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Season 1953-1954

Half-Time scores in brackets where known

Manchester United (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Wednesday, 19th August 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Old Trafford
Attendance: 28,936
Referee: JW Topliss (Grimsby)
Manchester United Crompton, Aston, Byrne, Gibson, Chilton, Cockburn, Berry, Rowley, Taylor, Pearson, Pegg
   Scorer Pearson 61
   Penalty Missed Taylor 20
   Manager Matt Busby
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Philip McKnight, 7 Roy Bentley, 8 Bobby Smith, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer McNichol 39
   Debut Players Peter Sillett
   Manager Ted Drake

Blackpool (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 22nd August 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Bloomfield Road
Attendance: 28,440
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (Halifax)
Blackpool Farm, Shimwell, Garrett, Fenton, Johnston, Kelly, Matthews, Taylor, Mortensen, Mudie, Perry
   Scorers Mortensen 1st, Mortensen 90
   Manager Joe Smith
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Philip McKnight, 7 Roy Bentley, 8 Bobby Smith, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Lewis 2nd
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (3) 4 Portsmouth (3) 3

Date: Tuesday, 25th August 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 9
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,090
Referee: ES Vickery (Bristol)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Philip McKnight, 7 Roy Bentley, 8 Bobby Smith, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Lewis 14, McNichol 32, Lewis 34, Lewis 72
   Manager Ted Drake
Portsmouth Uprichard, Hall, Stephen, Froggatt, Reid, Dickinson, Harris, Gordon, Lionel Phillips, Len Phillips, Henderson
   Scorers McKnight (O.G) 10, Henderson 15, Harris 31
   Manager Eddie Lever

Chelsea (1) 3 Charlton Athletic (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 29th August 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 49,245
Referee: SV Davis (Oxford)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Philip McKnight, 7 Roy Bentley, 8 Bobby Smith, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers McNichol 2nd, McNichol 3rd, Bentley 4th
   Penalty Missed Blunstone (Saved)
   Manager Ted Drake
Charlton Athletic Bartram, Hewie, Lock, Fenton, Ufton, Hammond, Hurst, O'Linn, Leary, Firmani, Kiernan
   Scorer Leary 6
   Manager Jimmy Seed

Portsmouth (2) 3 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Wednesday, 2nd September 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Fratton Park
Attendance: 29,571
Referee: ES Vickery (Bristol)
Portsmouth Platt, Hall, Mansell, Pickett, Reid, Dickinson, Harris, Gordon, Henderson, Len Phillips, Froggatt
   Scorers Harris 9, Harris 22, Gordon 60
   Manager Eddie Lever
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Philip McKnight, 7 Roy Bentley, 8 Bobby Smith, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Bobby Campbell
   Scorers Armstrong 27, Hall (O.G) 5th
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 1 Sheffield United (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 5th September 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 49,824
Referee: J Houston (Lytham St Annes)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Roy Bentley, 8 Bobby Campbell, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Miles Spector
   Scorer McNichol 88
   Debut Players Derek Saunders
   Final Appearances Bobby Campbell, Miles Spector
   Manager Ted Drake
Sheffield United Burgin, Furniss, Shaw, Toner, Johnson, Rawson, Hudson, Hagan, Brook, Wragg, Hawksworth
   Scorers Hagan 65, Hagan 85
   Manager Reg Freeman

Arsenal (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Tuesday, 8th September 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 54,946
Referee: William Ling (Stapleford)
Arsenal Swindin, Barnes, Smith, Forbes, Dodgin, Bowen, Milton, Logie, Holton, Tilley, Roper
   Scorer Holton 86
   Manager Tom Whittaker
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Roy Bentley, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Len Kell, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Bentley 52, Lewis 65
   Debut Players Len Kell
   Manager Ted Drake

Huddersfield Town (1) 3 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 12th September 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Leeds Road
Attendance: 29,613
Referee: B Mel Griffiths (Newport)
Huddersfield Town Mills, Staniforth, Kelly, McGarry, McEvoy, Quested, Gunn, Watson, Glazzard, Davie, Metcalfe
   Scorers Davie 20, Glazzard 66, Watson 88
   Manager Andy Beattie
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Roy Bentley, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Les Stubbs, 10 Len Kell, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Stubbs 58
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 0 Arsenal (1) 2

Date: Tuesday, 15th September 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 60,652
Referee: William Ling (Stapleford)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Roy Bentley, 8 Bobby Smith, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake
Arsenal Kelsey, Wade, Barnes, Shaw, Dodgin, Bowen, Forbes, Logie, Holton, Lishman, Roper
   Scorers Lishman 15, Lishman 87
   Manager Tom Whittaker

