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Season 1996-1997

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Southampton (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Sunday, 18th August 1996 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 13
Venue: The Dell
Attendance: 15,186
Referee: Martin J Bodenham (East Looe)
Southampton Beasant, Neilson, Dodd, Charlton, Dryden, Venison, Magilton (Benali 72), Le Tissier, Oakley (Basham 58), Shipperley, Heaney
   Booked Dodd, Le Tissier
   Subs Not Used Watson, Potter, Moss
   Manager Graeme Souness
Chelsea 1 Dmitri Kharine, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 8 Andy Myers, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Craig Burley (21 Jody Morris 58), 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 18 Erland Johnsen
   Booked Morris, Wise
   Subs Not Used 12 Michael Duberry, 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 17 Scott Minto, 22 Mark Nicholls
   Debut Players Frank Leboeuf, Gianluca Vialli, Roberto DiMatteo
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Chelsea (0) 1 Middlesbrough (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 21st August 1996 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 8
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,272
Referee: Gary S Willard (Worthing)
Chelsea 1 Dmitri Kharine, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto, 18 Erland Johnsen, 21 Jody Morris
   Scorer DiMatteo 86
   Booked DiMatteo, Hughes, Wise
   Subs Not Used 12 Michael Duberry, 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 15 David Lee, 19 Gavin Peacock, 22 Mark Nicholls
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Middlesbrough Miller, Whyte, Vickers, Pearson, Cox, Emerson, Mustoe, Juninho, Fleming, Barmby, Ravanelli
   Booked Emerson, Pearson
   Subs Not Used Alan Moore, Walsh, Whelan, Hendrie, Branco
   Manager Bryan Robson

Chelsea (1) 2 Coventry City (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 24th August 1996 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 2
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 25,024
Referee: Paul S Danson (Leicester)
Chelsea 1 Dmitri Kharine, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 8 Andy Myers (17 Scott Minto 65), 9 Gianluca Vialli, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 18 Erland Johnsen, 21 Jody Morris (14 Craig Burley 46)
   Scorers Leboeuf 29, Vialli 74
   Booked Clarke, Johnsen, Leboeuf
   Subs Not Used 12 Michael Duberry, 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 22 Mark Nicholls
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Coventry City Ogrizovic, Shaw, Burrows, Daish, Jess (Williams 78), McAllister, Dublin, Salako, Telfer, Whelan (Ducros 78), Genaux
   Booked Burrows, Daish, McAllister 30, Ogrizovic 30
   Sent Off Daish 31
   Subs Not Used Borrows, Strachan, Filan
   Manager Ron Atkinson

Arsenal (1) 3 Chelsea (2) 3

Date: Wednesday, 4th September 1996 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 4
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 38,132
Referee: Keith W Burge (Tonypandy)
Arsenal Lukic, Dixon, Winterburn, Bould (Wright 74), Merson, Bergkamp, Linighan, Keown, Parlour, Hartson, Morrow (Platt 46)
   Scorers Merson 44, Keown 64, Wright 77
   Booked Dixon
   Subs Not Used Helder, Harper, Rose
   Manager Stewart Houston
Chelsea 1 Dmitri Kharine, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf (12 Michael Duberry 60), 6 Steve Clarke, 8 Andy Myers, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Craig Burley ( 7 John Spencer 83), 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 18 Erland Johnsen
   Scorers Leboeuf 6 (Pen), Vialli 30, Wise 90
   Booked Hughes, Leboeuf, Wise
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 17 Scott Minto, 21 Jody Morris
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Sheffield Wednesday (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 7th September 1996 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 2
Venue: Hillsborough
Attendance: 30,983
Referee: Peter Jones (Loughborough)
Sheffield Wednesday Pressman, Atherton, Nolan, Walker, Whittingham (Oakes 69), Hirst, Booth, Blinker, Stefanovic, Collins (Trustfull 80), Humphreys (Sheridan 62)
   Booked Blinker, Humphreys
   Subs Not Used Clarke, Nicol
   Manager David Pleat
Chelsea 1 Dmitri Kharine (13 Kevin Hitchcock 18), 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 8 Andy Myers, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 18 Erland Johnsen
   Scorers Burley 28, Myers 83
   Booked Myers, Vialli
   Subs Not Used 7 John Spencer, 15 David Lee, 17 Scott Minto, 21 Jody Morris
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Chelsea (1) 1 Aston Villa (1) 1

Date: Sunday, 15th September 1996 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 27,729
Referee: Jeff T Winter (Stockton-On-Tees)
Chelsea 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 8 Andy Myers, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Craig Burley ( 7 John Spencer 85), 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 18 Erland Johnsen (21 Jody Morris 46)
   Scorer Leboeuf 45
   Booked DiMatteo
   Subs Not Used 12 Michael Duberry, 22 Mark Nicholls, 23 Nick Colgan
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Aston Villa Oakes, Staunton, Southgate, Townsend, Draper, Milosevic (Johnson 65), Yorke, Wright, Nelson, Ehiogu, Curcic (Taylor 79)
   Scorer Townsend 18
   Booked Ehiogu, Johnson, Milosevic, Nelson, Townsend
   Subs Not Used McGrath, Joachim, Rachel
   Manager Brian Little

