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Match Results

Season 1980-1981

Half-Time scores in brackets where known

Chelsea (1) 2 Wrexham (2) 2

Date: Saturday, 16th August 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 9
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 20,001
Referee: John Hunting (Leicester)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Gary Johnson (12 Colin Viljoen 70), 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Rhoades-Brown 18, Fillery 79
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Wrexham Davies, Hill, Dwyer, Davis, Jones, Carrodus, Vinter, Arkwright, Edwards, McNeil, Cartwright
   Scorers McNeil 17, Vinter 41
   Manager Arfon Griffiths

Derby County (1) 3 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Wednesday, 20th August 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 16
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 20,353
Referee: Kevin McNally (South Wirral)
Derby County Jones, Emery, Buckley, S Powell, Osgood, Ramage, B Powell, Clark, Biley, Swindlehurst, Emson
   Scorers Biley 40, B Powell 49 (Pen), Chivers (O.G) 54
   Sub Not Used Wilson
   Manager Colin Addison
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Gary Johnson, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Walker 45, Johnson 85
   Booked Borota 48, Droy 48
   Sub Not Used 12 Colin Viljoen
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Shrewsbury Town (1) 2 Chelsea (2) 2

Date: Saturday, 23rd August 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 15
Venue: Gay Meadow
Attendance: 7,370
Referee: Michael Lowe (Sheffield)
Shrewsbury Town Wardle, King, Leonard, Turner, Griffin, Keay, Tong, Atkins, Biggins, Dungworth, Petts
   Scorers Atkins 26, Biggins 61
   Manager Graham Turner
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Gary Johnson (12 Peter Rhoades-Brown), 10 Clive Walker, 11 Mike Nutton
   Scorers Walker 16, Fillery 31
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Cardiff City (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 27th August 1980
Competition: League Cup Round 2 (First Leg)
Venue: Ninian Park
Attendance: 6,549
Referee: Tony R Glasson (Salisbury)
Cardiff City Grotier, Grapes, Lewis, Campbell, Pontin, Dwyer, Bishop, Kitchen, Stevens, Ronson, Buchanan (Thomas 25)
   Scorer Bishop 44
   Manager Richie Morgan
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Gary Johnson (12 Colin Lee 80), 10 Clive Walker, 11 Mike Nutton
   Final Appearances Gary Johnson
   Manager Geoff Hurst

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

Date: Saturday, 30th August 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 23,381
Referee: Brian H Daniels (Brentwood)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 Colin Viljoen, 5 Colin Pates, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker (12 John Bumstead 77), 11 Mike Nutton
   Scorer Chivers 49
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Queens Park Rangers Woods, McCreery, Gillard, Waddock, Wicks, Roeder, Fereday, Shanks, Langley, Currie, Burke (Neal 77)
   Scorer Langley 17
   Manager Tommy Docherty

Chelsea (1) 1 Cardiff City (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 3rd September 1980
Competition: League Cup Round 2 (Second Leg)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 12,959
Referee: Mike J Taylor (Walmer)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy (12 Clive Walker 64), 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Lee Frost, 11 Colin Viljoen
   Scorer Droy 12
   Booked Droy
   Final Appearances Lee Frost
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Cardiff City Grotier, Grapes, Lewis, Campbell, Pontin, Dwyer, Bishop, Kitchen, Stevens, Ronson, Buchanan
   Scorer Kitchen 83
   Manager Richie Morgan

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

Date: Saturday, 6th September 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 20
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 32,669
Referee: Peter Reeves (Leicester)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead (12 Gary Chivers 35), 5 Mike Nutton, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Colin Viljoen
   Manager Geoff Hurst
West Ham United Parkes, Stewart, Lampard, Bonds, Martin, Devonshire, Holland, Goddard, Cross, Brooking, Pike
   Scorer Wilkins (O.G) 88
   Manager John Lyall

Cambridge United (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 13th September 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 14
Venue: Abbey Stadium
Attendance: 9,474
Referee: Keith S Hackett (Sheffield)
Cambridge United Webster, Evans, Smith, Fallon, Murray, Spriggs, O'Neill, Gibbins, Finney, Reilly, Christie
   Manager John Docherty
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Mike Nutton, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Gary Chivers
   Scorer Lee 84
   Sub Not Used 12 Colin Pates
   Manager Geoff Hurst

