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Summary of Season 1997-98

Premier League

Home Away
Pl W D L F A W D L F A Pts
Arsenal 38 15 2 2 43 10 8 7 4 25 23 78
Manchester United 38 13 4 2 42 9 10 4 5 31 17 77
Liverpool 38 13 2 4 42 16 5 9 5 26 26 65
Chelsea 38 13 2 4 37 14 7 1 11 34 29 63
Leeds United 38 9 5 5 31 21 8 3 8 26 25 59
Blackburn Rovers 38 11 4 4 40 26 5 6 8 17 26 58
Aston Villa 38 9 3 7 26 24 8 3 8 23 24 57
West Ham United 38 13 4 2 40 18 3 4 12 16 39 56
Derby County 38 12 3 4 33 18 4 4 11 19 31 55
Leicester City 38 6 10 3 21 15 7 4 8 30 26 53
Coventry City 38 8 9 2 26 17 4 7 8 20 27 52
Southampton 38 10 1 8 28 23 4 5 10 22 32 48
Newcastle United 38 8 5 6 22 20 3 6 10 13 24 44
Tottenham Hotspur 38 7 8 4 23 22 4 3 12 21 34 44
Wimbledon 38 5 6 8 18 25 5 8 6 16 21 44
Sheffield Wednesday 38 9 5 5 30 26 3 3 13 22 41 44
Everton 38 7 5 7 25 27 2 8 9 16 29 40
Bolton Wanderers 38 7 8 4 25 22 2 5 12 16 39 40
Barnsley 38 7 4 8 25 35 3 1 15 12 47 35
Crystal Palace 38 2 5 12 15 39 6 4 9 22 32 33

Matches

Aug 9 Coventry City Away 2-3 Sinclair, Flo
Aug 24 Barnsley Away 6-0 Petrescu, Poyet, Vialli(4)
Aug 27 Wimbledon Away 2-0 Petrescu, DiMatteo
Aug 30 Southampton Home 4-2 Petrescu, Leboeuf, Hughes, Wise
Sep 13 Crystal Palace Away 3-0 Leboeuf(P), Hughes, Le Saux
Sep 21 Arsenal Home 2-3 Poyet, Zola
Sep 24 Manchester United Away 2-2 Hughes, O.G.
Sep 27 Newcastle United Home 1-0 Poyet
Oct 5 Liverpool Away 2-4 Poyet(P), Zola
Oct 18 Leicester City Home 1-0 Leboeuf
Oct 26 Bolton Wanderers Away 0-1
Nov 1 Aston Villa Away 2-0 Hughes, Flo
Nov 9 West Ham United Home 2-1 Zola, O.G.
Nov 22 Blackburn Rovers Away 0-1
Nov 26 Everton Home 2-0 Wise(P), Zola(P)
Nov 29 Derby County Home 4-0 Hughes, Zola(3)
Dec 6 Tottenham Hotspur Away 6-1 Petrescu, DiMatteo, Flo(3), Nicholls
Dec 13 Leeds United Home 0-0
Dec 20 Sheffield Wednesday Away 4-1 Petrescu, Leboeuf(P), Vialli, Flo
Dec 26 Wimbledon Home 1-1 Vialli
Dec 29 Southampton Away 0-1
Jan 10 Coventry City Home 3-1 DiMatteo, Nicholls(2)
Jan 18 Everton Away 1-3 Flo
Jan 31 Barnsley Home 2-0 Vialli, Hughes
Feb 8 Arsenal Away 0-2
Feb 21 Leicester City Away 0-2
Feb 28 Manchester United Home 0-1
Mar 8 Aston Villa Home 0-1
Mar 11 Crystal Palace Home 6-2 Vialli(2), Wise, Zola, Flo(2)
Mar 14 West Ham United Away 1-2 Charvet
Apr 5 Derby County Away 1-0 Hughes
Apr 8 Leeds United Away 1-3 Charvet
Apr 11 Tottenham Hotspur Home 2-0 Vialli, Flo
Apr 19 Sheffield Wednesday Home 1-0 Leboeuf(P)
Apr 25 Liverpool Home 4-1 Clarke, Hughes(2), Flo
Apr 29 Blackburn Rovers Home 0-1
May 2 Newcastle United Away 1-3 DiMatteo
May 10 Bolton Wanderers Home 2-0 Morris, Vialli