Blackpool (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 4

Date: Wednesday, 18th September 1996 Report
Competition: Coca Cola Cup Round 2 (First Leg)
Venue: Bloomfield Road
Attendance: 9,666
Referee: Roger Dilkes (Mossley)
Blackpool Banks, Bryan, Dixon (Barlow 76), Butler, Linighan, Brabin, Bonner (Lydiate 84), Mellon, Quinn, Ellis, Preece
   Scorer Quinn 1
   Booked Butler
   Sent Off Butler 72
   Sub Not Used Parks
   Manager Gary Megson
Chelsea 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Dan Petrescu, 6 Steve Clarke (22 Mark Nicholls 46), 7 John Spencer, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Craig Burley, 15 David Lee, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 21 Jody Morris
   Scorers Morris 16, Petrescu 46, Hughes 64, Spencer 85
   Subs Not Used 5 Frank Leboeuf, 23 Nick Colgan
   Debut Players Mark Nicholls
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Liverpool (3) 5 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 21st September 1996 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 7
Venue: Anfield
Attendance: 40,739
Referee: Steve W Dunn (Bristol)
Liverpool James, McAteer, Wright, Matteo, Babb, Bjornebye, Thomas, Barnes, Berger (Redknapp 78), McManaman, Fowler
   Scorers Fowler 15, Berger 42, Myers (O.G) 45, Berger 49, Barnes 57
   Booked Babb, Matteo, Wright
   Subs Not Used Collymore, Ruddock, Jones, Warner
   Manager Roy Evans
Chelsea 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 8 Andy Myers (12 Michael Duberry 46), 9 Gianluca Vialli, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 21 Jody Morris ( 7 John Spencer 46)
   Scorer Leboeuf 85 (Pen)
   Booked Clarke, Duberry, Vialli, Wise
   Subs Not Used 15 David Lee, 22 Mark Nicholls, 30 Frode Grodas
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Chelsea (0) 1 Blackpool (1) 3

Date: Wednesday, 25th September 1996 Report
Competition: Coca Cola Cup Round 2 (Second Leg)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 11,732
Referee: Mike D Reed (Birmingham)
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 7 John Spencer, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto (22 Mark Nicholls 59), 21 Jody Morris
   Scorer Spencer 63
   Subs Not Used 10 Mark Hughes, 15 David Lee
   Debut Players Frode Grodas
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Blackpool Banks, Bryan, Dixon (Barlow 73), Lydiate, Linighan, Brabin, Bonner, Mellon, Quinn (Thorpe 73), Ellis (Preece 73), Onwere
   Scorers Ellis 35, Quinn 46, Ellis 61
   Manager Gary Megson

Chelsea (0) 1 Nottingham Forest (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 28th September 1996 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 27,673
Referee: Graham Poll (Tring)
Chelsea 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto
   Scorer Vialli 51
   Booked Duberry, Hughes, Leboeuf, Minto
   Subs Not Used 7 John Spencer, 15 David Lee, 18 Erland Johnsen, 21 Jody Morris, 30 Frode Grodas
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Nottingham Forest Crossley, Lyttle (McGregor 88), Pearce, Cooper, Bart-Williams (Allen 75), Phillips, Saunders, Woan, Jerkan, Haaland, Roy (Lee 46)
   Scorer Lee 90
   Booked Haaland
   Subs Not Used Gemmill, Fettis
   Manager Frank Clark

Leicester City (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 3

Date: Saturday, 12th October 1996 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 6
Venue: Filbert Street
Attendance: 20,766
Referee: Mike D Reed (Birmingham)
Leicester City Keller, Grayson, Whitlow, Watts, Walsh, Prior, Lennon, Izzet, Parker, Marshall, Heskey
   Scorer Watts 44
   Booked Grayson, Watts
   Subs Not Used Poole, Hill, Robins, Lawrence, Lewis
   Manager Martin O'Neill
Chelsea 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 8 Andy Myers, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise (24 Eddie Newton 46), 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 18 Erland Johnsen, 22 Mark Nicholls ( 9 Gianluca Vialli 46)
   Scorers Vialli 48, DiMatteo 64, Hughes 80
   Booked Burley, Clarke, Leboeuf, Myers
   Subs Not Used 17 Scott Minto, 21 Jody Morris, 30 Frode Grodas
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Chelsea (1) 2 Wimbledon (2) 4

Date: Saturday, 19th October 1996 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,020
Referee: David R Elleray (Harrow-On-The-Hill)
Chelsea 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 10 Mark Hughes, 14 Craig Burley ( 7 John Spencer 55), 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto ( 4 Ruud Gullit 55), 18 Erland Johnsen, 24 Eddie Newton (11 Dennis Wise 78)
   Scorers Minto 9, Vialli 84 (Pen)
   Booked Leboeuf, Spencer
   Subs Not Used 15 David Lee, 30 Frode Grodas
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Wimbledon Sullivan, Cunningham, Kimble, Jones, Blackwell, Leonhardsen, Earle, Ekoku (Holdsworth 90), Gayle (Fear 90), Perry, Ardley
   Scorers Earle 4, Ardley 16, Gayle 64, Ekoku 78
   Subs Not Used Heald, Reeves, Harford
   Manager Joe Kinnear

