Home CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB

Match Results

Season 1987-1988

Half-Time scores in brackets where known

Chelsea (1) 2 Sheffield Wednesday (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 15th August 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 21,929
Referee: Lester C Shapter (Torquay)
Chelsea 1 Eddie Niedzwiecki, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Wicks, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard (12 Kevin Wilson 66), 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorers Dixon 4, Durie 83 (Pen)
   Sub Not Used 14 Jerry Murphy
   Debut Players Tony Dorigo, Kevin Wilson, Clive Wilson
   Manager John Hollins
Sheffield Wednesday Hodge, Sterland, McCall, Madden, May, Worthington, Marwood, Megson, Chapman, Hirst, Chamberlain (Bradshaw)
   Scorer Chapman 55
   Manager Howard Wilkinson

Portsmouth (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 3

Date: Tuesday, 18th August 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 1
Venue: Fratton Park
Attendance: 16,917
Referee: Keren P Barratt (Coventry)
Portsmouth Knight, Swain, Hardyman, Whitehead, Mariner, Gilbert, Sandford, Kennedy, Kerr, Quinn, Fillery (Horne)
   Manager Alan Ball
Chelsea 1 Eddie Niedzwiecki, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Wicks, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorers Nevin 27, Dixon 74, Wilson 80
   Subs Not Used 12 Kevin Wilson, 14 Jerry Murphy
   Manager John Hollins

Tottenham Hotspur (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 22nd August 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 3
Venue: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 37,079
Referee: Allan Gunn (Burgess Hill)
Tottenham Hotspur Clemence, Ardiles, Thomas, Gough, Fairclough, Mabbutt, C Allen, P Allen, Waddle, Hodge, Metgod (Claesen 69)
   Scorer Claesen 85
   Booked Claesen
   Manager David Pleat
Chelsea 1 Eddie Niedzwiecki, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Wicks, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie (12 Kevin Wilson 28), 11 Clive Wilson
   Booked Wicks
   Sub Not Used 14 Roy Wegerle
   Manager John Hollins

Chelsea (0) 3 Luton Town (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 29th August 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 16,075
Referee: Vic G Callow (Solihull)
Chelsea 1 Eddie Niedzwiecki, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Wicks, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Clive Wilson, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 John Coady
   Scorers Coady 64, Nevin 71, Dixon 79
   Subs Not Used 12 Kevin Wilson, 14 John McNaught
   Manager John Hollins
Luton Town Sealey, Breacker, Grimes, Donaghy, Foster, Wilson, Hill, Cobb, Newell, Nwajiobi, Preece
   Manager Ray Harford

Manchester United (1) 3 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Monday, 31st August 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 4
Venue: Old Trafford
Attendance: 46,478
Referee: Trelford Mills (Barnsley)
Manchester United Walsh, Anderson, Albiston (Gibson 77), Moses, McGrath, Moran, Duxbury, Strachan, McClair, Whiteside, Olsen
   Scorers McClair 24, Strachan 49, Whiteside 83
   Booked Whiteside
   Manager Alex Ferguson
Chelsea 1 Eddie Niedzwiecki, 2 Darren Wood, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Wicks, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 John McNaught, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Clive Wilson, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 John Coady (12 Kevin Wilson 75)
   Scorer Walsh (O.G) 21
   Booked Wood
   Sub Not Used 14 Roy Wegerle
   Final Appearances John McNaught
   Manager John Hollins

Chelsea (1) 4 Nottingham Forest (3) 3

Date: Saturday, 5th September 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 18,414
Referee: David Hutchinson (Cambridgeshire)
Chelsea 1 Eddie Niedzwiecki, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Wicks, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon (12 Kevin Wilson 46), 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorers Durie 3, Durie 57, Clive Wilson 59, Clarke 67
   Sub Not Used 14 John Coady
   Manager John Hollins
Nottingham Forest Segers, Fleming, Pearce, Walker, Foster, Campbell (T Wilson 67), Carr, Webb, Clough, Wilkinson, Glover (Chettle 79)
   Scorers Foster 9, Clough 20, Wilkinson 35
   Manager Brian Clough

Queens Park Rangers (0) 3 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 12th September 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Loftus Road
Attendance: 22,583
Referee: Brian Hill (Kettering)
Queens Park Rangers Seaman, Fereday, Dawes, Parker, McDonald, Fenwick, Allen, Coney, Bannister, Byrne, Brock
   Scorers Bannister 56, Bannister 72, Bannister 89
   Manager Jim Smith
Chelsea 1 Eddie Niedzwiecki, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Wicks, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kevin Wilson, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorer Durie 90
   Subs Not Used 12 Kerry Dixon, 14 John Coady
   Manager John Hollins

Chelsea (1) 1 Norwich City (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 19th September 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 15,242
Referee: John E Martin (Alton)
Chelsea 1 Eddie Niedzwiecki, 2 Steve Clarke (14 John Coady 82), 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Michael Bodley, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard (12 Colin West 87), 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Kevin Wilson, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorer Dixon 5
   Debut Players Michael Bodley
   Manager John Hollins
Norwich City Gunn, Culverhouse, Spearing (Ratcliffe), Bruce, Phelan, Butterworth, Fox (Rosario), Drinkell, Biggins, Crook, Bowen
   Booked Bruce 6
   Manager Ken Brown

