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Season 1948-1949

Half-Time scores in brackets where known

Chelsea (0) 1 Middlesbrough (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 21st August 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 2
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 60,981
Referee: Reg J Leafe (Nottingham)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorer Bentley
   Manager Billy Birrell
Middlesbrough Ugolini, Blenkinsopp, Hardwick, Bell, Whitaker, Gordon, Spuhler, Johnston, McCormack, Dicks, Walker
   Manager David Jack

Newcastle United (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Wednesday, 25th August 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 6
Venue: St James' Park
Attendance: 58,020
Newcastle United Fairbrother, Fraser, Craig, Harvey, Brennan, Dodgin, Gibson, Taylor, Milburn, Lowrie, Walker
   Scorers Lowrie 41, Milburn 3rd
   Penalty Missed Taylor (Saved)
   Manager George Martin
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Billington 39, Bentley 4th
   Manager Billy Birrell

Birmingham City (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 28th August 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: St Andrews
Attendance: 48,264
Birmingham City Merrick, Green, Jennings, Harris, Duckhouse, Badham, Stewart, Dougall, Trigg, Bodle, Edwards
   Scorer Stewart 50
   Manager Harry Storer
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Philip McKnight, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 2 Newcastle United (1) 3

Date: Wednesday, 1st September 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 50,207
Referee: BJ Flanagan (Sheffield)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Philip McKnight, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Jones 52, Walker 75 (Pen)
   Manager Billy Birrell
Newcastle United Fairbrother, Cowell, Craig, Harvey, Brennan, Dodgin, Gibson, Thompson, Donaldson, Milburn, Walker
   Scorers Milburn 27, Thompson 50, Gibson 90
   Manager George Martin

Chelsea (1) 2 Bolton Wanderers (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 4th September 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,971
Referee: ER Varney (Long Eaton)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Jimmy Macaulay, 5 John Harris, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Campbell 2nd, Campbell 4th
   Manager Billy Birrell
Bolton Wanderers Hanson, Roberts, Banks, Howe, Gillies, Barrass, Woodward, Moir, Dillon, Bradley, McShane
   Scorers McShane 1st, Howe 3rd (Pen)
   Manager Walter Rowley

Charlton Athletic (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 8th September 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: The Valley
Attendance: 38,492
Charlton Athletic Bartram, Campbell, Lock, Johnson, Phipps, Whittaker, Hurst, O'Linn, Vaughan, Fenton, Duffy
   Scorer Fenton 75
   Manager Jimmy Seed
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Len Goulden, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Reg Williams, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorer Williams 50
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (2) 6 Everton (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 11th September 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 9
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,736
Referee: RL Aldridge (Sutton Coldfield)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Len Goulden, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Bowie 5th, Campbell 6th, Bentley, Bentley, Macaulay, Walker (Pen)
   Manager Billy Birrell
Everton Sager, Hedley, Greenhalgh, Farrell, Jones, Grant, Higgins, Powell, Juliussen, Stevenson, McCormick
   Manager Cliff Britton

Chelsea (1) 2 Charlton Athletic (2) 2

Date: Thursday, 16th September 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 45,357
Referee: EV Crook (Abingdon)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Len Goulden, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Bowie 30, Macaulay 86
   Manager Billy Birrell
Charlton Athletic Bartram, Shreeve, Lock, Johnson, Phipps, Whittaker, Hurst, O'Linn, Vaughan, Fenton, Duffy
   Scorers Hurst 11, Fenton 35
   Manager Jimmy Seed

Preston North End (3) 3 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 18th September 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Deepdale
Attendance: 32,164
Preston North End Newlands, Walton, Scott, Horton, Waters, Davie, Finney, McLaren, McIntosh, Beattie, Langton
   Scorers Beattie, McIntosh, McLaren
   Manager Committee
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Reg Williams, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Walker (Pen), Walker (Pen)
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 1 Burnley (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 25th September 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 9
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 53,193
Referee: HD Edge (Birmingham)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Reg Williams, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorer Walker 87 (Pen)
   Manager Billy Birrell
Burnley Strong, Loughran, Mather, Attwell, Johnson, Bray, Chew, Morris, Billingham, Knight, Wilson
   Manager Frank Hill

