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Season 1956-1957

Half-Time scores in brackets where known

Burnley (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 18th August 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 22
Venue: Turf Moor
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Arthur Holland (Barnsley)
Burnley McDonald, Cummings, Winton, Seith, Adamson, Shannon, Gray, McIlroy, McKay, Cheesebrough, Pilkington
   Scorers Cheesebrough 37, McIlroy 61
   Manager Alan Brown
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Richard Whittaker, 3 Wally Bellett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake

Sheffield Wednesday (2) 4 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 22nd August 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 22
Venue: Hillsborough
Attendance: 36,543
Referee: RH Mann (Worcester)
Sheffield Wednesday McIntosh, Staniforth, Curtis, McAnearney, McEvoy, O'Donnell, Finney, Quixall, Shiner, Froggatt, Broadbent
   Scorers Shiner 8, Quixall 10, Shiner 49, Quixall 67
   Manager Eric Taylor
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Wally Bellett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Roy Bentley, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Debut Players Ian MacFarlane, Tony Nicholas
   Manager Ted Drake

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

Date: Saturday, 25th August 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 21,832
Referee: JL Lockton (London)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Wally Bellett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Tindall 7
   Manager Ted Drake
Preston North End Else, Cunningham, Walton, Docherty, Dunn, Mattinson, Finney, Waterhouse, Lewis, Baxter, Taylor
   Manager Cliff Britton

Leeds United (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 1st September 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Elland Road
Attendance: 38,679
Referee: W Hickson (Wigan)
Leeds United Wood, Dunn, Hair, Ripley, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, Brook, Forrest, Overfield
   Manager Raich Carter
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Wally Bellett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Les Allen, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Debut Players Les Allen
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 1 Manchester United (1) 2

Date: Wednesday, 5th September 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 29,082
Referee: JG Williams (Woodthorpe)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Richard Whittaker, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Blunstone 35
   Manager Ted Drake
Manchester United Wood, Foulkes, Byrne, Colman, Jones, Edwards, Berry, Whelan, Taylor, Viollet, Pegg
   Scorers Taylor 39, Whelan 86
   Manager Matt Busby

Cardiff City (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 8th September 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Ninian Park
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: GW Pullin (Bristol)
Cardiff City Vearncombe, Davies, Stitfall, Malloy, Frowen, Sullivan, Walsh, McSeveney, Ford, Hitchens, Nugent
   Scorer Armstrong (O.G) 19
   Manager Trevor Morris
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Wally Bellett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer McNichol 87
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 1 Birmingham City (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 15th September 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,530
Referee: AE Moore (Lowestoft)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Wally Bellett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Les Allen, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Parsons 15
   Manager Ted Drake
Birmingham City Merrick, Hall, Green, Watts, Smith, Warhurst, Astall, Kinsey, Brown, Murphy, Govan
   Manager Arthur Turner

Chelsea (0) 0 Sheffield Wednesday (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 19th September 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 21,971
Referee: RH Mann (Worcester)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Wally Bellett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Stan Wicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Les Allen, 10 Roy Bentley, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Final Appearances Stan Wicks, Roy Bentley
   Manager Ted Drake
Sheffield Wednesday McIntosh, Staniforth, Curtis, McAnearney, Swan, O'Donnell, Finney, Watson, Shiner, Broadbent, Cargill
   Manager Eric Taylor

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

Date: Saturday, 22nd September 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 24,290
Referee: H Webb (Leeds)
West Bromwich Albion Sanders, Howe, Millard, Setters, Kennedy, Barlow, Griffin, Robson, Kevan, Nicholls, Allen
   Scorers Griffin 14, Kevan 43
   Manager Vic Buckingham
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Bill Livingstone, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Leonard Casey, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Les Stubbs, 10 Peter Brabrook, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Stubbs 21
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 3 Portsmouth (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 29th September 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 31,620
Referee: Leo Callaghan (Merthyr Tydfil)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Wally Bellett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Derek Saunders, 6 Leonard Casey, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Les Stubbs, 10 Ron Tindall, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Lewis 3, Lewis 51, Lewis 65
   Penalty Missed Lewis 12 (Wide)
   Manager Ted Drake
Portsmouth Drinkwater, McGhee, Wilson, Pickett, Gunter, Dickinson, Harris, Gordon, Rees, Barnard, Henderson
   Scorers Henderson 8, Barnard 59, Gordon 87
   Manager Eddie Lever

