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Season 1977-1978

Half-Time scores in brackets where known

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

Date: Saturday, 20th August 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 22
Venue: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 20,145
Referee: Tom H Reynolds (Bratton Westbury)
West Bromwich Albion Godden, Mulligan, Statham, T Brown, Wile, Robertson, Cantello, Cunningham, Cross, Robson, Johnston
   Scorers T Brown 63 (Pen), T Brown 79, Cross 89
   Sub Not Used Martin
   Manager Ronnie Allen
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 John Sparrow, 4 Garry Stanley, 5 Steve Wicks, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Steve Finnieston, 10 Ray Lewington, 11 Tommy Langley
   Sub Not Used 12 Micky Droy
   Manager Ken Shellito

Chelsea (1) 2 Birmingham City (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 24th August 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 18,008
Referee: Mike J Taylor (Walmer)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 John Sparrow, 4 Garry Stanley, 5 Steve Wicks, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Steve Finnieston, 10 Ray Lewington, 11 Tommy Langley
   Scorers Stanley 15, Lewington 81
   Booked Harris
   Sub Not Used 12 Micky Droy
   Penalty Missed Finnieston 65 (Saved)
   Manager Ken Shellito
Birmingham City Montgomery, Calderwood, Pendrey, Towers, Howard, Want, Jones, Francis, Bertschin, Hibbitt, Connolly
   Booked Jones 62
   Manager Willie Bell

Chelsea (0) 1 Coventry City (2) 2

Date: Saturday, 27th August 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 25,432
Referee: Derek Nippard (Christchurch)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 John Sparrow, 4 Garry Stanley, 5 Steve Wicks, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Steve Finnieston, 10 Ray Lewington, 11 Tommy Langley
   Scorer Langley 79
   Sub Not Used 12 Micky Droy
   Manager Ken Shellito
Coventry City Blyth, Oakey, McDonald, Yorath, Holton, Coop, Graydon, Wallace, Ferguson, Powell, Hutchison
   Scorers Powell 25, Wallace 40
   Sub Not Used Beck
   Manager Gordon Milne

Liverpool (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Tuesday, 30th August 1977 Cutting
Competition: League Cup Round 2
Venue: Anfield
Attendance: 33,170
Referee: John Hunting (Leicester)
Liverpool Clemence, Neal, Jones, Smith, Kennedy, Hughes, Dalglish, Case (Fairclough 79), Heighway, McDermott, Callaghan
   Scorers Dalglish 25, Case 48
   Manager Bob Paisley
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 John Sparrow, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Garry Stanley, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Steve Finnieston (12 Bill Garner 67), 10 Ken Swain, 11 Tommy Langley
   Manager Ken Shellito

Ipswich Town (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 3rd September 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Portman Road
Attendance: 20,835
Referee: Jeff Sewell (Leicester)
Ipswich Town Cooper, Burley, Tibbott, Talbot, Hunter, Osman, Osborne, Gates, Mariner, Whymark, Woods
   Scorer Talbot 37
   Sub Not Used Lambert
   Manager Bobby Robson
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Garry Stanley, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Steve Finnieston (12 Bill Garner 58), 10 Ken Swain, 11 Tommy Langley
   Manager Ken Shellito

Chelsea (0) 1 Derby County (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 10th September 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 25,759
Referee: Trevor D Spencer (Swindon)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Bill Garner, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Garry Stanley
   Scorer Langley 61
   Booked Garner 44
   Sub Not Used 12 John Sparrow
   Manager Ken Shellito
Derby County Boulton, Langan, Powell, Daly, Thomas, Todd, Hughes, Gemmill, Hales, George, James (Webster 44)
   Scorer Daly 16 (Pen)
   Manager Colin Murphy

