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Season 1947-1948

Half-Time scores in brackets where known

Blackpool (1) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 23rd August 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Bloomfield Road
Attendance: 27,389
Blackpool Wallace, Shimwell, Suart, Farrow, Hayward, Johnston, Matthews, Munro, Mortensen, Dick, McIntosh
   Scorers Mortensen 27, Mortensen 55, Harris (O.G) 3rd
   Manager Joe Smith
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Ray Goddard, 5 John Harris, 6 Ken Armstrong, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Alex Machin, 9 Tommy Walker, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Len Dolding
   Debut Players Ken Armstrong
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 1 Blackburn Rovers (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 27th August 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 36,375
Referee: T Smith (Atherstone)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Ray Goddard, 5 John Harris, 6 Ken Armstrong, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Jimmy Macaulay, 9 Tommy Walker, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Len Dolding
   Scorer Armstrong 86
   Manager Billy Birrell
Blackburn Rovers Marks, Tomlinson, Higgins, Baldwin, Pryde, Bell, Rogers, Webber, Weir, Campbell, Oakes
   Manager Will Scott

Chelsea (1) 1 Derby County (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 30th August 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 59,919
Referee: SE Law (West Bromwich)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Ken Armstrong, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Len Dolding
   Scorer Lawton 35
   Booked Harris
   Manager Billy Birrell
Derby County Townsend, Mozley, Howe, Ward, Leuty, Musson, Harrison, Carter, Morrison, Steel, Broome
   Manager Stuart McMillan

Huddersfield Town (0) 3 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 6th September 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Leeds Road
Attendance: 24,837
Huddersfield Town Hesford, Hayes, Barker, Green, Hepplewhite, Boot, Whittingham, Glazzard, Price, Doherty, Metcalfe
   Scorers Doherty 60, Metcalfe 73, Price 3rd
   Manager George Stephenson
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Ken Armstrong, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Len Dolding
   Scorer Walker
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 1 Sunderland (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 10th September 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 30,085
Referee: F Walton (Goole)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Ken Armstrong, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Len Dolding
   Scorer Dolding 35
   Manager Billy Birrell
Sunderland Mapson, Stelling, Hudgell, McLain, Hall, A Wright, Hethrington, Robinson, Whitelum, Watson, Reynolds
   Scorer Reynolds 47
   Manager Bill Murray

Chelsea (0) 1 Bolton Wanderers (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 13th September 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,242
Referee: FS Milner (Wolverhampton)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Ray Goddard, 5 John Harris, 6 Ken Armstrong, 7 Dicky Spence, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Alex Machin, 11 Len Dolding
   Scorer Armstrong 1st
   Final Appearances Dicky Spence
   Manager Billy Birrell
Bolton Wanderers Hanson, Roberts, Crook, Gillies, Hamlett, Murphy, Woodward, Howe, Forrest, Westwood, McShane
   Scorer Howe 2nd
   Manager Walter Rowley

Sunderland (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 3

Date: Wednesday, 17th September 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Roker Park
Attendance: 31,444
Sunderland Mapson, Stelling, Walsh, Scotson, Hall, A Wright, Duns, Robinson, Davis, Watson, Reynolds
   Scorers Davis 1st, Davis 3rd
   Manager Bill Murray
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Dicky Foss, 7 Len Dolding, 8 James Bowie, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 John McInnes
   Scorers Bowie 2nd, Bowie 76, Lawton 78
   Debut Players James Bowie
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (2) 3 Everton (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 20th September 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,955
Referee: FC Green (Wolverhampton)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Tommy Walker, 5 John Harris, 6 Dicky Foss, 7 Len Dolding, 8 James Bowie, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Scorers Armstrong, Armstrong, Goulden
   Manager Billy Birrell
Everton Sagar, Hedley, Greenhalgh, Bentham, Humphreys, Farrell, McIlhatton, Wainwright, Catterick, Fielding, Eglington
   Scorer Catterick
   Manager Theo Kelly

Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 27th September 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 9
Venue: Molineux
Attendance: 51,365
Wolverhampton Wanderers Williams, McLean, Pritchard, Crook, Brice, Wright, Hancocks, Pye, Forbes, Smyth, Mullen
   Scorer Forbes
   Manager Ted Vizard
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Freddie Lewis, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Tommy Walker, 5 John Harris, 6 Ken Armstrong, 7 Len Dolding, 8 James Bowie, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Final Appearances Len Dolding
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (4) 4 Aston Villa (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 4th October 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 67,789
Referee: GL Iliffe (Leicester)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Tommy Walker, 5 John Harris, 6 Ken Armstrong, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Scorers Campbell 1st, Campbell 2nd, Lawton 3rd, Lawton 4th
   Debut Players Bobby Campbell
   Manager Billy Birrell
Aston Villa Rutherford, Potts, Cummings, Dorsett, F Moss, Parkes, Edwards, Dixon, Ford, E Lowe, Smith
   Scorers Dixon 5th, Ford 6th (Pen)
   Manager Alex Massie

Liverpool (2) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 11th October 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 9
Venue: Anfield
Attendance: 51,449
Liverpool Sidlow, Jones, Lambert, Taylor, Hughes, Paisley, Priday, Balmer, Stubbins, Carney, Liddell
   Scorers Priday 3, Stubbins 26, Liddell 87
   Manager George Kay
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Tommy Walker, 5 John Harris, 6 Ken Armstrong, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Tommy Lawton, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Final Appearances Tommy Lawton
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 4 Middlesbrough (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 18th October 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 49,398
Referee: W Martin (Leeds)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Tommy Walker, 5 John Harris, 6 Alex Machin, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Scorers Armstrong 55, Goulden 60, Bowie 5th, Armstrong 80
   Manager Billy Birrell
Middlesbrough Goodfellow, Stuart, Robinson, Bell, Whitaker, Gordon, Spuhler, McCormack, Fenton, Dews, Walker
   Scorers Walker 1st, Walker 53 (Pen)
   Manager David Jack

Charlton Athletic (1) 3 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 25th October 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: The Valley
Attendance: 58,866
Charlton Athletic Bartram, Shreeve, Lock, Fenton, Phipps, Welsh, Hurst, Lancelotte, Vaughan, McCrae, Duffy
   Scorers Duffy 25, Welsh 3rd (Pen), Lancelotte 4th
   Manager Jimmy Seed
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Tommy Walker, 5 John Harris, 6 Alex Machin, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Scorer Armstrong 30
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 0 Arsenal (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 1st November 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 67,277
Referee: P Stevens (Luton)
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Tommy Walker, 5 John Harris, 6 Alex Machin, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Manager Billy Birrell
Arsenal Swindin, Scott, Barnes, Macaulay, Compton, Mercer, Roper, Logie, Lewis, Rooke, McPherson
   Manager Tom Whittaker

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

Date: Saturday, 8th November 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Deepdale
Attendance: 31,986
Preston North End Gooch, Gray, Scott, Shankly, Williams, Horton, Finney, McLaren, McIntosh, Beattie, Anders
   Scorers Finney, Shankly (Pen)
   Manager Committee
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Tommy Walker, 5 John Harris, 6 Alex Machin, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 4 Stoke City (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 15th November 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,385
Referee: AH Jolly (Worcester)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Ray Goddard, 5 John Harris, 6 Alex Machin, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Scorers Armstrong, Armstrong, Armstrong, Campbell
   Manager Billy Birrell
Stoke City Herod, Mould, McCue, F Mountford, Franklin, Kirton, G Mountford, Peppitt, Sellars, McAlinden, Caton
   Scorer Caton
   Manager Bob McGrory

Sheffield United (2) 3 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 22nd November 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 28,103
Sheffield United Smith, Furness, Cox, Jackson, Latham, Forbes, Rickett, Nightingale, Whitelum, Hagen, Coop
   Scorers Coop 16, Whitelum 42, Nightingale 80
   Manager Ted Davison
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Tommy Walker, 5 John Harris, 6 Alex Machin, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Scorer Machin 72
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 0 Manchester United (1) 4