Bolton Wanderers (2) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Tuesday, 22nd October 1996 Report
Competition: Coca Cola Cup Round 3
Venue: Burnden Park
Attendance: 16,867
Referee: Richard Poulain (Huddersfield)
Bolton Wanderers Branagan, Bergsson, Phillips, Frandsen, Taggart, Fairclough, Johansen, Sellars, Blake, McGinlay (Taylor 90), Thompson
   Scorers McGinlay 22, Blake 43
   Subs Not Used Todd, Lee
   Manager Colin Todd
Chelsea 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 4 Ruud Gullit, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 7 John Spencer, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto ( 3 Terry Phelan 76), 18 Erland Johnsen
   Scorer Minto 2
   Booked Clarke, Hughes, Johnsen, Wise
   Subs Not Used 15 David Lee, 24 Eddie Newton
   Final Appearances John Spencer
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Chelsea (1) 3 Tottenham Hotspur (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 26th October 1996 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,373
Referee: Roger Dilkes (Mossley)
Chelsea 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Dan Petrescu, 4 Ruud Gullit (14 Craig Burley 73), 6 Steve Clarke (18 Erland Johnsen 59), 9 Gianluca Vialli, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry, 15 David Lee ( 3 Terry Phelan 79), 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto
   Scorers Gullit 27, Lee 52 (Pen), DiMatteo 80
   Booked Petrescu, Wise
   Subs Not Used 7 John Spencer, 30 Frode Grodas
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Tottenham Hotspur Walker, Edinburgh, Howells, Calderwood, Fox (Dozzell 73), Nielsen (Allen 70), Sheringham, Armstrong, Wilson, Campbell, Carr
   Scorer Armstrong 41
   Booked Edinburgh
   Subs Not Used Baardsen, Nethercott, Hill
   Manager Gerry Francis

Manchester United (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 2nd November 1996 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 5
Venue: Old Trafford
Attendance: 55,198
Referee: Keith W Burge (Tonypandy)
Manchester United Schmeichel, Irwin, May, Cantona, Butt, Beckham, P Neville, Keane, Scholes (Poborsky 69), Johnsen, Solskjaer
   Scorer Poborsky 81
   Booked Butt, Cantona, P Neville
   Subs Not Used McClair, Cruyff, Gary Neville, Van Der Gouw
   Manager Alex Ferguson
Chelsea 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto
   Scorers Duberry 31, Vialli 61
   Booked Clarke, Duberry, Petrescu
   Subs Not Used 4 Ruud Gullit, 7 John Spencer, 19 Gavin Peacock, 20 Frank Sinclair, 30 Frode Grodas
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Blackburn Rovers (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 16th November 1996 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 5
Venue: Ewood Park
Attendance: 27,229
Referee: Graham P Barber (Warwick)
Blackburn Rovers Flowers, Kenna, Sherwood, Hendry, Gallacher, Wilcox, Sutton, McKinlay, Berg, Flitcroft, Croft
   Scorer Gallacher 56
   Booked Hendry, McKinlay
   Subs Not Used Bohinen, Marker, Gudmundsson, Duff, Given
   Manager Tony Parkes
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 6 Steve Clarke, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise ( 4 Ruud Gullit 61), 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorer Petrescu 82
   Booked Grodas, Hughes
   Subs Not Used 7 John Spencer, 20 Frank Sinclair, 24 Eddie Newton, 23 Nick Colgan
   Debut Players Gianfranco Zola
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Chelsea (1) 1 Newcastle United (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 23rd November 1996 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,401
Referee: Mike D Reed (Birmingham)
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry, 16 Roberto DiMatteo ( 4 Ruud Gullit 61), 17 Scott Minto, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorer Vialli 24
   Booked Vialli
   Subs Not Used 3 Terry Phelan, 20 Frank Sinclair, 23 Nick Colgan, 24 Eddie Newton
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Newcastle United Srnicek, Elliott, Gillespie, Batty, Albert, Peacock, Lee, Ginola (Watson 65), Shearer, Asprilla (Clark 70), Beardsley
   Scorer Shearer 41
   Booked Albert, Batty, Ginola, Shearer
   Sent Off Batty 52
   Subs Not Used Hislop, Barton, Kitson
   Manager Kevin Keegan

Leeds United (2) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Sunday, 1st December 1996 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 7
Venue: Elland Road
Attendance: 32,671
Referee: Steve W Dunn (Bristol)
Leeds United Martyn, Kelly, Palmer, Radebe, Wetherall, Sharpe, Rush, Deane, Bowyer, Ford, Beesley
   Scorers Deane 8, Rush 10
   Booked Beesley, Deane, Ford, Kelly
   Subs Not Used Wallace, Harte, Yeboah, Jackson, Beeney
   Manager George Graham
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 10 Mark Hughes (20 Frank Sinclair 76), 11 Dennis Wise (24 Eddie Newton 46), 12 Michael Duberry, 16 Roberto DiMatteo ( 4 Ruud Gullit 46), 17 Scott Minto, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Booked Gullit, Hughes, Leboeuf
   Subs Not Used 14 Craig Burley, 23 Nick Colgan
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Chelsea (1) 2 Everton (2) 2