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

Date: Saturday, 20th September 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 13,755
Referee: Ray Toseland (Market Harborough)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Mike Nutton, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery (12 Peter Rhoades-Brown), 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Gary Chivers
   Scorer Lee 74
   Booked Nutton
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Preston North End Tunks, Westwell, Cameron, Doyle, Baxter, O'Riordan, Bell, Coleman, McGee, Elliott, Houston
   Scorer Elliott 50
   Booked Bell, McGee
   Manager Nobby Stiles

Watford (0) 2 Chelsea (0) 3

Date: Saturday, 27th September 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 11
Venue: Vicarage Road
Attendance: 19,802
Referee: David Hutchinson (Harrogate)
Watford Steele, Henderson, Jackett, Blissett, Sims, Bolton, Callaghan, Poskett, Jenkins, Train, Rostron
   Scorers Callaghan 69, Bolton 70 (Pen)
   Booked Henderson
   Sub Not Used Harrison
   Manager Graham Taylor
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Walker 65, Walker 72, Lee 75
   Booked Fillery, Rhoades-Brown
   Sub Not Used 12 Timothy Elmes
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Bolton Wanderers (0) 2 Chelsea (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 4th October 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 9
Venue: Burnden Park
Attendance: 11,888
Referee: Mark P Scott (Nottingham)
Bolton Wanderers Poole, Graham, Burke, Cantello (Hoggan), Jones, Walsh, Thompson, Whatmore, Gowling, Kidd, Nikolic
   Scorers Thompson 47, Gowling 56
   Booked Nikolic
   Manager Stan Anderson
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Colin Pates, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker (12 James Clare), 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Lee 21, Fillery 58, Lee 66
   Debut Players James Clare
   Final Appearances James Clare
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Chelsea (0) 2 Bristol Rovers (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 8th October 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 13,108
Referee: Alf Grey (Great Yarmouth)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Colin Pates, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton (12 Phil Driver), 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Lee (O.G) 67, Walker 68
   Debut Players Phil Driver
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Bristol Rovers Thomas, Gillies, Cooper, Mabbutt, McCaffrey, Hughes, Barrett, Williams, Lee, Penny, Barrowclough
   Manager Terry Cooper

Chelsea (2) 3 Grimsby Town (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 11th October 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 16,206
Referee: Maurice Robinson (Sutton Coldfield)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Colin Pates (12 Phil Driver), 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Lee 31, Walker 38, Lee 53
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Grimsby Town Batch, Czuczman, Crosby, Waters, Wiggington, K Moore, Ford, Kilmore, Drinkell, Mitchell, Cumming
   Booked Crosby, Cumming
   Manager George Kerr

Blackburn Rovers (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 18th October 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 6
Venue: Ewood Park
Attendance: 15,503
Referee: Derek T Richardson (Lincoln)
Blackburn Rovers Butcher, Branagan, DeVries, Coughlin, Keeley, Fazackerley, Brotherston, Stonehouse, Garner, Speight, Parkes
   Scorer Stonehouse 32
   Manager Howard Kendall
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Mike Nutton, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Colin Pates, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton (12 Phil Driver), 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorer Walker 26
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Orient (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Tuesday, 21st October 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 5
Venue: Brisbane Road
Attendance: 11,950
Referee: Ken W Baker (Rugby)
Orient Day, Fisher, Roffey, Taylor, Gray, Parsons, Chiedozie, Moores, Mayo, Bowles, Margerrison
   Booked Bowles, Gray, Parsons
   Manager Jimmy Bloomfield
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Mike Nutton, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Colin Pates, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Phil Driver, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorer Fillery 24
   Booked Rhoades-Brown
   Sub Not Used 12 Ian Britton
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Chelsea (3) 6 Newcastle United (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 25th October 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 22,916
Referee: Eric A Read (Bristol)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Mike Nutton, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Phil Driver, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker (12 Ian Britton 78), 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Lee 15, Fillery 34, Walker 43, Lee 46, Chivers 51, Lee 86
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Newcastle United Carr, Carney, Withe, Martin, Boam, Halliday, Shinton, Cartwright, Waddle (Koenen 53), Rafferty, Wharton
   Manager Arthur Cox

Cardiff City (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Friday, 31st October 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 2
Venue: Ninian Park
Attendance: 8,489
Referee: Lester C Shapter (Torquay)
Cardiff City Grotier, Jones, Lewis, Grapes, Pontin, Dwyer, Bishop, Kitchen, Stevens, Ronson, Buchanan
   Manager Richie Morgan
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Mike Nutton, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Phil Driver, 8 Mike Fillery (12 Chris Hutchings 30), 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorer Hutchings 37
   Debut Players Chris Hutchings
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Chelsea (0) 1 Oldham Athletic (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 8th November 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 19,327
Referee: Alan Seville (Birmingham)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Mike Nutton, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Phil Driver, 8 Chris Hutchings, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorer Lee 58
   Sub Not Used 12 Gary Johnson
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Oldham Athletic Platt, Hoolickin, Blair, Hilton, Clements, Hurst, Gardner, Stainrod, Wylde, Keegan, Atkinson
   Sub Not Used Heaten
   Manager Jimmy Frizzell