Chelsea (0) 2 Tottenham Hotspur (4) 4

Date: Saturday, 6th October 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 55,788
Referee: Bruce AE Buckle (Peterborough)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Wally Bellett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Derek Saunders, 6 Leonard Casey, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Les Stubbs, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Lewis 50, Armstrong 90 (Pen)
   Manager Ted Drake
Tottenham Hotspur Ditchburn, Baker, Hopkins, Brittan, Clarke, Marchi, Medwin, Harmer, Smith, Stokes, Robb
   Scorers Robb 8, Stokes 20, Stokes 38, Stokes 44
   Manager Jimmy Anderson

Everton (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 13th October 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Goodison Park
Attendance: 34,897
Referee: R Ryalls (Sheffield)
Everton O'Neill, Donovan, Tansey, Birch, Jones, Rea, McNamara, Llewellyn, Kirby, Fielding, Mayers
   Manager Ian Buchan
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Tony Nicholas, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Stubbs 9, Stubbs 60, Tindall 82
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (2) 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers (0) 3

Date: Saturday, 20th October 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 43,558
Referee: J Mitchell (Prescot)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Stubbs 10, Brabrook 43, Blunstone 67
   Manager Ted Drake
Wolverhampton Wanderers Finlayson, Stuart, G Harris, Slater, Wright, Flowers, Hooper, Booth, Wilshaw, Murray, Mullen
   Scorers Hooper 70, Flowers 87, Murray 90
   Manager Stan Cullis

Bolton Wanderers (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 27th October 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Burnden Park
Attendance: 21,299
Referee: Dennis H Howell (Birmingham)
Bolton Wanderers Hopkinson, Hartle, Banks, Hennin, Higgins, Edwards, Birch, Stevens, Lofthouse, Gubbins, Holden
   Scorers Gubbins 44, Stevens 75
   Manager Bill Ridding
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Wally Bellett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Eric Parsons, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Blunstone 9, Saunders 83
   Final Appearances Eric Parsons
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 1 Charlton Athletic (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 3rd November 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,722
Referee: CW Kingston (Newport)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Lewis 4
   Manager Ted Drake
Charlton Athletic Marsh, Hewie, Townsend, O'Linn, Ufton, Hammond, Hurst, White, Leary, Kiernan, Kinsey
   Scorers Kiernan 15, Kiernan 75, Leary 4th
   Manager Jimmy Trotter

Sunderland (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 10th November 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Roker Park
Attendance: 27,182
Referee: Les J Tirebuck (Halifax)
Sunderland Bollands, Hedley, McDonald, Anderson, Aitken, Bingham, Maltby, Fleming, Daniel, Shackleton, Hannigan
   Scorer Shackleton 74
   Manager Bill Murray
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Bill Livingstone, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Nicholas 1st, Tindall 61, Tindall 86
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (2) 4 Luton Town (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 17th November 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 30,823
Referee: Bruce AE Buckle (Peterborough)
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Bill Livingstone, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Nicholas 17, McNichol 30, Nicholas 72, Tindall 76
   Debut Players Reg Matthews
   Manager Ted Drake
Luton Town Streten, Dunne, Jones, Pemberton, Owen, Smith, Cullen, Pearce, Morton, Cummins, Gregory
   Scorer Gregory 85
   Manager Dally Duncan

Aston Villa (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 24th November 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Villa Park
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Norman C Taylor (Westbury)
Aston Villa Sims, Lynn, Aldis, Baxter, Dugdale, Saward, Smith, Sewell, Dixon, Roberts, McParland
   Scorer Sewell 85
   Manager Eric Houghton
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Bill Livingstone, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Armstrong 47
   Booked McNichol 44
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 2 Blackpool (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 1st December 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 45,327
Referee: RH Chandler (Chester)
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Bill Livingstone, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Brabrook 59, Tindall 62
   Manager Ted Drake
Blackpool Farm, Armfield, Wright, Kelly, Gratrix, Fenton, Matthews, Taylor, Mudie, Brown, Durie
   Scorers Brown 66, Mudie 77
   Manager Joe Smith