Date: Saturday, 7th December 1996 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 7
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,418
Referee: Paul A Durkin (Portland)
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 4 Ruud Gullit, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 9 Gianluca Vialli (20 Frank Sinclair 89), 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry, 17 Scott Minto (14 Craig Burley 46), 24 Eddie Newton, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorers Zola 12, Vialli 55
   Booked Petrescu, Vialli, Wise
   Subs Not Used 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 22 Mark Nicholls, 23 Nick Colgan
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Everton Southall, Barrett, Hinchcliffe, Unsworth, Watson, Ferguson, Speed, Kanchelskis, Parkinson, Grant, Branch (Stuart 71)
   Scorers Branch 17, Kanchelskis 28
   Subs Not Used Rideout, Gerrard, Hottiger, Short
   Manager Joe Royle

Sunderland (1) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Sunday, 15th December 1996 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 7
Venue: Roker Park
Attendance: 19,683
Referee: Martin J Bodenham (East Looe)
Sunderland Perez, Hall, Kubicki, Melville, Ord, Kelly, Ball, Bracewell, Gray (Agnew 65), Rae (Bridges 81), Russell
   Scorers Duberry (O.G) 30, Ball 47, Russell 67
   Booked Ball
   Subs Not Used Preece, Aiston, Mullin
   Manager Peter Reid
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 4 Ruud Gullit, 6 Steve Clarke, 8 Andy Myers (10 Mark Hughes 60), 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Craig Burley (16 Roberto DiMatteo 46), 17 Scott Minto, 20 Frank Sinclair, 24 Eddie Newton, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Booked Clarke
   Subs Not Used 3 Terry Phelan, 18 Erland Johnsen, 23 Nick Colgan
   Manager Ruud Gullit

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

Date: Saturday, 21st December 1996 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 8
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,315
Referee: Alan B Wilkie (Chester-le-Street)
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 4 Ruud Gullit, 6 Steve Clarke, 10 Mark Hughes, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Craig Burley (20 Frank Sinclair 83), 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 24 Eddie Newton, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 26 Neil Clement ( 8 Andy Myers 58)
   Scorers Hughes 6, Zola 10, Hughes 35
   Booked Duberry 16, Clement 19, Petrescu 34
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 18 Erland Johnsen, 22 Mark Nicholls
   Debut Players Neil Clement
   Manager Ruud Gullit
West Ham United Miklosko, Dicks, Bishop (Lampard 83), Rieper, Rowland (Raducioiu 46), Porfirio, Moncur (Williamson 78), Newell, Bowen, Hughes, Bilic
   Scorer Porfirio 11
   Booked Rowland 33, Porfirio 51
   Subs Not Used Sealey, Potts
   Manager Harry Redknapp

Aston Villa (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Thursday, 26th December 1996 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 7
Venue: Villa Park
Attendance: 39,339
Referee: Paul S Danson (Leicester)
Aston Villa Bosnich, Nelson, Wright, Ehiogu, Staunton, Scimeca, Townsend, Taylor, Draper (Curcic 61), Milosevic (Johnson 61), Yorke
   Booked Scimeca
   Subs Not Used Joachim, Tiler, Oakes
   Manager Brian Little
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 4 Ruud Gullit, 6 Steve Clarke, 8 Andy Myers ( 3 Terry Phelan 61), 10 Mark Hughes, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 24 Eddie Newton, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorers Zola 66, Zola 70
   Booked Clarke, Newton
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 18 Erland Johnsen, 20 Frank Sinclair, 22 Mark Nicholls
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Chelsea (2) 2 Sheffield Wednesday (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 28th December 1996 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 7
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 27,467
Referee: Paul A Durkin (Portland)
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Terry Phelan, 4 Ruud Gullit, 6 Steve Clarke, 10 Mark Hughes, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 24 Eddie Newton (11 Dennis Wise 70), 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorers Zola 9, Hughes 23
   Subs Not Used 5 Frank Leboeuf, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 20 Frank Sinclair
   Final Appearances Terry Phelan
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Sheffield Wednesday Pressman, Atherton, Nolan, Pembridge, Walker, Whittingham, Carbone (Blinker 73), Booth, Nicol (Oakes 57), Stefanovic, Humphreys (Donaldson 80)
   Scorers Pembridge 23, Stefanovic 90
   Subs Not Used Trustfull, Clarke
   Manager David Pleat

Chelsea (1) 1 Liverpool (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 1st January 1997 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 7
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,329
Referee: Steve J Lodge (Barnsley)
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 10 Mark Hughes, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto (11 Dennis Wise 72), 24 Eddie Newton, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorer DiMatteo 43
   Booked DiMatteo
   Subs Not Used 4 Ruud Gullit, 8 Andy Myers, 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 20 Frank Sinclair
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Liverpool James, Babb, Bjornebye, Wright (Berger 66), Ruddock (Matteo 34), McAteer, McManaman, Collymore, Fowler, Barnes, Thomas
   Booked Fowler
   Subs Not Used Warner, Kennedy, Jones
   Manager Roy Evans

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

Date: Saturday, 4th January 1997 Report   More Reports
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 27,446
Referee: Mike A Riley (Leeds)
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 10 Mark Hughes ( 9 Gianluca Vialli 78), 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto (14 Craig Burley 70), 24 Eddie Newton, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorers Wise 39, Burley 74, Zola 90
   Booked Clarke
   Sub Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock
   Manager Ruud Gullit
West Bromwich Albion Crichton, Holmes, Murphy, Sneekes, Burgess, Raven (Taylor 65), Groves (Butler 46), Smith (Agnew 24), Peschisolido, Hunt, Hamilton
   Booked Agnew, Hamilton
   Manager Alan Buckley

