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Match Results

Season 1968-1969

Half-Time scores in brackets where known

Chelsea (0) 1 Nottingham Forest (1) 1

Date: Wednesday, 14th August 1968 Cutting       
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 36,515
Referee: Tommy Dawes (Norwich)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 John Boyle, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Tambling 63
   Booked Boyle
   Manager Dave Sexton
Nottingham Forest Grummitt, Hindley, Winfield, Hennessey, McKinlay, Newton, Lyons, Richardson, Baker, Baxter, Storey-Moore (Hilley)
   Scorer Storey-Moore 26
   Booked Newton, Richardson
   Manager Johnny Carey

Chelsea (2) 3 West Bromwich Albion (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 17th August 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 33,766
Referee: Roger B Kirkpatrick (Leicester)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 John Boyle, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorers Tambling 1, Baldwin 42, Baldwin 52
   Manager Dave Sexton
West Bromwich Albion Sheppard, Fraser, Williams (Wilson 80), Brown, Talbut, Kaye, Krzywicki, Collard, Astle, Hope, Rees
   Scorer Brown 54
   Manager Alan Ashman

Newcastle United (0) 3 Chelsea (2) 2

Date: Wednesday, 21st August 1968
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: St James' Park
Attendance: 38,490
Referee: Fred M Nicholson (Davyhulme)
Newcastle United McFaul, Craig, Clark, Gibb, McNamee, Burton, Sinclair, Robson, Davies, Elliott, Allen
   Scorers Gibb 48, Robson 55, Robson 80
   Booked Clark
   Sub Not Used Scott
   Manager Joe Harvey
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 John Boyle, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorers Tambling 11, Birchenall 30
   Booked Osgood
   Sub Not Used 12 Marvin Hinton
   Manager Dave Sexton

Manchester United (0) 0 Chelsea (3) 4

Date: Saturday, 24th August 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Old Trafford
Attendance: 54,870
Referee: Peter Baldwin (Middlesbrough)
Manchester United Stepney, Kopel, Dunne, Crerand, Sadler, Stiles, Ryan, Kidd, Charlton, Burns, Best
   Sub Not Used Brennan
   Manager Matt Busby
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 John Boyle, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Baldwin 1, Tambling 13, Baldwin 38, Birchenall 65
   Sub Not Used 12 Marvin Hinton
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (0) 1 Sheffield Wednesday (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 28th August 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 33,402
Referee: David Corbett (Wolverhampton)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 John Boyle, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorer Tambling 46
   Sub Not Used 12 Peter Houseman
   Manager Dave Sexton
Sheffield Wednesday Springett, Smith, Megson, Ellis, Mobley, Eustace, Fantham, McCalliog, Warboys, Ford, Whitham
   Sub Not Used Young
   Manager Jack Marshall

Chelsea (2) 2 Tottenham Hotspur (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 31st August 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 48,472
Referee: Harry G New (Havant)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 John Boyle, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Bobby Tambling (12 Peter Houseman), 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Charlie Cooke, 11 Alan Birchenall
   Scorers Birchenall 24, Osgood 38 (Pen)
   Booked Cooke
   Manager Dave Sexton
Tottenham Hotspur Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery, England, Beal, Jones, Greaves, Chivers, Venables (Robertson), Gilzean
   Scorers Greaves 27, Jones 46
   Booked Kinnear
   Manager Bill Nicholson

Birmingham City (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Tuesday, 3rd September 1968
Competition: League Cup Round 2
Venue: St Andrews
Attendance: 31,500
Referee: R Harper (Sheffield)
Birmingham City Herriot, Murray, Green, Wylie (Martin), Foster, Beard, Vowden, Vincent, Pickering, Page, Summerhill
   Manager Stan Cullis
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 John Boyle, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorer Foster (O.G) 35
   Sub Not Used 12 Marvin Hinton
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (0) 1 Everton (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 7th September 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,017
Referee: Peter Walters (Bridgwater)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Marvin Hinton, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 John Boyle, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Peter Osgood (12 Peter Houseman 87), 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorer Osgood 80 (Pen)
   Manager Dave Sexton
Everton West, Wright, Brown, Kendall, Labone, Harvey, Whittle, Ball, Royle, Hurst, Morrissey
   Scorer Morrissey 3
   Sub Not Used Kenyon
   Penalty Missed Ball 55 (Saved)
   Manager Harry Catterick