Manchester City (0) 5 Chelsea (2) 4

Date: Saturday, 8th December 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Maine Road
Attendance: 24,412
Referee: RG Warnke (Coventry)
Manchester City Savage, Leivers, Little, Barnes, Ewing, McTavish, Fagan, Hayes, Johnstone, Dyson, Clarke
   Scorers Johnstone 55, Hayes 60, Hayes 69, Johnstone 81, Johnstone 85
   Manager Leslie McDowall
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Bill Livingstone, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Armstrong 8, Nicholas 32, Nicholas 67, McNichol 72
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 2 Burnley (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 15th December 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 18,379
Referee: Arthur Holland (Barnsley)
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Bill Livingstone, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers Blunstone 2, Blunstone 60
   Manager Ted Drake
Burnley McDonald, Smith, Winton, Seith, Adamson, Miller, Newlands, McIlroy, McKay, Cheesebrough, Pilkington
   Manager Alan Brown

Chelsea (0) 1 Arsenal (1) 1

Date: Tuesday, 25th December 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 32,094
Referee: Reg J Leafe (Nottingham)
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 John Mortimore, 5 Bill Livingstone, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer McNichol 87
   Manager Ted Drake
Arsenal Sullivan, Charlton, Evans, Holton, Dodgin, Bowen, Clapton, Tapscott, Herd, Bloomfield, Haverty
   Scorer Bloomfield 1st
   Manager Jack Crayston

Arsenal (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 26th December 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 22,326
Referee: Reg J Leafe (Nottingham)
Arsenal Kelsey, Charlton, Evans, Holton, Dodgin, Bowen, Clapton, Tapscott, Herd, Bloomfield, Haverty
   Scorers Clapton 3, Tapscott 47
   Manager Jack Crayston
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Bill Livingstone, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Jim Lewis, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 1 Leeds United (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 29th December 1956
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 43,860
Referee: W Hickson (Wigan)
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Bill Livingstone, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer McNichol 23
   Manager Ted Drake
Leeds United Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, Brook, Forrest, Overfield
   Scorer Armstrong (O.G) 85
   Manager Raich Carter

Manchester United (2) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Tuesday, 1st January 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Old Trafford
Attendance: 42,116
Referee: JG Williams (Woodthorpe)
Manchester United Wood, Foulkes, Byrne, Colman, Jones, Edwards, Berry, Whelan, Taylor, Viollet, Pegg
   Scorers Taylor 18, Whelan 44, Taylor 49
   Manager Matt Busby
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 John Sillett, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 John Mortimore, 5 Bill Livingstone, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Derek Gibbs, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Debut Players John Sillett, Derek Gibbs
   Manager Ted Drake

Leyton Orient (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 5th January 1957
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3
Venue: Brisbane Road
Attendance: 27,756
Referee: Leo Callaghan (Merthyr Tydfil)
Leyton Orient Welton, Gregory, Willemse, Facey, Aldous, McKnight, White, Sexton, Johnston, Heckman, Smith
   Manager Alec Stock
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 John Sillett, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Bill Livingstone, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorers McNichol 68, Brabrook 85
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 1 Cardiff City (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 12th January 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,828
Referee: GW Pullin (Bristol)
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 John Sillett, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Bill Livingstone, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Ron Tindall, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer Saunders 43
   Manager Ted Drake
Cardiff City Vearncombe, Rutter, Stitfall, Baker, Malloy, Sullivan, Walsh, McSeveney, Hitchens, Stockin, Nugent
   Scorers McSeveney 32, Hitchens 76
   Manager Trevor Morris

Birmingham City (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 19th January 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: St Andrews
Attendance: 30,157
Referee: AE Moore (Lowestoft)
Birmingham City Merrick, Hall, Green, Linnecor, Smith, Warhurst, Astall, Kinsey, Brown, Murphy, Govan
   Penalty Missed Astall 47 (Over bar)
   Manager Arthur Turner
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Richard Whittaker, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Les Allen, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Scorer McNichol 68
   Manager Ted Drake

Tottenham Hotspur (0) 4 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 26th January 1957
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4
Venue: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 66,398
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (Halifax)
Tottenham Hotspur Ditchburn, Baker, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Ryden, Marchi, Medwin, Harmer, Smith, Stokes, Robb
   Scorers Smith 51, Harmer 60, Medwin 63, Stokes 70
   Manager Jimmy Anderson
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Richard Whittaker, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Les Allen, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Frank Blunstone
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (2) 2 West Bromwich Albion (1) 4