Manchester United (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 17th September 1977 Cutting   More Reports
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Old Trafford
Attendance: 54,764
Referee: Bert Newsome (Broseley)
Manchester United Stepney, Nicholl, Albiston, McIlroy, B Greenhoff, Buchan (McGrath 53), Coppell, McCreery, Pearson, Macari, Hill
   Manager Dave Sexton
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Bill Garner (12 John Sparrow), 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Garry Stanley
   Scorer Garner 2
   Booked Ray Wilkins
   Manager Ken Shellito

Queens Park Rangers (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 24th September 1977 Cutting   More Reports
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Loftus Road
Attendance: 26,267
Referee: Brian H Daniels (Brentwood)
Queens Park Rangers Parkes, Clement, Gillard, Hollins, Needham, Webb, Eastoe, Francis (Williams 88), Masson, Bowles, Givens
   Scorer Masson 68
   Manager Frank Sibley
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Bill Garner, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Garry Stanley
   Scorer Swain 27
   Sub Not Used 12 John Sparrow
   Manager Ken Shellito

Chelsea (0) 1 Leeds United (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 1st October 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 35,427
Referee: Donald Biddle (Bristol)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Bill Garner, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Garry Stanley
   Scorer Ray Wilkins 55
   Booked Wicks
   Sub Not Used 12 John Sparrow
   Manager Ken Shellito
Leeds United Stewart, Cherry, F Gray, Lorimer, McQueen, Madeley, E Gray, Hankin, Jordan, Currie, Graham
   Scorers Lorimer 3, Hankin 72
   Booked Hankin
   Sub Not Used Stevenson
   Manager Jimmy Armfield

Chelsea (0) 0 Leicester City (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 5th October 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 19,575
Referee: Alan Robinson (Portsmouth)
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Ken Swain, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ray Lewington, 11 Garry Stanley
   Sub Not Used 12 John Sparrow
   Manager Ken Shellito
Leicester City Wallington, Whitworth, Rofe (May), Kember, Webb, Williams, Robertson, Sammels, Waddle, Alderson, Armstrong
   Manager Frank McLintock

Liverpool (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 8th October 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 19
Venue: Anfield
Attendance: 40,499
Referee: Terry Morris (Leeds)
Liverpool Clemence, Neal, Jones, Hansen, Kennedy, Hughes, Dalglish, Case, Fairclough, McDermott, Callaghan
   Scorers Dalglish 2, Fairclough 79
   Sub Not Used Kewley
   Manager Bob Paisley
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Bill Garner, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Garry Stanley (12 John Sparrow)
   Manager Ken Shellito

Chelsea (0) 0 Middlesbrough (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 15th October 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 21,091
Referee: Ron Challis (Tonbridge)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Bill Garner, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Garry Stanley (12 Clive Walker 62)
   Manager Ken Shellito
Middlesbrough Platt, Bailey, Cooper, Souness, Boam, Ramage, Mahoney, Mills, Ashcroft, McAndrew, Armstrong
   Sub Not Used Hickton
   Manager John Neal

Newcastle United (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 22nd October 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: St James' Park
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: PJ Richardson (Lincoln)
Newcastle United Hardwick, Nattrass, Kelly, Nulty, McCaffery, Cassidy, Barrowclough, Cannell, Burns, Gowling, T Craig
   Scorer Burns 1
   Booked T Craig 35
   Sub Not Used Blackley
   Manager Richard Dinnis
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Bill Garner, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley (12 Trevor Aylott 75), 10 Ken Swain, 11 Clive Walker
   Debut Players Trevor Aylott
   Manager Ken Shellito

Chelsea (0) 1 Bristol City (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 29th October 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 22,313
Referee: Peter Reeves (Leicester)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Trevor Aylott (12 Clive Walker), 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorer Aylott 55
   Booked Ray Wilkins
   Manager Ken Shellito
Bristol City Shaw, Sweeney, Merrick, Gow (Whitehead), Collier, Hunter, Tainton, Ritchie, Gillies, Cormack, Mann
   Manager Alan Dicks

