
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Bob Griffiths, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Allum 1st
   Debut Players Adolf Hanson
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (0) 3 Preston North End (1) 1

Date: Wednesday, 31st August 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 24,821
Referee: GS Blackhall (Wednesbury)
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 George Mills, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorers Spence 46, Spence 59, Hanson 4th
   Final Appearances Bob Griffiths
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Preston North End Holdcroft, Gallimore, A Beattie, Shankly, Summerbee, Milne, McGibbon, Mutch, Dougal, R Beattie, O'Donnell
   Scorer Dougal 12
   Manager Committee

Chelsea (2) 3 Leicester City (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 3rd September 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 37,323
Referee: G Twist (Lancashire)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Harry Burgess, 9 George Mills, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorers Mills 1, Mills 2nd, Hanson 3rd
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Leicester City Mclaren, Frame, Reeday, S Smith, Sharman, Grosvenor, A Smith, Maw, Dewis, Moralee, Liddle
   Manager Frank Womack

Bolton Wanderers (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Monday, 5th September 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 2
Venue: Burnden Park
Attendance: 19,616
Referee: T Smith (Atherstone)
Bolton Wanderers Goodall, Tennant, Hubbick, Goslin, Atkinson, Forrest, Woodward, Grosvenor, Hunt, Howe, Anderson
   Penalty Missed Goslin (Saved)
   Manager Charles Foweraker
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Harry Burgess, 9 George Mills, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorers Hanson 35, Hanson 49
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Middlesbrough (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 10th September 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 2
Venue: Ayresome Park
Attendance: 28,359
Referee: F Percy (Liverpool)
Middlesbrough Cumming, Laking, Stuart, McKenzie, Baxter, Forest, Milne, Mannion, Fenton, Yorston, Cochrane
   Scorer Yorston 80
   Manager Wilf Gillow
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 George Mills, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Mills 40
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (2) 2 Birmingham (2) 2

Date: Saturday, 17th September 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,505
Referee: JM Wiltshire (Dorset)
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 George Mills, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorers Spence 2nd, Mills 45
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Birmingham Hibbs, Steel, Hughes, Burnskill, Meacock, Halsall, Brown, Dearson, Jones, Kelly, Farrage
   Scorers Brown 1st (Pen), Jones 3rd
   Manager George Liddell

Manchester United (2) 5 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 24th September 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Old Trafford
Attendance: 34,557
Referee: Harry Nattrass (Sunderland)
Manchester United Breedon, Redwood, Griffiths, Gladwin, Vose, Manley, Bryant, Craven, Smith, Carey, Rowley
   Scorers Manley 3, Redwood 41 (Pen), Carey 4th, Rowley 5th, Smith 90
   Manager Jimmy Porter
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 George Mills, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Burgess 3rd (Pen)
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (0) 1 Stoke City (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 1st October 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 35,320
Referee: G Dutton (Warwick)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Harry Burgess, 9 George Mills, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Burgess 67
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Stoke City Wilkinson, Brigham, Scrimshaw, Soo, Turner, Kirton, Matthews, Antonio, Steele, Westland, Baker
   Scorer Westland 7
   Manager Bob McGrory

Blackpool (3) 5 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 8th October 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Bloomfield Road
Attendance: 24,878
Referee: WP Harper (Stourbridge)
Blackpool Wallace, Blair, Sibley, Farrow, Hayward, Johnston, Munro, Buchan, Finan, O'Donnell, Dawson
   Scorers O'Donnell 1st, O'Donnell 2nd, O'Donnell 3rd, Buchan 4th, Buchan 5th
   Manager Joe Smith
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Payne 88
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (1) 4 Arsenal (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 15th October 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 64,443
Referee: GV Searle (Salisbury)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorers Hanson 30, Hanson 3rd, Mills 4th, Burgess 6th
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Arsenal Swindin, Male, Hapgood, Crayston, Joy, Copping, Kirchen, Bastin, Drake, Jones, Cumner
   Scorers Cumner 32, Kirchen 5th
   Manager George Allison

