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Season 1946-1947

Half-Time scores in brackets where known

Chelsea (2) 4 Bolton Wanderers (2) 3

Date: Saturday, 31st August 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 62,850
Referee: GS Blackhall (Wednesbury)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Freddie Lewis, 4 Reg Williams, 5 John Harris, 6 Dicky Foss, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 John Galloway, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 James Bain
   Scorers Lawton, Lawton, Spence, Spence
   Debut Players Freddie Lewis, John Galloway
   Manager Billy Birrell
Bolton Wanderers Hanson, Threlfall, Hubbick, Howe, Hamlett, Forrest, Woodward, Moir, Lofthouse, Westwood, Rothwell
   Scorers Forrest, Lofthouse, Lofthouse
   Manager Walter Rowley

Chelsea (0) 0 Manchester United (2) 3

Date: Wednesday, 4th September 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 27,750
Referee: T Smith (Atherstone)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Freddie Lewis, 4 Reg Williams, 5 John Harris, 6 Dicky Foss, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 John Galloway, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 James Bain
   Penalty Missed Lawton (Saved)
   Manager Billy Birrell
Manchester United Crompton, Carey, McGlen, Warner, Chilton, Cockburn, Delaney, Pearson, Hanlon, Rowley, Mitten
   Scorers Rowley 11, Pearson 44, Mitten 75
   Manager Matt Busby

Liverpool (4) 7 Chelsea (0) 4

Date: Saturday, 7th September 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Anfield
Attendance: 49,995
Liverpool Ashcroft, Harley, Ramsden, Taylor, Hughes, Paisley, Nieuwenhuys, Balmer, Jones, Fagan, Liddell
   Scorers Liddell 2, Jones 24, Jones 30, Fagan 44, Balmer 47, Liddell 50, Fagan 87
   Manager George Kay
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Freddie Lewis, 4 Ray Goddard, 5 John Harris, 6 James Argue, 7 Murdoch Dickie, 8 Alex Machin, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Len Dolding
   Scorers Goulden 55, Argue 64, Machin 70, Machin 72
   Debut Players Ray Goddard, Murdoch Dickie
   Final Appearances James Argue, Murdoch Dickie
   Manager Billy Birrell

Sheffield United (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Monday, 9th September 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 41,545
Sheffield United Smith, Shimwell, Cox, Machent, Latham, Forbes, Jones, Nightingale, Thompson, Brook, Rickett
   Scorers Brook 11, Rickett 60
   Manager Ted Davison
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Freddie Lewis, 4 Reg Williams, 5 John Harris, 6 Ray Goddard, 7 Alex Machin, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Len Dolding
   Scorers Dolding 22, Lawton 65
   Debut Players Tommy Walker
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 3 Leeds United (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 14th September 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 56,484
Referee: FW Wort (Liverpool)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Alexander White, 4 Reg Williams, 5 John Harris, 6 Dicky Foss, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Len Dolding
   Scorers Walker 1st, Walker 85, Lawton 88
   Debut Players Alexander White
   Manager Billy Birrell
Leeds United Hodgson, Goldberg, Milburn, Price, Holley, Batey, Cochrane, Powell, Ainsley, Short, Grainger
   Manager Bill Hampson

Manchester United (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Wednesday, 18th September 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Maine Road
Attendance: 30,275
Manchester United Crompton, Carey, Chilton, Warner, Whalley, Cockburn, Delaney, Aston, Hanlon, Pearson, Mitten
   Scorer Chilton 80
   Manager Matt Busby
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Alexander White, 4 Reg Williams, 5 John Harris, 6 Dicky Foss, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Alex Machin, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Len Dolding
   Scorer Machin 43
   Manager Billy Birrell

Grimsby Town (2) 2 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 21st September 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Blundell Park
Attendance: 21,932
Grimsby Town Tweedy, Vincent, Fisher, Hodgson, Betmead, Blenkinsopp, Pearson, Clifton, Moore, Jones, Wardle
   Scorers Jones 1st, Moore 2nd
   Manager Charlie Spencer
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Alexander White, 4 Reg Williams, 5 John Harris, 6 Dicky Foss, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Len Dolding
   Scorer Lawton 3rd
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (2) 2 Charlton Athletic (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 28th September 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 63,859
Referee: LE Gibbs (Reading)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Alexander White, 4 Reg Williams, 5 John Harris, 6 Dicky Foss, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Alex Machin, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Len Dolding
   Scorers Walker 33, Goulden 37
   Manager Billy Birrell
Charlton Athletic Bartram, Croker, Phipps, Rist, Oakes, Johnson, W Robinson, Lancelotte, Revell, G Robinson, Duffy
   Scorers Lancelotte 3rd, W Robinson 90
   Manager Jimmy Seed

