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Season 1952-1953

Half-Time scores in brackets where known

Manchester United (0) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 23rd August 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 22
Venue: Old Trafford
Attendance: 43,629
Referee: B Mel Griffiths (Newport)
Manchester United Wood, McNulty, Aston, Carey, Chilton, Gibson, Berry, Downie, Rowley, Pearson, Byrne
   Scorers Downie 63, Berry 88
   Penalty Missed Byrne
   Manager Matt Busby
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Sid Tickridge, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Seamus D'Arcy, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Billy Gray
   Debut Players Johnny McNichol
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 1 Derby County (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 27th August 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,467
Referee: ES Vickery (Bristol)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Seamus D'Arcy, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorer Harris 40 (Pen)
   Final Appearances Seamus D'Arcy
   Manager Ted Drake
Derby County Middleton, Mozley, Barrowcliffe, McLachlan, Nielson, Mays, Harrison, Morris, Lee, Hazledine, McLaren
   Scorer Morris 1
   Manager Stuart McMillan

Chelsea (2) 2 Portsmouth (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 30th August 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 53,470
Referee: RE Tarratt (Horsham)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Freddie Lewis, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Bobby Smith, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorers Gray 1, Parsons 15
   Final Appearances Freddie Lewis
   Manager Ted Drake
Portsmouth Dore, Stephen, Thompson, Scoular, Froggatt, Dickinson, Harris, Gordon, Reid, Phillips, Gaillard
   Manager Eddie Lever

Derby County (3) 3 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Wednesday, 3rd September 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 15,227
Referee: ES Vickery (Bristol)
Derby County Middleton, Mozley, Bell, Morris, Nielson, Mays, Harrison, McLaren, Straw, Lee, Parry
   Scorers Parry 2, Straw 19, Lee 29
   Manager Stuart McMillan
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Bobby Smith, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorers McNichol 35, Dickson 76
   Manager Ted Drake

Bolton Wanderers (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 6th September 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Burnden Park
Attendance: 29,877
Referee: B Mel Griffiths (Newport)
Bolton Wanderers Hanson, Ball, Higgins, Wheeler, Barrass, Edwards, Holden, Moir, Lofthouse, Hassall, Webster
   Scorer Lofthouse 1st
   Manager Bill Ridding
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorer McNichol 2nd
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (2) 4 Blackpool (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 10th September 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 47,632
Referee: FL Overton (Derby)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ralph Oelofse, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorers Bentley 5, Gray 11, McNichol 69, McNichol 90
   Manager Ted Drake
Blackpool Farm, Shimwell, Garrett, Johnston, Crosland, Kelly, Matthews, Taylor, Mortensen, Brown, Perry
   Manager Joe Smith

Chelsea (2) 4 Aston Villa (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 13th September 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 56,653
Referee: FC Williams (Oxford)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ralph Oelofse, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorers McNichol 1st, Campbell 2nd, Bentley 3rd, Bentley 4th
   Manager Ted Drake
Aston Villa Jones, Parkes, Aldis, Blanchflower, Martin, Dorsett, Smith, Pace, Walsh, Gibson, Goffin
   Manager George Martin

Blackpool (1) 3 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Monday, 15th September 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Bloomfield Road
Attendance: 28,892
Referee: FL Overton (Derby)
Blackpool Farm, Shimwell, Garrett, Johnston, Crosland, Kelly, Matthews, Mudie, Mortensen, Brown, Perry
   Scorers Mortensen 20, Perry 3rd, Matthews 60
   Manager Joe Smith
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ralph Oelofse, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorer Bentley 4
   Manager Ted Drake

Sunderland (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 20th September 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 9
Venue: Roker Park
Attendance: 40,388
Referee: Jack H Clough (Bolton)
Sunderland Threadgold, Stelling, Hedley, Aitken, Hall, A Wright, T Wright, Kirtley, Ford, Watson, Reynolds
   Scorers Ford, Kirtley
   Manager Bill Murray
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ralph Oelofse, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorer Bentley
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 27th September 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 63,781
Referee: William Ling (Stapleford)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ralph Oelofse, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorer Bentley 14
   Final Appearances Ralph Oelofse
   Manager Ted Drake
Wolverhampton Wanderers Williams, Short, Pritchard, Crook, Shorthouse, Wright, Smith, Broadbent, Swinbourne, Wilshaw, Mullen
   Scorers Wilshaw 44, Smith 88
   Manager Stan Cullis

