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Match Results

Season 1972-1973

Half-Time scores in brackets where known

Chelsea (1) 4 Leeds United (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 12th August 1972 Cutting       
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 1
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 51,102
Referee: Tom H Reynolds (Swansea)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 David Webb, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Hudson, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorers Osgood 45, Cooke 59, Garland 68, Garland 85
   Booked Kember
   Sub Not Used 12 Peter Houseman
   Manager Dave Sexton
Leeds United Harvey, Reaney, Cherry, Bremner, Ellam, Madeley, Lorimer, Bates, Jones (Yorath 24), Giles, Gray
   Booked Cherry 50, Yorath 71
   Manager Don Revie

Leicester City (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 16th August 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 4
Venue: Filbert Street
Attendance: 22,873
Referee: Robert Matthewson (Manchester)
Leicester City Shilton, Whitworth, Nish, Woollett, Manley, Cross, Farrington, Sammels, Weller, Birchenall (Partridge), Glover
   Scorer Farrington 39
   Manager Jimmy Bloomfield
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 David Webb, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Hudson, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorer Garland 73
   Sub Not Used 12 Peter Feely
   Manager Dave Sexton

Derby County (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 19th August 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 4
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 31,868
Referee: Anthony E Morrissey (Bramhall)
Derby County Boulton, Webster, Robson, Durban, McFarland, Todd, McGovern, Gemmill, O'Hare, Hector, Walker
   Scorer Hector 49
   Booked Durban, Robson
   Sub Not Used Hennessey
   Manager Brian Clough
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 Micky Droy, 6 David Webb, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Hudson, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorers Harris 38, Garland 75
   Booked Hudson, Osgood
   Sub Not Used 12 Peter Houseman
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (1) 1 Liverpool (2) 2

Date: Wednesday, 23rd August 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 35,375
Referee: Norman C Burtenshaw (Great Yarmouth)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 Micky Droy (12 Peter Houseman 68), 6 David Webb, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Hudson, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorer Garland 40
   Manager Dave Sexton
Liverpool Clemence, Lawler, Lindsay, Smith, Lloyd, Hughes, Keegan, Hall, Heighway, Toshack, Callaghan
   Scorers Toshack 2, Callaghan 15
   Sub Not Used Boersma
   Manager Bill Shankly

Chelsea (1) 2 Manchester City (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 26th August 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 30,845
Referee: Ray Tinkler (Boston)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Paddy Mulligan, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Hudson, 11 Charlie Cooke (12 Peter Houseman 73)
   Scorers Osgood 45, Houseman 83
   Manager Dave Sexton
Manchester City Corrigan, Barrett, Donachie, Doyle, Booth, Towers, Summerbee, Bell, Mellor, Lee, Jeffries
   Scorer Mellor 50
   Booked Donachie 36
   Sub Not Used Carrodus
   Manager Malcolm Allison

Manchester United (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 30th August 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Old Trafford
Attendance: 44,482
Referee: Pat Partridge (Middlesbrough)
Manchester United Stepney, O'Neil, Dunne, Buchan, James, Sadler, Morgan, Fitzpatrick, Law, Best, Storey-Moore (Charlton 75)
   Manager Frank O'Farrell
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Paddy Mulligan, 3 Eddie McCreadie (12 Charlie Cooke), 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Hudson, 11 Peter Houseman
   Manager Dave Sexton

Arsenal (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 2nd September 1972
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 46,675
Referee: Gordon C Kew (Amersham)
Arsenal Barnett, Rice, McNab, Storey, McLintock, Simpson, Armstrong (George 75), Ball, Radford, Kennedy, Graham
   Scorer Webb (O.G) 78
   Booked George 82
   Manager Bertie Mee
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Paddy Mulligan, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Steve Kember (12 Micky Droy), 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Peter Houseman, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorer Cooke 29
   Booked McCreadie, Kember 82
   Manager Dave Sexton