Brentford (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 22nd October 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Griffin Park
Attendance: 31,425
Referee: F Percy (Liverpool)
Brentford Crozier, Wilson, Poyser, Brown, James, Sneddon, Smith, Scott, Gibbons, Eastham, Reid
   Scorer Reid 65
   Manager Harry Curtis
Chelsea 1 John Jackson, 2 Ned Barkas, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (0) 0 Derby County (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 29th October 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 37,919
Referee: RK Warburton (Bolton)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Derby County Boulton, Nicholas, Howe, Hann, Bailey, Ward, Crooks, Astley, Dix, Duncan, McCulloch
   Scorers Astley 25, Dix 60
   Manager George Jobey

Grimsby Town (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 5th November 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Blundell Park
Attendance: 11,461
Referee: H Hartley (Bolton)
Grimsby Town Tweedy, Vincent, Hodgson, Hall, Betmead, Buck, Boyd, Beattie, Howe, Swain, Bartholomew
   Scorers Howe 10, Beattie 2nd
   Manager Charlie Spencer
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Ernest Reid, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Mills 3rd
   Debut Players Ernest Reid
   Final Appearances Ernest Reid
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (2) 4 Sunderland (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 12th November 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 37,103
Referee: S Boardman (Cheshire)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorers Burgess 10, Spence 27, Hanson 3rd, Argue 4th
   Debut Players Robert Salmond
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Sunderland Mapson, Gorman, Hall, Thomson, Lockie, Saunders, Spuhler, Carter, Gurney, Gallacher, Burbanks
   Manager John Cochrane

Aston Villa (3) 6 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 19th November 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Villa Park
Attendance: 41,678
Referee: RW Griffin (Bristol)
Aston Villa Biddlestone, Callaghan, Cummings, Massie, Allen, Iverson, Broome, Haycock, O'Donnell, Starling, Houghton
   Scorers Broome 1st, Haycock 2nd, O'Donnell 3rd, Houghton 5th, O'Donnell 6th, Haycock 7th
   Manager Jimmy Hogan
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Len Allum, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorers Argue 4th, Mills 8th
   Final Appearances Len Allum
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (0) 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 26th November 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 32,456
Referee: WT Strainge (Bristol)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Arnold Mayes, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Mills 2nd
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Wolverhampton Wanderers Scott, Morris, Taylor, Galley, Cullis, Gardiner, Burton, McIntosh, Westcott, Dorsett, Maguire
   Scorers Westcott, Westcott, Westcott
   Manager Frank Buckley

Everton (0) 4 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 3rd December 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Goodison Park
Attendance: 27,959
Referee: JH Parker (Derby)
Everton Sager, Cook, Greenhalgh, Mercer, Jones, Thomson, Gillick, Bentham, Lawton, Stevenson, Boyes
   Scorers Lawton 1st, Lawton 75, Stevenson 85, Gillick 5th
   Manager Theo Kelly
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Joe Payne, 9 George Mills, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Mills 2nd
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (1) 3 Huddersfield Town (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 10th December 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 23,257
Referee: EC Carnwell (Lichfield)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Joe Payne, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorers Payne 27, Burgess 48, Payne 3rd
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Huddersfield Town Hesford, Hayes, Mountford, Gordon, Young, Boot, Barlow, Isaac, Price, Baird, Beasley
   Manager Clem Stephenson

Portsmouth (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 17th December 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Fratton Park
Attendance: 21,536
Referee: FJ Lowe (Bristol)
Portsmouth Walker, Morgan, Rochford, Guthrie, Rowe, Wharton, Worrell, McAlinden, Anderson, Bagley, Parker
   Scorers Wharton 36 (Pen), Worrall 3rd
   Manager Jack Tinn
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Joe Payne, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Mills 6
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (3) 4 Liverpool (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 24th December 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 6,801
Referee: EV Gough (Stoke)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Joe Payne, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorers Spence 8, Burgess 20 (Pen), Payne 3rd, Payne 4th
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Liverpool Riley, Cooper, Harley, Busby, Rogers, Bush, Nieuwenhuys, Taylor, Fagan, Balmer, Kinghorn
   Scorer Balmer 75
   Manager George Kay

