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Season 1955-1956

Half-Time scores in brackets where known

Chelsea (0) 0 Bolton Wanderers (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 20th August 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 21
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 44,454
Referee: Bruce AE Buckle (Peterborough)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Seamus O'Connell, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake
Bolton Wanderers Grieves, Ball, Banks, Wheeler, Barrass, Edwards, Holden, Moir, Lofthouse, Stevens, Parry
   Scorers Stevens 23, Holden 70
   Manager Bill Ridding

Huddersfield Town (0) 1 Chelsea (2) 3

Date: Wednesday, 24th August 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Leeds Road
Attendance: 28,308
Referee: FL Overton (Derby)
Huddersfield Town Mills, McGarry, Kelly, Battye, Cockerill, Quested, Marriott, Watson, Glazzard, Frear, Simpson
   Scorer Glazzard 60
   Manager Andy Beattie
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Seamus O'Connell, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Blunstone 29, O'Connell 31, Parsons 3rd
   Manager Ted Drake

Arsenal (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 27th August 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 55,011
Referee: William Clements (West Bromwich)
Arsenal Kelsey, Barnes, Evans, Goring, Fotheringham, Bowen, Clapton, Tapscott, Lawton, Lishman, Roper
   Scorer Lawton 2nd
   Penalty Missed Evans (Saved)
   Manager Tom Whittaker
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Seamus O'Connell, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer O'Connell 5
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 0 Huddersfield Town (0) 0

Date: Monday, 29th August 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 25,883
Referee: FL Overton (Derby)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Seamus O'Connell, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake
Huddersfield Town Mills, Gibson, Conwell, McGarry, Taylor, Quested, Marriott, Watson, Glazzard, Cavanagh, Metcalfe
   Manager Andy Beattie

Chelsea (0) 1 Portsmouth (3) 5

Date: Saturday, 3rd September 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 48,273
Referee: RH Mann (Portsmouth)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Seamus O'Connell, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer O'Connell 83
   Manager Ted Drake
Portsmouth Uprichard, McGhee, Mansell, Gunter, Reid, Dickinson, Harris, Pickett, Henderson, Rees, Neil
   Scorers Harris 19, Henderson 2nd, Rees 3rd, Rees 50, Harris 6th
   Manager Eddie Lever

Blackpool (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Monday, 5th September 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Bloomfield Road
Attendance: 30,563
Referee: ES Oxley (South Kirby)
Blackpool Farm, Shimwell, Wright, Fenton, Gratrix, Kelly, Matthews, Taylor, Mortensen, Mudie, Perry
   Scorers Fenton 9 (Pen), Mortensen 56
   Manager Joe Smith
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Brabrook 44
   Debut Players Brian Nicholas
   Manager Ted Drake

Sunderland (1) 4 Chelsea (3) 3

Date: Saturday, 10th September 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Roker Park
Attendance: 45,241
Referee: JW Topliss (Grimsby)
Sunderland Fraser, Stelling, Hudgell, Anderson, Daniel, Aitken, Bingham, Fleming, Purdon, Chisholm, Shackleton
   Scorers Fleming 44, Fleming 48, Chisholm 66, Chisholm 71
   Manager Bill Murray
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Bentley 2, Stubbs 20, Stubbs 25
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 3 Newcastle United (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 14th September 1955
Competition: F.A. Charity Shield
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 12,802
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers McMichael (O.G) 56, Bentley 2nd, Blunstone 79
   Manager Ted Drake
Newcastle United Thompson, Lackenby, McMichael, Scoular, Brennan, Casey, White, Davies, Milburn, Hannah, Punton
   Manager Duggie Livingstone

Chelsea (0) 0 Aston Villa (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 17th September 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 35,221
Referee: JS McLoughlin (Manchester)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Booked Saunders, Willemse
   Manager Ted Drake
Aston Villa Jones, Lynn, Aldis, Baxter, Martin, Moss, Southren, Dixon, Hickson, Crowe, McParland
   Booked Hickson
   Manager Eric Houghton

Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 24th September 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 21
Venue: Molineux
Attendance: 43,017
Referee: H Webb (Leeds)
Wolverhampton Wanderers Williams, Stuart, Shorthouse, Slater, Flowers, Clamp, Hancocks, Booth, Swinbourne, Wilshaw, Mullen
   Scorers Swinbourne 2nd, Swinbourne 3rd
   Manager Stan Cullis
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Bobby Smith, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Parsons 25
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 2 Manchester City (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 1st October 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 44,583
Referee: B Mel Griffiths (Newport)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Bobby Smith, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers McNichol 40, Smith 3rd
   Manager Ted Drake
Manchester City Trautmann, Branagan, Little, Barnes, Ewing, Phoenix, Spurdle, Hayes, Johnstone, Marsden, Fagan
   Scorer Marsden 28
   Manager Leslie McDowall

Charlton Athletic (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 8th October 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: The Valley
Attendance: 40,949
Referee: H Haworth (Blackburn)
Charlton Athletic Bartram, Campbell, Townsend, Hewie, Ufton, Hammond, Hurst, Gauld, Leary, White, Kiernan
   Scorer Gauld 2nd
   Manager Jimmy Seed
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Bobby Smith, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Smith 1st, Smith 83
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 2 Tottenham Hotspur (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 15th October 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 48,195
Referee: Leo Callaghan (Merthyr Tydfil)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Bobby Smith, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Smith 35, Bentley 85
   Manager Ted Drake
Tottenham Hotspur Ditchburn, Baker, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Clarke, Marchi, Walters, Brooks, Duquemin, McClellan, Dyson
   Manager Jimmy Anderson

Preston North End (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 3

Date: Saturday, 22nd October 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Deepdale
Attendance: 17,797
Referee: GE Oliver (Middlesbrough)
Preston North End G Thompson, Cunningham, Wilson, Docherty, Mattinson, Dunn, Campbell, T Thompson, Hatsell, Baxter, Morrison
   Scorers T Thompson 1st, T Thompson 4th
   Manager Frank Hill
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Bobby Smith, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Parsons 52, Docherty (O.G) 62, Bentley 5th
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 0 Burnley (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 29th October 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,069
Referee: R Wood (Sunderland)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Bobby Smith, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake
Burnley McDonald, Rudman, Winton, Seith, Cummings, Shannon, Gray, McIlroy, McKay, Cheesebrough, Pilkington
   Manager Alan Brown

Birmingham City (2) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 5th November 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: St Andrews
Attendance: 30,499
Referee: Ken Dagnall (Bolton)
Birmingham City Merrick, Hall, Badham, Boyd, Smith, Warhurst, Astall, Kinsey, Brown, Murphy, Govan
   Scorers Astall 2, Astall 43, Boyd 3rd
   Manager Arthur Turner
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Bobby Smith, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Final Appearances Bobby Smith
   Manager Ted Drake

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

Date: Saturday, 12th November 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,898
Referee: WJ Gaiger (Wilmslow)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Tindall 1st, Sillett 2nd
   Debut Players Ron Tindall
   Manager Ted Drake
West Bromwich Albion Sanders, Williams, Millard, Dudley, Kennedy, Brookes, Griffin, Carter, Allen, Nicholls, Lee
   Manager Vic Buckingham

Manchester United (0) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 19th November 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Old Trafford
Attendance: 22,192
Referee: JF Gardner (Kidderminster)
Manchester United Wood, Foulkes, Byrne, Colman, Jones, Edwards, Berry, Doherty, Taylor, Viollet, Pegg
   Scorers Byrne 46 (Pen), Taylor 50, Taylor 68
   Manager Matt Busby
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 1 Sheffield United (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 26th November 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 30,032
Referee: JS Swain (Cleethorpes)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Bentley 23
   Manager Ted Drake
Sheffield United Hodgkinson, Coldwell, Mason, Shaw, Johnson, Iley, Ringstead, Waldock, Wragg, Hewitt, Grainger
   Penalty Missed Wragg 52 (Saved)
   Manager Joe Mercer

Everton (0) 3 Chelsea (2) 3

Date: Saturday, 3rd December 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Goodison Park
Attendance: 33,473
Referee: SM Rogers (Shrewsbury)
Everton O'Neill, Moore, Tansey, Farrell, Jones, Lello, McNamara, Wainwright, Harris, Parker, Eglington
   Scorers Harris 46, Jones 70 (Pen), Eglington 75
   Penalty Missed Harris (Saved)
   Manager Cliff Britton
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Parsons 30, Brabrook 31, Parsons 88
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 2 Newcastle United (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 10th December 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 37,327
Referee: NN Hough (Macclesfield)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Brabrook 25, Tindall 3rd
   Manager Ted Drake
Newcastle United Simpson, Batty, McMichael, Scoular, Stokoe, Crowe, White, Davies, Keeble, Milburn, Punton
   Scorer Milburn 2nd (Pen)
   Manager Duggie Livingstone