Chelsea (0) 1 Nottingham Forest (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 5th November 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 36,116
Referee: Brian T Stevens (Stonehouse)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 John Sparrow, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Trevor Aylott, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Scorer Aylott 55
   Sub Not Used 12 Ray Lewington
   Manager Ken Shellito
Nottingham Forest Shilton, Anderson, Barrett, McGovern, Lloyd, Burns, Gemmill, Bowyer (O'Neill 76), Withe, Woodcock, Robertson
   Manager Brian Clough

Norwich City (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 12th November 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Carrow Road
Attendance: 19,566
Referee: Cliff Maskell (Cambridge)
Norwich City Keelan, Bond, Sullivan, Ryan, Jones, Powell, Neighbour, Reeves, Gibbins, Suggett, Peters
   Sub Not Used McGuire
   Manager John Bond
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 John Sparrow, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Trevor Aylott, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Booked Droy
   Sub Not Used 12 Ray Lewington
   Manager Ken Shellito

Chelsea (0) 0 Aston Villa (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 19th November 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 31,764
Referee: Ray Toseland (Market Harborough)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 John Sparrow, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Trevor Aylott, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Charlie Cooke
   Booked Droy
   Sub Not Used 12 Ray Lewington
   Manager Ken Shellito
Aston Villa Rimmer, Gidman, Smith, Phillips, McNaught, Mortimer, Deehan, Little, Gray, Cropley, Carrodus
   Manager Ron Saunders

Manchester City (4) 6 Chelsea (2) 2

Date: Saturday, 26th November 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Maine Road
Attendance: 34,354
Referee: Kevin McNally (Nannerch)
Manchester City Corrigan, Clements, Donachie, Booth, Watson, Power, Barnes, Channon, Kidd, Hartford, Tueart
   Scorers G Wilkins (O.G) 10, Tueart 14, Tueart 30, Channon 44, Barnes 50, Tueart 84
   Booked Hartford, Kidd
   Sub Not Used Keegan
   Manager Tony Book
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 John Sparrow, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Trevor Aylott, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Charlie Cooke (12 Ray Lewington 70)
   Scorers Ray Wilkins 24, Britton 28 (Pen)
   Booked Aylott, Droy, Graham Wilkins, Ray Wilkins
   Sent Off Graham Wilkins 67
   Manager Ken Shellito

Chelsea (0) 0 Everton (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 3rd December 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 33,899
Referee: Mike J Taylor (Walmer)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 John Sparrow, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Trevor Aylott, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Charlie Cooke (12 Ray Lewington 84)
   Penalty Missed Britton 77 (Wide)
   Manager Ken Shellito
Everton Wood, Jones, Pejic, Lyons, Higgins, Buckley, King, Dobson, Latchford, Pearson, Thomas
   Scorer Latchford 54
   Booked King 78, Pearson 78
   Sub Not Used Ross
   Manager Gordon Lee

Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) 1 Chelsea (3) 3

Date: Saturday, 10th December 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Molineux
Attendance: 16,400
Referee: John Hunting (Leicester)
Wolverhampton Wanderers Bradshaw, Palmer, Parkin, Patching, Daley, McAlle, Farley, Carr, Richards, Eves, Daly (Kelly 72)
   Scorer Carr 17
   Manager Sammy Chung
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 John Sparrow, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Trevor Aylott, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorers Walker 26, Langley 39, Walker 43
   Sub Not Used 12 Graham Wilkins
   Manager Ken Shellito

Chelsea (1) 1 Norwich City (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 17th December 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 22,751
Referee: Allan Gunn (Burgess Hill)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 John Sparrow, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Trevor Aylott, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorer Wilkins 39
   Sub Not Used 12 Ray Lewington
   Manager Ken Shellito
Norwich City Keelan, Bond, Sullivan, Ryan, Jones, Powell, Neighbour, Suggett, Gibbins, Paddon, Peters
   Scorer Suggett 74
   Booked Bond
   Manager John Bond