Charlton Athletic (2) 2 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 4th October 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: The Valley
Attendance: 36,653
Referee: Henry Pearce (Luton)
Charlton Athletic Bartram, Campbell, Lock, Fenton, Chamberlain, Hammond, Hurst, Evans, Vaughan, Duffy, Kiernan
   Scorers Hurst, Kiernan
   Manager Jimmy Seed
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Sid Bathgate, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 John Allister, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorers Lewis 4th, Bentley (Pen)
   Penalty Missed Bentley
   Debut Players Jim Lewis
   Final Appearances Sid Bathgate, John Allister
   Manager Ted Drake

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

Date: Saturday, 11th October 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 51,426
Referee: JR Dunbar (Stapleford)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorers Bentley 7th, Campbell, McNichol, Parsons, Parsons
   Manager Ted Drake
Preston North End Newlands, Cunningham, Walton, Docherty, Marston, Dunn, Finney, Beattie, Wayman, Baxter, Morrison
   Scorers Morrison 5th, Beattie, Beattie
   Manager Will Scott

Burnley (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 18th October 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Turf Moor
Attendance: 27,692
Referee: R Wood (Sunderland)
Burnley Strong, Aird, Mather, Adamson, Cummings, Brown, Chew, McIlroy, Holden, Shannon, Elliott
   Scorer Holden
   Penalty Missed Elliott (Saved)
   Manager Frank Hill
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorer Bentley
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 2 Tottenham Hotspur (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 25th October 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 9
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 62,688
Referee: William Ling (Stapleford)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorers Willis (O.G) 1st, McNichol 68
   Debut Players Ron Greenwood
   Manager Ted Drake
Tottenham Hotspur Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Nicholson, Clarke, Burgess, Walters, Bennett, Duquemin, Baily, Medley
   Scorer Ramsey 70 (Pen)
   Penalty Missed ??? (Saved)
   Manager Arthur Rowe

Sheffield Wednesday (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 1st November 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Hillsborough
Attendance: 48,186
Referee: WB Everett (Beccles)
Sheffield Wednesday Capewell, Kenny, Curtis, Witcomb, Turton, Davies, Finney, Quixall, Dooley, Froggatt, Woodhead
   Scorer Froggatt 15
   Manager Eric Taylor
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Bobby Smith, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 0 Cardiff City (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 8th November 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 52,139
Referee: JG Williams (Woodthorpe)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Bobby Smith, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Billy Gray
   Manager Ted Drake
Cardiff City Howells, Stitfall, Sherwood, Baker, Montgomery, Williams, Tiddy, Sullivan, Northcott, Chisholm, Edwards
   Scorers Edwards, Sherwood (Pen)
   Manager Cyril Spiers

Newcastle United (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 15th November 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: St James' Park
Attendance: 37,178
Referee: G Gibson (Manchester)
Newcastle United Simpson, Cowell, McMichael, Stokoe, Brennan, Casey, Walker, Mulgrew, G Robledo, Crowe, Brander
   Scorers Brennan, G Robledo (Pen)
   Manager Stan Seymour
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Sid Tickridge, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Les Stubbs, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorer Parsons
   Debut Players Les Stubbs
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 0 West Bromwich Albion (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 22nd November 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,142
Referee: GW Thorpe (Swindon)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Sid Tickridge, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Billy Gray
   Manager Ted Drake
West Bromwich Albion Heath, Rickaby, Millard, Dudley, Kennedy, Barlow, Griffin, Nicholls, Allen, Ryan, Lee
   Scorers Allen, Nicholls
   Manager Jesse Carver

Middlesbrough (0) 4 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 29th November 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Ayresome Park
Attendance: 19,683
Referee: E Plinston (Warrington)
Middlesbrough Ugolini, Bilcliff, Corbett, Bell, Aitken, Russell, Lawrie, Delapenha, Norris, Mannion, Fitzsimons
   Scorers Delapenha, Lawrie, Mannion, Mannion
   Manager Walter Rowley
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Sid Tickridge, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 John Harris, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Bobby Campbell, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Les Stubbs, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Manager Ted Drake