Bolton Wanderers (2) 4 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 17th December 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Burnden Park
Attendance: 20,413
Referee: Bruce AE Buckle (Peterborough)
Bolton Wanderers Grieves, Hartle, Banks, Wheeler, Barrass, Edwards, Holden, Stevens, Lofthouse, Parry, Gubbins
   Scorers Lofthouse 35, Gubbins 43, Lofthouse 3rd, Lofthouse 85
   Manager Bill Ridding
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (2) 2 Arsenal (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 24th December 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 43,022
Referee: William Clements (West Bromwich)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Bentley 21, Blunstone 35
   Manager Ted Drake
Arsenal Sullivan, Charlton, Evans, Goring, Fotheringham, Holton, Clapton, Tapscott, Groves, Bloomfield, Tiddy
   Manager Tom Whittaker

Cardiff City (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Monday, 26th December 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Ninian Park
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: HL Broadhurst (Atherstone)
Cardiff City Howells, Davies, Sherwood, Harrington, Malloy, Baker, Walsh, Kirtley, Hitchens, O'Halloran, McSeveney
   Scorer Sherwood (Pen)
   Manager Trevor Morris
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Bentley
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 2 Cardiff City (0) 1

Date: Tuesday, 27th December 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 36,740
Referee: HL Broadhurst (Atherstone)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers McNichol 50, Stubbs 80
   Manager Ted Drake
Cardiff City Howells, Stitfall, Sherwood, Harrington, Malloy, Baker, Kirtley, Hitchens, Ford, O'Halloran, Nugent
   Scorer Hitchens 86
   Manager Trevor Morris

Portsmouth (2) 4 Chelsea (3) 4

Date: Saturday, 31st December 1955
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 9
Venue: Fratton Park
Attendance: 29,139
Referee: RH Mann (Worcester)
Portsmouth Uprichard, McGhee, Mansell, Pickett, Gunter, Dickinson, Harris, Gordon, Henderson, Barnard, Dale
   Scorers Henderson 4th, Henderson 5th, Harris 7th, Harris 8th
   Manager Eddie Lever
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Blunstone 1st, Blunstone 2nd, Stubbs 35, Blunstone 6th
   Manager Ted Drake

Hartlepools United (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 7th January 1956
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3
Venue: Victoria Park
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: JW Topliss (Grimsby)
Hartlepools United Dyson, Cameron, Thompson, Newton, Moore, Stamper, Rayment, Lumley, Johnson, McGuigan, Luke
   Manager Fred Westgarth
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Alan Dicks, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Moore (O.G) 30
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 2 Sunderland (2) 3

Date: Saturday, 14th January 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 43,999
Referee: JW Topliss (Grimsby)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Bone (O.G) 43, Bentley 5th
   Manager Ted Drake
Sunderland Fraser, Hedley, McDonald, Anderson, Bone, Aitken, Kemp, Fleming, Holden, Elliott, Shackleton
   Scorers Fleming 25, Shackleton 30, Elliott 50
   Manager Bill Murray

Aston Villa (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 4

Date: Saturday, 21st January 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Villa Park
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: JS McLoughlin (Manchester)
Aston Villa Jones, Lynn, Aldis, Hogg, Ashfield, Crowe, Roberts, Sewell, Dixon, McParland, Lockhart
   Scorer Lynn 15
   Penalty Missed Lynn 15 (Saved)
   Manager Eric Houghton
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Alan Dicks, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Stubbs 20, Blunstone 47, Parsons 4th, Stubbs 75
   Manager Ted Drake

Burnley (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 28th January 1956
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4
Venue: Turf Moor
Attendance: 44,897
Referee: JS Pickles (Bradford)
Burnley McDonald, Rudman, Winton, Seith, Cummings, Adamson, Gray, McIlroy, McKay, Cheesebrough, Pilkington
   Scorer McKay 5
   Manager Alan Brown
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Alan Dicks, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Parsons 83
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 1 Burnley (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 1st February 1956
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4 (replay)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 26,661
Referee: JS Pickles (Bradford)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Alan Dicks, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Blunstone 55
   Manager Ted Drake
Burnley McDonald, Cummings, Winton, Seith, Adamson, Miller, Gray, McIlroy, McKay, Cheesebrough, Pilkington
   Scorer Pilkington 68
   Manager Alan Brown