Leeds United (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Monday, 26th December 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Elland Road
Attendance: 27,586
Referee: HN Mee (Mansfield)
Leeds United Twomey, Goldberg, Gadsby, Edwards, Holley, Parry, Cochrane, Powell, Ainsley, Stephenson, Hargreaves
   Scorer Edwards 35
   Manager Bill Hampson
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Joe Payne, 9 George Mills, 10 George Gibson, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Mills 40
   Final Appearances George Gibson
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (1) 2 Leeds United (1) 2

Date: Tuesday, 27th December 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 32,692
Referee: HN Mee (Mansfield)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorers Spence 2, Mills 55
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Leeds United Twomey, Goldberg, Gadsby, Hampson, Holley, Parry, Armes, Powell, Hodgson, Stephenson, Hargreaves
   Scorers Hodgson 32, Stephenson 56
   Manager Bill Hampson

Leicester City (2) 3 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 31st December 1938
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Filbert Street
Attendance: 13,180
Referee: G Twist (Lancashire)
Leicester City Mclaren, Frame, Reeday, Heywood, Sharman, Grosvenor, S Smith, Dewis, Moralee, Liddle,
   Scorers S Smith 9, Liddle 30, S Smith 47
   Manager Frank Womack
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 Ned Barkas, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Douglas Smale
   Scorers Argue 68, Argue 88
   Final Appearances Ned Barkas, Douglas Smale
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (1) 2 Arsenal (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 7th January 1939
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 58,095
Referee: L Dale (Sheffield)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorers Argue 35, Argue 64
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Arsenal Wilson, Male, Hapgood, Crayston, Joy, Copping, Drake, Jones, Lewis, Drury, Bastin
   Scorer Bastin 12
   Manager George Allison

Chelsea (2) 4 Middlesbrough (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 14th January 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 26,750
Referee: F Percy (Liverpool)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorers Payne 4, Argue 43, Payne 51, Payne 61
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Middlesbrough Cumming, Laking, Scrimshaw, Forrest, Baxter, Murphy, Milne, Higham, Camsell, Yorston, Chadwick
   Scorers Higham 6, Camsell 53
   Manager Wilf Gillow

Chelsea (0) 3 Fulham (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 21st January 1939
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 69,987
Referee: T Thompson (Northumberland)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorers Hanson 57, Payne 86, Argue 90
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Fulham Turner, Bacuzzi, Keeping, Evans, Dennison, Tompkins, Higgins, Worsley, Rooke, O'Callaghan, Arnold
   Manager Jack Peart

Chelsea (0) 0 Manchester United (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 28th January 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 31,265
Referee: Harry Nattrass (Sunderland)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Manchester United Tapken, Redwood, Griffiths, Warner, Vose, McKay, Bryant, Wassell, Hanlon, Bradbury, Rowley
   Scorer Bradbury 88
   Manager Jimmy Porter

Stoke City (3) 6 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 4th February 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Victoria Ground
Attendance: 25,205
Referee: G Dutton (Warwick)
Stoke City Wilkinson, Brigham, Tennant, Soo, Mould, Kirton, Matthews, Smith, Steele, Sale, Baker
   Scorers Steele 25, Steele 40, Steele 44, Baker 60, Smith 76, Sale 90
   Manager Bob McGrory
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 George Barber, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Spence 83
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (0) 1 Sheffield Wednesday (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 11th February 1939
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 60,920
Referee: WT Strainge (Bristol)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Burgess 49 (Pen)
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Sheffield Wednesday Smith, Ashley, Catlin, Russell, Hanford, Burrows, Lewis, Robinson, Hunt, Napier, Fallon
   Scorer Robinson 10
   Manager Jimmy McMullan

Sheffield Wednesday (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Monday, 13th February 1939
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 5 (replay)
Venue: Hillsborough
Attendance: 47,549
Referee: WT Strainge (Bristol)
Sheffield Wednesday Smith, Ashley, Catlin, Russell, Hanford, Burrows, Lewis, Robinson, Hunt, Napier, Fallon
   Manager Jimmy McMullan
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Joe Payne, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Arsenal (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 18th February 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 21
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 54,510
Referee: GV Searle (Salisbury)
Arsenal Wilson, Male, Hapgood, Pryde, Joy, Copping, Drake, Bremner, Lewis, Drury, Kirchen
   Scorer Bremner 35
   Manager George Allison
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Joe Payne, 9 George Mills, 10 James Argue, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Sheffield Wednesday (0) 1 Chelsea (2) 3