Manchester City (2) 4 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 13th December 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Maine Road
Attendance: 20,733
Referee: PF Power (York)
Manchester City Trautmann, Branagan, Westwood, Revie, Rigby, Spurdle, Meadows, Hart, Williamson, Broadis, Clarke
   Scorers Harris (O.G) 1st, Hart 2nd, Clarke, Meadows
   Manager Leslie McDowall
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Sid Tickridge, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Bill Dickson, 5 John Harris, 6 Alan Dicks, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Debut Players Alan Dicks
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 2 Manchester United (3) 3

Date: Saturday, 20th December 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 23,261
Referee: B Mel Griffiths (Newport)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Sid Tickridge, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Billy Gray, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Bobby Smith, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Bobby Campbell
   Scorers Dickson 55, Smith 74
   Manager Ted Drake
Manchester United Crompton, Foulkes, Byrne, Carey, Chilton, Cockburn, Berry, Doherty, Aston, Pearson, Pegg
   Scorers Doherty 11, Aston 23, Doherty 29
   Manager Matt Busby

Stoke City (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Friday, 26th December 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Victoria Ground
Attendance: 31,011
Referee: FH Gerrard (Preston)
Stoke City Herod, Doyle, McCue, Mountford, Thomson, Martin, Malkin, Bowyer, Whiston, Finney, Oscroft
   Scorer Malkin 1st
   Manager Frank Taylor
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Sid Tickridge, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Billy Gray, 8 Bob Edwards, 9 Bobby Smith, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Bobby Campbell
   Scorer Campbell 30
   Debut Players Chick Thomson, Bob Edwards
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 0 Stoke City (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 27th December 1952
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 17,173
Referee: FH Gerrard (Preston)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Sid Tickridge, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Billy Gray, 8 Bob Edwards, 9 Bobby Smith, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Bobby Campbell
   Manager Ted Drake
Stoke City Herod, Doyle, McCue, Mountford, Thomson, Sellars, Malkin, Bowyer, Whiston, Finney, Oscroft
   Manager Frank Taylor

Portsmouth (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 3rd January 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 21
Venue: Fratton Park
Attendance: 31,571
Referee: RE Tarratt (Horsham)
Portsmouth Uprichard, Stephen, Ferrier, Scoular, Froggatt, Dickinson, Harris, Reid, Henderson, Phillips, Reagan
   Scorers Henderson, Henderson
   Manager Eddie Lever
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Sid Tickridge, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Billy Gray, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Bob Edwards, 11 Jimmy Smith
   Manager Ted Drake

Derby County (2) 4 Chelsea (0) 4

Date: Saturday, 10th January 1953
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 24,867
Referee: H Webb (Leeds)
Derby County Middleton, Mozley, Barrowcliffe, McLachlan, Oliver, Musson, Powell, Parry, Lee, Stamps, McLaren
   Scorers McLachlan 35, Parry 44, Lee 67, McLaren 69
   Manager Stuart McMillan
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Sid Tickridge, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorers Bentley 58, Parsons 70, Armstrong 76, McNichol 78
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 1 Derby County (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 14th January 1953
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3 (replay)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 38,115
Referee: H Webb (Leeds)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Sid Tickridge, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorer Parsons 98
   Manager Ted Drake
Derby County Townsend, Mozley, Barrowcliffe, McLachlan, Oliver, Musson, Harrison, Hazledine, Lee, Stamps, McLaren
   Manager Stuart McMillan
After extra time. Score after 90 mins. 0-0

Chelsea (0) 1 Bolton Wanderers (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 17th January 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 36,572
Referee: B Mel Griffiths (Newport)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorer Parsons
   Manager Ted Drake
Bolton Wanderers Hanson, Hartle, Higgins, Wheeler, Barrass, Bell, Holden, Moir, Lofthouse, Parry, Langton
   Manager Bill Ridding

Aston Villa (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 24th January 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 22
Venue: Villa Park
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: FC Williams (Oxford)
Aston Villa Parsons, Aldis, Parkes, Blanchflower, Martin, Dorsett, Roberts, Thompson, Gibson, Dixon, Lockhart
   Scorer Thompson 84
   Manager George Martin
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Bob Edwards, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorer Armstrong
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 1 West Bromwich Albion (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 31st January 1953
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 58,912
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (Halifax)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorer Bentley 58
   Manager Ted Drake
West Bromwich Albion Heath, Williams, Millard, Dudley, Dugdale, Barlow, Mountford, Nicholls, Allen, Ryan, Lee
   Scorer Nicholls 1st
   Manager Jesse Carver