Chelsea (1) 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 4th February 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 37,720
Referee: H Webb (Leeds)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Alan Dicks, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Tindall 10, Tindall 85
   Manager Ted Drake
Wolverhampton Wanderers Williams, Stuart, Shorthouse, Slater, Wright, Clamp, Hancocks, Broadbent, Murray, Wilshaw, Deeley
   Scorers Broadbent 18, Murray 75, Broadbent 80
   Manager Stan Cullis

Burnley (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Monday, 6th February 1956
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4 (replay)
Venue: St Andrews
Attendance: 21,921
Referee: JS Pickles (Bradford)
Burnley McDonald, Cummings, Winton, Seith, Adamson, Miller, Gray, McIlroy, McKay, Cheesebrough, Pilkington
   Scorers McKay 18, McIlroy 48
   Manager Alan Brown
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Alan Dicks, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Sillett 33 (Pen), Bentley 76
   Manager Ted Drake

Manchester City (2) 2 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 11th February 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Maine Road
Attendance: 26,642
Referee: B Mel Griffiths (Newport)
Manchester City Trautmann, Leivers, Little, Barnes, Ewing, Paul, Spurdle, Hayes, Johnstone, Dyson, Clarke
   Scorers Hayes 1st, Hayes 2nd
   Manager Leslie McDowall
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 John Harris, 3 Wally Bellett, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Seamus O'Connell, 11 Ray Kitchener
   Scorers Lewis 3rd, O'Connell 4th
   Debut Players Wally Bellett, Ray Kitchener
   Final Appearances Seamus O'Connell, Ray Kitchener
   Manager Ted Drake

Burnley (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Monday, 13th February 1956
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4 (replay)
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 42,757
Referee: RE Smith (Newport)
Burnley McDonald, Cummings, Winton, Seith, Adamson, Shannon, Gray, McIlroy, McKay, Cheesebrough, Pilkington
   Manager Alan Brown
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake

Burnley (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Wednesday, 15th February 1956
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4 (replay)
Venue: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 27,210
Referee: Leo Callaghan (Merthyr Tydfil)
Burnley McDonald, Rudman, Winton, Seith, Cummings, Shannon, Gray, McIlroy, McKay, Cheesebrough, Pilkington
   Manager Alan Brown
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Bill Livingstone, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Ron Tindall, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Tindall 36, Lewis 81
   Debut Players Bill Livingstone
   Manager Ted Drake

Everton (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 18th February 1956
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 5
Venue: Goodison Park
Attendance: 61,572
Referee: RH Mann (Worcester)
Everton Leyland, Moore, Tansey, Farrell, Jones, Lello, Harris, Wainwright, Harris, Fielding, Eglington
   Scorer Farrell 15
   Manager Ian Buchan
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Ron Tindall, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (2) 3 Charlton Athletic (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 22nd February 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 8,473
Referee: H Haworth (Blackburn)
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Ron Tindall, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Tindall 14, Tindall 40, Bentley 81
   Manager Ted Drake
Charlton Athletic Bartram, Campbell, Ellis, O'Linn, Hewie, Ufton, Ayre, Gauld, Leary, Ryan, Kiernan
   Scorer Ayre 80
   Manager Jimmy Seed

Tottenham Hotspur (1) 4 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 25th February 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 46,767
Referee: Leo Callaghan (Merthyr Tydfil)
Tottenham Hotspur Reynolds, Norman, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Clarke, Marchi, Harmer, Brooks, Duquemin, Smith, Robb
   Scorers Brooks 15, Smith 53, Marchi 3rd, Brooks 80
   Manager Jimmy Anderson
Chelsea 1 Chick Thomson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Ron Tindall, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Final Appearances Chick Thomson
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (2) 2 Manchester United (1) 4

Date: Saturday, 3rd March 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 32,050
Referee: JF Gardner (Kidderminster)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Ron Tindall, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Parsons 21, Bentley 22
   Manager Ted Drake
Manchester United Wood, Greaves, Byrne, Colman, Jones, Edwards, Berry, Whelan, Taylor, Viollet, Pegg
   Scorers Pegg 26, Viollet 60, Viollet 69, Taylor 89
   Manager Matt Busby