Arsenal (2) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Monday, 26th December 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 46,074
Referee: Trevor D Spencer (Swindon)
Arsenal Jennings, Rice, Nelson, Price, O'Leary, Young, Brady, Sunderland, MacDonald, Stapleton (Simpson), Rix
   Scorers O'Leary, Price, Rix
   Manager Terry Neill
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 John Sparrow, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Trevor Aylott (12 Ray Lewington), 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Clive Walker
   Manager Ken Shellito

Chelsea (1) 2 West Ham United (0) 1

Date: Tuesday, 27th December 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 44,093
Referee: Tom Bune (Billinghurst)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Bill Garner, 8 Ray Lewington (12 Steve Finnieston 90), 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorers Langley 32, Garner 76
   Manager Ken Shellito
West Ham United Day, McDowell, Lampard, Bonds, T Taylor, Pike, Devonshire, Robson, Cross, Brooking, Curbishley
   Scorer Robson 72
   Manager John Lyall

Birmingham City (2) 4 Chelsea (3) 5

Date: Saturday, 31st December 1977 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: St Andrews
Attendance: 19,876
Referee: Clive Thomas (Treorchy)
Birmingham City Montgomery, Calderwood, Pendrey, Towers, Howard, Gallagher, Page, Francis, Bertschin, Hibbitt, Dillon (Connolly)
   Scorers Bertschin 19, Francis 39, Francis 88, Hibbitt 89
   Booked Calderwood, Pendrey
   Manager Alf Ramsey
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Bill Garner, 8 Ray Lewington, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorers Langley 24, Langley 37, Garner 44, Langley 47, Walker 79
   Sub Not Used 12 John Sparrow
   Manager Ken Shellito

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

Date: Monday, 2nd January 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 29,540
Referee: Alan Turvey (Basingstoke)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Ron Harris, 3 Graham Wilkins (12 John Sparrow 54), 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Bill Garner, 8 Ray Lewington, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorers Garner 47, Walker 65
   Manager Ken Shellito
West Bromwich Albion Godden, Mulligan (Hughes 70), Robson, T Brown, Wile, Robertson, Martin, Regis, A Brown, Trewick, Johnston
   Scorers A Brown 21, T Brown 90
   Manager John Wile

Chelsea (1) 4 Liverpool (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 7th January 1978 Cutting   More Reports
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 45,449
Referee: Pat Partridge (Cockfield)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 John Sparrow, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Ron Harris, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Bill Garner, 8 Ray Lewington, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Charlie Cooke (12 Steve Finnieston 34), 11 Clive Walker
   Scorers Walker 16, Finnieston 50, Langley 52, Walker 65
   Final Appearances Charlie Cooke
   Manager Ken Shellito
Liverpool Clemence, Neal, Jones (Hansen 75), Thompson, Kennedy, Hughes, Dalglish, Fairclough, Heighway, Johnson, Callaghan
   Scorers Johnson 60, Dalglish 81
   Manager Bob Paisley

Coventry City (2) 5 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 14th January 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Highfield Road
Attendance: 21,155
Referee: Bert Newsome (Broseley)
Coventry City Blyth, Roberts, McDonald, Yorath, Osgood, Coop, Graydon, Wallace, Ferguson, Powell, Hutchison
   Scorers McDonald 1, Wallace 31, Coop 60 (Pen), Graydon 78, Graydon 88
   Sub Not Used Beck
   Manager Gordon Milne
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 John Sparrow, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Ron Harris, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Bill Garner, 8 Ray Lewington, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ray Wilkins, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorer Ray Wilkins 51
   Booked Garner
   Sub Not Used 12 Micky Droy
   Manager Ken Shellito