Chelsea (0) 1 Derby County (1) 3

Date: Wednesday, 12th November 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 19,449
Referee: Cliff Maskell (Cambridge)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Mike Nutton, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers (12 Chris Hutchings 24), 7 Phil Driver, 8 Ian Britton, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorer Lee 88
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Derby County Jones, Emery, Osgood, Skivington, S Powell, Ramage, Clark, Swindlehurst, Biley, Wilson, Emson (Reid 75)
   Scorers Wilson 27, Clark 64, Reid 78
   Manager Colin Addison

Wrexham (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 4

Date: Saturday, 15th November 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 3
Venue: Racecourse Ground
Attendance: 7,953
Referee: Alan Porter (Bolton)
Wrexham Davies, Salathiel, Whittle, Davis, Cegielski, Carrodus, Fox, Sutton, Edwards, McNeil, Arkwright
   Manager Arfon Griffiths
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Graham Wilkins, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Mike Nutton (12 Phil Driver 47), 7 Ian Britton, 8 Chris Hutchings, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Britton 42, Driver 78, Walker 88, Lee 90
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Chelsea (0) 2 Sheffield Wednesday (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 22nd November 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 2
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 24,947
Referee: Alan Robinson (Portsmouth)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Mike Nutton (12 Phil Driver), 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Chris Hutchings, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Lee 54, Walker 75
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Sheffield Wednesday Bolder, Blackhall, Williamson, Smith, Shirtliff, Sterland, Mirocevic, Johnson, Leman, McCulloch, Curran
   Sub Not Used Pearson
   Manager Jack Charlton

Notts County (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 29th November 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 2
Venue: Meadow Lane
Attendance: 14,459
Referee: Morris R Baker (Wolverhampton)
Notts County Avramovic, Benjamin, O'Brien, Kelly, Kilcline, Richards, McCulloch (Harkouk 77), Masson, Christie, Hunt, Hooks
   Scorer Harkouk 79
   Manager Jimmy Sirrel
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Phil Driver, 8 Ian Britton, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorer Bumstead 84
   Sub Not Used 12 Chris Hutchings
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Chelsea (0) 0 Swansea City (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 6th December 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 2
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 20,067
Referee: Brian Hill (Kettering)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Phil Driver, 8 Ian Britton, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Sub Not Used 12 Mike Fillery
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Swansea City Stewart, Attley, Hadziabdic, Mahoney, Stevenson, Phillips, R James, Waddle, L James, Charles, Robinson
   Manager John Toshack

Grimsby Town (2) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 13th December 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 2
Venue: Blundell Park
Attendance: 14,708
Referee: Alex J Hamil (Wolverhampton)
Grimsby Town Batch, D Moore, Crombie, Waters, Wiggington, K Moore, Brolly, Whymark (Kilmore), Drinkell, Mitchell, Ford
   Scorers Whymark 36, Ford 44
   Manager George Kerr
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown (12 Phil Driver)
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Chelsea (0) 0 Orient (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 20th December 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 2
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 15,940
Referee: Derek Lloyd (Fernhill Heath)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe (12 Phil Driver 46), 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Orient Day, Fisher, Roffey, Taylor, Gray, Parsons, Godfrey, Moores, Mayo, Bowles, Taylor
   Scorer Mayo 11
   Booked Mayo, Taylor
   Sub Not Used Hughton
   Manager Jimmy Bloomfield

Luton Town (0) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Friday, 26th December 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 3
Venue: Kenilworth Road
Attendance: 16,006
Referee: Alf Grey (Gorleston-On-Sea)
Luton Town Findlay, Stephens, Donaghy, Grealish, West, Price, Hill, B Stein, Ingram, Aizlewood, Moss
   Scorers B Stein 66, B Stein 73
   Manager David Pleat
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Colin Pates, 6 Mike Nutton (12 Timothy Elmes 30), 7 Phil Driver, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Alan Mayes, 11 Chris Hutchings
   Debut Players Timothy Elmes, Alan Mayes
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Chelsea (0) 0 Bristol City (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 27th December 1980
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 18,514
Referee: Mike Warner (Wednesbury)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Colin Pates, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Chris Hutchings (12 Clive Walker 60), 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Alan Mayes, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Bristol City Moller, Sweeney, Rodgers, Marshall, Hay, Aitken, Fitzpatrick, Pritchard, Ritchie (Smith), Garland, Tainton
   Manager Bobby Houghton