Coventry City (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Tuesday, 10th September 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 4
Venue: Highfield Road
Attendance: 36,931
Referee: G Singleton (Preston)
Coventry City Glazier, Coop, Cattlin, Machin, Setters, Hill, Hunt, Tudor, Baker (Carr), Gibson, Clements
   Manager Noel Cantwell
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Marvin Hinton, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 John Boyle, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorer Osgood 17
   Sub Not Used 12 Peter Houseman
   Manager Dave Sexton

Queens Park Rangers (0) 0 Chelsea (2) 4

Date: Saturday, 14th September 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 3
Venue: Loftus Road
Attendance: 26,358
Referee: Eric T Jennings (Stourbridge)
Queens Park Rangers Springett, Watson, A Harris, Keen, Keetch, Sibley, Morgan, Hazell, Bridges, Sanderson, Leach (Hunt)
   Manager Bill Dodgin(Jnr)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 John Boyle, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Charlie Cooke, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Bobby Tambling
   Scorers Baldwin 9, Osgood 37 (Pen), Baldwin 79, Birchenall 82
   Sub Not Used 12 Peter Houseman
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (2) 5 Morton (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 18th September 1968 Cutting
Competition: Fairs Cup Round 1 (First Leg)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,736
Referee: Kurt Tschenscher (West Germany)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 John Boyle, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Charlie Cooke, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Bobby Tambling
   Scorers Osgood 42, Birchenall 45, Cooke 50, Boyle 67, Hollins 84
   Subs Not Used Marvin Hinton, Tommy Hughes, Peter Houseman
   Manager Dave Sexton
Morton Russell, Thorup, Loughlan, Arentoft, Gray, Strachan, Harper (Allan 70), Sweeney, Mason (Jensen 70), Stevenson, Taylor
   Sub Not Used Crawford
   Manager Hal Stewart

Chelsea (1) 1 West Ham United (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 21st September 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 58,062
Referee: Norman C Burtenshaw (Great Yarmouth)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 John Boyle, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Charlie Cooke, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Bobby Tambling
   Scorer Tambling 2
   Sub Not Used 12 Jim Thomson
   Manager Dave Sexton
West Ham United Ferguson, Bonds, Howe, Peters, Stephenson, Moore, Redknapp, Boyce, Brooking, Hurst, Sissons
   Scorer Peters 82
   Sub Not Used Bennett
   Manager Ron Greenwood

Chelsea (0) 0 Derby County (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 25th September 1968 Cutting
Competition: League Cup Round 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 26,975
Referee: David Counsell (Blagdon)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 John Boyle, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Charlie Cooke (12 Marvin Hinton 46), 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Bobby Tambling
   Manager Dave Sexton
Derby County Green, Webster, Robson, Durban, McFarland, Mackay, Walker, Carlin, O'Hare, Hector, Hinton
   Sub Not Used Barker
   Manager Brian Clough

Burnley (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 28th September 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 6
Venue: Turf Moor
Attendance: 14,746
Referee: TA Pallister (Peterlee)
Burnley Thompson, Collins, Latcham, O'Neill, Waldron, Merrington (Murray 40), Coates, Blant, Casper, Todd, Thomas
   Scorers Thomas 44, Thomas 48
   Manager Harry Potts
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 John Boyle (12 Marvin Hinton 46), 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Tambling 62
   Manager Dave Sexton