Southend United (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Wednesday, 6th September 1972 Cutting
Competition: League Cup Round 2
Venue: Roots Hall
Attendance: 24,160
Referee: AL Hart (Borough Green)
Southend United Bellotti, Ternant, Smith, Elliott, Albeson, Harrison, Johnson, Best, Garner, Bennett (Woods 70), Booth
   Manager Arthur Rowley
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Paddy Mulligan, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 John Boyle, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Garland 15
   Sub Not Used 12 Peter Feely
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (1) 1 West Ham United (2) 3

Date: Saturday, 9th September 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,392
Referee: Keith E Walker (Bearsted)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Paddy Mulligan, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Hudson (12 Bill Garner 10), 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Garland 7
   Debut Players Bill Garner
   Manager Dave Sexton
West Ham United Grotier, McDowell, Lampard, Bonds, Taylor, Moore, Tyler, Best, Holland, Brooking, Robson
   Scorers Taylor 4, Moore 23, Bonds 79
   Booked Lampard
   Sub Not Used Lock
   Manager Ron Greenwood

Sheffield United (2) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 16th September 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 24,458
Referee: WS Castle (Dudley)
Sheffield United McAllister, Goulding, Hemsley, Flynn, Colquhoun, Hockey, Woodward, Badger, Dearden, Currie, Ford
   Scorers Dearden 8, Woodward 16 (Pen)
   Booked Badger
   Sub Not Used Mackenzie
   Manager John Harris
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Paddy Mulligan, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Ron Harris, 5 Micky Droy, 6 David Webb (12 John Boyle 50), 7 Brian Bason, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Feely, 10 John Hollins, 11 Chris Garland
   Scorer Garland 17
   Booked Boyle 55
   Debut Players Brian Bason
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (0) 2 Ipswich Town (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 23rd September 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 29,647
Referee: Edward Jolly (Manchester)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Paddy Mulligan, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Peter Feely, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorers Osgood 49, Feely 58
   Sub Not Used 12 Gary Locke
   Final Appearances Paddy Mulligan, Peter Feely
   Manager Dave Sexton
Ipswich Town Best, Mills, Harper, Collard (Beattie 46), Hunter, Jefferson, Hamilton, Morris, Belfitt, Whymark, Lambert
   Booked Jefferson
   Manager Bobby Robson

Coventry City (0) 1 Chelsea (2) 3

Date: Saturday, 30th September 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 6
Venue: Highfield Road
Attendance: 20,058
Referee: Ivan T Smith (Accrington)
Coventry City Glazier, Coop, Dugdale (Smith 58), McGuire, Blockley, Barry, Mortimore, Green, Rafferty, Carr, Alderson
   Scorer Alderson 46
   Booked Barry, Coop
   Manager Joe Mercer
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Bill Garner (12 Marvin Hinton 58), 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Garner 5, Blockley (O.G) 37, Houseman 84
   Booked Houseman
   Debut Players Gary Locke
   Manager Dave Sexton

Derby County (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 4th October 1972 Cutting
Competition: League Cup Round 3
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 28,065
Referee: Tommy Dawes (Bury St Edmunds)
Derby County Boulton, Powell, Nish, Durban, McFarland, Todd, McGovern, Gemmill, O'Hare, Hector, Hinton
   Booked McFarland 19
   Sub Not Used Davies
   Manager Brian Clough
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 David Webb, 11 Peter Houseman
   Booked Houseman 15, Droy 30, Harris 47
   Sub Not Used 12 John Boyle
   Manager Dave Sexton
Referee Dawes replaced by linesman Don Stanton 32 mins

Birmingham City (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 7th October 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: St Andrews
Attendance: 38,756
Referee: Donald Biddle (Bristol)
Birmingham City D Latchford, Carroll, Want, Burns (Campbell), Hynd, Page, Hope, Francis, R Latchford, Pendrey, Summerill
   Scorers Hope 15, R Latchford 74
   Manager Fred Goodwin
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 David Webb, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Osgood 57, Webb 70
   Sub Not Used 12 Brian Bason
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (2) 3 Derby County (1) 2