Chelsea (0) 1 Aston Villa (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 19th September 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 47,487
Referee: FC Williams (Oxford)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Len Kell, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Moss (O.G) 3rd
   Final Appearances Len Kell
   Manager Ted Drake
Aston Villa Jones, Parkes, Aldis, Blanchflower, F Moss, A Moss, Gibson, Thompson, Walsh, Dixon, Lockhart
   Scorers Walsh 1st, Lockhart 2nd
   Manager Eric Houghton

Wolverhampton Wanderers (2) 8 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 26th September 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Molineux
Attendance: 36,134
Referee: Jack H Clough (Bolton)
Wolverhampton Wanderers Williams, Short, Pritchard, Slater, Shorthouse, Wright, Hancocks, Broadbent, Swinbourne, Wilshaw, Mullen
   Scorers Broadbent, Hancocks, Hancocks, Mullen, Swinbourne, Swinbourne, Wilshaw, Hancocks (Pen)
   Manager Stan Cullis
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Roy Bentley, 8 Bobby Smith, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Bentley
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 2 Sunderland (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 3rd October 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 20
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 56,685
Referee: Frank Cowen (Oldham)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Philip McKnight, 7 Jimmy Smith, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Lewis 67, Bentley 80
   Manager Ted Drake
Sunderland Cowan, Hedley, Hudgell, Anderson, Daniel, Aitken, Kemp, Wright, Ford, Watson, Elliott
   Scorers Wright 1st, Kemp 60
   Manager Bill Murray

Sheffield Wednesday (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 10th October 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 21
Venue: Hillsborough
Attendance: 32,217
Referee: RE Smith (Newport)
Sheffield Wednesday Ryalls, Conwell, Curtis, McAnearney, O'Donnell, Gannon, Finney, Sewell, Shaw, Froggatt, Woodhead
   Scorers Froggatt 20, Shaw 60
   Manager Eric Taylor
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Philip McKnight, 7 Jimmy Smith, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Final Appearances Jimmy Smith
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 1 Middlesbrough (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 17th October 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 23,513
Referee: JW Bowers (Huddersfield)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Andy Bowman, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Roy Bentley, 9 Bobby Smith, 10 Johnny McNichol, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Lewis 61
   Debut Players Andy Bowman
   Final Appearances Andy Bowman
   Manager Ted Drake
Middlesbrough Ugolini, Bilcliff, Hepple, Bell, Robinson, Gordon, Rayment, Delapenha, Spuhler, Mannion, Hartnett
   Scorer Rayment 57
   Manager Walter Rowley

West Bromwich Albion (2) 5 Chelsea (2) 2

Date: Saturday, 24th October 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 32,254
Referee: RP Hartley (Burnley)
West Bromwich Albion Heath, Rickaby, Millard, Dudley, Dugdale, Barlow, Griffin, Ryan, Allen, Nicholls, Lee
   Scorers Allen, Allen, Allen, Lee, Nicholls
   Manager Vic Buckingham
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Bentley, Bentley
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (3) 5 Liverpool (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 31st October 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 32,867
Referee: A Murdoch (Sheffield)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Armstrong 5th, Bentley, Bentley, Blunstone, Stubbs
   Manager Ted Drake
Liverpool Crossley, Jones, Spicer, Saunders, Hughes, Mahoney, Payne, Baron, Smith, Smyth, Liddell
   Scorers Smyth 12, Smyth 84
   Manager Don Welsh

Tottenham Hotspur (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 7th November 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 21
Venue: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 44,795
Referee: B Mel Griffiths (Newport)
Tottenham Hotspur Ditchburn, Ramsey, Withers, Wetton, Clarke, Burgess, Walters, Brooks, Duquemin, Baily, Robb
   Scorers Baily 2nd, Walters 77
   Penalty Missed Ramsey 80 (Saved)
   Manager Arthur Rowe
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Jack Saunders, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Stubbs 1st
   Final Appearances Jack Saunders
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (2) 2 Burnley (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 14th November 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,731
Referee: SM Rogers (Shrewsbury)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Alan Dicks, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers McNichol 2nd, Bentley 38
   Manager Ted Drake
Burnley Thompson, Aird, Mather, Seith, Binns, Adamson, Gray, Stephenson, Holden, McIlroy, Pilkington
   Scorer Stephenson 30
   Manager Frank Hill

Bolton Wanderers (0) 2 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 21st November 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Burnden Park
Attendance: 30,635
Referee: RE Smith (Newport)
Bolton Wanderers Hanson, Ball, Banks, Wheeler, Barrass, Neill, Holden, Moir, Lofthouse, Hassall, Parry
   Scorers Lofthouse, Wheeler
   Manager Bill Ridding
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Alan Dicks, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers McNichol, McNichol
   Manager Ted Drake

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

Date: Saturday, 28th November 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,922
Referee: A Hill (Newport)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Jim Lewis
   Scorer Bentley 15
   Manager Ted Drake
Preston North End Thompson, Mattinson, Walton, Docherty, Marston, Dunn, Campbell, Hatsell, Wayman, Baxter, Morrison
   Manager Scott Symon