Nottingham Forest (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 11th January 1997 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 7
Venue: City Ground
Attendance: 28,358
Referee: Keith W Burge (Tonypandy)
Nottingham Forest Crossley, Lyttle, Pearce, Cooper, Chettle, Bart-Williams, Phillips, Saunders (Allen 84), Woan, Haaland, Clough
   Scorers Pearce 40, Bart-Williams 53
   Subs Not Used Roy, Wright, Jerkan, Walker
   Manager Stuart Pearce
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 8 Andy Myers ( 9 Gianluca Vialli 54), 10 Mark Hughes, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Craig Burley (11 Dennis Wise 61), 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 20 Frank Sinclair, 24 Eddie Newton, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Booked Sinclair
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 18 Erland Johnsen, 26 Neil Clement
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Chelsea (2) 3 Derby County (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 18th January 1997 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,293
Referee: Graham Poll (Tring)
Chelsea 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 8 Andy Myers, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise (27 Paul Hughes 46), 14 Craig Burley (18 Erland Johnsen 62), 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 20 Frank Sinclair, 24 Eddie Newton, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorers Wise 36, Leboeuf 44 (Pen), Paul Hughes 85
   Booked Myers 57
   Subs Not Used 9 Gianluca Vialli, 26 Neil Clement, 30 Frode Grodas
   Debut Players Paul Hughes
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Derby County Hoult, Rowett, C Powell, D Powell, Sturridge, Asanovic, Ward (Willems 23), Laursen, Carbon (Dailly 63), Carsley, McGrath
   Scorer Asanovic 25
   Booked Asanovic, Carbon, Powell 55, Dailly 79
   Sent Off Dailly 83
   Subs Not Used van der Laan, Taylor, Flynn
   Manager Jim Smith

Chelsea (0) 4 Liverpool (2) 2

Date: Sunday, 26th January 1997 Report
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 27,950
Referee: Steve W Dunn (Bristol)
Chelsea 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 11 Dennis Wise, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto (10 Mark Hughes 46), 20 Frank Sinclair, 24 Eddie Newton, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorers Hughes 50, Zola 58, Vialli 63, Vialli 76
   Booked Sinclair, Wise
   Subs Not Used 30 Frode Grodas, 27 Paul Hughes
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Liverpool James, Kvarme, McAteer, Wright, McManaman, Collymore, Fowler, Barnes, Redknapp, Bjornebye (Berger 74), Matteo
   Scorers Fowler 10, Collymore 21
   Booked Collymore, Fowler, McManaman
   Subs Not Used Warner, Carragher
   Manager Roy Evans

Tottenham Hotspur (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 1st February 1997 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 5
Venue: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 33,027
Referee: Paul E Alcock (Redhill)
Tottenham Hotspur Walker, Edinburgh (Fox 72), Howells, Nielsen, Nethercott (Wilson 80), Iversen, Campbell, Carr (Anderton 56), Sinton, Allen, Austin
   Scorer Howells 83
   Booked Anderton, Edinburgh
   Subs Not Used Baardsen, Rosenthal
   Manager Gerry Francis
Chelsea 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto, 20 Frank Sinclair, 24 Eddie Newton, 25 Gianfranco Zola (18 Erland Johnsen 88)
   Scorers Campbell (O.G) 1, DiMatteo 53
   Booked Minto, Sinclair, Newton 15
   Subs Not Used 30 Frode Grodas, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 27 Paul Hughes, 8 Andy Myers
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Leicester City (0) 2 Chelsea (2) 2

Date: Sunday, 16th February 1997 Report
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 5
Venue: Filbert Street
Attendance: 19,125
Referee: Mike D Reed (Birmingham)
Leicester City Keller, Grayson, Watts, Prior, Walsh, Campbell (Lawrence 80), Parker, Taylor, Claridge, Robins (Wilson 65), Marshall
   Scorers Walsh 52, Newton (O.G) 88
   Sub Not Used McMahon
   Manager Martin O'Neill
Chelsea 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 16 Roberto DiMatteo ( 4 Ruud Gullit 87), 17 Scott Minto, 20 Frank Sinclair, 24 Eddie Newton, 25 Gianfranco Zola ( 9 Gianluca Vialli 68)
   Scorers DiMatteo 16, Hughes 35
   Booked Clarke, Leboeuf, Minto, Petrescu
   Sub Not Used 30 Frode Grodas
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Chelsea (1) 1 Manchester United (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 22nd February 1997 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,336
Referee: Gerald R Ashby (Worcester)
Chelsea 13 Kevin Hitchcock (30 Frode Grodas 49), 2 Dan Petrescu ( 4 Ruud Gullit 74), 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto (18 Erland Johnsen 70), 20 Frank Sinclair, 24 Eddie Newton, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorer Zola 2
   Subs Not Used 9 Gianluca Vialli, 27 Paul Hughes
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Manchester United Schmeichel, G Neville, Irwin, Pallister, Cole, Beckham, Giggs (Cruyff 83), McClair, Keane, Johnsen (May 90), Solskjaer
   Scorer Beckham 68
   Booked Keane
   Subs Not Used Phil Neville, Poborsky, Van Der Gouw
   Manager Alex Ferguson