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 633,333 34,845 29,075 33,333
Away 565,915 55,163 15,231 29,785
Total 1,199,248 55,163 15,231 31,559

When The Goals Came

0-15 16-30 31-45 First Half 46-60 61-75 76-90 Second Half
Scored (71) 6 (8%) 10 (14%) 12 (16%) 28 (39%) 9 (12%) 14 (19%) 20 (28%) 43 (60%)
Conceded (43) 5 (11%) 6 (13%) 11 (25%) 22 (51%) 7 (16%) 6 (13%) 8 (18%) 21 (48%)
Total (114) 11 (9%) 16 (14%) 23 (20%) 50 (43%) 16 (14%) 20 (17%) 28 (24%) 64 (56%)

F.A. Cup

Round 3

Matches

Jan 4 Manchester United Home 3-5 Le Saux, Vialli(2)

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 34,792 34,792 34,792 34,792
Total 34,792 34,792 34,792 34,792

Coca Cola Cup

Winners

Matches

Oct 15 Blackburn Rovers Home 1-1 DiMatteo
Nov 19 Southampton Home 2-1 Flo, Morris
Jan 7 Ipswich Town Away 2-2 Le Saux, Flo
Jan 28 Arsenal Away 1-2 Hughes
Feb 18 Arsenal Home 3-1 Petrescu, Hughes, DiMatteo
Mar 29 Middlesbrough Neutral 2-0 DiMatteo, Sinclair

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 73,969 34,330 18,671 24,656
Away 60,202 38,114 22,088 30,101
Neutral 77,698 77,698 77,698 77,698
Total 211,869 77,698 18,671 35,312

European Cup Winners Cup

Winners

Matches

Sep 18 Slovan Bratislava Home 2-0 DiMatteo, Granville
Oct 2 Slovan Bratislava Away 2-0 Vialli, DiMatteo
Oct 23 Tromso Away 2-3 Vialli(2)
Nov 6 Tromso Home 7-1 Petrescu(2), Leboeuf(P), Vialli(3), Zola
Mar 5 Real Betis Away 2-1 Flo(2)
Mar 19 Real Betis Home 3-1 DiMatteo, Sinclair, Zola
Apr 2 Vicenza Away 0-1
Apr 16 Vicenza Home 3-1 Poyet, Zola, Hughes
May 13 VfB Stuttgart Neutral 1-0 Zola

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 118,540 33,810 23,067 29,635
Away 70,607 31,000 6,438 17,652
Neutral 30,216 30,216 30,216 30,216
Total 219,363 33,810 6,438 24,374

F.A. Charity Shield

Matches

Aug 3 Manchester United Neutral 1-1 Hughes

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Neutral 73,636 73,636 73,636 73,636
Total 73,636 73,636 73,636 73,636

