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Summary of Season 1952-53

Football League Division 1

Home Away
Pl W D L F A W D L F A Pts
Arsenal 42 15 3 3 60 30 6 9 6 37 34 54
Preston North End 42 15 3 3 46 25 6 9 6 39 35 54
Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 5 3 54 27 6 8 7 32 36 51
West Bromwich Albion 42 13 3 5 35 19 8 5 8 31 41 50
Charlton Athletic 42 12 8 1 47 22 7 3 11 30 41 49
Burnley 42 11 6 4 36 20 7 6 8 31 32 48
Blackpool 42 13 5 3 45 22 6 4 11 26 48 47
Manchester United 42 11 5 5 35 30 7 5 9 34 42 46
Sunderland 42 11 9 1 42 27 4 4 13 26 55 43
Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 6 4 55 37 4 5 12 23 32 41
Aston Villa 42 9 7 5 36 23 5 6 10 27 38 41
Cardiff City 42 7 8 6 32 17 7 4 10 22 29 40
Middlesbrough 42 12 5 4 46 27 2 6 13 24 50 39
Bolton Wanderers 42 9 4 8 39 35 6 5 10 22 34 39
Portsmouth 42 10 6 5 44 34 4 4 13 30 49 38
Newcastle United 42 9 5 7 34 33 5 4 12 25 37 37
Liverpool 42 10 6 5 36 28 4 2 15 25 54 36
Sheffield Wednesday 42 8 6 7 35 32 4 5 12 27 40 35
Chelsea 42 10 4 7 35 24 2 7 12 21 42 35
Manchester City 42 12 2 7 45 28 2 5 14 27 59 35
Stoke City 42 10 4 7 35 26 2 6 13 18 40 34
Derby County 42 9 6 6 41 29 2 4 15 18 45 32

Matches

Aug 23 Manchester United Away 0-2
Aug 27 Derby County Home 1-1 Harris(P)
Aug 30 Portsmouth Home 2-0 Parsons, Gray
Sep 3 Derby County Away 2-3 Dickson, McNichol
Sep 6 Bolton Wanderers Away 1-1 McNichol
Sep 10 Blackpool Home 4-0 Bentley, McNichol(2), Gray
Sep 13 Aston Villa Home 4-0 Campbell, Bentley(2), McNichol
Sep 15 Blackpool Away 1-3 Bentley
Sep 20 Sunderland Away 1-2 Bentley
Sep 27 Wolverhampton Wanderers Home 1-2 Bentley
Oct 4 Charlton Athletic Away 2-2 Lewis, Bentley(P)
Oct 11 Preston North End Home 5-3 Parsons(2), Campbell, Bentley, McNichol
Oct 18 Burnley Away 1-1 Bentley
Oct 25 Tottenham Hotspur Home 2-1 McNichol, O.G.
Nov 1 Sheffield Wednesday Away 0-1
Nov 8 Cardiff City Home 0-2
Nov 15 Newcastle United Away 1-2 Parsons
Nov 22 West Bromwich Albion Home 0-2
Nov 29 Middlesbrough Away 0-4
Dec 13 Manchester City Away 0-4
Dec 20 Manchester United Home 2-3 Dickson, Smith
Dec 26 Stoke City Away 1-1 Campbell
Dec 27 Stoke City Home 0-0
Jan 3 Portsmouth Away 0-2
Jan 17 Bolton Wanderers Home 1-0 Parsons
Jan 24 Aston Villa Away 1-1 Armstrong
Feb 7 Sunderland Home 3-2 Parsons, Bentley(2)
Feb 18 Wolverhampton Wanderers Away 2-2 Bentley, Gray
Feb 21 Charlton Athletic Home 0-1
Feb 28 Preston North End Away 1-2 Parsons
Mar 7 Burnley Home 0-2
Mar 14 Tottenham Hotspur Away 3-2 Lewis, Edwards, Blunstone
Mar 21 Sheffield Wednesday Home 1-0 McNichol
Mar 23 Liverpool Home 3-0 Lewis, Edwards, Blunstone
Mar 28 Cardiff City Away 3-3 McKnight, Dickson, O.G.
Apr 3 Arsenal Home 1-1 Parsons
Apr 4 Newcastle United Home 1-2 Harris(P)
Apr 6 Arsenal Away 0-2
Apr 11 West Bromwich Albion Away 1-0 McNichol
Apr 18 Middlesbrough Home 1-1 McNichol
Apr 25 Liverpool Away 0-2
Apr 29 Manchester City Home 3-1 Harris(P), McNichol, Lewis

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 921,510 72,614 17,173 43,881
Away 671,146 48,186 13,957 31,959
Total 1,592,656 72,614 13,957 37,920

F.A. Cup

Round 5

Matches

Jan 10 Derby County Away 4-4 Armstrong, Parsons, Bentley, McNichol
Jan 14 Derby County Home 1-0 Parsons
Jan 31 West Bromwich Albion Home 1-1 Bentley
Feb 4 West Bromwich Albion Away 0-0
Feb 9 West Bromwich Albion Neutral 1-1 Bentley
Feb 11 West Bromwich Albion Neutral 4-0 Parsons, Campbell, Bentley(2)
Feb 14 Birmingham City Home 0-4

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 142,899 58,912 38,115 47,633
Away 62,841 37,974 24,867 31,420
Neutral 61,531 33,534 27,997 30,766
Total 267,271 58,912 24,867 38,182

Transfers/Loans

May 1952 Richard Whittaker signed professional forms

June 1952 Harry Hughes from Chelsea to Bournemouth

August 1952 Frank Mitchell from Chelsea to Watford

22nd August 1952 Jim Leadbetter from Chelsea to Brighton

22nd August 1952 Johnny McNichol from Brighton to Chelsea 12,000 part-excange for Jimmy Leadbetter

September 1952 Jim Lewis from Walthamstow Avenue to Chelsea

4th October 1952 John Allister from Chelsea to Aberdeen

5th October 1952 Chick Thomson from Clyde to Chelsea

21st October 1952 Seamus D'Arcy from Chelsea to Brentford part exchange for Ron Greenwood

21st October 1952 Ron Greenwood from Brentford to Chelsea

12th November 1952 Harry Medhurst from Chelsea to Brighton

14th November 1952 Les Stubbs from Southend United to Chelsea 10,000

12th February 1953 Frank Blunstone from Crewe to Chelsea 7,000

April 1953 Ron Tindall from Camberley to Chelsea


Players Statistics

 

Appearances

Player League F.A. Cup League Cup Europe Others Total
App Sub Gls App Sub Gls App Sub Gls App Sub Gls App Sub Gls App Sub Gls
K Armstrong 41 1 7 1 48 2
J McNichol 39 11 7 1 46 12
SB Willemse 39 7 46
W Dickson 38 3 7 45 3
RT Bentley 37 12 7 5 44 17
EG Parsons 33 8 7 3 40 11
J Harris 36 3 3 39 3
WP Gray 32 3 5 37 3
FJ Saunders 20 7 27
WG Robertson 27 27
R Campbell 18 3 6 1 24 4
CR Thomson 15 7 22
S Tickridge 12 4 16
RH Edwards 12 2 12 2
F Blunstone 11 2 11 2
R Greenwood 11 11
JL Lewis 9 4 9 4
RA Smith 7 1 7 1
MD Spector 2 3 5
L Stubbs 5 5
R Oelofse 5 5
P McKnight 4 1 4 1
S Bathgate 3 3
S D'Arcy 2 2
JH Smith 1 1
A Dicks 1 1
JG Allister 1 1
FA Lewis 1 1
Own Goal 2 2