Middlesbrough (2) 3 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 5th October 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Ayresome Park
Attendance: 44,082
Middlesbrough Cumming, D Robinson, Hardwick, Bell, J Robinson, Gordon, Spuhler, Mannion, Fenton, Dews, Walker
   Scorers Fenton 3, Mannion 2nd, Mannion 3rd
   Manager David Jack
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Alexander White, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Dicky Foss, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Len Dolding
   Scorers Goulden 4th, Goulden 5th
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 2 Stoke City (1) 5

Date: Saturday, 12th October 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 67,935
Referee: CJ Barrick (Northampton)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Alexander White, 4 Ray Goddard, 5 John Harris, 6 Dicky Foss, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Alex Machin, 11 Len Dolding
   Scorers Lawton 39, Lawton 46
   Manager Billy Birrell
Stoke City Jepson, Brigham, McCue, F Mountford, Franklin, Kirton, G Mountford, Antonio, Steele, Baker, Ormston
   Scorers Antonio 35, Ormston 51, Ormston 58, Kirton 6th, Ormston 75
   Manager Bob McGrory

Portsmouth (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 19th October 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Fratton Park
Attendance: 36,474
Portsmouth Walker, Hindmarsh, Ferrier, Scoular, Flewin, Dickinson, Barlow, Reid, Froggatt, McAlinden, Parker
   Manager Jack Tinn
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Freddie Lewis, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Len Dolding
   Scorers Lawton, Spence
   Debut Players Jimmy Macaulay
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 2 Arsenal (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 26th October 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 56,432
Referee: JH Parker (Crewe)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Freddie Lewis, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Len Dolding
   Scorers Lawton 3, Lawton 85
   Manager Billy Birrell
Arsenal Swindin, Scott, Joy, Waller, Compton, Jones, Nelson, Gudmundsson, Lewis, Curtis, O'Flanagan
   Scorer Lewis 62
   Manager George Allison

Blackpool (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 2nd November 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Bloomfield Road
Attendance: 23,365
Blackpool Wallace, Sibley, Lewis, Farrow, Suart, Johnston, Munro, Dick, Mortensen, Blair, McIntosh
   Scorer Blair
   Manager Joe Smith
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Alexander White, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 James Bain
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 3 Brentford (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 9th November 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 50,242
Referee: WE Plyer (Bournemouth)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Alexander White, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 James Bain
   Scorers Lawton 1st, Walker 3rd, Bain 4th
   Manager Billy Birrell
Brentford Crozier, Gorman, Munro, Toulouse, Smith, Wilkins, Hopkins, Shaw, Blakeman, MacDonald, Gillies
   Scorers Hopkins 2nd, Hopkins 5th
   Manager Harry Curtis

Sunderland (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 16th November 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Roker Park
Attendance: 41,227
Sunderland Mapson, Stelling, Jones, Housam, Hall, Wright, Lloyd, J Robinson, Whitelum, Watson, Burbanks
   Scorer Whitelum
   Manager Bill Murray
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Alexander White, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 James Bain
   Scorers Lawton, Spence
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 1 Aston Villa (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 23rd November 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 63,896
Referee: LE Gibbs (Woodley)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Alexander White, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 James Bain
   Scorer Spence
   Manager Billy Birrell
Aston Villa Rutherford, Potts, Cummings, Iverson, F Moss, E Lowe, Edwards, Graham, Parkes, Martin, Smith
   Scorers Edwards, Martin, Smith
   Manager Alex Massie

Derby County (1) 3 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 30th November 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 27,946
Derby County Grant, Mozley, Howe, Bullions, Leuty, Musson, Broome, Carter, Morrison, Stamps, Powell
   Scorers Morrison 42, Broome 3rd, Morrison 4th
   Manager Stuart McMillan
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Alexander Davidson
   Scorer Walker 30
   Debut Players Willi Steffen, Alexander Davidson
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 1 Everton (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 7th December 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,255
Referee: FS Milner (Wolverhampton)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Scorer Macaulay
   Debut Players John Paton
   Manager Billy Birrell
Everton Sager, Greenhalgh, Watson, Bentham, Jones, Farrell, McIlhatton, Wainwright, Dodds, Stevenson, Eglington
   Scorer Dodds 20
   Manager Theo Kelly