Stoke City (1) 4 Chelsea (2) 3

Date: Saturday, 2nd October 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Victoria Ground
Attendance: 31,004
Stoke City Herod, Mould, McCue, F Mountford, Franklin, Sellars, G Mountford, Bowyer, Steele, Baker, Ormiston
   Scorers Steele 1st, Baker, Bowyer, Steele
   Manager Bob McGrory
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Reg Williams, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 John McInnes
   Scorers Walker 2nd, Bentley 3rd, Bentley
   Manager Billy Birrell

Liverpool (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 9th October 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Anfield
Attendance: 42,709
Liverpool Sidlow, Shepherd, Lambert, Taylor, Jones, Paisley, Payne, Balmer, Done, McAvoy, Liddell
   Scorer Payne 87
   Manager George Kay
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Len Goulden, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 John McInnes
   Scorer Bowie
   Debut Players Peter Pickering
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 3 Blackpool (2) 3

Date: Saturday, 16th October 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 77,696
Referee: JG Williams (Notts)
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Len Goulden, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 John McInnes
   Scorers Bowie 17, Bowie, McInnes
   Manager Billy Birrell
Blackpool Farm, Shimwell, Wright, Johnston, Hayward, Kelly, Matthews, Mortensen, Rickett, McCall, Wardle
   Scorers Mortensen 25, McCall 3rd, McCall 4th
   Manager Joe Smith

Derby County (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 23rd October 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 29,369
Referee: WG Beckley (Evesham)
Derby County Townsend, Poppitt, Parr, Ward, Leuty, Musson, Harrison, Powell, Thompson, Stamps, Broome
   Scorers Stamps 38, Broome 71
   Manager Stuart McMillan
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Sid Bathgate, 4 Len Goulden, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 John McInnes, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorer McInnes 65
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 0 Arsenal (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 30th October 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 56,476
Referee: S Isom (Colchester)
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Len Goulden, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Charles Dyke, 8 Reg Williams, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 John McInnes
   Manager Billy Birrell
Arsenal Swindin, Scott, Barnes, Macaulay, L Compton, Mercer, Roper, Logie, Rooke, Forbes, McPherson
   Scorer Rooke (Pen)
   Manager Tom Whittaker

Huddersfield Town (0) 3 Chelsea (2) 4

Date: Saturday, 6th November 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Leeds Road
Attendance: 18,693
Huddersfield Town Mills, Hayes, Stewart, Hunter, Boot, Whittaker, McKenna, Nightingale, Glazzard, Doherty, Metcalfe
   Scorers Doherty, Doherty, Nightingale
   Manager George Stephenson
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Len Goulden, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Reg Williams, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 James Bowie, 11 John McInnes
   Scorers Bentley, McInnes, Whiitaker (O.G), Williams
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 1 Manchester United (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 13th November 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 62,542
Referee: TW Rand (Durham)
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Len Goulden, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Reg Williams, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 James Bowie, 11 John McInnes
   Scorer Bentley 55
   Manager Billy Birrell
Manchester United Crompton, Carey, Aston, Warner, Chilton, Cockburn, Delaney, Morris, Rowley, Pearson, Mitten
   Scorer Rowley 22
   Manager Matt Busby

Sheffield United (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 20th November 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 29,646
Sheffield United Smith, Bailey, Cox, Jackson, Latham, Cockcroft, Jones, Brook, Blakeman, Hagen, Collindridge
   Scorers Collindridge, Hagen
   Manager Ted Davison
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Len Goulden, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Reg Williams, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 James Bowie, 11 John McInnes
   Scorer McInnes
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (2) 2 Aston Villa (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 27th November 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 32,920
Referee: ES Vickery (Bristol)
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 John McInnes
   Scorers Bentley, Macaulay
   Manager Billy Birrell
Aston Villa Rutherford, Martin, Cummings, F Moss, Parkes, E Lowe, Mulraney, Howarth, Ford, Dorsett, Smith
   Scorer Smith
   Manager Alex Massie