Date: Saturday, 2nd February 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 29,361
Referee: H Webb (Leeds)
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Les Allen, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Bobby Laverick
   Scorers McNichol 7, Allen 9
   Debut Players Bobby Laverick
   Manager Ted Drake
West Bromwich Albion Sanders, Howe, Carter, Dudley, Kennedy, Barlow, Griffin, Robson, Allen, Kevan, Horobin
   Scorers Kevan 14, Allen 73, Kevan 81, Robson 88
   Manager Vic Buckingham

Portsmouth (0) 2 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 9th February 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Fratton Park
Attendance: 22,964
Referee: Leo Callaghan (Merthyr Tydfil)
Portsmouth Uprichard, McGhee, Wilson, Phillips, Dickinson, Pickett, Harris, Gordon, Henderson, McClellan, Dale
   Scorers McClellan 63, Gordon 85
   Penalty Missed Harris 4 (Missed)
   Manager Eddie Lever
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Les Allen, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Bobby Laverick
   Scorers McNichol 32, McNichol 66
   Manager Ted Drake

Tottenham Hotspur (2) 3 Chelsea (0) 4

Date: Wednesday, 20th February 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 20,849
Referee: Bruce AE Buckle (Peterborough)
Tottenham Hotspur Ditchburn, Baker, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Ryden, Marchi, Medwin, Harmer, Stokes, Brooks, Robb
   Scorers Harmer 11 (Pen), Stokes 36, Medwin 80
   Manager Jimmy Anderson
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Les Allen, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Jim Lewis
   Scorers Allen 66, Saunders 74, McNichol 78, Allen 80
   Booked Sillett 82
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 2 Bolton Wanderers (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 23rd February 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 13,647
Referee: Dennis H Howell (Birmingham)
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Les Allen, 10 Tony Nicholas, 11 Jim Lewis
   Scorers Edwards (O.G) 1st, Tony Nicholas 88
   Manager Ted Drake
Bolton Wanderers Hopkinson, Hartle, Edwards, Hennin, Higgins, Bell, Holden, Stevens, Lofthouse, Parry, Gubbins
   Scorers Lofthouse 65, Hennin 80
   Manager Bill Ridding

Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) 3 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 2nd March 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Molineux
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: J Mitchell (Prescot)
Wolverhampton Wanderers Williams, Stuart, Harris, Clamp, Wright, Flowers, Hooper, Mason, Bonson, Broadbent, Deeley
   Scorers Bonson 17, Broadbent 70, Mason 82
   Manager Stan Cullis
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Jim Lewis, 8 Peter Brabrook, 9 Les Allen, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Bobby Laverick
   Scorer Stubbs 39
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 4 Manchester City (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 9th March 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 35,664
Referee: RG Warnke (Coventry)
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Paul Berry, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Les Allen, 10 Derek Gibbs, 11 Bobby Laverick
   Scorers Allen 55, Gibbs 65, Paul (O.G) 67, Sillett 69 (Pen)
   Debut Players Paul Berry
   Manager Ted Drake
Manchester City Trautmann, Leivers, Little, Paul, Ewing, McTavish, Fagan, McAdams, Barnes, Hayes, Clarke
   Scorers Hayes 41, Fagan 58
   Manager Leslie McDowall

Charlton Athletic (2) 3 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 16th March 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: The Valley
Attendance: 20,701
Referee: CW Kingston (Newport)
Charlton Athletic Duff, Edwards, Hewie, Sewell, Jago, Cox, Lawrie, Lucas, Summers, Leary, Kiernan
   Scorers Sillett (O.G) 10, Leary 44, Summers 88
   Manager Jimmy Trotter
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Ian MacFarlane, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Paul Berry, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Les Allen, 10 Derek Gibbs, 11 Bobby Laverick
   Scorer Sillett 75 (Pen)
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (0) 0 Sunderland (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 23rd March 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 36,160
Referee: Les J Tirebuck (Halifax)
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Richard Whittaker, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Les Allen, 10 Derek Gibbs, 11 Bobby Laverick
   Manager Ted Drake
Sunderland Bollands, Hedley, McDonald, Revie, Aitken, Elliott, Bingham, Fleming, Daniel, Clark, Grainger
   Scorers Daniel 41, Fleming 70
   Manager Bill Murray