Morton (3) 3 Chelsea (3) 4

Date: Monday, 30th September 1968 Cutting
Competition: Fairs Cup Round 1 (Second Leg)
Venue: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Willem J Schalks (Netherlands)
Morton Crawford (Russell 46), Thorup, Sweeney, Arentoft, Gray, Strachan, Harper, Rankin, Mason, Allan, Taylor
   Scorers Thorup 7, Mason 10, Taylor 26
   Subs Not Used Jansen, Bartram
   Manager Hal Stewart
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Marvin Hinton, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Baldwin 4, Birchenall 36, Houseman 43, Tambling 83
   Subs Not Used Tommy Hughes, Alan Hudson, Barry Lloyd
   Manager Dave Sexton

Derby County (0) 3 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Wednesday, 2nd October 1968 Cutting
Competition: League Cup Round 3 (replay)
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 34,346
Referee: David Counsell (Blagdon)
Derby County Green, Webster, Robson, Durban, McFarland, Mackay, Walker, Carlin, O'Hare, Hector, Hinton
   Scorers Mackay 77, Durban 81, Hector 86
   Booked Carlin 90
   Sub Not Used Barker
   Manager Brian Clough
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Marvin Hinton, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Peter Osgood, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Ian Hutchinson, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Birchenall 26
   Booked Osgood 90
   Sub Not Used 12 Barry Lloyd
   Debut Players Ian Hutchinson
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (2) 3 Ipswich Town (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 5th October 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 31,625
Referee: Iorwerth Jones (Treharris)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Marvin Hinton, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Ian Hutchinson, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Peter Osgood (12 Barry Lloyd 82), 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Baxter (O.G) 16, Hollins 39, Birchenall 61
   Manager Dave Sexton
Ipswich Town Hancock, Carroll, Mills, Viljoen, Baxter, Jefferson, Spearritt, Hegan, Crawford, O'Rourke (Woods 82), Brogan
   Scorer Crawford 10
   Manager Bill McGarry

Sheffield Wednesday (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 9th October 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Hillsborough
Attendance: 30,991
Referee: Kevin Howley (Billingham)
Sheffield Wednesday Springett, Smith, Megson, Ellis, Mobley, Young, Whitham, Eustace, McCalliog, Ford, Fantham
   Scorer Whitham 82
   Sub Not Used Warboys
   Manager Jack Marshall
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Marvin Hinton, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Ian Hutchinson, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Baldwin 77
   Sub Not Used 12 Barry Lloyd
   Manager Dave Sexton

Wolverhampton Wanderers (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 12th October 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Molineux
Attendance: 27,803
Referee: H Williams (Sheffield)
Wolverhampton Wanderers Boswell, Parkin, Wilson, Bailey, Woodfield, Holsgrove, Farrington, Knowles, Dougan, Wignall, Wagstaffe
   Scorer Knowles 89
   Manager Ronnie Allen
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Marvin Hinton, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Charlie Cooke, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Tommy Baldwin, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Tambling 88
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (1) 3 Leicester City (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 19th October 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 33,462
Referee: Arthur W Jones (Ormskirk)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 John Boyle, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Charlie Cooke, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Tommy Baldwin, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Baldwin 40, Baldwin 53, Baldwin 63
   Manager Dave Sexton
Leicester City Shilton, Potts, Bell, Cross, Sjoberg, Nish, Roberts, Clarke, Svarc, Gibson, Fern
   Manager Matt Gillies

Chelsea (0) 0 DWS Amsterdam (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 23rd October 1968
Competition: Fairs Cup Round 2 (First Leg)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,428
Referee: Einar Jespersen (Denmark)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 John Boyle, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Charlie Cooke, 8 Bobby Tambling (12 Peter Osgood 58), 9 Tommy Baldwin, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Peter Houseman
   Penalty Missed Tambling 18 (Wide)
   Manager Dave Sexton
DWS Amsterdam Jongbloed, Bianchi, Cornwall, Overweg, Pijlman, Dijkstra, Geurtsen, Burgers, Berg, Seemann, Kaminga
   Manager Leslie Talbot

Stoke City (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 26th October 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Victoria Ground
Attendance: 16,786
Referee: Harold Davey (Mansfield)
Stoke City Banks, Marsh, Elder, Bernard, Bloor, Allen, Mahoney, Dobing, Herd, Stevenson, Burrows
   Scorers Herd 6, Dobing 80
   Manager Tony Waddington
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 John Boyle, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Charlie Cooke, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Peter Houseman
   Booked Harris
   Manager Dave Sexton