Transfers/Loans

31st May 1997 Jakob Kjeldbjerg retired

31st May 1997 Erland Johnsen from Chelsea to Rosenborg

31st May 1997 Paul Parker released

4th June 1997 Scott Minto from Chelsea to Benfica Free

11th June 1997 Ed de Goey from Feyenoord to Chelsea 2,250,000

13th June 1997 Bernard Lambourde from Bordeaux to Chelsea 1.5 Million

30th June 1997 Gus Poyet From Real Zaragoza Free

25th July 1997 Craig Burley from Chelsea to Celtic 2.5 million

1st August 1997 Tore Andre Flo from Brann to Chelsea 300,000

1st August 1997 Jimmy Aggrey from Chelsea to Fulham Free

1st August 1997 Steve Hampshire from Youth to Chelsea

1st August 1997 John Terry from Youth to Chelsea

1st August 1997 Danny Potter from Youth to Chelsea

1st August 1997 Joe Dolan from Youth to Chelsea

8th August 1997 Graeme Le Saux from Blackburn to Chelsea 7 Million

22nd August 1997 Mark Stein from Chelsea to Ipswich Loan

1st October 1997 Danny Potter from Chelsea to Colchester Free

9th October 1997 David Rocastle from Chelsea to Hull Loan

16th October 1997 Nick Colgan from Chelsea to Brentford Loan

22nd October 1997 Mark Stein from Ipswich to Chelsea Loan ended

4th November 1997 Nick Colgan from Brentford to Chelsea Loan ended

19th December 1997 David Lee from Chelsea to Sheffield United Loan

1st January 1998 David Rocastle from Hull to Chelsea Loan ended

19th January 1998 David Lee from Sheffield United to Chelsea Loan ended

20th January 1998 Laurent Charvet from Cannes to Chelsea Loan

30th January 1998 Frode Grodas from Chelsea to Tottenham 250,000

26th February 1998 Nick Colgan from Chelsea to Reading Loan

3rd March 1998 Mark Stein from Chelsea to Bournemouth Loan

31st March 1998 Mark Stein from Bournemouth to Chelsea Loan ended

15th April 1998 Joe Dolan from Chelsea to Millwall Free


Players Statistics

 

Appearances

Squ 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
5 F Leboeuf 32 5 1 4 9 1 1 47 6
19 TA Flo 16 18 11 1 3 1 2 3 2 2 23 21 15
16 R DiMatteo 28 2 4 1 4 3 8 3 1 42 2 10
2 D Petrescu 31 5 1 3 1 7 2 1 42 1 8
1 E De Goey 28 1 4 9 1 43
25 G Zola 23 4 8 1 4 7 1 4 1 36 5 12
6 S Clarke 22 4 1 1 4 2 6 1 1 34 7 1
11 D Wise 26 3 4 9 1 40 3
10 LM Hughes 25 4 9 1 3 3 2 3 1 1 1 30 10 13
14 G Le Saux 26 1 1 1 4 1 3 34 3
9 G Vialli 14 7 11 1 2 2 1 8 6 1 24 10 19
20 F Sinclair 20 2 1 4 1 1 5 1 1 30 3 3
12 M Duberry 23 1 3 6 33
24 E Newton 17 1 3 1 6 1 26 3
22 M Nicholls 8 11 3 1 2 2 11 13 3
17 D Granville 9 4 3 3 1 1 1 16 5 1
8 G Poyet 11 3 4 4 1 1 16 3 5
18 A Myers 11 1 1 1 1 2 13 4
28 J Morris 9 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 4 2
26 L Charvet 7 4 2 1 1 7 6 2
7 B Lambourde 5 2 3 1 2 9 4
3 C Babayaro 8 1 1 2 1 11 2
23 D Kharine 10 10
21 P Hughes 5 4 1 6 4
4 R Gullit 6 3 1 3 7
35 J Harley 3 3
34 N Crittenden 2 1 1 2
15 D Lee 1 2 1 2
13 K Hitchcock 2 2
32 S Hampshire 1 1
Own Goal 2 2

Disciplinary

SY=Single Yellow    DY=Double Yellow (Red)

SR=Straight Red

Squ 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
11 D Wise 10 2 2 1 15
10 LM Hughes 9 1 2 12
5 F Leboeuf 7 1 1 2 1 11 1
16 R DiMatteo 6 1 2 9
20 F Sinclair 4 1 1 1 6 1
14 G Le Saux 3 1 2 6
2 D Petrescu 3 1 1 1 5 1
9 G Vialli 4 1 4 1
22 M Nicholls 2 1 1 4
12 M Duberry 2 2 4
26 L Charvet 3 3
25 G Zola 2 1 3
24 E Newton 2 1 3
7 B Lambourde 2 1 2 1
6 S Clarke 2 1 3
21 P Hughes 1 1 2
17 D Granville 2 2
8 G Poyet 1 1 2
3 C Babayaro 2 2
Total 67 2 1 5 12 1 11 1 3 98 2 3