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Summary of Season 1953-54

Football League Division 1

Home Away
Pl W D L F A W D L F A Pts
Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 16 1 4 61 25 9 6 6 35 31 57
West Bromwich Albion 42 13 5 3 51 24 9 4 8 35 39 53
Huddersfield Town 42 13 6 2 45 24 7 5 9 33 37 51
Manchester United 42 11 6 4 41 27 7 6 8 32 31 48
Bolton Wanderers 42 14 6 1 45 20 4 6 11 30 40 48
Blackpool 42 13 6 2 43 19 6 4 11 37 50 48
Burnley 42 16 2 3 51 23 5 2 14 27 44 46
Chelsea 42 12 3 6 45 26 4 9 8 29 42 44
Charlton Athletic 42 14 4 3 51 26 5 2 14 24 51 44
Cardiff City 42 12 4 5 32 27 6 4 11 19 44 44
Preston North End 42 12 2 7 43 24 7 3 11 44 34 43
Arsenal 42 8 8 5 42 37 7 5 9 33 36 43
Aston Villa 42 12 5 4 50 28 4 4 13 20 40 41
Portsmouth 42 13 5 3 53 31 1 6 14 28 58 39
Newcastle United 42 9 2 10 43 40 5 8 8 29 37 38
Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 3 7 38 33 5 2 14 27 43 37
Manchester City 42 10 4 7 35 31 4 5 12 27 46 37
Sunderland 42 11 4 6 50 37 3 4 14 31 52 36
Sheffield Wednesday 42 12 4 5 43 30 3 2 16 27 61 36
Sheffield United 42 9 5 7 43 38 2 6 13 26 52 33
Middlesbrough 42 6 6 9 29 35 4 4 13 31 56 30
Liverpool 42 7 8 6 49 38 2 2 17 19 59 28

Matches

Aug 19 Manchester United Away 1-1 McNichol
Aug 22 Blackpool Away 1-2 Lewis
Aug 25 Portsmouth Home 4-3 Lewis(3), McNichol
Aug 29 Charlton Athletic Home 3-1 Bentley, McNichol(2)
Sep 2 Portsmouth Away 2-3 Armstrong, O.G.
Sep 5 Sheffield United Home 1-2 McNichol
Sep 8 Arsenal Away 2-1 Bentley, Lewis
Sep 12 Huddersfield Town Away 1-3 Stubbs
Sep 15 Arsenal Home 0-2
Sep 19 Aston Villa Home 1-2 O.G.
Sep 26 Wolverhampton Wanderers Away 1-8 Bentley
Oct 3 Sunderland Home 2-2 Bentley, Lewis
Oct 10 Sheffield Wednesday Away 0-2
Oct 17 Middlesbrough Home 1-1 Lewis
Oct 24 West Bromwich Albion Away 2-5 Bentley(2)
Oct 31 Liverpool Home 5-2 Armstrong, Bentley(2), Stubbs, Blunstone
Nov 7 Tottenham Hotspur Away 1-2 Stubbs
Nov 14 Burnley Home 2-1 McNichol, Bentley
Nov 21 Bolton Wanderers Away 2-2 McNichol(2)
Nov 28 Preston North End Home 1-0 Bentley
Dec 5 Newcastle United Away 1-1 Stubbs
Dec 12 Manchester United Home 3-1 Parsons, McNichol(2)
Dec 19 Blackpool Home 5-1 McNichol(3), Bentley, Stubbs
Dec 26 Cardiff City Home 2-0 Stubbs, Blunstone
Dec 28 Cardiff City Away 0-0
Jan 2 Charlton Athletic Away 1-1 McNichol
Jan 16 Sheffield United Away 3-1 Parsons, Stubbs, Blunstone
Jan 23 Huddersfield Town Home 2-2 McNichol, Bentley
Feb 6 Aston Villa Away 2-2 McNichol, Bentley
Feb 13 Wolverhampton Wanderers Home 4-2 Parsons, Bentley(2), Stubbs
Feb 20 Sunderland Away 2-1 Parsons, Bentley
Feb 27 Sheffield Wednesday Home 0-1
Mar 6 Middlesbrough Away 3-3 Parsons(2), Bentley
Mar 17 West Bromwich Albion Home 5-0 Saunders, McNichol, Bentley, Stubbs, Lewis
Mar 20 Liverpool Away 1-1 Parsons
Mar 27 Tottenham Hotspur Home 1-0 McNichol
Apr 3 Burnley Away 2-1 Bentley, Lewis
Apr 10 Bolton Wanderers Home 2-0 Parsons, Bentley
Apr 16 Manchester City Home 0-1
Apr 17 Preston North End Away 0-1
Apr 19 Manchester City Away 1-1 Bentley
Apr 24 Newcastle United Home 1-2 Parsons

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 985,820 61,336 23,513 46,944
Away 694,991 54,946 20,312 33,095
Total 1,680,811 61,336 20,312 40,019

F.A. Cup

Round 3

Matches

Jan 9 West Bromwich Albion Away 0-1

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Away 35,294 35,294 35,294 35,294
Total 35,294 35,294 35,294 35,294

Transfers/Loans

1953 Albert Tennant from Chelsea to Training Staff

April 1953 Paul Berry signed professional forms

May 1953 Peter Sillett from Southampton to Chelsea 12,000

Summer 1953 Sid Bathgate from Chelsea to Hamilton

Summer 1953 Billy Gray from Chelsea to Burnley

Summer 1953 Ernie Randall from Chelsea to Crystal Palace

July 1953 Ralph Oelofse from Chelsea to Watford

July 1953 Benny Jones from Chelsea to Accrington Stanley

July 1st June 1953 Derek Saunders from Walthamstow Avenue to Chelsea

20th August 1953 Fred Lewis from Chelsea to Colchester United

October 1953 Bill Dickson from Chelsea to Arsenal 15,000

19th January 1954 Stan Wicks from Reading to Chelsea 10,000

February 1954 Len Casey from Army 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
J McNichol 41 18 1 42 18
RT Bentley 41 21 1 42 21
SB Willemse 41 1 42
K Armstrong 40 2 1 41 2
DW Saunders 33 1 1 34 1
R Greenwood 33 1 34
WG Robertson 34 34
J Harris 32 1 33
F Blunstone 32 3 1 33 3
L Stubbs 30 9 1 31 9
EG Parsons 29 9 1 30 9
JL Lewis 20 9 20 9
PR Sillett 12 12
FJ Saunders 9 9
CR Thomson 7 1 8
RA Smith 8 8
P McKnight 8 8
LW Kell 3 3
A Dicks 2 2
JH Smith 2 2
R Campbell 2 2
RM Collins 1 1
A Bowman 1 1
MD Spector 1 1
Own Goal 2 2

Disciplinary

SY=Single Yellow    DY=Double Yellow (Red)

SR=Straight Red

Sq Player League F.A. Cup League Cup Europe Others Total
SY DY SR SY DY SR SY DY SR SY DY SR SY DY SR SY DY SR
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