Southampton (2) 3 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 3rd January 1981
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3
Venue: The Dell
Attendance: 23,694
Referee: Clive Thomas (Porthcawl)
Southampton Wells, Golac, Holmes, Williams, Watson, Nicholl, Keegan (Hebberd 64), Channon, George, Moran, Baker
   Scorers Moran 6, Keegan 40, Baker 77
   Booked Baker, Golac
   Manager Lawrie McMenemy
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead (12 Phil Driver), 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorer Lee 82
   Booked Locke
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Sheffield Wednesday (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 10th January 1981
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 4
Venue: Hillsborough
Attendance: 25,113
Referee: George Courtney (Spenneymoor)
Sheffield Wednesday Bolder, Blackhall, Grant, Smith, Shirtliff, Sterland, Pearson, Johnson, Leman, McCulloch, Curran
   Manager Jack Charlton
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 Timothy Elmes, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown (12 Phil Driver)
   Manager Geoff Hurst

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

Date: Saturday, 17th January 1981
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 5
Venue: Loftus Road
Attendance: 22,873
Referee: John E Martin (Alton)
Queens Park Rangers Burridge, Shanks, Gillard, Fenwick, Wicks, Roeder, Langley, King, Stainrod, Currie, Silkman
   Scorer Langley 52
   Manager Terry Venables
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Alan Mayes, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown (12 Timothy Elmes)
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Chelsea (2) 3 Shrewsbury Town (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 31st January 1981
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 14,673
Referee: John C Deakin (Shrewsbury)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Colin Viljoen, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Alan Mayes
   Scorers Mayes 10, Lee 30 (Pen), Fillery 78
   Sub Not Used 12 Phil Driver
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Shrewsbury Town Wardle, King, Leonard, Turner, Griffin, Keay, Tong, Atkins, Bates, McLaren, Cross (Dungworth 73)
   Manager Graham Turner

Chelsea (1) 3 Cambridge United (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 7th February 1981
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 16,704
Referee: Allan Gunn (Burgess Hill)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Colin Viljoen, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Alan Mayes
   Scorers Droy 37, Mayes 74, Mayes 78
   Sub Not Used 12 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Cambridge United Key, Donaldson, Murray, Smith, Fallon, Finney, Streete, Spriggs, Reilly (O'Neill), Taylor, Turner
   Manager John Docherty

West Ham United (1) 4 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 14th February 1981
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 3
Venue: Upton Park
Attendance: 35,164
Referee: Stephen G Bates (Bristol)
West Ham United Parkes, Stewart, Lampard, Bonds, Martin, Devonshire, Neighbour, Goddard, Cross, Brooking, Pike
   Scorers Brooking 27, Cross 60, Brooking 75, Devonshire 90
   Manager John Lyall
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Timothy Elmes (12 Phil Driver 67), 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Alan Mayes, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Final Appearances Timothy Elmes
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Chelsea (0) 0 Watford (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 21st February 1981
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 19,153
Referee: Bert Newsome (Broseley)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead (12 Clive Walker 50), 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Colin Viljoen, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Alan Mayes, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Watford Sherwood, Rice, Pritchett, Taylor, Sims, Bolton, Ward, Blissett, Armstrong, Jackett, Poskett
   Scorer Poskett 58
   Manager Graham Taylor

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

Date: Saturday, 28th February 1981
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 7
Venue: Deepdale
Attendance: 8,129
Referee: DA Webb
Preston North End Litchfield, Anderson, Burns, Bell, Baxter, Doyle, Westwell, Sayer (Bruce), McGee, Coleman, Naughton
   Scorer Bruce 43
   Manager Nobby Stiles
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Peter Rhoades-Brown, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Colin Pates (12 Chris Hutchings)
   Booked Locke 42
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Chelsea (1) 2 Bolton Wanderers (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 7th March 1981
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 12,948
Referee: Dennis A Hedges (Oxford)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton (12 Phil Driver), 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Alan Mayes, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Walker 18, Mayes 53
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Bolton Wanderers Poole, Graham (Hoggan), McElhinney, Cantello, Walsh, Brennan, Nikolic, Whatmore, Reid, Kidd, Gowling
   Manager Stan Anderson