Chelsea (0) 1 Leicester City (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 26th February 1997 Report
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 5 (replay)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 26,053
Referee: Mike D Reed (Birmingham)
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu (18 Erland Johnsen 106), 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto ( 9 Gianluca Vialli 46), 20 Frank Sinclair, 24 Eddie Newton, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorer Leboeuf 117 (Pen)
   Booked Hughes, Leboeuf, Newton, Wise
   Sub Not Used 27 Paul Hughes
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Leicester City Keller, Grayson, Prior, Elliott, Walsh, Izzet, Lennon, Parker, Marshall, Claridge (Taylor 71), Heskey
   Booked Heskey, Izzet, Lennon, Marshall, Taylor, Walsh
   Subs Not Used Poole, Watts
   Manager Martin O'Neill
After extra time. Score after 90 mins 0-0.

Derby County (0) 3 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 1st March 1997 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 7
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 18,039
Referee: Alan B Wilkie (Chester-le-Street)
Derby County Hoult, Carsley, Rowett, Laursen, D Powell, Stimac, Van Der Laan, Asanovic, Dailly, Ward, Sturridge
   Scorers Minto (O.G) 51, Asanovic 62 (Pen), Ward 90
   Booked Stimac
   Subs Not Used Willems, Simpson, Flynn, McGrath, Taylor
   Manager Jim Smith
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 8 Andy Myers, 9 Gianluca Vialli ( 4 Ruud Gullit 62 (22 Mark Nicholls 79)), 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto, 20 Frank Sinclair, 27 Paul Hughes (21 Jody Morris 76)
   Scorers Minto 16, Leboeuf 54
   Booked DiMatteo, Minto
   Sent Off Leboeuf 61
   Subs Not Used 25 Gianfranco Zola, 23 Nick Colgan
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Chelsea (0) 1 Blackburn Rovers (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 5th March 1997 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 8
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 25,784
Referee: Graham P Barber (Warwick)
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu (14 Craig Burley 46), 5 Frank Leboeuf, 8 Andy Myers, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto, 20 Frank Sinclair, 25 Gianfranco Zola ( 9 Gianluca Vialli 70), 27 Paul Hughes (21 Jody Morris 63)
   Scorer Minto 63
   Booked Minto, Wise
   Subs Not Used 6 Steve Clarke, 23 Nick Colgan
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Blackburn Rovers Flowers, Kenna, Sherwood, Hendry (Bohinen 46), Le Saux, Gallacher, Wilcox, Marker, Pedersen (Warhurst 69), Berg, Flitcroft
   Scorer Pedersen 62
   Booked Bohinen, Gallacher, Le Saux, Wilcox
   Subs Not Used Given, Croft, Duff
   Manager Tony Parkes

Portsmouth (0) 1 Chelsea (2) 4

Date: Sunday, 9th March 1997 Report
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 6
Venue: Fratton Park
Attendance: 15,701
Referee: Jeff T Winter (Stockton-On-Tees)
Portsmouth Knight, Pethick, Thomson, McLoughlin, Perrett, Awford, Hall, Simpson (Igoe 72), Bradbury, Svennson (Burton 60), Hillier
   Scorer Burton 82
   Booked Perrett
   Sub Not Used Dobson
   Manager Terry Fenwick
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf (18 Erland Johnsen 76), 6 Steve Clarke, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 16 Roberto DiMatteo (14 Craig Burley 63), 17 Scott Minto, 20 Frank Sinclair, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 27 Paul Hughes
   Scorers Mark Hughes 25, Wise 43, Zola 56, Wise 86
   Sub Not Used 9 Gianluca Vialli
   Manager Ruud Gullit

West Ham United (0) 3 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Wednesday, 12th March 1997 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 8
Venue: Upton Park
Attendance: 24,502
Referee: Keith W Burge (Tonypandy)
West Ham United Miklosko, Breacker, Dicks, Potts, Bishop (Porfirio 46), Kitson, Dowie, Moncur, Hughes, Ferdinand (Williamson 46) (Lampard 60), Bilic
   Scorers Dicks 55 (Pen), Kitson 68, Kitson 90
   Booked Bishop, Potts
   Subs Not Used Rowland, Sealey
   Manager Harry Redknapp
Chelsea 23 Nick Colgan, 2 Dan Petrescu (10 Mark Hughes 74), 6 Steve Clarke, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Craig Burley, 17 Scott Minto, 18 Erland Johnsen, 20 Frank Sinclair, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 27 Paul Hughes
   Scorers Vialli 26, Mark Hughes 87
   Booked Burley, Johnsen
   Subs Not Used 8 Andy Myers, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 21 Jody Morris, 30 Frode Grodas
   Debut Players Nick Colgan
   Final Appearances Nick Colgan
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Chelsea (2) 6 Sunderland (0) 2