Sunderland (1) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 4th December 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Roker Park
Attendance: 38,934
Referee: WH Evans (Liverpool)
Sunderland Mapson, Hudgell, Ramsden, Watson, Hall, A Wright, Dougal, J Robinson, Turnbull, Shackleton, Reynolds
   Scorers J Robinson 17, Shackleton, Shackleton
   Manager Bill Murray
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 John McInnes
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 11th December 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 43,971
Referee: WJ Edwards (Yeovil)
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Bentley 1st, Bentley 3rd, Bowie 4th, Bowie 5th
   Manager Billy Birrell
Wolverhampton Wanderers Williams, Kelly, Pritchard, Baxter, Shorthouse, Wright, Hancocks, Dunn, Pye, Smyth, Mullen
   Scorer Hancocks 2nd
   Manager Stan Cullis

Middlesbrough (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 18th December 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Ayresome Park
Attendance: 23,464
Middlesbrough Ugolini, Robinson, Hardwick, Blenkinsopp, Whitaker, Gordon, Dicks, Spuhler, McCormack, McCrae, Walker
   Scorer Spuhler
   Manager David Jack
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorer Walker
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 1 Portsmouth (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 25th December 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 43,422
Referee: CJ Wakley (Somerset)
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Benny Jones, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 John McInnes
   Scorer Jones 13
   Manager Billy Birrell
Portsmouth Butler, Rookes, Ferrier, Scoular, Flewin, Dickinson, Harris, Barlow, Clarke, Len Phillips, Froggatt
   Scorers Harris 2nd, Harris 3rd
   Manager Bob Jackson

Portsmouth (3) 5 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Monday, 27th December 1948
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Fratton Park
Attendance: 43,624
Portsmouth Butler, Rookes, Ferrier, Scoular, Flewin, Dickinson, Harris, Barlow, Clarke, Len Phillips, Froggatt
   Scorers Barlow, Clarke, Harris, Harris, Len Phillips
   Manager Bob Jackson
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tommy Walker, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Bentley, Jones
   Final Appearances Tommy Walker
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 2 Birmingham City (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 1st January 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,850
Referee: B Mel Griffiths (Newport)
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Freddie Lewis, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Reg Williams, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Campbell 35, Harris 2nd (Pen)
   Manager Billy Birrell
Birmingham City Merrick, Green, Jennings, Harris, Duckhouse, Mitchell, Berry, Goodwin, Trigg, Dougall, Roberts
   Manager Bob Brocklebank

Bristol City (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 3

Date: Saturday, 8th January 1949
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3
Venue: Ashton Gate
Attendance: 36,454
Bristol City Clack, Guy, Bailey, Morgan, Roberts, Davies, Boxshall, Townsend, Clark, Barney, Williams
   Scorer Clark 18
   Manager Bob Hewison
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Freddie Lewis, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Reg Williams, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Bentley 75, Jones 76, Bentley 4th
   Manager Billy Birrell

Everton (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 22nd January 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Goodison Park
Attendance: 52,700
Everton Sager, Saunders, Hedley, Lindley, Jones, Farrell, Stevenson, Wainwright, Catterick, Fielding, Eglington
   Scorers Wainwright 42 (Pen), Wainwright 3rd
   Manager Cliff Britton
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Freddie Lewis, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Reg Williams, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorer Jones 1st
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 2 Everton (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 29th January 1949
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 56,671
Referee: HW Moore (York)
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Freddie Lewis, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Reg Williams, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Bowie 52, Williams 80
   Manager Billy Birrell
Everton Sager, Saunders, Hedley, Farrell, Jones, Lello, McIlhatton, Wainwright, Catterick, Fielding, Eglington
   Manager Cliff Britton
Williams replaced Pickering in goal 25 mins