Newcastle United (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 5th December 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: St James' Park
Attendance: 41,728
Referee: E Crawford (Doncaster)
Newcastle United Simpson, Cowell, McMichael, Scoular, Brennan, Stokoe, Walker, Broadis, Milburn, Hannah, Mitchell
   Scorer Mitchell 2nd
   Manager Stan Seymour
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Stubbs 1st
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 3 Manchester United (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 12th December 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 37,153
Referee: JW Topliss (Grimsby)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers McNichol 30, McNichol 55, Parsons 62
   Manager Ted Drake
Manchester United Wood, Foulkes, Byrne, Whitefoot, Chilton, Edwards, Berry, Blanchflower, Taylor, Viollet, Rowley
   Scorer Berry 76
   Manager Matt Busby

Chelsea (2) 5 Blackpool (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 19th December 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,865
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (Halifax)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Bentley, McNichol, McNichol, McNichol, Stubbs
   Manager Ted Drake
Blackpool Wylie, Garrett, Wright, Fenton, Crosland, Brown, Perry, Taylor, Mortensen, Mudie, Withers
   Scorer Mudie
   Manager Joe Smith

Chelsea (0) 2 Cardiff City (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 26th December 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 61,336
Referee: Norman C Taylor (Westbury)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Blunstone 1st, Stubbs 2nd
   Manager Ted Drake
Cardiff City Howells, Rutter, Sullivan, Baker, Montgomery, Blair, Tiddy, Nugent, Ford, Northcott, Edwards
   Manager Cyril Spiers

Cardiff City (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Monday, 28th December 1953
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Ninian Park
Attendance: 36,958
Referee: Norman C Taylor (Westbury)
Cardiff City Howells, Rutter, Stitfall, Baker, Montgomery, Blair, Tiddy, Nugent, Ford, Northcott, Edwards
   Booked Rutter
   Manager Cyril Spiers
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake

Charlton Athletic (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 2nd January 1954
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: The Valley
Attendance: 29,017
Referee: SV Davis (Cheltenham)
Charlton Athletic Bartram, Campbell, Ellis, Fenton, Ufton, Pembery, Hurst, Ayre, Hewie, Firmani, Kiernan
   Scorer Hewie 24
   Manager Jimmy Seed
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer McNichol 56
   Manager Ted Drake

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

Date: Saturday, 9th January 1954
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3
Venue: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 35,294
Referee: RE Smith (Newport)
West Bromwich Albion Heath, Rickaby, Millard, Dudley, Dugdale, Barlow, Griffin, Ryan, Allen, Nicholls, Lee
   Scorer Greenwood (O.G) 83
   Manager Vic Buckingham
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake

Sheffield United (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 16th January 1954
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 22,569
Referee: J Houston (Lytham St Annes)
Sheffield United Burgin, Coldwell, Ridge, Shaw, Johnson, Rawson, Ringstead, Hagan, Luke, Wragg, Hawksworth
   Scorer Wragg 30
   Manager Reg Freeman
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Stubbs 40, Parsons 68, Blunstone 70
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 2 Huddersfield Town (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 23rd January 1954
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 45,041
Referee: B Mel Griffiths (Newport)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Bentley 35, McNichol 48
   Manager Ted Drake
Huddersfield Town Mills, Staniforth, Kelly, McGarry, McEvoy, Watson, Burrell, Cavanagh, Glazzard, Davie, Metcalfe
   Scorers Glazzard 18, Glazzard 47
   Manager Andy Beattie

Aston Villa (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 6th February 1954
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Villa Park
Attendance: 29,452
Referee: FC Williams (Oxford)
Aston Villa Jones, Parkes, Aldis, Blanchflower, F Moss, Baxter, Roberts, Dixon, Walsh, Thompson, McParland
   Scorers Blanchflower 85 (Pen), Roberts
   Manager Eric Houghton
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Bentley, McNichol
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (2) 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 13th February 1954
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 9
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 60,289
Referee: Jack H Clough (Bolton)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Bentley 1, Parsons 16, Stubbs 4th, Bentley 6th
   Manager Ted Drake
Wolverhampton Wanderers Williams, Short, Pritchard, Slater, Shorthouse, Wright, Hancocks, Flowers, Swinbourne, Wilshaw, Mullen
   Scorers Swinbourne 21, Wilshaw 70
   Manager Stan Cullis