Date: Monday, 9th October 1972 Cutting
Competition: League Cup Round 3 (replay)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 26,395
Referee: John H Yates (Redditch)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 Marvin Hinton, 6 Ron Harris, 7 John Boyle, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 David Webb, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Kember 4, Webb 14, Osgood 52
   Sub Not Used 12 Brian Bason
   Manager Dave Sexton
Derby County Boulton, Robson, Nish, Powell, McFarland, Todd, McGovern, Gemmill, O'Hare, Hector, Hinton
   Scorers Hinton 13, McGovern 65
   Sub Not Used Daniel
   Manager Brian Clough

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

Date: Saturday, 14th October 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,998
Referee: David R Laing (Preston)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 David Webb, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Osgood 26, Garland 48, Webb 59
   Booked Kember 57
   Sub Not Used 12 John Boyle
   Manager Dave Sexton
West Bromwich Albion Latchford, Nisbet, Wilson, Cantello, Wile, Robertson, Suggett, T Brown, Gould, A Brown, Hartford
   Scorer T Brown 58 (Pen)
   Sub Not Used Glover
   Manager Don Howe

Tottenham Hotspur (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 21st October 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 3
Venue: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 47,429
Referee: William J Hall (Preston)
Tottenham Hotspur Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Pratt (Pearce 46), England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Coates
   Booked Peters
   Manager Bill Nicholson
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Brian Bason, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Chris Garland, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Hollins 25
   Booked Garland, Kember
   Sub Not Used 12 Graham Wilkins
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (0) 1 Newcastle United (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 28th October 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 35,273
Referee: John Williams (Wrexham)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Brian Bason, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Bill Garner, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer McCreadie 64
   Sub Not Used 12 Tommy Baldwin
   Manager Dave Sexton
Newcastle United McFaul, Craig, Clark, Gibb, Howard, Moncur, Barrowclough, Smith, Tudor, Hodgson (Cassidy), Hibbitt
   Scorer Smith 81
   Manager Joe Harvey

Bury (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Tuesday, 31st October 1972 Cutting
Competition: League Cup Round 4
Venue: Gigg Lane
Attendance: 16,226
Referee: John Hunting (Leicester)
Bury Forrest, Gisbourne, Kennedy, Williams, Heslop, Robson, Connelly, Jones, Murray, McDermott, Hamstead
   Manager Allan Brown
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood (12 Marvin Hinton 10), 10 Tommy Baldwin, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Garland 74
   Manager Dave Sexton

Liverpool (1) 3 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 4th November 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 4
Venue: Anfield
Attendance: 48,932
Referee: Ken H Burns (Stourbridge)
Liverpool Clemence, Lawler, Lindsay, Smith, Lloyd, Hughes, Keegan, Cormack, Heighway, Toshack, Callaghan
   Scorers Toshack 34, Keegan 50, Toshack 55
   Booked Lloyd
   Sub Not Used Hall
   Manager Bill Shankly
Chelsea 1 Steve Sherwood, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Bill Garner, 10 Chris Garland, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Baldwin 75
   Booked Garland, Locke
   Sub Not Used 12 Marvin Hinton
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (0) 1 Leicester City (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 11th November 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,456
Referee: Jack K Taylor (Wolverhampton)
Chelsea 1 Steve Sherwood, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Bill Garner, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Garner 57
   Sub Not Used 12 Tommy Baldwin
   Manager Dave Sexton
Leicester City Shilton, Woollett, Rofe, Sammels, Sjoberg, Cross, Farrington, Birchenall, Weller, Worthington, Glover
   Scorer Sammels 55
   Sub Not Used Manley
   Manager Jimmy Bloomfield