Burnley (1) 5 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 10th March 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Turf Moor
Attendance: 19,170
Referee: R Wood (Sunderland)
Burnley McDonald, Cummings, Winton, Seith, Adamson, Shannon, Newlands, McIlroy, McKay, Cheesebrough, Pilkington
   Scorers Cheesebrough, McKay, Pilkington, Pilkington, Pilkington
   Manager Alan Brown
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Wally Bellett, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Frank Blunstone, 11 Stan Willemse
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 1 Birmingham City (1) 2

Date: Wednesday, 21st March 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 12,637
Referee: Ken Dagnall (Bolton)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Stubbs 30
   Manager Ted Drake
Birmingham City Merrick, Hall, Green, Boyd, Newman, Linnecor, Astall, Kinsey, Brown, Murphy, Govan
   Scorers Govan 43, Kinsey 83
   Manager Arthur Turner

West Bromwich Albion (2) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 24th March 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 20,389
Referee: WJ Gaiger (Wilmslow)
West Bromwich Albion Sanders, Howe, Millard, Dudley, Barlow, Summers, Griffin, Robson, Allen, Nicholls, Lee
   Scorers Nicholls 27, Griffin 36, Nicholls 3rd
   Manager Vic Buckingham
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Derek Saunders, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Leonard Casey, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Debut Players Leonard Casey
   Manager Ted Drake

Luton Town (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Friday, 30th March 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Kenilworth Road
Attendance: 24,261
Referee: Frank B Coultas (Hull)
Luton Town Baynham, Dunne, Jones, Morton, Kelly, Shanks, Davies, Cullen, Gregory, Groves, Adam
   Scorers Davies, Gregory
   Manager Dally Duncan
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Alan Dicks, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Leonard Casey, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Dicks, Sillett (Pen)
   Manager Ted Drake

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

Date: Saturday, 31st March 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 31,450
Referee: GE Oliver (Middlesbrough)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Alan Dicks, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Leonard Casey, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake
Preston North End Else, Cunningham, Walton, Docherty, Dunn, Wilson, Finney, Thompson, Hatsell, Baxter, Campbell
   Scorer Finney 52 (Pen)
   Manager Frank Hill

Chelsea (0) 0 Luton Town (0) 0

Date: Monday, 2nd April 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 26,364
Referee: Frank B Coultas (Hull)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Leonard Casey, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake
Luton Town Baynham, Dunne, Jones, Morton, Kelly, Shanks, Cullen, Pemberton, Gregory, Groves, Adam
   Manager Dally Duncan

Sheffield United (2) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 7th April 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 23,607
Referee: JS Swain (Cleethorpes)
Sheffield United Burgin, Coldwell, Mason, Hoyland, Johnson, Iley, Ringstead, Hagan, Wilkinson, Howitt, Grainger
   Scorers Howitt 15, Grainger 27
   Manager Joe Mercer
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 John Harris, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Leonard Casey, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Tindall 42
   Final Appearances John Harris
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (2) 6 Everton (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 14th April 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 13,825
Referee: SM Rogers (Shrewsbury)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Derek Saunders, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Leonard Casey, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Bentley 12, Stubbs 15, Bentley 57, Stubbs 71, Bentley 77, Lewis 88
   Manager Ted Drake
Everton A Harris, Moore, Tansey, Birch, Jones, Farrell, Harris, Donovan, J Harris, Fielding, Eglington
   Scorer J Harris 72
   Manager Ian Buchan

Newcastle United (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 21st April 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: St James' Park
Attendance: 24,280
Referee: NN Hough (Macclesfield)
Newcastle United Simpson, Batty, McMichael, Scoular, Lackenby, Casey, White, Milburn, Keeble, Curry, Mitchell
   Scorer Milburn 90 (Pen)
   Manager Duggie Livingstone
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Peter Sillett, 3 Stan Willemse, 4 Derek Saunders, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Leonard Casey, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Stubbs 1
   Final Appearances Stan Willemse
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (2) 2 Blackpool (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 28th April 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 35,427
Referee: ES Oxley (Pontefract)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Richard Whittaker, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 John Mortimore, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 John Compton, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Bentley 6, Bentley 3rd
   Debut Players Richard Whittaker, John Mortimore, John Compton
   Manager Ted Drake
Blackpool Farm, Armfield, Wright, J Kelly, Snowdon, H Kelly, Harris, Taylor, Mudie, Durie, Perry
   Scorer Durie 3
   Manager Joe Smith