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

Date: Wednesday, 4th February 1953
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4 (replay)
Venue: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 37,974
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (Halifax)
West Bromwich Albion Heath, Williams, Millard, Dudley, Kennedy, Barlow, Griffin, Nicholls, Allen, Ryan, Lee
   Manager Vic Buckingham
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Manager Ted Drake
After extra time. Score after 90 mins. 0-0

Chelsea (2) 3 Sunderland (2) 2

Date: Saturday, 7th February 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 21
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,720
Referee: Jack H Clough (Bolton)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Miles Spector
   Scorers Parsons 1st, Bentley 2nd, Bentley 68
   Debut Players Miles Spector
   Manager Ted Drake
Sunderland Threadgold, Hedley, Hudgell, Anderson, Aitken, A Wright, Bingham, Kirtley, Davis, Watson, T Wright
   Scorers T Wright, T Wright
   Manager Bill Murray

West Bromwich Albion (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Monday, 9th February 1953
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4 (replay)
Venue: Villa Park
Attendance: 33,534
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (Halifax)
West Bromwich Albion Heath, Rickaby, Millard, Dudley, Dugdale, Barlow, Griffin, Nicholls, Allen, Ryan, Lee
   Scorer Dudley 75
   Manager Vic Buckingham
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Miles Spector
   Scorer Bentley 77
   Manager Ted Drake
After extra time. Score after 90 mins. 1-1

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

Date: Wednesday, 11th February 1953
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4 (replay)
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 27,997
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (Halifax)
West Bromwich Albion Heath, Rickaby, Williams, Dudley, Dugdale, Barlow, Griffin, Nicholls, Allen, Ryan, Lee
   Manager Vic Buckingham
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Sid Tickridge, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Miles Spector
   Scorers Bentley 54, Parsons 60, Bentley 73, Campbell 86
   Penalty Missed Armstrong 31 (Saved)
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 0 Birmingham City (0) 4

Date: Saturday, 14th February 1953
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 45,872
Referee: Jack H Clough (Bolton)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Sid Tickridge, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Billy Gray, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Miles Spector
   Manager Ted Drake
Birmingham City Merrick, Hall, Green, Bannister, Ferris, Boyd, Stewart, Purdon, Trigg, Murphy, Warhurst
   Scorers Purdon 58, Purdon 70, Murphy 78, Trigg 80
   Manager Bob Brocklebank

Wolverhampton Wanderers (2) 2 Chelsea (2) 2

Date: Wednesday, 18th February 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Molineux
Attendance: 13,957
Referee: Jack H Clough (Bolton)
Wolverhampton Wanderers Williams, Short, Pritchard, Baxter, Shorthouse, Wright, Hancocks, Stockin, Swinbourne, Wilshaw, Mullen
   Scorers Wilshaw 2, Stockin 23
   Manager Stan Cullis
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Sid Tickridge, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorers Gray 4, Bentley 39
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 0 Charlton Athletic (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 21st February 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 53,176
Referee: Henry Pearce (Luton)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Sid Tickridge, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Miles Spector
   Manager Ted Drake
Charlton Athletic Bartram, Campbell, Hewie, Fenton, Ufton, Hammond, Hurst, O'Linn, Leary, Firmani, Kiernan
   Scorer Leary
   Manager Jimmy Seed

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

Date: Saturday, 28th February 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 21
Venue: Deepdale
Attendance: 30,501
Referee: JR Dunbar (Stapleford)
Preston North End Thompson, Cunningham, Scott, Docherty, Marston, Forbes, Finney, Lewis, Wayman, Baxter, Morrison
   Scorers Lewis, Lewis
   Manager Will Scott
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Les Stubbs, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Scorer Parsons
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 0 Burnley (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 7th March 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 22
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,214
Referee: R Wood (Sunderland)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Les Stubbs, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Billy Gray
   Manager Ted Drake
Burnley Thompson, Aird, Mather, Adamson, Cummings, Attwell, Stephenson, McIlroy, Holden, Shannon, Elliott
   Scorers Holden 17, Holden 2nd
   Manager Frank Hill