Southampton (1) 3 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 18th November 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: The Dell
Attendance: 24,164
Referee: Ken W Baker (Rugby)
Southampton Martin, McCarthy, Kirkup, Fisher, Bennett, Steele, Paine, Channon, Davies, O'Neil, Stokes
   Scorers O'Neil 43, Davies 84, Davies 88
   Sub Not Used O'Brien
   Manager Ted Bates
Chelsea 1 Steve Sherwood, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Bill Garner, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Hudson, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Osgood 9
   Sub Not Used 12 Micky Droy
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (2) 3 Notts County (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 22nd November 1972 Cutting
Competition: League Cup Round 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 22,580
Referee: David W Smith (Stonehouse)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Hudson, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Osgood 24, Garland 39, Kember 77
   Sub Not Used 12 Marvin Hinton
   Manager Dave Sexton
Notts County Brown, Brindley, Worthington, Carlin, Needham, Stubbs, Nixon, Randall, Bradd, Masson, Mann (Carter)
   Scorer Osgood (O.G) 58
   Manager Jimmy Sirrel

Chelsea (0) 0 Crystal Palace (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 25th November 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 36,608
Referee: Peter Walters (Bridgwater)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 Micky Droy, 6 David Webb, 7 Bill Garner, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Hudson, 11 Peter Houseman
   Sub Not Used 12 Ian Hutchinson
   Manager Dave Sexton
Crystal Palace Jackson, Mulligan, Taylor, Phillip, Bell, Blyth, Hughes, Payne, Craven, Cooke, Rogers
   Sub Not Used Kellard
   Manager Bert Head

Stoke City (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 2nd December 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Victoria Ground
Attendance: 21,274
Referee: Norman C Burtenshaw (Great Yarmouth)
Stoke City Farmer, Marsh, Pejic, Mahoney, Smith, Bloor, Conroy, Greenhoff, Ritchie, Hurst, Eastham
   Scorer Conroy 65
   Booked Smith
   Sub Not Used Robertson
   Manager Tony Waddington
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 Micky Droy, 6 David Webb, 7 Bill Garner, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Alan Hudson, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Osgood 4
   Sub Not Used 12 Gary Locke
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (0) 3 Norwich City (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 9th December 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 29,998
Referee: Colin Fallon (Blackpool)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 Micky Droy, 6 David Webb, 7 Bill Garner, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Ian Hutchinson, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Garner 48, Hutchinson 58, Hutchinson 76
   Sub Not Used 12 Tommy Baldwin
   Manager Dave Sexton
Norwich City Keelan, Butler, Black, Stringer, Govier, Briggs (Howard 63), Livermore, Bone, Cross, Paddon, Anderson
   Scorer Bone 72
   Manager Ron Saunders

Chelsea (0) 0 Norwich City (2) 2

Date: Wednesday, 13th December 1972 Cutting
Competition: League Cup Semi-Final (First Leg)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,316
Referee: Harry G New (Westbury-On-Trym)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Ian Hutchinson, 11 Peter Houseman
   Sub Not Used 12 Tommy Baldwin
   Manager Dave Sexton
Norwich City Keelan, Butler, Black, Stringer, Govier, Briggs, Livermore, Bone, Cross, Paddon, Anderson
   Scorers Bone 11, Cross 12
   Booked Butler, Paddon
   Manager Ron Saunders

Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 16th December 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Molineux
Attendance: 20,799
Referee: VJ Batty (Helsby)
Wolverhampton Wanderers Parkes, Taylor, McAlle, Bailey, Munro, Jefferson, Sunderland, Hibbitt, Richards, Kindon, Wagstaffe
   Scorer Sunderland 5
   Sub Not Used McCalliog
   Manager Bill McGarry
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Peter Houseman, 4 John Hollins, 5 David Webb, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Steve Kember (12 Marvin Hinton), 11 Bill Garner
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (0) 1 Everton (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 23rd December 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 23,385
Referee: John E Thacker (Lincoln)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 David Webb, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Ian Hutchinson, 10 Peter Houseman (12 John Boyle 45), 11 Chris Garland
   Scorer Hutchinson 89
   Manager Dave Sexton
Everton Lawson, Wright, Styles, Kendall, Kenyon, Hurst, Harper, Bernard, Belfitt, Harvey (Lyons), Connolly
   Scorer Harper 88
   Manager Harry Catterick