Date: Monday, 20th February 1939
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 5 (replay)
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 51,879
Referee: WT Strainge (Bristol)
Sheffield Wednesday Smith, Ashley, Catlin, Russell, Hanford, Burrows, Lewis, Robinson, Hunt, Napier, Fallon
   Scorer Fallon 81
   Manager Jimmy McMullan
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Joe Payne, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorers Burgess 16, Payne 23, Burgess 53
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (1) 1 Brentford (2) 3

Date: Saturday, 25th February 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 21
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 33,511
Referee: F Percy (Liverpool)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Joe Payne, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Payne 1st
   Penalty Missed Burgess 47 (Wide)
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Brentford Crozier, Gorman, Poyser, Scott, James, Muttitt, Hopkins, McAloon, Cheetham, Boulter, Smith
   Scorers Cheetham 2nd, Smith 3rd, Cheetham 90
   Manager Harry Curtis

Chelsea (0) 0 Grimsby Town (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 4th March 1939
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 45,409
Referee: RS Warr (Bolton)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Joe Payne, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Grimsby Town Tweedy, Vincent, Hodgson, Hall, Betmead, Buck, Boyd, Beattie, Howe, Jones, Crack
   Scorer Crack 58
   Manager Charlie Spencer

Derby County (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 8th March 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 21
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 16,697
Referee: RK Warburton (Bolton)
Derby County Boulton, Nicholas, Steel, Hann, Bailey, Ward, Crooks, Stockill, McCulloch, Dix, Duncan
   Manager George Jobey
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Spence 78
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (2) 5 Grimsby Town (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 11th March 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 17,102
Referee: H Hartley (Bolton)
Chelsea 1 John Jackson, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorers Spence 10, Payne 42, Burgess 57, Hanson 63, Spence 85
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Grimsby Town Tweedy, Vincent, Hodgson, Hall, Buck, Wattam, Boyd, Beattie, Howe, Jones, Crack
   Scorer Boyd 40
   Manager Charlie Spencer

Chelsea (1) 1 Blackpool (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 15th March 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 12,971
Referee: WP Harper (Stourbridge)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Payne 40
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Blackpool Wallace, Blair, Sibley, Farrow, Hayward, Johnston, Forster, Buchan, Dodds, Astley, McLaren
   Scorer Dodds 78
   Manager Joe Smith

Sunderland (3) 3 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 18th March 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Roker Park
Attendance: 10,954
Referee: S Boardman (Hale)
Sunderland Middleton, Gorman, Hall, Housan, Lockie, Hastings, Duns, Carter, Robinson, Smeaton, Burbanks
   Scorers Robinson 1, Carter 3, Robinson 41
   Manager John Cochrane
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorers Argue 6, Burgess 57 (Pen)
   Booked Mitchell
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (0) 2 Aston Villa (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 25th March 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 31,255
Referee: RW Griffin (Bristol)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Dicky Spence
   Scorers Argue 75, Spence 86
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Aston Villa Biddlestone, Callaghan, Cummings, Massie, Allen, Iverson, Broome, Martin, F O'Donnell, Haycock, Houghton
   Scorer Haycock 60
   Manager Jimmy Hogan