Date: Saturday, 29th November 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 43,617
Referee: WH Dixon (Lincoln)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Ray Goddard, 5 John Harris, 6 Alex Machin, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Benny Jones
   Debut Players Benny Jones
   Manager Billy Birrell
Manchester United Crompton, Walton, Aston, Carey, Chilton, Cockburn, Delaney, Morris, Rowley, Pearson, Mitten
   Scorers Morris 13, Morris 60, Morris 79, Rowley 85
   Manager Matt Busby

Burnley (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 6th December 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Turf Moor
Attendance: 30,865
Burnley Strong, Woodruff, Mather, Attwell, Brown, Bray, Chew, Potts, Billingham, Knight, Hays
   Scorer Potts 15
   Manager Cliff Britton
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Ray Goddard, 5 John Harris, 6 Len Goulden, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 1 Portsmouth (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 13th December 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,906
Referee: FJ Lowe (Bath)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Ray Goddard, 5 John Harris, 6 Len Goulden, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorer Goulden 67 (Pen)
   Manager Billy Birrell
Portsmouth Butler, Rookes, Ferrier, Scoular, Flewin, Dickinson, Harris, Brown, Reid, Barlow, Froggatt
   Manager Bob Jackson

Chelsea (1) 2 Blackpool (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 20th December 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 48,421
Referee: GS Blackhall (Wednesbury)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Alexander White, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Len Goulden, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Walker 32, Harris 82
   Manager Billy Birrell
Blackpool Wallace, Shimwell, Suart, Farrow, Hayward, Johnston, Matthews, Mortensen, McIntosh, McCall, Munro
   Scorers Shimwell 30 (Pen), Mortensen 78
   Manager Joe Smith

Grimsby Town (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Thursday, 25th December 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Blundell Park
Attendance: 19,666
Grimsby Town Tweedy, Fisher, J Hodgson, S Hodgson, Blenkinsopp, Reeve, Johnson, Burnett, Briggs, Cairns, Wardle
   Manager Charlie Spencer
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Alexander White, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Len Goulden, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 2 Grimsby Town (2) 3

Date: Saturday, 27th December 1947
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,068
Referee: GL Iliffe (Leicester)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Alexander White, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 Len Goulden, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Campbell 3, Campbell 4th
   Manager Billy Birrell
Grimsby Town Tweedy, Sibley, Fisher, S Hodgson, Blenkinsopp, Reeve, Burnett, Whitfield, Briggs, Cairns, Wardle
   Scorers Briggs 2nd, Whitfield 3rd, Cairns 5th
   Manager Charlie Spencer

Blackburn Rovers (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Thursday, 1st January 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Ewood Park
Attendance: 18,365
Blackburn Rovers Marks, Quinn, Tomlinson, Whiteside, Pryde, Horton, Campbell, Graham, McClelland, Murphy, Langton
   Scorer Graham 67
   Manager Jack Bruton
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Alexander White, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Bill Dickson, 5 John Harris, 6 Len Goulden, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 John McInnes, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorer Campbell 14
   Debut Players Bill Dickson
   Final Appearances Alexander White
   Manager Billy Birrell

Derby County (2) 5 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 3rd January 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 27,929
Referee: SE Law (West Bromwich)
Derby County Townsend, Mozley, Parr, Ward, Leuty, Musson, Harrison, Carter, Stamps, Steel, Morrison
   Scorers Carter 17, Stamps 18, Stamps 65, Steel 67, Steel 86
   Manager Stuart McMillan
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Freddie Lewis, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Alex Machin, 5 John Harris, 6 John Galloway, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Tommy Walker, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorer Goulden 35
   Final Appearances Alex Machin, John Galloway
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (2) 5 Barrow (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 10th January 1948
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 44,336
Referee: WT Strainge (Bristol)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Tommy Walker, 5 John Harris, 6 Dicky Foss, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Armstrong 14, Campbell 32, Goulden 51, Bowie 4th, Armstrong 5th
   Penalty Missed Jones (Missed)
   Manager Billy Birrell
Barrow Roxburgh, McIntosh, Hall, Lee, Forbes, Summerbee, Henderson, Rogers, Kendall, Miller, Mullen
   Manager Andy Beattie