Ipswich Town (2) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Tuesday, 26th December 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Portman Road
Attendance: 26,243
Referee: Ron Challis (Tonbridge)
Ipswich Town Best, Mills, Harper, Morris, Hunter, Beattie, Hamilton (Woods), Viljoen, Whymark, Lambert, Johnson
   Scorers Beattie 32, Whymark 40, Hollins (O.G) 67
   Manager Bobby Robson
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 David Webb, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 John Boyle (12 Marvin Hinton 60), 11 Chris Garland
   Debut Players Graham Wilkins
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (0) 1 Derby County (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 30th December 1972 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 29,794
Referee: William J Gow (Swansea)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 David Webb, 3 Ron Harris, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 Marvin Hinton, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Ian Hutchinson (12 Ian Britton 46), 11 John Boyle
   Scorer Osgood 71
   Debut Players Ian Britton
   Manager Dave Sexton
Derby County Boulton, Webster, Daniel, Hennessey, McFarland, Todd, McGovern, O'Hare, Davies, Hector, Hinton
   Scorer O'Hare 7
   Sub Not Used Durban
   Manager Brian Clough

Norwich City (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 3rd January 1973
Competition: League Cup Semi-Final (Second Leg)
Venue: Carrow Road
Attendance: 34,265
Referee: Gordon W Hill (Kirby Muxloe)
Norwich City Keelan, Butler, Black, Stringer, Govier, Briggs, Livermore, Cheesley, Cross, Paddon, Anderson
   Scorer Govier 49
   Booked Black, Livermore
   Sub Not Used Howard
   Manager Ron Saunders
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 David Webb, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Steve Kember, 11 Chris Garland
   Booked Dempsey
   Sub Not Used 12 John Boyle
   Manager Dave Sexton

Brighton & Hove Albion (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 13th January 1973 Cutting
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3
Venue: Goldstone Ground
Attendance: 29,287
Referee: Peter Reeves (Leicester)
Brighton & Hove Albion Powney, Templeman, Ley, Spearritt, Goodwin, Piper, Howell, Bridges, Beamish, Bromley, O'Sullivan
   Booked Spearritt 25, Howell 90
   Sent Off Ley 85
   Sub Not Used Murray
   Manager Pat Saward
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 David Webb, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Steve Kember, 11 Bill Garner
   Scorers Osgood 15, Osgood 60
   Booked Webb, Kember 77, Osgood 85
   Sent Off Harris 72
   Sub Not Used 12 John Boyle
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (0) 0 Arsenal (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 20th January 1973 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 36,292
Referee: Tom H Reynolds (Swansea)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 David Webb, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Steve Kember, 11 Bill Garner
   Booked Garner, Osgood 42
   Sub Not Used 12 John Boyle
   Manager Dave Sexton
Arsenal Wilson, Rice, McNab, Storey, Blockley, Simpson, Armstrong, Ball, Radford, Kennedy, Kelly (McLintock 45)
   Scorer Kennedy 83
   Manager Bertie Mee

West Ham United (1) 3 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 27th January 1973 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Upton Park
Attendance: 35,336
Referee: Robert Matthewson (Manchester)
West Ham United Ferguson, McDowell, Lampard, Bonds, Taylor, Moore, Tyler, Best, Holland, Brooking, Robson
   Scorers Taylor 13, Robson 68, Robson 82
   Sub Not Used Ayris
   Manager Ron Greenwood
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 David Webb, 7 Tommy Baldwin, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Steve Kember, 11 Bill Garner
   Scorer Garner 22
   Sub Not Used 12 Marvin Hinton
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (1) 2 Ipswich Town (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 3rd February 1973 Cutting
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 36,491
Referee: Gordon W Hill (Kirby Muxloe)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 David Webb (12 Marvin Hinton 20), 7 Bill Garner, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Steve Kember, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Garner 35, Garner 46
   Manager Dave Sexton
Ipswich Town Best, Mills, Harper, Morris, Hunter, Beattie, Hamilton, Viljoen, Johnson, Whymark, Lambert
   Sub Not Used Woods
   Manager Bobby Robson