Chelsea (1) 5 Ipswich Town (2) 3

Date: Saturday, 21st January 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 26,044
Referee: Stephen G Bates (Bristol)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Bill Garner (12 Steve Finnieston 63), 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorers Swain 27, Swain 61, Finnieston 74, Wicks 83, Langley 90
   Manager Ken Shellito
Ipswich Town Sivell, Mills, Tibbott, Talbot, Hunter, Osman, Osborne, Wark, Mariner (Brazil 68), Geddis, Gates
   Scorers Osborne 15, Wark 29, Mariner 81
   Booked Mills
   Manager Bobby Robson

Chelsea (3) 6 Burnley (1) 2

Date: Tuesday, 31st January 1978 Cutting
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 32,168
Referee: Dennis Turner (Cannock)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Steve Finnieston, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorers Droy 5, Wicks 18, Swain 28 (Pen), Walker 55, Langley 75, Wilkins 76
   Booked Droy, Wilkins
   Sub Not Used 12 Ray Lewington
   Manager Ken Shellito
Burnley Stevenson, Scott, Brennan, Noble, Thomson, Rodaway, Cochrane, Ingham, Fletcher, Kindon, Newton (Morley)
   Scorers Fletcher 1, Kindon 80
   Manager Harry Potts

Chelsea (1) 2 Manchester United (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 11th February 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 32,238
Referee: William J Gow (Swansea)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Steve Finnieston, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorers Walker 19, Wilkins 54
   Booked Swain, Wicks
   Sub Not Used 12 Ray Lewington
   Manager Ken Shellito
Manchester United Roche, Nicholl, Albiston, McIlroy, Houston, B Greenhoff, Coppell, Jordan, Pearson, Macari, Hill
   Scorers McIlroy 52, Hill 90 (Pen)
   Manager Dave Sexton

Orient (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 18th February 1978 Cutting
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 5
Venue: Brisbane Road
Attendance: 25,123
Referee: Derek Nippard (Christchurch)
Orient Jackson, Fisher, Roffey, Grealish, Hoadley, Roeder, Godfrey, Gray, Mayo, Kitchen, Bennett
   Sub Not Used Payne
   Manager Jimmy Bloomfield
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Steve Finnieston, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Clive Walker
   Sub Not Used 12 Ray Lewington
   Manager Ken Shellito

Leeds United (0) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 25th February 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Elland Road
Attendance: 25,263
Referee: Ray Chadwick (Darwen)
Leeds United Stewart, Reaney, Hampton, Flynn, Cherry, Madeley, F Gray, Hankin, Currie, Clarke, Graham
   Scorers F Gray 79, Currie 85
   Sub Not Used Parkinson
   Manager Jimmy Armfield
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Steve Finnieston, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Trevor Aylott, 10 Ken Swain, 11 Clive Walker (12 Ray Lewington 85)
   Booked Ray Wilkins
   Manager Ken Shellito

Chelsea (1) 1 Orient (0) 2

Date: Monday, 27th February 1978 Cutting
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 5 (replay)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 36,379
Referee: Derek Nippard (Christchurch)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Ron Harris, 7 Trevor Aylott (12 Steve Finnieston), 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ray Lewington, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorer Roffey (O.G) 21
   Booked Graham Wilkins
   Manager Ken Shellito
Orient Jackson, Fisher, Roffey, Grealish, Hoadley, Roeder, Godfrey, Gray, Mayo, Kitchen, Allen
   Scorers Kitchen 49, Kitchen 73
   Booked Gray
   Sub Not Used Clarke
   Manager Jimmy Bloomfield

Chelsea (0) 3 Liverpool (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 4th March 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 35,550
Referee: Peter Reeves (Leicester)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Steve Finnieston, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ray Lewington, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorers Langley 50, Finnieston 60, Finnieston 90
   Sub Not Used 12 Trevor Aylott
   Manager Ken Shellito
Liverpool Clemence, Neal, Smith, Hansen, Kennedy, Hughes, Dalglish, McDermott, Heighway, Souness, Fairclough (Case 68)
   Scorer Neal 48 (Pen)
   Booked Neal
   Manager Bob Paisley