Chelsea (1) 5 Preston North End (2) 3

Date: Saturday, 5th February 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,483
Referee: SE Law (West Bromwich)
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Freddie Lewis, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Frank Mitchell, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Jimmy Macaulay, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Reg Williams, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Bentley, Bentley, Jones, Macaulay, Williams
   Debut Players Frank Mitchell
   Manager Billy Birrell
Preston North End Gooch, Walton, Scott, Shankly, Corbett, Robertson, Anders, Beattie, Morrison, Knight, Langton
   Scorers Anders, Langton, Langton
   Manager Committee

West Bromwich Albion (0) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 12th February 1949
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 5
Venue: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 57,843
Referee: H Holt (Lancashire)
West Bromwich Albion Sanders, Pemberton, Millard, Barlow, Vernon, Hood, Elliott, Williams, Walsh, Haines, Smith
   Scorers Walsh 48, Walsh 67, Walsh 79
   Manager Jack Smith
Chelsea 1 Peter Pickering, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Freddie Lewis, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Reg Williams, 11 Benny Jones
   Manager Billy Birrell

Burnley (1) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 19th February 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Turf Moor
Attendance: 28,920
Referee: HD Edge (Birmingham)
Burnley Strong, Loughran, Mather, Attwell, Cummings, Bray, Chew, Morris, Harrison, Potts, Hays
   Scorers Attwell 38 (Pen), Morris 2nd, Harrison 3rd
   Manager Frank Hill
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Frank Mitchell, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Jimmy Macaulay, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Reg Williams, 11 Benny Jones
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 2 Stoke City (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 26th February 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,259
Referee: Norman C Taylor (Wiltshire)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Jimmy Macaulay, 5 John Harris, 6 Frank Mitchell, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Ken Armstrong, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Bentley 20, Campbell
   Manager Billy Birrell
Stoke City Herod, Watkin, McCue, F Mountford, Franklin, Sellars, G Mountford, Bowers, Steele, Caton, Ormston
   Scorers Caton, G Mountford
   Manager Bob McGrory

Chelsea (0) 2 Liverpool (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 5th March 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,746
Referee: FL Overton (Derby)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Jimmy Macaulay, 5 John Harris, 6 Frank Mitchell, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 James Bowie, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Ken Armstrong, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Armstrong, Bentley
   Manager Billy Birrell
Liverpool Sidlow, Shepherd, Lambert, Taylor, Jones, Paisley, Payne, Balmer, Done, Priday, Liddell
   Scorer Payne 34
   Manager George Kay

Blackpool (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 12th March 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Bloomfield Road
Attendance: 20,292
Blackpool Farm, Shimwell, Suart, Johnston, Hayward, Kelly, Hobson, McCall, Mortensen, Davidson, Adams
   Scorers Mortensen 19, Mortensen 3rd
   Manager Joe Smith
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Hugh Billington, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorer Bentley 2nd
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (1) 1 Sheffield United (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 19th March 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,394
Referee: R Wood (Durham)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Frank Mitchell, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Hugh Billington, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorer Billington 29
   Manager Billy Birrell
Sheffield United White, Furniss, Cox, Hitchen, Chisholm, Shaw, Thompson, McLaren, Whitelum, Hagan, Collindridge
   Manager Ted Davison

Aston Villa (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 26th March 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Villa Park
Attendance: 47,446
Aston Villa Rutherford, Parkes, Dorsett, Powell, Martin, F Moss, Goffin, Gibson, Ford, Dixon, Smith
   Scorer Dorsett 2nd (Pen)
   Manager Alex Massie
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Frank Mitchell, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Hugh Billington, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorer Mitchell 1st
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (2) 5 Huddersfield Town (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 2nd April 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 48,136
Referee: FS Milner (Wolverhampton)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Frank Mitchell, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Hugh Billington, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorers Jones 3, Stewart (O.G) 12, Bentley 52, Jones 78, Campbell 5th
   Manager Billy Birrell
Huddersfield Town Wheeler, Hayes, Stewart, Whittaker, Hepplewhite, Boot, McKenna, Hansen, Glazzard, Doherty, Metcalfe
   Manager George Stephenson