Chelsea (2) 4 Sheffield United (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 10th February 1973 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 21,464
Referee: Roger B Kirkpatrick (Leicester)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Peter Houseman, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey (12 John Boyle 78), 6 Ron Harris, 7 Bill Garner, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Steve Kember, 11 Chris Garland
   Scorers Garland 4, Garner 22, Garner 74, Garland 90
   Manager Dave Sexton
Sheffield United McAllister, Badger, Hemsley, Flynn, Colquhoun, Eddy, Woodward, Salmons, Dearden, Currie, Speight
   Scorers Hemsley 43, Dearden 75
   Sub Not Used Staniforth
   Manager John Harris

Leeds United (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 17th February 1973 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Elland Road
Attendance: 41,781
Referee: Edward Jolly (Manchester)
Leeds United Harvey, Reaney, Cherry, Bremner, Madeley, Hunter, Lorimer (Gray 77), Clarke, Jones, Giles, Bates
   Scorer Jones 26
   Manager Don Revie
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 John Hollins, 5 Marvin Hinton, 6 Steve Kember, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Bill Garner, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Osgood 57
   Booked Hinton, Kember, Osgood
   Sub Not Used 12 John Boyle
   Manager Dave Sexton

Sheffield Wednesday (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 24th February 1973 Cutting
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 5
Venue: Hillsborough
Attendance: 46,410
Referee: Ken H Burns (Stourbridge)
Sheffield Wednesday Grummitt, Rodrigues, Clements, Prophett, Holsgrove, Craig, Henderson, Coyle, Joicey, Sunley, Sissons
   Scorer Coyle 25
   Sent Off Holsgrove 88
   Sub Not Used Potts
   Manager Derek Dooley
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 Marvin Hinton, 6 Steve Kember, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Bill Garner, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Garner 38, Osgood 64
   Booked Garner, McCreadie
   Sent Off Garner 88
   Sub Not Used 12 John Boyle
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (0) 0 Birmingham City (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 3rd March 1973 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 26,259
Referee: Harold Hackney (Barnsley)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 John Hollins, 5 Marvin Hinton, 6 Steve Kember, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Bill Garner, 11 Chris Garland
   Sub Not Used 12 John Boyle
   Manager Dave Sexton
Birmingham City D Latchford, Martin, Pendrey, Page, Hynd, Roberts, Campbell, Francis, R Latchford, Hatton, Taylor
   Sub Not Used Calderwood
   Manager Fred Goodwin

Chelsea (0) 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (0) 2

Date: Tuesday, 6th March 1973 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 18,868
Referee: Ray Toseland (Kettering)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 John Hollins, 5 Marvin Hinton, 6 Steve Kember, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Bill Garner, 11 Ian Britton
   Sub Not Used 12 John Boyle
   Manager Dave Sexton
Wolverhampton Wanderers Parkes, Taylor, Parkin, Hegan, Munro, McAlle, McCalliog, Hibbitt, Richards, Dougan, Wagstaffe
   Scorers Dougan 66, Richards 85
   Sub Not Used Daley
   Manager Bill McGarry

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

Date: Saturday, 10th March 1973 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 21,820
Referee: Iorwerth Jones (Treharris)
West Bromwich Albion Osborne, Nisbet, Wilson, Cantello, Wile, Robertson, Merrick (Shaw), T Brown, Astle, Hartford, Johnston
   Scorer T Brown 6
   Booked Hartford
   Manager Don Howe
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 John Hollins, 5 Marvin Hinton, 6 Peter Osgood, 7 Alan Hudson, 8 Steve Kember, 9 Chris Garland, 10 Bill Garner, 11 Ian Britton
   Scorer Garland 13
   Booked Britton, Kember
   Sub Not Used 12 John Boyle
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (2) 2 Arsenal (2) 2