DWS Amsterdam (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 30th October 1968
Competition: Fairs Cup Round 2 (Second Leg)
Venue: Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Gustav Bircsak (Hungary)
DWS Amsterdam Jongbloed, Bianchi, Cornwall, Overweg, Pijlman, Burgers, Dijkstra, Kaminga (Flikevleugel), Geurtsen, Seemann, Rensenbrink (van den Berg)
   Sub Not Used Leslie Talbot
   Manager Leslie Talbot
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Marvin Hinton, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Boyle, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Charlie Cooke, 8 Tommy Baldwin, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Bobby Tambling
   Subs Not Used Tommy Hughes, Barry Lloyd, Joe Fascione
   Manager Dave Sexton
Lost on toss of coin

Chelsea (1) 2 Manchester City (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 2nd November 1968
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,700
Referee: Rex V Spittle (Great Yarmouth)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 John Boyle, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Peter Osgood (12 Marvin Hinton 60), 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Charlie Cooke, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Tommy Baldwin, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Baldwin 7, Osgood 51
   Sent Off Boyle 41
   Manager Dave Sexton
Manchester City Dowd, Kennedy, Pardoe, Doyle, Booth, Oakes, Lee, Bell, Summerbee, Owen, Coleman
   Sub Not Used Young
   Manager Joe Mercer

Liverpool (2) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 9th November 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Anfield
Attendance: 47,248
Referee: TE Lockett (Worcester)
Liverpool Lawrence, Lawler, Strong, Smith, Yeats, Hughes, Callaghan, Hunt, Evans, St John, Thompson
   Scorers Callaghan 29, Smith 32 (Pen)
   Sub Not Used Graham
   Manager Bill Shankly
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 John Boyle, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Peter Osgood, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Charlie Cooke, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Alan Birchenall, 10 Barry Lloyd, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Birchenall 4
   Sub Not Used 12 Ian Hutchinson
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (1) 2 Southampton (2) 3

Date: Saturday, 16th November 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 31,325
Referee: Frank Cowen (Oldham)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 John Hollins, 3 Eddie McCreadie (12 John Boyle 30), 4 Peter Osgood, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Charlie Cooke, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Tommy Baldwin, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Baldwin 33, Birchenall 58
   Manager Dave Sexton
Southampton Gurr, Kirkup, Jones, Kemp, McGrath, Gabriel, Paine, Channon, Davies, Walker, Saul
   Scorers Channon 13, Hollins (O.G) 31, Davies 48
   Manager Ted Bates

Arsenal (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 23rd November 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 6
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 45,588
Referee: Jack K Taylor (Wolverhampton)
Arsenal Wilson, Storey, McNab, McLintock, Ure, Simpson, Radford, Court, Sammels, Graham (Gould 46), Armstrong
   Booked McLintock 50
   Manager Bertie Mee
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 John Hollins, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Peter Osgood, 5 David Webb, 6 John Boyle, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Charlie Cooke, 9 Alan Birchenall, 10 Barry Lloyd, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Houseman 60
   Booked Boyle 50
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (0) 1 Leeds United (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 30th November 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 43,286
Referee: Mike Kerkhof (Bicester)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 John Hollins, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Peter Osgood, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Charlie Cooke, 9 Alan Birchenall (12 Barry Lloyd 64), 10 John Boyle, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Osgood 88
   Booked Webb
   Manager Dave Sexton
Leeds United Sprake, Reaney, Cooper, Bremner, Charlton, Hunter, Lorimer, Madeley, Jones, Giles, O'Grady
   Scorer O'Grady 86
   Booked Reaney
   Sub Not Used Belfitt
   Manager Don Revie