Luton Town (0) 0 Chelsea (2) 4

Date: Saturday, 30th March 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Kenilworth Road
Attendance: 15,065
Referee: RH Mann (Worcester)
Luton Town Baynham, Jones, McNally, Morton, Owen, Pearce, Shanks, Turner, Groves, Brown, McLeod
   Manager Dally Duncan
Chelsea 1 Bill Robertson, 2 Richard Whittaker, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Ron Tindall, 9 Les Allen, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Jim Lewis
   Scorers Lewis 5, Tindall 7, Lewis 85, Tindall 89
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (1) 1 Aston Villa (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 6th April 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,025
Referee: Norman C Taylor (Westbury)
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Richard Whittaker, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Ron Tindall, 9 Les Allen, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Jim Lewis
   Scorer Brabrook 5
   Manager Ted Drake
Aston Villa Sims, Lynn, Aldis, Crowther, Dugdale, Saward, Southren, Sewell, Pace, Myerscough, McParland
   Scorer Sewell 60
   Manager Eric Houghton

Blackpool (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 13th April 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Bloomfield Road
Attendance: 17,176
Referee: RH Chandler (Chester)
Blackpool Farm, Armfield, Garrett, Snowdon, Gratrix, Kelly, Matthews, Peterson, Mudie, Durie, Perry
   Scorer Mudie 70
   Manager Joe Smith
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Richard Whittaker, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Ken Armstrong, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Ron Tindall, 9 Les Allen, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Mike Harrison
   Debut Players Mike Harrison
   Final Appearances Ken Armstrong
   Manager Ted Drake

Newcastle United (0) 1 Chelsea (2) 2

Date: Friday, 19th April 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: St James' Park
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Arthur Luty (Leeds)
Newcastle United Simpson, Keith, McMichael, Scoular, Stokoe, Franks, Milburn, Hannah, White, Curry, Mitchell
   Scorer White 47
   Manager Stan Seymour
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Richard Whittaker, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Ron Tindall, 9 Les Allen, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Jim Lewis
   Scorers Stubbs 20, Saunders 30
   Manager Ted Drake

Chelsea (3) 5 Everton (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 20th April 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,317
Referee: R Ryalls (Sheffield)
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Richard Whittaker, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Johnny McNichol, 9 Les Allen, 10 Ron Tindall, 11 Jim Lewis
   Scorers Brabrook 12, Saunders 25, Dunlop (O.G) 32, Nicholas 46, Saunders 58
   Manager Ted Drake
Everton Dunlop, Donovan, Tansey, Birch, Jones, Farrell, McNamara, Thomas, Temple, Fielding, Williams
   Scorer Williams 70
   Manager Ian Buchan

Chelsea (2) 6 Newcastle United (2) 2

Date: Monday, 22nd April 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 20,795
Referee: Arthur Luty (Leeds)
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Richard Whittaker, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Ron Tindall, 9 Les Allen, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Jim Lewis
   Scorers Stubbs 28, Brabrook 30, Brabrook 47, Tindall 50, Lewis 62, Lewis 89
   Manager Ted Drake
Newcastle United Simpson, Keith, McMichael, Franks, Stokoe, Casey, White, Milburn, Curry, Hannah, Mitchell
   Scorers Milburn 21, White 38
   Manager Stan Seymour

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

Date: Saturday, 27th April 1957
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Deepdale
Attendance: 13,592
Referee: Reg J Leafe (Nottingham)
Preston North End Else, Cunningham, Walton, Docherty, Mattinson, O'Farrell, Dagger, Thompson, Hatsell, Baxter, Taylor
   Scorer Hatsell 22
   Manager Cliff Britton
Chelsea 1 Reg Matthews, 2 Richard Whittaker, 3 Peter Sillett, 4 Brian Nicholas, 5 Alan Dicks, 6 Derek Saunders, 7 Peter Brabrook, 8 Ron Tindall, 9 Les Allen, 10 Les Stubbs, 11 Jim Lewis
   Manager Ted Drake