Date: Sunday, 16th March 1997 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 7
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 24,027
Referee: Gary S Willard (Worthing)
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 6 Steve Clarke, 8 Andy Myers (19 Paul Parker 66), 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto, 20 Frank Sinclair, 25 Gianfranco Zola ( 9 Gianluca Vialli 84)
   Scorers Zola 38, Sinclair 43, Petrescu 51, Hughes 78, Hughes 89, DiMatteo 90
   Booked Hughes, Wise
   Subs Not Used 21 Jody Morris, 23 Nick Colgan, 27 Paul Hughes
   Debut Players Paul Parker
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Sunderland Perez, Hall (Rae 46), Melville, Ord, Kubicki, Kelly, Ball, Bracewell, Gray, Mullin (Stewart 46), Bridges (Howey 79)
   Scorers Stewart 58, Rae 60
   Booked Kelly, Melville, Mullin, Rae
   Subs Not Used Preece, Russell
   Manager Peter Reid

Chelsea (1) 1 Southampton (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 19th March 1997 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,079
Referee: Steve J Lodge (Barnsley)
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 6 Steve Clarke, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 18 Erland Johnsen, 20 Frank Sinclair, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 27 Paul Hughes (19 Paul Parker 70)
   Scorer Zola 22
   Booked Sinclair
   Subs Not Used 8 Andy Myers, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 21 Jody Morris, 23 Nick Colgan
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Southampton Taylor, Neilson, Dryden, Magilton, Oakley (Le Tissier 53), Slater, Ostenstad, Berkovic, Van Gobbel, Charlton (Benali 77), Evans
   Booked Benali, Van Gobbel
   Subs Not Used Beasant, Basham, Maddison
   Manager Graeme Souness

Middlesbrough (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 22nd March 1997 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 6
Venue: Riverside Stadium
Attendance: 29,811
Referee: Mike A Riley (Leeds)
Middlesbrough Schwarzer, Cox, Pearson, Emerson, Beck, Juninho, Fleming, Blackmore, Festa, Stamp (Moore 25) (Vickers 55), Hignett
   Scorer Juninho 53
   Booked Festa
   Subs Not Used Whyte, Summerbell, Roberts
   Manager Bryan Robson
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu (19 Paul Parker 76), 6 Steve Clarke, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo (27 Paul Hughes 76), 17 Scott Minto, 18 Erland Johnsen (10 Mark Hughes 46), 20 Frank Sinclair, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Booked DiMatteo, Mark Hughes
   Subs Not Used 8 Andy Myers, 23 Nick Colgan
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Chelsea (0) 0 Arsenal (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 5th April 1997 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,182
Referee: Roger Dilkes (Mossley)
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 6 Steve Clarke, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 14 Craig Burley, 17 Scott Minto (22 Mark Nicholls 75), 18 Erland Johnsen ( 8 Andy Myers 46), 19 Paul Parker (28 Danny Granville 46), 21 Jody Morris, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 27 Paul Hughes
   Booked Hughes
   Subs Not Used 23 Nick Colgan, 26 Neil Clement
   Debut Players Danny Granville
   Final Appearances Paul Parker
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Arsenal Seaman, Dixon, Winterburn, Vieira (Selley 85), Bould, Platt, Wright (Anelka 85), Bergkamp, Keown, Garde, Hughes (Parlour 77)
   Scorers Wright 22, Platt 53, Bergkamp 80
   Subs Not Used Marshall, Harper
   Manager Arsene Wenger

Coventry City (0) 3 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Wednesday, 9th April 1997 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 7
Venue: Highfield Road
Attendance: 19,917
Referee: Dermot J Gallagher (Banbury)
Coventry City Ogrizovic, Shaw, Burrows, Williams, McAllister, Telfer, Ndlovu (Huckerby 79), Borrows, Strachan (Richardson 87), Whelan, Dublin
   Scorers Dublin 49, Williams 51, Whelan 58
   Subs Not Used Filan, Hall, Breen
   Manager Gordon Strachan
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 10 Mark Hughes (28 Danny Granville 85), 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto, 20 Frank Sinclair, 24 Eddie Newton, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 27 Paul Hughes ( 9 Gianluca Vialli 62)
   Scorer Paul Hughes 43
   Booked DiMatteo, Minto, Sinclair
   Subs Not Used 31 Craig Forrest, 18 Erland Johnsen, 21 Jody Morris
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Wimbledon (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 3