Date: Saturday, 17th March 1973 Cutting
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 36,992
Referee: Gordon W Hill (Kirby Muxloe)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 Marvin Hinton, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Steve Kember, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorers Osgood 15, Hollins 33
   Sub Not Used 12 Ian Britton
   Manager Dave Sexton
Arsenal Wilson, Rice, McNab, Storey, McLintock, Simpson, Armstrong, Ball, George, Kennedy, Kelly
   Scorers Ball 18, George 21
   Sub Not Used Nelson
   Manager Bertie Mee

Arsenal (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Tuesday, 20th March 1973 Cutting
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 6 (replay)
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 62,746
Referee: Norman C Burtenshaw (Great Yarmouth)
Arsenal Wilson, Rice, McNab, Storey, McLintock, Simpson, Armstrong, Ball, George, Kennedy, Kelly
   Scorers Ball 43 (Pen), Kennedy 58
   Sub Not Used Nelson
   Manager Bertie Mee
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 John Hollins, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Steve Kember, 5 John Dempsey, 6 Marvin Hinton, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Bill Garner, 11 Peter Houseman
   Scorer Houseman 18
   Booked Garland 16
   Sub Not Used 12 Gary Locke
   Manager Dave Sexton

Newcastle United (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 24th March 1973 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: St James' Park
Attendance: 21,720
Referee: Walter Johnson (Kendal)
Newcastle United Burleigh, Craig, Clark, Nattrass, Howard, Moncur, Barrowclough, McDermott, Tudor, Robson, Hibbitt
   Scorer Barrowclough 33 (Pen)
   Manager Joe Harvey
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 John Hollins, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Steve Kember, 5 Marvin Hinton, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Bill Garner, 10 Chris Garland, 11 Peter Houseman (12 Gary Locke 12)
   Scorer Garner 56
   Manager Dave Sexton

Manchester City (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Tuesday, 27th March 1973 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 10
Venue: Maine Road
Attendance: 23,973
Referee: Keith Styles (Barnsley)
Manchester City Corrigan, Book, Donachie, Doyle, Booth, Jeffries, Summerbee, Carrodus, Marsh, Whelan, Towers
   Sub Not Used Oakes
   Manager Malcolm Allison
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 John Hollins, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Steve Kember, 5 Marvin Hinton, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Chris Garland, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Bill Garner, 11 Ian Britton
   Scorer Osgood 54
   Sub Not Used 12 John Boyle
   Manager Dave Sexton

Crystal Palace (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 31st March 1973 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Selhurst Park
Attendance: 39,325
Referee: Edwin D Wallace (Crewe)
Crystal Palace Jackson, Mulligan, Taylor, Phillip, Blyth, Cannon, Possee, Payne, Whittle, Hinshelwood, Rogers
   Scorers Phillip 30, Cannon 55
   Booked Cannon 11
   Sub Not Used Craven
   Manager Malcolm Allison
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 John Hollins, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 Steve Kember, 5 Marvin Hinton, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Brian Bason, 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Bill Garner (12 John Dempsey), 11 Ian Britton
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (0) 0 Tottenham Hotspur (1) 1

Date: Tuesday, 3rd April 1973 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 25,536
Referee: Charles Nicholls (Plymouth)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 Marvin Hinton, 7 Steve Kember (12 Michael Brolly 46), 8 Alan Hudson, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Chris Garland, 11 Ian Britton
   Debut Players Michael Brolly
   Manager Dave Sexton
Tottenham Hotspur Jennings, Kinnear, Evans, Coates, Collins, Beal, Pratt, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Pearce
   Scorer Pratt 33
   Sub Not Used Dillon
   Manager Bill Nicholson