Wolverhampton Wanderers (2) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 1st April 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Molineux
Attendance: 28,747
Referee: WT Strainge (Bristol)
Wolverhampton Wanderers Sidlow, Morris, Taylor, Galley, Cullis, Gardiner, Mullen, McIntosh, Westcott, Dorsett, McDonald
   Scorers Westcott 35, Dorsett 43
   Manager Frank Buckley
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Dicky Spence
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Charlton Athletic (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Friday, 7th April 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: The Valley
Attendance: 29,014
Referee: WE Plyer (Weymouth)
Charlton Athletic Bartram, Shreeve, Jimmy Oakes, Green, John Oakes, Wright, Wilkinson, Robinson, Blott, Welsh, Hobbis
   Scorers Robinson 30, Hobbis 50
   Manager Jimmy Seed
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 David Alexander, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Dicky Spence
   Debut Players David Alexander
   Final Appearances David Alexander
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (0) 0 Everton (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 8th April 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 51,481
Referee: JH Parker (Derby)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Arnold Mayes, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Everton Sager, Cook, Greenhalgh, Mercer, Jones, Weston, Gillick, Bentham, Lawton, Stevenson, Caskie
   Scorers Stevenson 68, Gillick 70
   Manager Theo Kelly

Chelsea (0) 1 Charlton Athletic (1) 3

Date: Monday, 10th April 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 27,070
Referee: WE Plyer (Weymouth)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 George Barber, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Arnold Mayes, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Harry Burgess, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Dicky Foss, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Payne 87
   Final Appearances George Barber
   Manager Leslie Knighton
Charlton Athletic Bartram, Shreeve, Jimmy Oakes, Turner, John Oakes, Wright, Wilkinson, Robinson, Blott, Welsh, Hobbis
   Scorers Welsh 29, Blott 50, Hobbis 80
   Manager Jimmy Seed

Huddersfield Town (1) 3 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 15th April 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 21
Venue: Leeds Road
Attendance: 11,731
Referee: EC Carnwell (Lichfield)
Huddersfield Town Hesford, Hayes, Mountford, Gordon, Young, Boot, Isaac, Barclay, Price, Mills, Watson
   Scorers Mills 14, Mills 55, Price 65
   Manager Clem Stephenson
Chelsea 1 John Jackson, 2 John O'Hare, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Arnold Mayes, 5 Robert Salmond, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Peter Buchanan, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Dicky Spence
   Scorer Payne 44
   Final Appearances John Jackson, Robert Salmond, Peter Buchanan
   Manager Leslie Knighton

Chelsea (1) 1 Portsmouth (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 22nd April 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,744
Referee: FJ Lowe (Bristol)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Arnold Mayes, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 George Mills, 10 Joe Payne, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Payne 3
   Manager Billy Birrell
Portsmouth Walker, Morgan, Rochford, Guthrie, Rowe, Wharton, Worrall, McAlinden, Anderson, Barlow, Parker
   Manager Jack Tinn

Birmingham (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Wednesday, 26th April 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: St Andrews
Attendance: 28,637
Birmingham Hibbs, Trigg, Hughes, Dearson, Turner, Shaw, Brown, Craven, Jones, Harris, Morris
   Scorer Brown 60
   Penalty Missed Dearson 55 (Over bar)
   Manager George Liddell
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Joe Payne, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Payne 6
   Manager Billy Birrell

Preston North End (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 29th April 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Deepdale
Attendance: 13,333
Referee: GS Blackhall
Preston North End Holdcroft, Gallimore, A Beattie, Shankly, Batey, Milne, Watmough, Mutch, Dougal, R Beattie, McIntosh
   Scorer Mutch 87
   Manager Committee
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Arnold Mayes, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Billy Mitchell, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Joe Payne, 9 George Mills, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Payne 3
   Final Appearances Arnold Mayes, George Mills
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 1 Bolton Wanderers (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 6th May 1939
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 18,232
Referee: RA Mortimer (Huddersfield)
Chelsea 1 Vic Woodley, 2 John O'Hare, 3 Jack Smith, 4 Billy Mitchell, 5 Allan Craig, 6 Sam Weaver, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 James Argue, 9 Joe Payne, 10 Harry Burgess, 11 Adolf Hanson
   Scorer Payne 52
   Final Appearances Vic Woodley, John O'Hare, Jack Smith, Billy Mitchell, Allan Craig, Sam Weaver, Harry Burgess, Adolf Hanson
   Manager Billy Birrell
Bolton Wanderers Hanson, Winter, Hubbick, Goslin, Atkinson, Hurst, Geldard, Howe, Hunt, Westwood, Rothwell
   Scorer Howe 50
   Manager Charles Foweraker