Chelsea (1) 2 Huddersfield Town (3) 4

Date: Saturday, 17th January 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,908
Referee: CJ Barrick (Northampton)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Tommy Walker, 5 John Harris, 6 Len Goulden, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Campbell 4th, Harris 5th
   Debut Players Roy Bentley
   Manager Billy Birrell
Huddersfield Town Hesford, Hayes, Barker, Smith, Hepplewhite, Boot, Bateman, Glazzard, Whittingham, Doherty, Metcalfe
   Scorers Bateman 1st, Whittingham 2nd, Metcalfe 3rd, Glazzard 6th
   Manager George Stephenson

Manchester City (0) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 24th January 1948
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4
Venue: Maine Road
Attendance: 45,059
Referee: RA Mortimer
Manchester City Swift, Sprotson, Westwood, Walsh, Fagan, Emptage, Linacre, Black, McMorran, Smith, Wharton
   Scorers Linacre 96, Smith 2nd
   Manager John Thomson
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Tommy Walker, 5 Ray Goddard, 6 Dicky Foss, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Benny Jones
   Manager Billy Birrell
After extra time. Score after 90 mins 0-0

Bolton Wanderers (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 31st January 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Burnden Park
Attendance: 24,232
Bolton Wanderers Hanson, Roberts, Crook, Howe, Gillies, Murphy, Woodward, Barrass, Lofthouse, Bradley, Moir
   Scorers Lofthouse, Moir
   Manager Walter Rowley
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Tommy Walker, 5 Ray Goddard, 6 Dicky Foss, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Scorer Armstrong
   Final Appearances Dicky Foss
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 14th February 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 56,416
Referee: LE Gibbs (Reading)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 John Harris, 5 Ray Goddard, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Ken Armstrong, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Scorer Goddard
   Final Appearances Ray Goddard
   Manager Billy Birrell
Wolverhampton Wanderers Elliott, Kelly, McLean, Crook, Shorthouse, Wright, Hancocks, Dunn, Westcott, Stevenson, Mynard
   Scorer Hancocks
   Manager Ted Vizard

Aston Villa (1) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 21st February 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Villa Park
Attendance: 32,140
Aston Villa Jones, F Moss, Cummings, Dorsett, Parkes, E Lowe, Edwards, Dixon, Ford, Brown, Smith
   Scorers Edwards, Ford, Smith
   Manager Alex Massie
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Charles Dyke, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 John McInnes
   Debut Players Charles Dyke
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 3 Liverpool (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 28th February 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,078
Referee: H Bryan (Coseley)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Freddie Lewis, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Charles Dyke, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Bobby Campbell
   Scorers Bowie, Campbell, Walker (Pen)
   Manager Billy Birrell
Liverpool Sidlow, Harley, Lambert, Taylor, Jones, Paisley, Muir, Baron, Stubbins, Fagan, Liddell
   Scorer Baron 75
   Manager George Kay

Middlesbrough (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 6th March 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Ayresome Park
Attendance: 28,174
Middlesbrough Goodfellow, Robinson, Hardwick, McCabe, Whitaker, Gordon, Spuhler, McCormack, Fenton, Mannion, Walker
   Manager David Jack
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Freddie Lewis, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Charles Dyke, 8 James Bowie, 9 Joe Simner, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Bobby Campbell
   Debut Players Joe Simner
   Final Appearances Joe Simner
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 3 Charlton Athletic (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 13th March 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 61,566
Referee: WF Daly (Orpington)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Charles Dyke, 8 James Bowie, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Bobby Campbell
   Scorers Bowie, Campbell, Walker
   Debut Players Billy Hughes, Hugh Billington
   Manager Billy Birrell
Charlton Athletic Bartram, Campbell, Lock, Johnson, Phipps, Revell, Hurst, Fenton, Vaughan, McCrae, Duffy
   Manager Jimmy Seed