Sunderland (2) 3 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 7th December 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 6
Venue: Roker Park
Attendance: 21,976
Referee: Vincent James (York)
Sunderland Montgomery, Irwin, Harvey, Hurley, Todd, Palmer, Porterfield, Kerr, Hughes, Suggett (Ashurst 80), Mulhall
   Scorers Palmer 23 (Pen), Suggett 36, Mulhall 72
   Manager Alan Brown
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 John Hollins, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Peter Osgood, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Alan Birchenall, 8 Barry Lloyd (12 Bobby Tambling 65), 9 Tommy Baldwin, 10 John Boyle, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Baldwin 38, Birchenall 83
   Final Appearances Barry Lloyd
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (0) 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 14th December 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 26,194
Referee: John R Osborne (Ipswich)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 John Hollins, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Peter Osgood, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Alan Birchenall, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Tommy Baldwin, 10 John Boyle, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorer Osgood 89 (Pen)
   Sub Not Used 12 Peter Houseman
   Penalty Missed Osgood 38 (Saved)
   Manager Dave Sexton
Wolverhampton Wanderers Boswell, Parkin, Thomson, Bailey, Holsgrove, Taylor, Kenning, Knowles, Dougan, Wignall, Wilson
   Scorer Kenning 36 (Pen)
   Manager Bill McGarry

Leicester City (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 4

Date: Saturday, 21st December 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Filbert Street
Attendance: 24,037
Referee: Syd J Kayley (Preston)
Leicester City Shilton, Rodrigues, Woollett, Roberts, Sjoberg, Nish, Glover, Cross, Lochhead, Fern, Stringfellow
   Scorer Stringfellow 5
   Sub Not Used Gibson
   Manager Frank O'Farrell
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 John Hollins, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Peter Osgood, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Alan Birchenall, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Tommy Baldwin, 10 John Boyle, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorers Osgood 27, Osgood 81, Birchenall 83, Tambling 85
   Sub Not Used 12 Peter Houseman
   Manager Dave Sexton

Ipswich Town (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 3

Date: Thursday, 26th December 1968 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Portman Road
Attendance: 24,083
Referee: Norman C Burtenshaw (Great Yarmouth)
Ipswich Town Best, Mills, Houghton, Morris, Baxter, Jefferson, Hegan, Viljoen, Crawford (Woods 74), Hunt, Brogan
   Scorer Hunt 64
   Booked Jefferson 8
   Sent Off Jefferson 60
   Manager Cyril Lea
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 John Hollins, 3 Stewart Houston, 4 Peter Osgood, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Alan Birchenall, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Tommy Baldwin (12 Peter Houseman 21), 10 John Boyle, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorers Webb 25, Webb 46, Webb 73
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (2) 2 Carlisle United (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 4th January 1969 Cutting
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 37,322
Referee: Tommy Dawes (Norwich)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 John Hollins, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Peter Osgood, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Charlie Cooke, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Alan Birchenall, 10 John Boyle, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Tambling 42, Osgood 44
   Manager Dave Sexton
Carlisle United Ross, McConnell, Caldwell, Ternent, Passmoor, Garbutt, Barton, Murray, Rudge, Balderstone, McVitie
   Manager Bob Stokoe

Manchester City (1) 4 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 11th January 1969 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Maine Road
Attendance: 35,605
Referee: Ken H Burns (Dudley)
Manchester City Dowd, Book, Pardoe, Doyle, Booth, Oakes, Lee, Bell (Bowles 46), Owen, Young, Coleman
   Scorers Young 35, Lee 55, Owen 64, Owen 65
   Manager Joe Mercer
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 John Hollins, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Peter Osgood, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Charlie Cooke, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Alan Birchenall, 10 John Boyle, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Houseman 23
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (0) 1 Liverpool (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 18th January 1969 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 51,872
Referee: Tommy Dawes (Norwich)
Chelsea 1 Tommy Hughes, 2 John Hollins, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Peter Osgood, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Charlie Cooke, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Alan Birchenall, 10 John Boyle, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Tambling 75
   Manager Dave Sexton
Liverpool Lawrence, Lawler, Strong, Smith, Yeats, Hughes, Callaghan, Hunt, Evans, St John, Thompson
   Scorers Hunt 65, Evans 72
   Booked Hughes
   Manager Bill Shankly