Manchester United (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 9th April 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Maine Road
Attendance: 27,304
Manchester United Crompton, Carey, Ball, Anderson, Chilton, McGlen, Buckle, Downie, Burke, Rowley, Mitten
   Scorer Mitten 80 (Pen)
   Manager Matt Busby
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Bill Dickson, 5 Robert Warren, 6 Frank Mitchell, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 John McInnes, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Benny Jones
   Scorer McInnes 74
   Debut Players Robert Warren
   Final Appearances Robert Warren
   Manager Billy Birrell

Manchester City (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Friday, 15th April 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Maine Road
Attendance: 36,554
Manchester City Swift, Sprotson, Westwood, Walsh, Fagan, Emptage, Oakes, Black, Smith, Linacre, Clarke
   Scorer Smith
   Manager John Thomson
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Frank Mitchell, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 John McInnes, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Hugh Billington, 11 Benny Jones
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 0 Derby County (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 16th April 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 60,299
Referee: WG Beckley (Evesham)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Frank Mitchell, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Hugh Billington, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Len Goulden, 11 Benny Jones
   Manager Billy Birrell
Derby County Webster, Mozley, Howe, Ward, Leuty, Musson, Harrison, Morris, Stamps, Steel, Broome
   Scorers Morris 32, Broome 72, Steel 78
   Manager Stuart McMillan

Chelsea (0) 1 Manchester City (1) 1

Date: Monday, 18th April 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 25,864
Referee: FC Green (Wolverhampton)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Hugh Billington, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Scorer Campbell
   Manager Billy Birrell
Manchester City Swift, Phillips, Westwood, Walsh, Fagan, Emptage, Oakes, Munro, Black, Linacre, Clarke
   Scorer Munro
   Manager John Thomson

Arsenal (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 23rd April 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 54,604
Arsenal Swindin, Barnes, Smith, Macaulay, L Compton, Forbes, McPherson, Logie, Lewis, Lishman, D Compton
   Scorer D Compton
   Manager Tom Whittaker
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Hugh Billington, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Scorers Goulden 1st, Billington
   Manager Billy Birrell

Chelsea (0) 0 Sunderland (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 30th April 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 32,003
Referee: WH Evans (Liverpool)
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Billy Gray, 8 Hugh Billington, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Debut Players Billy Gray
   Manager Billy Birrell
Sunderland R Robinson, Stelling, Hudgell, Scotson, Hall, A Wright, T Wright, J Robinson, Turnbull, Broadis, Reynolds
   Scorer Turnbull
   Manager Bill Murray

Bolton Wanderers (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Wednesday, 4th May 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Burnden Park
Attendance: 19,084
Bolton Wanderers Elvy, Roberts, Banks, Howe, Barrass, Murphy, Woodward, Moir, Lofthouse, Bradley, McShane
   Scorer Roberts 75
   Manager Walter Rowley
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Daniel Winter, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Jimmy Macaulay, 7 Billy Gray, 8 James Bowie, 9 Hugh Billington, 10 Reg Williams, 11 John McInnes
   Scorer McInnes 26
   Manager Billy Birrell

Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 7th May 1949
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Molineux
Attendance: 36,720
Wolverhampton Wanderers Sims, Pritchard, Springthorpe, Russell, Shorthouse, Wright, Hancocks, Crook, Wilshaw, Smyth, Mullen
   Scorer Mullen
   Manager Stan Cullis
Chelsea 1 Harry Medhurst, 2 Albert Tennant, 3 Billy Hughes, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Frank Mitchell, 7 Charles Dyke, 8 Jimmy Macaulay, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Len Goulden, 11 John McInnes
   Scorer Bentley
   Final Appearances Albert Tennant
   Manager Billy Birrell