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Summary of Season 1954-55

Football League Division 1

Home Away
Pl W D L F A W D L F A Pts
Chelsea 42 11 5 5 43 29 9 7 5 38 28 52
Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 5 3 58 30 6 5 10 31 40 48
Portsmouth 42 13 5 3 44 21 5 7 9 30 41 48
Sunderland 42 8 11 2 39 27 7 7 7 25 27 48
Manchester United 42 12 4 5 44 30 8 3 10 40 44 47
Aston Villa 42 11 3 7 38 31 9 4 8 34 42 47
Manchester City 42 11 5 5 45 36 7 5 9 31 33 46
Newcastle United 42 12 5 4 53 27 5 4 12 36 50 43
Arsenal 42 12 3 6 44 25 5 6 10 25 38 43
Burnley 42 11 3 7 29 19 6 6 9 22 29 43
Everton 42 9 6 6 32 24 7 4 10 30 44 42
Huddersfield Town 42 10 4 7 28 23 4 9 8 35 45 41
Sheffield United 42 10 3 8 41 34 7 4 10 29 52 41
Preston North End 42 8 5 8 47 33 8 3 10 36 31 40
Charlton Athletic 42 8 6 7 43 34 7 4 10 33 41 40
Tottenham Hotspur 42 9 4 8 42 35 7 4 10 30 38 40
West Bromwich Albion 42 11 5 5 44 33 5 3 13 32 63 40
Bolton Wanderers 42 11 6 4 45 29 2 7 12 17 40 39
Blackpool 42 8 6 7 33 26 6 4 11 27 38 38
Cardiff City 42 9 4 8 41 38 4 7 10 21 38 37
Leicester City 42 9 6 6 43 32 3 5 13 31 54 35
Sheffield Wednesday 42 7 7 7 42 38 1 3 17 21 62 26

League Champions

Matches

Aug 21 Leicester City Away 1-1 Bentley
Aug 23 Burnley Home 1-0 Parsons
Aug 28 Bolton Wanderers Home 3-2 Bentley, Lewis, O.G.
Aug 31 Burnley Away 1-1 Bentley
Sep 4 Cardiff City Home 1-1 Lewis
Sep 6 Preston North End Home 0-1
Sep 11 Manchester City Away 1-1 Bentley
Sep 15 Preston North End Away 2-1 Parsons, McNichol
Sep 18 Everton Home 0-2
Sep 20 Sheffield United Away 2-1 Stubbs, Lewis
Sep 25 Newcastle United Away 3-1 McNichol, Bentley(2)
Oct 2 West Bromwich Albion Home 3-3 Parsons, Bentley, Lewis
Oct 9 Huddersfield Town Away 0-1
Oct 16 Manchester United Home 5-6 Armstrong, O'Connell(3), Lewis
Oct 23 Blackpool Away 0-1
Oct 30 Charlton Athletic Home 1-2 Parsons
Nov 6 Sunderland Away 3-3 McNichol(2), Stubbs
Nov 13 Tottenham Hotspur Home 2-1 Bentley, Lewis
Nov 20 Sheffield Wednesday Away 1-1 McNichol
Nov 27 Portsmouth Home 4-1 McNichol, Bentley, Stubbs, Blunstone
Dec 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers Away 4-3 McNichol, Bentley(2), Stubbs
Dec 11 Aston Villa Home 4-0 Parsons, McNichol(2), Bentley
Dec 18 Leicester City Home 3-1 Parsons, McNichol, O.G.
Dec 25 Arsenal Away 0-1
Dec 27 Arsenal Home 1-1 O'Connell
Jan 1 Bolton Wanderers Away 5-2 Sillett(P), O'Connell, Bentley(2), O.G.
Jan 22 Manchester City Home 0-2
Feb 5 Everton Away 1-1 Bentley
Feb 12 Newcastle United Home 4-3 McNichol, Bentley(3)
Feb 26 Huddersfield Town Home 4-1 Parsons, Bentley, Stubbs, Blunstone
Mar 5 Aston Villa Away 2-3 Parsons, McNichol
Mar 9 West Bromwich Albion Away 4-2 Sillett(2)(1P), Saunders, Bentley
Mar 12 Blackpool Home 0-0
Mar 19 Charlton Athletic Away 2-0 O'Connell, Blunstone
Mar 23 Cardiff City Away 1-0 O'Connell
Mar 29 Sunderland Home 2-1 Willemse, O.G.
Apr 2 Tottenham Hotspur Away 4-2 Sillett(P), Wicks, McNichol(2)
Apr 8 Sheffield United Home 1-1 Parsons
Apr 9 Wolverhampton Wanderers Home 1-0 Sillett(P)
Apr 16 Portsmouth Away 0-0
Apr 23 Sheffield Wednesday Home 3-0 Sillett(P), Parsons(2)
Apr 30 Manchester United Away 1-2 Bentley

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 1,014,352 75,043 30,239 48,302
Away 692,416 53,169 7,400 32,972
Total 1,706,768 75,043 7,400 40,637

F.A. Cup

Round 5

Matches

Jan 8 Walsall Home 2-0 O'Connell, Stubbs
Jan 29 Bristol Rovers Away 3-1 Parsons, McNichol, Blunstone
Feb 19 Notts County Away 0-1

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 40,020 40,020 40,020 40,020
Away 77,902 41,930 35,972 38,951
Total 117,922 41,930 35,972 39,307

Transfers/Loans

1954 Peter Tuck retired

8th May 1954 John Sillett from Southampton to Chelsea

Summer 1954 Len Kell from Chelsea to Norwich

July 1954 Ray Kitchener from Hitchin Town to Chelsea

16th July 1954 Philip McKnight from Chelsea to Leyton Orient

August 1954 Bobby Campbell from Chelsea to Reading 2,000

August 1954 Seamus O'Connell from Bishops Auckland to Chesea

August 1954 Jack Saunders from Chelsea to Crystal Palace

September 1954 Wally Bellett signed professional forms

September 1954 Colin Court signed professional forms

4th September 1954 Les Allen signed professional forms

February 1955 John Compton signed professional forms

February 1955 Cliff Huxford signed professional forms

March 1955 Peter Brabrook signed professional forms

4th March 1955 Ron Greenwood from Chelsea to Fulham

April 1955 Derek Gibbs signed professional forms


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
EG Parsons 42 11 3 1 45 12
DW Saunders 42 1 3 45 1
RT Bentley 41 21 3 44 21
K Armstrong 39 1 3 42 1
J McNichol 40 14 2 1 42 15
SB Willemse 36 1 3 39 1
J Harris 31 31
L Stubbs 27 5 3 1 30 6
WG Robertson 26 1 27
F Blunstone 23 3 3 1 26 4
SM Wicks 21 1 3 24 1
PR Sillett 21 6 3 24 6
R Greenwood 21 21
CR Thomson 16 2 18
JL Lewis 17 6 17 6
SD O'Connell 10 7 1 1 11 8
RA Smith 4 4
P Brabrook 3 3
RH Edwards 1 1
A Dicks 1 1
Own Goal 4 4

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
RT Bentley 2 2
EG Parsons 1 1
Total 3 3