Huddersfield Town (0) 1 Chelsea (2) 4

Date: Saturday, 14th December 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Leeds Road
Attendance: 9,011
Huddersfield Town Hesford, Bailey, Boot, Smith, Briggs, Barker, Bateman, Glazzard, Rodgers, Thompson, Metcalfe
   Scorer Bateman
   Manager David Steele
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Scorers Lawton, Lawton, Lawton, Spence
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (2) 2

Date: Saturday, 21st December 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 43,006
Referee: Henry Pearce (Luton)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Scorer Lawton 80
   Manager Billy Birrell
Wolverhampton Wanderers Williams, McLean, Crook, Galley, Cullis, Wright, Hancocks, McIntosh, Pye, Forbes, Mullen
   Scorers Mullen 20, Forbes 21
   Manager Ted Vizard

Chelsea (0) 1 Preston North End (2) 2

Date: Wednesday, 25th December 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 37,126
Referee: SE Law (West Bromwich)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Scorer Lawton 80
   Debut Players Harry Medhurst
   Manager Billy Birrell
Preston North End Fairbrother, A Beattie, Scott, Shankly, Williams, Hamilton, Finney, Garth, McIntosh, R Beattie, Wharton
   Scorers Finney 10, Wharton 2nd
   Penalty Missed Shankly 88 (Saved)
   Manager Committee

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

Date: Thursday, 26th December 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Deepdale
Attendance: 40,167
Preston North End Fairbrother, A Beattie, Scott, Shankly, Williams, Hamilton, Finney, Garth, McIntosh, R Beattie, Wharton
   Scorer Garth 1st
   Manager Committee
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Bobby Russell, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Len Dolding, 8 Alex Machin, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 John Paton
   Scorer Paton 2nd
   Manager Billy Birrell

Bolton Wanderers (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 28th December 1946
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Burnden Park
Attendance: 36,048
Bolton Wanderers Hanson, Hamlett, Hubbick, Gillies, Hurst, Murphy, Woodward, Roberts, Lofthouse, Forrest, Westwood
   Scorer Hamlett (Pen)
   Manager Walter Rowley
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Bobby Russell, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Len Dolding, 8 Alex Machin, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 John Paton
   Scorer Paton
   Final Appearances Bobby Russell
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 3 Liverpool (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 4th January 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 58,375
Referee: J Tregallas (Birmingham)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Jimmy Macaulay, 5 John Harris, 6 Dicky Foss, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Len Goulden, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 John Paton
   Scorers Lawton 27, Lawton 48, Goulden 58
   Debut Players Sid Bathgate
   Manager Billy Birrell
Liverpool Sidlow, Jones, Lambert, Taylor, Hughes, Paisley, Nieuwenhuys, Balmer, Stubbins, Fagan, Liddell
   Scorer Balmer 36
   Manager George Kay

Chelsea (0) 1 Arsenal (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 11th January 1947
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 70,257
Referee: H Bryan (Tipton)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Alex Machin, 5 Willi Steffen, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Scorer Walker 48
   Manager Billy Birrell
Arsenal Swindin, Scott, Barnes, Sloan, Compton, Mercer, McPherson, Lewis, Rooke, Jones, Logie
   Scorer McPherson 44
   Manager George Allison

Arsenal (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 15th January 1947
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3 (replay)
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 53,350
Arsenal Swindin, Male, Barnes, Sloan, Compton, Mercer, McPherson, Lewis, Rooke, Logie, Curtis
   Scorer Rooke 81
   Manager George Allison
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Alexander White, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Scorer Lawton 84
   Manager Billy Birrell
After extra time. Score after 90 mins 1-1.