Derby County (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 11th March 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 21,504
Referee: Joe B Worrall (Warrington)
Derby County Middleton, Langan, Buckley, Powell, McFarland (Bartlett 51), Daniel, Curran, Daly, Masson, George, Crawford
   Scorer Daniel 89
   Booked Daniel
   Manager Tommy Docherty
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Steve Finnieston, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ray Lewington, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorer Walker 84
   Sub Not Used 12 Trevor Aylott
   Manager Ken Shellito

Chelsea (0) 2 Newcastle United (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 18th March 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 22,777
Referee: Ron Crabb (Exeter)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Steve Finnieston, 8 Ray Wilkins (12 Ken Swain 73), 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ray Lewington, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorers Harris 52, Swain 81 (Pen)
   Penalty Missed Finnieston 45 (Saved)
   Manager Ken Shellito
Newcastle United Mahoney, Nattrass, Kennedy, Barton, Bird, Blackley (Kelly), Scott, Burns, Larnach, McGhee, Walker
   Scorers Burns 22 (Pen), McGhee 50
   Manager Bill McGarry

Bristol City (2) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Tuesday, 21st March 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Ashton Gate
Attendance: 19,961
Referee: Leslie Burden (Corfe Mullen)
Bristol City Shaw, Sweeney, Merrick, Gow, Rodgers, Hunter, Tainton, Ritchie, Royle (Gillies), Cormack, Mann
   Scorers Cormack 25 (Pen), Gow 37, Rodgers 82
   Sent Off Tainton 86
   Manager Alan Dicks
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Steve Finnieston (12 Bill Garner), 8 Ken Swain, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ray Lewington, 11 David Hay
   Booked Lewington
   Sent Off Droy 87
   Manager Ken Shellito

West Ham United (0) 3 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 25th March 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Upton Park
Attendance: 24,987
Referee: Jeff E Bent (Hemel Hempstead)
West Ham United Ferguson, Bonds, Lampard, Curbishley, T Taylor, Green, Pike, Holland, Cross, Brooking, Robson
   Scorers Cross 79, Green 88, Holland 89
   Sub Not Used Otulakowski
   Manager John Lyall
Chelsea 1 John Phillips, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Ian Britton, 5 David Hay, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Steve Finnieston, 8 Ken Swain, 9 Bill Garner (12 Tommy Langley), 10 Ray Lewington, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorer Garner 10
   Manager Ken Shellito

Chelsea (0) 0 Arsenal (0) 0

Date: Monday, 27th March 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,764
Referee: Ron Challis (Tonbridge)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Steve Finnieston, 8 Ken Swain, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ray Lewington, 11 David Hay
   Sub Not Used 12 Lee Frost
   Manager Ken Shellito
Arsenal Jennings, Rice, Nelson, Price, O'Leary, Young, Brady, Rix, MacDonald, Stapleton, Hudson
   Manager Terry Neill

Nottingham Forest (0) 3 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 1st April 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: City Ground
Attendance: 31,262
Referee: George Nolan (Stockport)
Nottingham Forest Shilton, Bowyer, Clark, O'Hare, Lloyd, Burns, O'Neill, Gemmill (Barrett 68), Withe, Woodcock, Robertson
   Scorers Burns 68, O'Neill 85, Robertson 88
   Manager Brian Clough
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Steve Finnieston, 8 Ken Swain, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ray Lewington, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorer Langley 8
   Sub Not Used 12 Lee Frost
   Manager Ken Shellito

Middlesbrough (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Tuesday, 4th April 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Ayresome Park
Attendance: 15,288
Referee: Ken Walmsley (Fleetwood)
Middlesbrough Brown, Bailey, Johnson, Mahoney, Boam, Ramage, Mills, Cummins (Walsh), Shearer, McAndrew, Armstrong
   Scorers Shearer 15, Shearer 50
   Manager John Neal
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Ian Britton, 5 David Hay, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Steve Finnieston, 8 Ken Swain, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ray Lewington, 11 Clive Walker
   Booked Locke 80
   Sub Not Used 12 Graham Wilkins
   Manager Ken Shellito
Referee Walmsley replaced by linesman Frank Young 2nd half