Date: Sunday, 13th April 1997 Report
Competition: F.A. Cup Semi-Final
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 32,674
Referee: Gerald R Ashby (Worcester)
Wimbledon Sullivan, Cunningham, Kimble, Jones, Blackwell, Leonhardsen, Earle, Ekoku, Gayle, Perry, Ardley (Holdsworth 63)
   Booked Ardley
   Subs Not Used McAllister, Fear
   Manager Joe Kinnear
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 18 Erland Johnsen, 20 Frank Sinclair, 24 Eddie Newton, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorers Hughes 43, Zola 64, Hughes 90
   Booked Zola
   Subs Not Used 9 Gianluca Vialli, 17 Scott Minto, 23 Nick Colgan
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Newcastle United (3) 3 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 16th April 1997 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 8
Venue: St James' Park
Attendance: 36,320
Referee: Roger Dilkes (Mossley)
Newcastle United Hislop, Watson, Elliott, Beresford, Peacock, Batty, Lee, Asprilla (Gillespie 63) (Ginola 83), Ferdinand (Clark 78), Shearer, Barton
   Scorers Shearer 12, Asprilla 30, Shearer 35
   Subs Not Used Srnicek, Beardsley
   Manager Kenny Dalglish
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas (31 Craig Forrest 36), 5 Frank Leboeuf, 10 Mark Hughes (22 Mark Nicholls 55), 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto, 18 Erland Johnsen, 20 Frank Sinclair, 21 Jody Morris, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 27 Paul Hughes ( 8 Andy Myers 46)
   Scorer Burley 62
   Booked Burley
   Subs Not Used 19 Paul Parker, 28 Danny Granville
   Debut Players Craig Forrest
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Chelsea (1) 2 Leicester City (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 19th April 1997 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 7
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 27,723
Referee: Alan B Wilkie (Chester-le-Street)
Chelsea 31 Craig Forrest, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 10 Mark Hughes (22 Mark Nicholls 77), 14 Craig Burley, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto (27 Paul Hughes 46), 20 Frank Sinclair, 21 Jody Morris (25 Gianfranco Zola 71), 28 Danny Granville
   Scorers Minto 13, Mark Hughes 73
   Subs Not Used 8 Andy Myers, 23 Nick Colgan
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Leicester City Poole, Grayson, Izzet (Lawrence 85), Lennon, Claridge (Marshall 79), Parker, Heskey, Kamaark, Prior, Elliott, Guppy
   Scorer Sinclair (O.G) 47
   Subs Not Used Whitlow, Watts, Andrews
   Manager Martin O'Neill

Wimbledon (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Tuesday, 22nd April 1997
Competition: Premier League     Position 7
Venue: Selhurst Park
Attendance: 14,601
Referee: Paul S Danson (Leicester)
Wimbledon Sullivan, Cunningham (Euell 22), Kimble, Jones, Holdsworth, Perry, Goodman (Gayle 68), McAllister, Ardley, Castledine, Fear
   Subs Not Used Heald, Reeves, Clarke
   Manager Joe Kinnear
Chelsea 31 Craig Forrest, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 8 Andy Myers, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 14 Craig Burley, 20 Frank Sinclair, 22 Mark Nicholls, 25 Gianfranco Zola (29 Joe Sheerin 89), 27 Paul Hughes (21 Jody Morris 76), 28 Danny Granville
   Scorer Petrescu 14
   Subs Not Used 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 23 Nick Colgan, 26 Neil Clement
   Debut Players Joe Sheerin
   Final Appearances Craig Forrest, Joe Sheerin
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Chelsea (0) 0 Leeds United (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 3rd May 1997 Report   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 28,277
Referee: Jeff T Winter (Stockton-On-Tees)
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 16 Roberto DiMatteo (27 Paul Hughes 66), 17 Scott Minto, 18 Erland Johnsen, 20 Frank Sinclair, 22 Mark Nicholls (21 Jody Morris 87), 28 Danny Granville
   Booked Johnsen, Minto, Sinclair
   Subs Not Used 19 Paul Parker, 23 Nick Colgan, 26 Neil Clement
   Final Appearances Erland Johnsen
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Leeds United Martyn, Kelly, Dorigo, Palmer, Radebe, Wetherall, Rush, Deane, Bowyer, Lilley, Halle
   Booked Bowyer
   Subs Not Used Sharpe, Beeney, Wallace, Laurent, Molenaar
   Manager George Graham

Everton (0) 1 Chelsea (2) 2

Date: Sunday, 11th May 1997 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 6
Venue: Goodison Park
Attendance: 38,321
Referee: Peter Jones (Loughborough)
Everton Southall, Barrett, Watson, Dunne, Ball, Hottiger, Thomsen (Cadamarteri 46), Hills, Speed, Barmby, Ferguson
   Scorer Barmby 77
   Subs Not Used O'Connor, Gerrard, Eaton, McCann
   Manager Dave Watson
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 9 Gianluca Vialli (13 Kevin Hitchcock 21), 10 Mark Hughes (22 Mark Nicholls 60), 11 Dennis Wise, 16 Roberto DiMatteo (14 Craig Burley 81), 17 Scott Minto, 20 Frank Sinclair, 24 Eddie Newton
   Scorers Wise 14, DiMatteo 36
   Booked Clarke, Grodas, Petrescu, Sinclair
   Sent Off Grodas 21
   Subs Not Used 18 Erland Johnsen, 28 Danny Granville
   Final Appearances Craig Burley
   Manager Ruud Gullit

Middlesbrough (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 17th May 1997 Report   More Reports
Competition: F.A. Cup Final
Venue: Wembley
Attendance: 79,160
Referee: Steve J Lodge (Barnsley)
Middlesbrough Roberts, Pearson, Emerson, Mustoe (Vickers 29), Juninho, Ravanelli (Beck 24), Fleming, Blackmore, Festa, Stamp, Hignett (Kinder 74)
   Booked Festa
   Manager Bryan Robson
Chelsea 30 Frode Grodas, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Steve Clarke, 10 Mark Hughes, 11 Dennis Wise, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Scott Minto, 20 Frank Sinclair, 24 Eddie Newton, 25 Gianfranco Zola ( 9 Gianluca Vialli 89)
   Scorers DiMatteo 1, Newton 83
   Booked DiMatteo, Leboeuf, Newton
   Subs Not Used 8 Andy Myers, 13 Kevin Hitchcock
   Final Appearances Frode Grodas, Scott Minto
   Manager Ruud Gullit