Tottenham Hotspur (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 14th March 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 21
Venue: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 47,903
Referee: William Ling (Stapleford)
Tottenham Hotspur Ditchburn, Withers, Willis, Brittan, King, Burgess, Walters, Bennett, Duquemin, Baily, McClellan
   Scorers Bennett, Willis (Pen)
   Manager Arthur Rowe
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Billy Gray, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Bob Edwards, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Lewis 3rd, Blunstone, Edwards
   Debut Players Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 1 Sheffield Wednesday (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 21st March 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 36,191
Referee: WB Everett (Beccles)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Philip McKnight, 7 Billy Gray, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Bob Edwards, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer McNichol 3
   Manager Ted Drake
Sheffield Wednesday McIntosh, Kenny, Curtis, Witcomb, O'Donnell, Davies, Marriott, Sewell, Codd, Froggatt, Woodhead
   Manager Eric Taylor

Chelsea (1) 3 Liverpool (0) 0

Date: Monday, 23rd March 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 17,337
Referee: A Murdoch (Sheffield)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Philip McKnight, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Bob Edwards, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Lewis 33, Edwards 84, Blunstone 86
   Manager Ted Drake
Liverpool Crossley, Moran, Spicer, Saunders, Jones, Maloney, Smith, Smyth, Liddell, Baron, A'Court
   Manager Don Welsh

Cardiff City (1) 3 Chelsea (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 28th March 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Ninian Park
Attendance: 19,830
Referee: JG Williams (Woodthorpe)
Cardiff City Howells, Frowen, Mansell, Harrington, Montgomery, Baker, Tiddy, Williams, Grant, Blair, Thomas
   Scorers Blair, Tiddy, Tiddy
   Manager Cyril Spiers
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Philip McKnight, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Bill Dickson, 10 Bob Edwards, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Dickson, McKnight, Montgomery (O.G)
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 1 Arsenal (1) 1

Date: Friday, 3rd April 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 72,614
Referee: ES Vickery (Bristol)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Bob Edwards, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Parsons 36
   Manager Ted Drake
Arsenal Kelsey, Wade, Smith, Shaw, Daniel, Forbes, Cox, Logie, Goring, Lishman, Roper
   Scorer Goring 10
   Manager Tom Whittaker

Chelsea (1) 1 Newcastle United (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 4th April 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,218
Referee: G Gibson (Manchester)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Philip McKnight, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Bill Dickson, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Harris (Pen)
   Manager Ted Drake
Newcastle United Simpson, Cowell, McMichael, Harvey, Brennan, Crowe, Foulkes, Davies, Keeble, Hannah, Mitchell
   Scorers Mitchell 82, Mitchell
   Manager Stan Seymour

Arsenal (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Monday, 6th April 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 21
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 40,536
Referee: ES Vickery (Bristol)
Arsenal Swindin, Wade, Smith, Forbes, Daniel, Mercer, Roper, Logie, Goring, Lishman, Marden
   Scorers Lishman 25, Marden 50
   Manager Tom Whittaker
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Sid Tickridge, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 John Harris, 7 Billy Gray, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Final Appearances Sid Tickridge, Billy Gray
   Manager Ted Drake

West Bromwich Albion (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 11th April 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 21
Venue: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: GW Thorpe (Swindon)
West Bromwich Albion Sanders, Rickaby, Millard, Dudley, Dugdale, Barlow, Griffin, Ryan, Allen, Hodgkisson, Lee
   Manager Vic Buckingham
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Bob Edwards, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer McNichol 90
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 1 Middlesbrough (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 18th April 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,042
Referee: E Plinston (Warrington)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Bob Edwards, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer McNichol 60
   Manager Ted Drake
Middlesbrough Ugolini, Bilcliff, Corbett, Bell, Dicks, Mulholland, Delapenha, Mannion, Spuhler, Fitzsimons, Walker
   Scorer Fitzsimons 51
   Manager Walter Rowley

Liverpool (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 25th April 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 21
Venue: Anfield
Attendance: 47,699
Referee: JG Williams (Woodthorpe)
Liverpool Ashcroft, Lambert, Spicer, Taylor, Hughes, Paisley, Payne, Jones, Bimpson, Smyth, Liddell
   Scorers Jones 33, Bimpson 82
   Manager Don Welsh
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Bob Edwards, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (2) 3 Manchester City (1) 1

Date: Wednesday, 29th April 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 48,594
Referee: PF Power (York)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Bill Dickson, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Harris 26 (Pen), Lewis 29, McNichol 62
   Final Appearances Bill Dickson
   Manager Ted Drake
Manchester City Trautmann, Branagan, Hannaway, Paul, Ewing, McCourt, Anders, Spurdle, Williamson, Broadis, Cunliffe
   Scorer Williamson 36
   Manager Leslie McDowall