Sunderland (1) 1 Chelsea (2) 2

Date: Saturday, 20th February 1954
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: Roker Park
Attendance: 45,755
Referee: FH Gerrard (Preston)
Sunderland Cowan, Hedley, Hudgell, Anderson, Aitken, A Wright, T Wright, Shackleton, Purdon, Chisholm, Elliott
   Scorer Chisholm 3
   Manager Bill Murray
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Bentley, Parsons
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 0 Sheffield Wednesday (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 27th February 1954
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 9
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 54,498
Referee: RE Smith (Newport)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake
Sheffield Wednesday McIntosh, Kenny, Curtis, Gannon, Butler, Davies, Finney, Quixall, Shaw, Sewell, Woodhead
   Scorer Greenwood (O.G) 68
   Manager Eric Taylor

Middlesbrough (3) 3 Chelsea (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 6th March 1954
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 9
Venue: Ayresome Park
Attendance: 27,920
Referee: JW Bowers (Huddersfield)
Middlesbrough Ugolini, Dicks, Stonehouse, Bell, Robinson, Harris, Rayment, Mannion, Spuhler, Delapenha, Watkin
   Scorers Spuhler 1st, Delapenha 3rd, Delapenha 4th
   Manager Vacant
Chelsea 1 Michael Collins, 2 John Harris, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Stan Willemse
   Scorers Bentley 2nd, Parsons 82, Parsons 88
   Debut Players Michael Collins
   Final Appearances Michael Collins
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (4) 5 West Bromwich Albion (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 17th March 1954
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 9
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 46,089
Referee: FL Overton (Derby)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Jim Lewis
   Scorers Saunders 9, McNichol 12, Stubbs 30, Lewis 32, Bentley 75
   Manager Ted Drake
West Bromwich Albion Heath, Rickaby, Millard, Dudley, Dugdale, Barlow, Griffin, Ryan, Allen, Nicholls, Lee
   Manager Vic Buckingham

Liverpool (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 20th March 1954
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: Anfield
Attendance: 35,947
Referee: A Murdoch (Sheffield)
Liverpool Underwood, Lock, McNulty, Wilkinson, Hughes, Twentyman, Jackson, Evans, Smyth, Anderson, Liddell
   Scorer Anderson 84
   Manager Don Welsh
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Jim Lewis
   Scorer Parsons
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 1 Tottenham Hotspur (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 27th March 1954
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 49,315
Referee: B Mel Griffiths (Newport)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer McNichol
   Penalty Missed Harris (Saved)
   Manager Ted Drake
Tottenham Hotspur Reynolds, Ramsey, Withers, Nicholson, Clarke, Wetton, McClellan, Brooks, Bennett, Baily, Robb
   Manager Arthur Rowe

Burnley (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 3rd April 1954
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Turf Moor
Attendance: 20,312
Referee: SM Rogers (Shrewsbury)
Burnley Thompson, Aird, Winton, Adamson, Cummings, Seith, Gray, McIlroy, Holden, Shannon, Pilkington
   Scorer Gray 2nd
   Manager Frank Hill
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Philip McKnight, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Jim Lewis
   Scorers Bentley 1st, Lewis 3rd
   Final Appearances Philip McKnight
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 2 Bolton Wanderers (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 10th April 1954
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 49,433
Referee: RE Smith (Newport)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Jim Lewis
   Scorers Parsons 1st, Bentley 2nd
   Manager Ted Drake
Bolton Wanderers Hanson, Ball, Banks, Hennin, Barass, Bell, Holden, Moir, Lofthouse, Hassall, Parry
   Manager Bill Ridding

Chelsea (0) 0 Manchester City (0) 1

Date: Friday, 16th April 1954
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 59,794
Referee: FL Overton (Derby)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake
Manchester City Trautmann, Branagan, Little, McTavish, Ewing, Paul, Spurdle, McAdams, Meadows, Revie, Clarke
   Scorer Meadows 68
   Manager Leslie McDowall

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

Date: Saturday, 17th April 1954
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: Deepdale
Attendance: 27,172
Referee: A Hill (Newport)
Preston North End Thompson, Cunningham, Walton, Docherty, Marston, Mattinson, Campbell, Foster, Hatsell, Baxter, Jones
   Scorer Foster
   Manager Scott Symon
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Jim Lewis
   Manager Ted Drake

Manchester City (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Monday, 19th April 1954
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: Maine Road
Attendance: 30,620
Referee: FL Overton (Derby)
Manchester City Trautmann, Branagan, Little, McTavish, Ewing, Paul, Spurdle, Hayes, McAdams, Revie, Clarke
   Scorer Branagan 53
   Manager Leslie McDowall
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Jim Lewis
   Scorer Bentley 38
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 1 Newcastle United (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 24th April 1954
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 46,991
Referee: E Crawford (Doncaster)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Ron Greenwood, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Parsons
   Manager Ted Drake
Newcastle United Simpson, Cowell, McMichael, Stokoe, Brennan, Crowe, White, Davies, Monkhouse, Hannah, Mitchell
   Scorers Mitchell, White
   Manager Stan Seymour