Leeds United (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 18th January 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Elland Road
Attendance: 37,884
Leeds United Hodgson, Milburn, Bannister, Henry, Holley, Martin, Cochrane, Powell, Ainsley, Short, Grainger
   Scorers Henry 1st (Pen), Cochrane 82
   Manager Bill Hampson
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Alexander White, 3 Freddie Lewis, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 John Galloway, 11 Len Dolding
   Scorer Lawton 2nd
   Manager Billy Birrell

Arsenal (0) 0 Chelsea (2) 2

Date: Monday, 20th January 1947
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3 (replay)
Venue: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 59,590
Arsenal Swindin, Male, Barnes, Sloan, Compton, Mercer, McPherson, Lewis, Rooke, Jones, Logie
   Penalty Missed Lewis 6 (Wide)
   Manager George Allison
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Scorers Lawton 23, Lawton 25
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 2 Derby County (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 25th January 1947
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 49,484
Referee: T Smith (Atherstone)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Reg Williams, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Scorers Williams 26, Lawton 70
   Manager Billy Birrell
Derby County Grant, Mozley, Howe, Ward, Leuty, Musson, Harrison, Carter, Morrison, Stamps, Broome
   Scorers Stamps 20, Carter 89
   Manager Stuart McMillan

Derby County (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 29th January 1947
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4 (replay)
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 19,079
Referee: T Smith (Atherstone)
Derby County Grant, Mozley, Howe, Ward, Leuty, Musson, Harrison, Carter, Morrison, Stamps, Broome
   Scorer Stamps 99
   Manager Stuart McMillan
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Jimmy Macaulay, 5 John Harris, 6 Alex Machin, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Manager Billy Birrell
After Extra Time

Charlton Athletic (2) 2 Chelsea (3) 3

Date: Saturday, 1st February 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: The Valley
Attendance: 32,959
Charlton Athletic Bartram, Campbell, Shreeve, Johnson, Phipps, Revell, Hurst, Dawson, W Robinson, Fenton, Duffy
   Scorers W Robinson, W Robinson
   Manager Jimmy Seed
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Scorers Lawton, Walker, Goulden (Pen)
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 0 Grimsby Town (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 8th February 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 17,896
Referee: GL Iliffe (Leicester)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Manager Billy Birrell
Grimsby Town Tweedy, Vincent, Fisher, Hall, Taylor, Blenkinsopp, Wallbanks, Clifton, Johnson, Keeble, Wardle
   Manager Charlie Spencer

Stoke City (6) 6 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 15th February 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Victoria Ground
Attendance: 30,408
Stoke City Jepson, Mould, Meakin, Sellars, Franklin, Kirton, G Mountford, Peppitt, Steele, Baker, Ormiston
   Scorers Baker, Ormiston, Ormiston, Peppitt, Peppitt, Sellars
   Manager Bob McGrory
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Scorer Machin
   Manager Billy Birrell

Arsenal (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 1st March 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 52,606
Arsenal Swindin, Scott, Barnes, Sloan, Compton, Mercer, McPherson, Logie, Rooke, Jones, Rudkin
   Scorer Rudkin
   Manager George Allison
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Reg Williams, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Scorers Williams, Goulden (Pen)
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 1 Blackpool (2) 4

Date: Saturday, 8th March 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 30,365
Referee: AC Hall (Chester)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Reg Williams, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Scorer Williams 3rd
   Manager Billy Birrell
Blackpool Wallace, Shimwell, Sibley, Farrow, Hayward, Johnston, Munro, Buchan, Mortensen, Eastham, Dick
   Scorers Dick 1st, Dick 10, Buchan 4th, Mortensen 90
   Manager Joe Smith

Brentford (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 15th March 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Griffin Park
Attendance: 33,244
Brentford Crozier, Gorman, Munro, Macaulay, Manley, Paterson, Hopkins, Stewart, Smith, Naylor, Girling
   Manager Harry Curtis
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Len Dolding, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Scorers Machin, Paton
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (2) 2 Sunderland (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 22nd March 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 45,415
Referee: AC Denham (Ashton-On-Ribble)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Len Dolding, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Scorers Lawton, Goulden (Pen)
   Manager Billy Birrell
Sunderland Mapson, Stelling, Hudgell, Housam, Walsh, A Wright, Duns, J Robinson, Davis, Watson, Burbanks
   Scorer J Robinson
   Manager Bill Murray

Aston Villa (2) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 29th March 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Villa Park
Attendance: 35,786
Aston Villa Rutherford, Potts, Guttridge, Iverson, F Moss, E Lowe, Edwards, Dixon, Ford, Dorsett, Smith
   Scorers Dorsett, Ford
   Manager Alex Massie
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Len Dolding, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 0 Blackburn Rovers (1) 2