Arsenal (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 20th March 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 56,596
Arsenal Swindin, Scott, Barnes, Macaulay, Compton, Mercer, Roper, Logie, Rooke, Forbes, Compton
   Manager Tom Whittaker
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Charles Dyke, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Bobby Campbell
   Scorers Campbell 31, Bentley 2nd
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (2) 2 Manchester City (1) 2

Date: Friday, 26th March 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 64,396
Referee: GS Blackhall (Wednesbury)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Charles Dyke, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Bobby Campbell
   Scorers Bentley, Billington
   Manager Billy Birrell
Manchester City Swift, Sprotson, Westwood, Emptage, Fagan, Walsh, Linacre, Munro, Black, Smith, Clarke
   Scorers Black, Linacre
   Manager John Thomson

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

Date: Saturday, 27th March 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 55,561
Referee: J Tregallas (Birmingham)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Freddie Lewis, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Charles Dyke, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Bobby Campbell
   Scorers Billington, Walker
   Manager Billy Birrell
Preston North End Hall, Gray, Walton, Horton, Waters, Dougall, McIntosh, McLaren, Jackson, Hannah, McClure
   Manager Committee

Manchester City (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Monday, 29th March 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Maine Road
Attendance: 31,643
Manchester City Swift, Sprotson, Westwood, Emptage, Fagan, Walsh, Linacre, Black, McMorran, Smith, Clarke
   Scorer Black 4
   Manager John Thomson
Chelsea 1 William Robertson, 2 Freddie Lewis, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Charles Dyke, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Bobby Campbell
   Final Appearances William Robertson
   Manager Billy Birrell

Stoke City (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 3rd April 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Victoria Ground
Attendance: 26,408
Stoke City Herod, Mould, Meakin, F Mountford, Franklin, Sellars, G Mountford, Malkin, Peppitt, McAlinden, Ormiston
   Scorers G Mountford, Malkin
   Manager Bob McGrory
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Freddie Lewis, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Charles Dyke, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Bobby Campbell
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 1 Sheffield United (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 10th April 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 43,949
Referee: CJ Barrick (Northampton)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Freddie Lewis, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Charles Dyke, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Bobby Campbell
   Scorer Dyke
   Manager Billy Birrell
Sheffield United White, Furniss, Cox, Sloan, Jackson, Brook, Thompson, Whitelum, Collindridge, Hagan, Coop
   Manager Ted Davison

Everton (0) 2 Chelsea (2) 3

Date: Wednesday, 14th April 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Goodison Park
Attendance: 28,366
Everton Sagar, Saunders, Hedley, Lindley, Jones, Farrell, Grant, Fielding, Dodds, Stevenson, Higgins
   Scorers Higgins, Higgins
   Manager Theo Kelly
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Freddie Lewis, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Charles Dyke, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Bobby Campbell
   Scorers Bentley, Campbell, Walker
   Manager Billy Birrell

Manchester United (2) 5 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 17th April 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Maine Road
Attendance: 43,225
Manchester United Crompton, Carey, Aston, Anderson, Chilton, Cockburn, Delaney, Morris, Rowley, Pearson, Mitten
   Scorers Mitten 11 (Pen), Delaney 43, Rowley 48, Pearson 83, Pearson 89
   Manager Matt Busby
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Freddie Lewis, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Benny Jones, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Bobby Campbell
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 0 Burnley (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 24th April 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 33,390
Referee: T Smith (Atherstone)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Freddie Lewis, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Charles Dyke, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Bobby Campbell
   Manager Billy Birrell
Burnley Strong, Woodruff, Mather, Loughran, Johnson, Bray, Chew, Morris, Billingham, Attwell, Hays
   Scorers Attwell, Billingham
   Manager Cliff Britton

Portsmouth (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 1st May 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Fratton Park
Attendance: 24,055
Portsmouth Butler, Rookes, Ferrier, Scoular, Flewin, Dickinson, Harris, Reid, Clarke, Len Phillips, Parker
   Scorers Clarke, Harris
   Manager Bob Jackson
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Freddie Lewis, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Philip McKnight, 7 Charles Dyke, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorer Walker
   Debut Players Philip McKnight
   Manager Billy Birrell