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

Date: Saturday, 25th January 1969 Cutting
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4
Venue: Deepdale
Attendance: 31,875
Referee: Ken H Burns (Stourbridge)
Preston North End Kelly, Ross, McNab, Spark, Cranston, Heppolette, Temple, Knighton, Irvine, Ingram, Lee
   Manager Bobby Seith
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Eddie McCreadie, 3 Stewart Houston, 4 Peter Osgood, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 John Hollins, 8 John Boyle, 9 Alan Birchenall, 10 Bobby Tambling, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Manager Dave Sexton

Southampton (3) 5 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 1st February 1969 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: The Dell
Attendance: 28,147
Referee: William J Gow (Swansea)
Southampton Gurr, Kirkup, Hollywood, Kemp, McGrath, Gabriel, Paine, Channon, Davies, Walker, Sydenham
   Scorers Channon 5, Gabriel 30, Webb (O.G) 34, Davies 79, Davies 86
   Manager Ted Bates
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Eddie McCreadie, 3 Stewart Houston, 4 David Webb, 5 John Dempsey, 6 Ron Harris, 7 John Hollins, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Ian Hutchinson (12 Joe Fascione 70), 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Bobby Tambling
   Debut Players John Dempsey, Alan Hudson
   Final Appearances Joe Fascione
   Manager Dave Sexton

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

Date: Monday, 3rd February 1969 Cutting
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4 (replay)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 36,522
Referee: Ken H Burns (Stourbridge)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Eddie McCreadie, 3 Stewart Houston, 4 Peter Osgood, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 John Hollins, 8 John Boyle, 9 Alan Birchenall, 10 Bobby Tambling, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorers Webb 89, Cooke 90
   Sub Not Used 12 Marvin Hinton
   Manager Dave Sexton
Preston North End Kelly, Ross, Knighton, Spark, Hawkins, Heppolette, Temple, Spavin, Ingram, Gemmill, Lee
   Scorer Ingram 15
   Sub Not Used Lloyd
   Manager Bobby Seith

Chelsea (2) 3 Stoke City (0) 2

Date: Wednesday, 12th February 1969 Cutting
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,191
Referee: Leo Callaghan (Merthyr Tydfil)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Eddie McCreadie, 3 Stewart Houston, 4 Peter Osgood, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 John Hollins, 8 John Boyle, 9 Alan Birchenall, 10 Bobby Tambling, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorers Birchenall 17, Osgood 32, Osgood 68
   Booked Webb
   Manager Dave Sexton
Stoke City Banks, Marsh, Elder, Bernard, Bloor, Skeels, Eastham, Dobing, Conroy, Herd, Burrows
   Scorers Burrows 53, Dobing 71
   Booked Marsh
   Manager Tony Waddington

Leeds United (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 15th February 1969 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Elland Road
Attendance: 35,789
Referee: Danny J Lyden (Birmingham)
Leeds United Sprake, Reaney, Cooper, Bremner, Charlton, Hunter, O'Grady, Lorimer, Jones (Belfitt 76), Giles, Gray
   Scorer Lorimer 56
   Manager Don Revie
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 John Hollins, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Peter Osgood, 5 John Dempsey, 6 David Webb, 7 Charlie Cooke, 8 John Boyle, 9 Alan Birchenall, 10 Bobby Tambling, 11 Peter Houseman
   Booked Harris
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (1) 5 Sunderland (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 22nd February 1969 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 29,381
Referee: Peter Walters (Bridgwater)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Peter Osgood, 5 John Dempsey, 6 David Webb, 7 Charlie Cooke, 8 John Hollins, 9 Alan Birchenall, 10 Bobby Tambling, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Birchenall 14, Tambling 56, Tambling 64, Tambling 65, Tambling 74
   Manager Dave Sexton
Sunderland Montgomery, Palmer, Harvey, Hurley, Todd, G Harris, Stuckey, Herd, Moore, Suggett, Mulhall
   Scorer Suggett 66
   Sub Not Used Irwin
   Manager Alan Brown