Date: Friday, 4th April 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 37,840
Referee: GL Iliffe (Leicester)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Len Dolding, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Manager Billy Birrell
Blackburn Rovers Marks, Cook, Higgins, Whiteside, Pryde, Bell, Oakes, Rogers, Weir, Venters, Langton
   Scorers Weir 44, Oakes 2nd
   Manager Will Scott

Chelsea (2) 3 Derby County (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 5th April 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 52,886
Referee: PW Poulter (Hemel Hempstead)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Willi Steffen, 4 Jimmy Macaulay, 5 John Harris, 6 Alex Machin, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 James Bain
   Scorers Lawton 6, Lawton 27, Goulden 71
   Final Appearances Willi Steffen
   Manager Billy Birrell
Derby County Woodley, Nicholas, Mozley, Ward, Leuty, Musson, Harrison, Carter, Stamps, Antonio, Broome
   Manager Stuart McMillan

Blackburn Rovers (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Monday, 7th April 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Ewood Park
Attendance: 35,646
Blackburn Rovers Marks, Cook, Higgins, Whiteside, Pryde, Bell, Oakes, Rogers, Godwin, Venters, Langton
   Scorer Godwin
   Penalty Missed Oakes
   Manager Will Scott
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 James Bain
   Scorers Lawton, Walker
   Manager Billy Birrell

Everton (0) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 12th April 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Goodison Park
Attendance: 30,970
Everton Sager, Saunders, Greenhalgh, Bentham, Humphreys, Farrell, McIlhatton, Stevenson, Dodds, Fielding, Eglington
   Scorers Dodds, Dodds
   Manager Theo Kelly
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Alexander Davidson, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Fred Richardson, 10 Len Goulden, 11 James Bain
   Debut Players Fred Richardson
   Final Appearances Alexander Davidson, James Bain
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 1 Huddersfield Town (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 19th April 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,753
Referee: JH Parker (Crewe)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Dicky Foss, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Scorer Walker
   Manager Billy Birrell
Huddersfield Town Hesford, Bailey, Barker, Howe, Hepplewhite, Boot, Bateman, Thompson, Whittingham, Doherty, McShane
   Manager David Steele

Wolverhampton Wanderers (3) 6 Chelsea (1) 4

Date: Saturday, 26th April 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Molineux
Attendance: 44,260
Wolverhampton Wanderers Williams, McLean, Crook, Galley, Cullis, Wright, Hancocks, Pye, Westcott, Forbes, Mullen
   Scorers Forbes, Forbes, Hancocks, Hancocks, Westcott, Westcott
   Manager Ted Vizard
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John Paton
   Scorers Goulden, Lawton, Machin, Spence
   Final Appearances John Paton
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 1 Sheffield United (2) 4

Date: Saturday, 3rd May 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 32,110
Referee: S McCarthy (Wrexham)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Albert Tennant, 4 Alex Machin, 5 Ray Goddard, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Fred Richardson, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Scorer McInnes 70
   Debut Players John McInnes
   Final Appearances Fred Richardson
   Manager Billy Birrell
Sheffield United Smith, Furniss, Cox, Young, Latham, Forbes, Rickett, Nightingale, Collindridge, Hagan, Jones
   Scorers Hagan 3, Jones 23, Hagan 62, Collindridge 4th
   Manager Ted Davison

Chelsea (1) 2 Middlesbrough (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 10th May 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 22,482
Referee: GC Appleyard (Rotherham)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Alexander White, 4 Ray Goddard, 5 John Harris, 6 Dicky Foss, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Alex Machin, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Scorers Walker 23, Machin 58
   Manager Billy Birrell
Middlesbrough Malan, D Robinson, Stuart, McCabe, J Robinson, Gordon, Spuhler, McCormack, Fenton, Dews, Walker
   Manager David Jack

Chelsea (0) 0 Portsmouth (1) 3

Date: Monday, 26th May 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 26,048
Referee: GH Mann (Glastonbury)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Alexander White, 4 Jimmy Macaulay, 5 John Harris, 6 Dicky Foss, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Alex Machin, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Manager Billy Birrell
Portsmouth Butler, Rookes, Ferrier, Scoular, Bowler, Dickinson, Froggatt, McAlinden, Reid, Barlow, Parker
   Scorers Reid, Reid, Reid
   Manager Bob Jackson