Bristol Rovers (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 14th March 1981
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 6
Venue: Eastville
Attendance: 7,565
Referee: Howard W King (Merthyr Tydfil)
Bristol Rovers McAlister, Gillies, Jones, McCaffrey, Hughes, Emmanuel, G Williams, D Williams, Randall, Penny, Mabbutt
   Scorer D Williams 82
   Manager Terry Cooper
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Alan Mayes, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown (12 Phil Driver)
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Chelsea (0) 0 Blackburn Rovers (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 21st March 1981
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 14,314
Referee: Howard Taylor (Oadby)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Alan Mayes, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown (12 Colin Lee 66)
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Blackburn Rovers Arnold, Branagan, Rathbone, Kendall, Keeley, Fazackerley, Garner, Busby, Lowey, Burke, Speight
   Manager Howard Kendall

Newcastle United (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 28th March 1981
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 6
Venue: St James' Park
Attendance: 17,392
Referee: Joe B Worrall (Warrington)
Newcastle United Carr, Brownlie, Davies, Martin (Carney 63), Barton, Halliday, Shoulder, Trewick, Harford, Wharton, Walker
   Scorer Halliday 32
   Manager Arthur Cox
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Phil Driver, 8 Mike Fillery (12 Chris Hutchings 12), 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Chelsea (0) 0 Cardiff City (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 4th April 1981
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 10
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 11,569
Referee: Brian Martin (Keyworth)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Phil Driver, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Booked Bumstead
   Sub Not Used 12 Alan Mayes
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Cardiff City Healey, Jones, Sullivan, Grapes, Pontin, Dwyer, Lewis, Kitchen, Stevens, Ronson, Buchanan
   Scorer Stevens 47
   Booked Buchanan
   Manager Vacant

Oldham Athletic (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 11th April 1981
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 9
Venue: Boundary Park
Attendance: 6,740
Referee: Mike G Peck (Kendal)
Oldham Athletic McDonnell, Edwards, Blair, Keegan, Clements, Futcher, Nuttall, Heaton (McDonough), Steel, Palmer, Atkinson
   Manager Jimmy Frizzell
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Mike Nutton, 3 Colin Pates, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Phil Driver, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Alan Mayes, 11 Chris Hutchings
   Sub Not Used 12 Graham Wilkins
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Bristol City (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 18th April 1981
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 9
Venue: Ashton Gate
Attendance: 9,764
Referee: Tony R Glasson (Salisbury)
Bristol City Moller, Stevens, Sweeney, Marshall, Hay, Musker, Fitzpatrick, Aitken, Mann, Mabbutt, Chandler
   Manager Bobby Houghton
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Mike Nutton, 3 Colin Pates, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy (12 Gary Locke 12), 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Phil Driver, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Alan Mayes, 11 Chris Hutchings
   Manager Geoff Hurst

Chelsea (0) 0 Luton Town (1) 2

Date: Monday, 20th April 1981
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 9
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 12,868
Referee: Alan Robinson (Waterlooville)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Colin Pates, 3 Dennis Rofe, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Mike Nutton, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Gary Locke, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Alan Mayes (12 Peter Rhoades-Brown 68), 11 Chris Hutchings
   Manager Geoff Hurst
Luton Town Findlay, Stephens, Donaghy, Grealish, Saxby, Price, Hill, B Stein, Ingram, Antic, Moss
   Scorers Moss 23, Hill 77
   Manager David Pleat

Swansea City (2) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 25th April 1981
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 10
Venue: Vetch Field
Attendance: 16,063
Referee: Eric A Read (Bristol)
Swansea City Stewart, Evans, Hadziabdic, Robinson, Stevenson, Lewis, Curtis, R James, L James, Mahoney, Craig
   Scorers Robinson 22, Hadziabdic 34, R James 65
   Manager John Toshack
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Colin Pates, 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Mike Nutton (12 Mike Fillery), 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Gary Locke, 8 Ian Britton, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Manager Bobby Gould

Chelsea (0) 0 Notts County (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 2nd May 1981
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 13,324
Referee: Trevor D Spencer (Salisbury)
Chelsea 1 Petar Borota, 2 Gary Locke (12 Peter Rhoades-Brown), 3 Graham Wilkins, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Colin Pates, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Ian Britton, 8 Mike Fillery, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Colin Viljoen
   Manager Bobby Gould
Notts County Avramovic, Benjamin, O'Brien, Goodwin, Kilcline, Richards, McCulloch, Harkouk, Christie, Hunt, Hooks
   Scorers Christie 14, Harkouk 58
   Manager Jimmy Sirrel