Aston Villa (0) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 15th April 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Villa Park
Attendance: 27,375
Referee: Alex R Lees (Bridgwater)
Aston Villa Rimmer, Gidman, Gregory, Evans, McNaught, Mortimer, Deehan, Little, Gray, Cowans, Carrodus
   Scorers Cowans 54, Wicks (O.G) 87
   Sub Not Used Shelton
   Manager Ron Saunders
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Ian Britton, 5 David Hay, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Steve Finnieston, 8 Ken Swain, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ray Lewington, 11 Lee Frost (12 Bill Garner 75)
   Booked Britton, Wilkins
   Debut Players Lee Frost
   Manager Ken Shellito

Chelsea (1) 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 22nd April 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 31,637
Referee: Reg Robinson (Norwich)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Steve Finnieston, 8 Ken Swain, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ray Wilkins, 11 Bill Garner
   Scorer Langley 13
   Sub Not Used 12 Ray Lewington
   Manager Ken Shellito
Wolverhampton Wanderers Bradshaw, Palmer, Parkin, Daley, Hazell, McAlle, Patching, Berry, Richards, Rafferty, Eves
   Scorer Eves 87
   Manager Sammy Chung

Leicester City (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Wednesday, 26th April 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Filbert Street
Attendance: 12,970
Referee: Derek T Richardson (Lincoln)
Leicester City Wallington, Dawkins, Whitworth, Williams, Sims, Webb, Goodwin, Davies, R Smith (Robertson), Salmons, Hamilton
   Manager Ian MacFarlane
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 David Hay, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Ken Swain, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Steve Finnieston, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorers Walker 32, Wilkins 78
   Sub Not Used 12 Ian Britton
   Manager Ken Shellito

Everton (2) 6 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 29th April 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Goodison Park
Attendance: 39,504
Referee: Peter N Willis (Meadowfield)
Everton Wood, Robinson, Pejic, Lyons, Wright, Buckley, King, Dobson, Latchford, Telfer, Thomas
   Scorers Dobson 7, Wright 14, Robinson 54, Latchford 72, Lyons 75, Latchford 78 (Pen)
   Sub Not Used Jones
   Manager Gordon Lee
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Ray Lewington, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Ken Swain, 8 Ray Wilkins, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Steve Finnieston, 11 Clive Walker
   Sub Not Used 12 Bill Garner
   Final Appearances Steve Finnieston
   Manager Ken Shellito

Chelsea (2) 3 Queens Park Rangers (0) 1

Date: Tuesday, 2nd May 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 21,201
Referee: Alan Robinson (Portsmouth)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Ray Lewington, 8 Ken Swain, 9 Bill Garner (12 Tommy Langley 28), 10 Ray Wilkins, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorers Hollins (O.G) 37, Droy 40, Lewington 47
   Manager Ken Shellito
Queens Park Rangers Richardson, Clement, Gillard, Hollins, Howe, Shanks, Goddard, McGee (Williams 46), James, Bowles, Givens
   Scorer James 74
   Manager Frank Sibley

Chelsea (0) 0 Manchester City (0) 0

Date: Friday, 5th May 1978 Cutting
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 18,782
Referee: Tony R Glasson (Salisbury)
Chelsea 1 Peter Bonetti, 2 David Hay, 3 Ron Harris, 4 Ian Britton, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Steve Wicks, 7 Ray Lewington, 8 Ken Swain, 9 Tommy Langley, 10 Ray Wilkins, 11 Clive Walker
   Sub Not Used 12 Steve Finnieston
   Manager Ken Shellito
Manchester City Corrigan, Clements, Donachie, Booth, Watson, Owen, Barnes, Channon, Kidd, Hartford, Power
   Sub Not Used Palmer
   Manager Tony Book