Chelsea (1) 1 Stoke City (2) 3

Date: Saturday, 7th April 1973 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 19,706
Referee: Ron Crabb (Exeter)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 John Dempsey, 6 Marvin Hinton, 7 Ian Britton, 8 John Boyle, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Tommy Ord, 11 Michael Brolly
   Scorer Ord 20
   Sub Not Used 12 Micky Droy
   Debut Players Tommy Ord
   Manager Dave Sexton
Stoke City Farmer, Marsh, Pejic, Mahoney, Smith, Bloor, Haslegrave, Greenhoff, Ritchie, Hurst, Conroy
   Scorers Greenhoff 21, Ritchie 3rd, Haslegrave 4th
   Sub Not Used Eastham
   Manager Tony Waddington

Norwich City (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 14th April 1973 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Carrow Road
Attendance: 24,763
Referee: Robert E Raby (Leeds)
Norwich City Keelan, Payne, Black, Stringer, Forbes, Hockey, Livermore, Suggett (Cheesley 80), Cross, Paddon, Mellor
   Scorer Cross 37
   Booked Hockey 15
   Manager Ron Saunders
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 Marvin Hinton, 6 Micky Droy, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Tommy Baldwin, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 John Boyle, 11 Michael Brolly
   Sub Not Used 12 Tommy Ord
   Manager Dave Sexton

Everton (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Tuesday, 17th April 1973 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Goodison Park
Attendance: 24,999
Referee: R Armstrong (Ilkley)
Everton West, McLaughlan, Styles (Darracott 82), Hurst, Kenyon, Bernard, Jones, Kendall, Lyons, Harper, Connolly
   Scorer Kendall 3 (Pen)
   Manager Tom Eggleston
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 Marvin Hinton, 6 Micky Droy, 7 Tommy Ord, 8 Tommy Baldwin, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 John Boyle (12 Ian Britton 46), 11 Michael Brolly
   Booked Baldwin
   Manager Dave Sexton

Chelsea (1) 2 Southampton (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 21st April 1973 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 19,699
Referee: Jack K Taylor (Wolverhampton)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 Marvin Hinton, 6 Micky Droy, 7 Tommy Ord (12 Ian Britton), 8 Tommy Baldwin, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Steve Kember, 11 Michael Brolly
   Scorers Brolly 23, Hollins 55
   Final Appearances Tommy Ord
   Manager Dave Sexton
Southampton Martin, Kirkup, Mills, Fisher, Bennett, Beaney, Paine, Spinner (Stokes), Gilchrist, O'Neil, Talkes
   Scorer Kirkup 19
   Manager Ted Bates

Chelsea (1) 2 Coventry City (0) 0

Date: Monday, 23rd April 1973 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 18,279
Referee: Peter Reeves (Leicester)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 Marvin Hinton, 6 Micky Droy, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Tommy Baldwin, 9 Peter Osgood (12 Bill Garner 67), 10 Steve Kember, 11 Michael Brolly
   Scorers Hinton 18, Hollins 65 (Pen)
   Manager Dave Sexton
Coventry City Ramsbottom, Coop, Dugdale, Smith, Barry, Parker, Mortimer, Alderson, Stein, McGuire (Green), Hutchison
   Manager Joe Mercer

Chelsea (0) 1 Manchester United (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 28th April 1973 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 44,184
Referee: John H Yates (Redditch)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Eddie McCreadie, 4 John Hollins, 5 Marvin Hinton, 6 Micky Droy, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Tommy Baldwin, 9 Peter Osgood, 10 Steve Kember, 11 Michael Brolly
   Scorer Osgood 60
   Sub Not Used 12 David Webb
   Manager Dave Sexton
Manchester United Stepney, Young, Sidebottom, Graham, Holton, Buchan, Morgan, Kidd (Anderson 38), Charlton, Macari, Martin
   Manager Tommy Docherty