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

Date: Saturday, 1st March 1969 Cutting
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 52,285
Referee: Jim Finney (Hereford)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie (12 John Boyle 90), 4 Peter Osgood, 5 John Dempsey, 6 David Webb, 7 Charlie Cooke, 8 John Hollins, 9 Alan Birchenall, 10 Bobby Tambling, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Webb 10
   Booked Boyle 90
   Manager Dave Sexton
West Bromwich Albion Osborne, Fraser, Wilson, Brown, Talbut, Kaye, Martin, Lovett, Astle, Hope, Hartford (Krzywicki)
   Scorers Brown 28, Astle 59
   Penalty Missed Brown 50 (Saved)
   Manager Alan Ashman

Chelsea (0) 1 Stoke City (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 5th March 1969
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 19,856
Referee: Charles Nicholls (Plymouth)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 David Webb, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Peter Osgood (12 Ian Hutchinson 46), 5 John Dempsey, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Charlie Cooke, 8 John Hollins, 9 Alan Birchenall, 10 Bobby Tambling, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Webb 68
   Manager Dave Sexton
Stoke City Farmer, Skeels, Elder, Bernard, Bloor, Stevenson, Eastham, Herd, Conroy, Dobing, Burrows
   Manager Tony Waddington

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

Date: Saturday, 8th March 1969
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 25,735
Referee: VJ Batty (Helsby)
West Bromwich Albion Osborne, Hughes, Wilson, Brown, Talbut, Kaye, Martin, Krzywicki, Astle, Hope, Hartford
   Manager Alan Ashman
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 David Webb, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 Ron Harris, 7 John Boyle, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Ian Hutchinson, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Boyle 20, Houseman 31, Hutchinson 67
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (2) 2 Coventry City (0) 1

Date: Monday, 10th March 1969
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 17,639
Referee: Ray Tinkler (Boston)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 David Webb, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 Ron Harris, 7 John Boyle, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Ian Hutchinson, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Hutchinson 2, Tambling 24
   Sub Not Used 12 Peter Osgood
   Manager Dave Sexton
Coventry City Glazier, Coop, Cattlin, Machin, Curtis, Hill (Bruck 29), Shepherd, Hunt, Martin, Carr, Clements
   Scorer Martin 70
   Manager Noel Cantwell

Chelsea (2) 3 Manchester United (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 15th March 1969 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 60,436
Referee: George McCabe (Sheffield)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 David Webb, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 Ron Harris, 7 John Boyle, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Ian Hutchinson, 10 Peter Osgood, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Webb 1, Hutchinson 28, Tambling 54
   Manager Dave Sexton
Manchester United Stepney, Fitzpatrick, Dunne, Crerand, James, Stiles, Morgan, Kidd, Sadler, Law, Best
   Scorers James 31, Law 62 (Pen)
   Booked Fitzpatrick 70
   Manager Matt Busby

Tottenham Hotspur (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 22nd March 1969 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 47,349
Referee: Jack K Taylor (Wolverhampton)
Tottenham Hotspur Jennings, Beal, Knowles, Mullery, England, Collins, Johnson, Greaves, Gilzean, Venables, Pearce
   Scorer Johnson 80
   Sub Not Used Jenkins
   Manager Bill Nicholson
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 David Webb, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 Peter Osgood, 7 John Boyle, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Ian Hutchinson, 10 Ron Harris, 11 Peter Houseman
   Sub Not Used 12 Alan Birchenall
   Manager Dave Sexton

Everton (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 29th March 1969 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Goodison Park
Attendance: 42,190
Referee: Gordon W Hill (Kirby Muxloe)
Everton West, Wright (Kenyon 83), Brown, Jackson, Labone, Harvey, Husband, Ball, Royle, Hurst, Morrissey
   Scorer Royle 47 (Pen)
   Manager Harry Catterick
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 David Webb, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 Peter Osgood, 7 John Boyle, 8 Alan Birchenall, 9 Ian Hutchinson, 10 Ron Harris, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Hutchinson 17, Birchenall 57
   Sub Not Used 12 Charlie Cooke
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (1) 1 Newcastle United (1) 1

Date: Friday, 4th April 1969 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,078
Referee: Peter Walters (Bridgwater)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 David Webb, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 Peter Osgood, 7 John Boyle, 8 Alan Birchenall, 9 Ian Hutchinson, 10 Ron Harris, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Hutchinson 30
   Sub Not Used 12 Charlie Cooke
   Manager Dave Sexton
Newcastle United McFaul, Craggs, Clark, Gibb, McNamee, Moncur, Robson, Dyson, Horsfield, Arentoft, Foggon
   Scorer Robson 31 (Pen)
   Sub Not Used Burton
   Manager Joe Harvey

Chelsea (1) 2 Burnley (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 5th April 1969 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 30,266
Referee: David Corbett (Wolverhampton)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 David Webb, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 Ron Harris, 7 John Boyle, 8 Bobby Tambling (12 Marvin Hinton 46), 9 Ian Hutchinson, 10 Charlie Cooke, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Tambling 21, Hollins 53
   Manager Dave Sexton
Burnley Thomson, Angus, Latcham, Dobson (O'Neill), Waldron, Blant, Thomas, Coates, Casper, Probert, Collins
   Scorers Thomas 32, Collins 60, Collins 63
   Booked Waldron 43
   Manager Harry Potts

Nottingham Forest (0) 1 Chelsea (2) 2

Date: Tuesday, 8th April 1969 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: City Ground
Attendance: 30,413
Referee: Eric T Jennings (Stourbridge)
Nottingham Forest Hill, Hindley, Winfield, McKinlay, Hennessey, Newton, Lyons, Richardson, Hall, Hilley, Rees (Barnwell)
   Scorer Lyons 74
   Booked Winfield
   Manager Matt Gillies
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 David Webb, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 Peter Osgood, 7 John Boyle, 8 Alan Birchenall, 9 Ian Hutchinson, 10 Ron Harris, 11 Bobby Tambling
   Scorers Birchenall 22, Hutchinson 28
   Manager Dave Sexton

West Ham United (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 12th April 1969 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Upton Park
Attendance: 32,322
Referee: Rex V Spittle (Great Yarmouth)
West Ham United Ferguson, Bonds, Charles, Howe, Stephenson, Moore, Bennett, Boyce, Hurst, Peters, Sissons
   Manager Ron Greenwood
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 David Webb, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 Peter Osgood, 7 John Boyle (12 Bobby Tambling), 8 Alan Birchenall, 9 Ian Hutchinson, 10 Ron Harris, 11 Peter Houseman
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (1) 2 Arsenal (0) 1

Date: Monday, 14th April 1969 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 37,890
Referee: Norman C Burtenshaw (Great Yarmouth)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 David Webb, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Marvin Hinton, 5 John Dempsey, 6 Peter Osgood, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Bobby Tambling, 9 Ian Hutchinson, 10 Alan Birchenall, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Webb 33, Baldwin 67
   Manager Dave Sexton
Arsenal Wilson, Storey, McNab, McLintock, Simpson, Graham (Neill 46), Robertson, Sammels, Court, Radford, Armstrong
   Scorer Court 48
   Booked Court 51, Robertson 68
   Manager Bertie Mee

Chelsea (2) 2 Queens Park Rangers (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 19th April 1969
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,263
Referee: Clive Thomas (Treorchy)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 David Webb, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Ron Harris, 5 John Dempsey, 6 Peter Osgood (12 Charlie Cooke), 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Alan Birchenall, 9 Ian Hutchinson, 10 Bobby Tambling, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Baldwin 30, Baldwin 39
   Manager Dave Sexton
Queens Park Rangers Spratley, Clement, A Harris, Watson, Hunt, Hazell, Morgan, Leach, Clarke, Marsh, Bridges
   Scorer Bridges 24
   Manager Les Allen