Reading (3) 3 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 23rd September 1987
Competition: Littlewoods Cup Round 2 (First Leg)
Venue: Elm Park
Attendance: 11,034
Referee: John C Deakin (Llantwit Major)
Reading Francis, Jones, Richardson, Beavon, Hicks, Peters, Tait, Taylor, Horrix, Gilkes, Bailie
   Scorers Gilkes 6, Hicks 11, Gilkes 40
   Manager Ian Branfoot
Chelsea 1 Eddie Niedzwiecki, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorer Durie 67 (Pen)
   Subs Not Used 12 Kevin Wilson, 14 Michael Bodley
   Manager John Hollins

Watford (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 26th September 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 2
Venue: Vicarage Road
Attendance: 16,213
Referee: Neil Midgley (Salford)
Watford Coton, Gibbs, Rostron (Blissett), Morris (Heatherston), Terry, McClelland, Chivers, Roberts, Senior, Porter, Sterling
   Manager Dave Bassett
Chelsea 1 Eddie Niedzwiecki, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Michael Bodley, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard (14 John Coady 65), 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorers Dixon, Durie, Durie (Pen)
   Sub Not Used 12 Kevin Wilson
   Manager John Hollins

Chelsea (2) 2 Newcastle United (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 3rd October 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 22,071
Referee: Keith A Cooper (Pontypridd)
Chelsea 1 Eddie Niedzwiecki, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Michael Bodley, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorers McCreary (O.G) 12, Dixon 25
   Subs Not Used 12 Kevin Wilson, 14 John Coady
   Manager John Hollins
Newcastle United Kelly, Anderson, Tinnion, McCreery, P Jackson, Roeder, McDonald (D Jackson 81), Gascoigne, Goddard, Mirandinha, Cornwell (Wharton 81)
   Scorers Goddard 30, Wharton 82
   Penalty Missed McDonald (Saved)
   Manager Willie McFaul

Chelsea (3) 3 Reading (1) 2

Date: Wednesday, 7th October 1987
Competition: Littlewoods Cup Round 2 (Second Leg)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 15,469
Referee: David Axcell (Southend)
Chelsea 1 Eddie Niedzwiecki, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Michael Bodley, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie (12 Kevin Wilson 54), 11 Clive Wilson (14 John Coady 46)
   Scorers Durie 20, Durie 30 (Pen), Durie 32
   Manager John Hollins
Reading Francis, Jones, Richardson, Beavon, Hicks, Peters, Tait, Taylor, Gordon, Gilkes, Bailie (Canoville)
   Scorers Gordon 33, Gordon 75
   Manager Ian Branfoot

Everton (2) 4 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 10th October 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Goodison Park
Attendance: 32,004
Referee: Keith S Hackett (Sheffield)
Everton Mimms, Stevens, Van den Hauwe, Ratcliffe, Watson, Reid, Steven, Heath, Sharp, Snodin, Wilson
   Scorers Sharp 25, Sharp 32, Heath 51, Heath 86
   Subs Not Used Clarke, Harper
   Manager Colin Harvey
Chelsea 1 Eddie Niedzwiecki, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Michael Bodley, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin (14 John Coady 78), 8 Michael Hazard (12 Kevin Wilson 78), 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorer Dixon 76
   Manager John Hollins

Chelsea (0) 1 Coventry City (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 17th October 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 16,699
Referee: Jim Ashworth (Rutland)
Chelsea 1 Eddie Niedzwiecki, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon (14 Colin West 87), 10 Kevin Wilson, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorer Dixon 71
   Sub Not Used 12 John Coady
   Manager John Hollins
Coventry City Ogrizovic, Borrows, Pickering, McGrath, Rodger, Sedgley, Bennett, Phillips, Regis, Houchen (Speedie), Gynn
   Manager John Sillett

Southampton (0) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 24th October 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: The Dell
Attendance: 11,890
Referee: Martin J Bodenham (Brighton)
Southampton Burridge, Forrest, Statham, Case, Moore, Bond, Le Tissier, Cockerill, Clarke, Baker, Wallace
   Scorers Baker 1st, Clarke 2nd, Wallace 3rd
   Manager Chris Nicholl
Chelsea 1 Eddie Niedzwiecki, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Gordon Durie, 10 Kevin Wilson, 11 Clive Wilson
   Subs Not Used 12 Kevin McAllister, 14 Gareth Hall
   Manager John Hollins

Chelsea (0) 2 Oxford United (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 31st October 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 6
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 15,027
Referee: Michael L James
Chelsea 1 Eddie Niedzwiecki (14 John Coady 83), 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Roy Wegerle, 9 Kevin Wilson, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorers Wegerle 49, Nevin 3rd
   Sub Not Used 12 Colin West
   Final Appearances Eddie Niedzwiecki
   Manager John Hollins
Oxford United Hucker, Bardsley, Dreyer, Shelton, Statter, Caton, Hebberd, Foyle, Saunders, Phillips, Rhoades-Brown
   Scorer Hebberd 23
   Manager Maurice Evans

Arsenal (2) 3 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Tuesday, 3rd November 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 6
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 40,230
Referee: George Tyson (Sunderland)
Arsenal Lukic, Thomas, Sansom, Williams, O'Leary, Adams, Rocastle, Davis, Smith, Groves, Richardson
   Scorers Richardson 5, Richardson 16, Wegerle (O.G) 61
   Manager George Graham
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Roy Wegerle (12 Kevin Wilson 77), 9 John Coady, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorer Nevin 10
   Booked McLaughlin
   Sub Not Used 14 Colin West
   Manager John Hollins

Barnsley (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Wednesday, 18th November 1987
Competition: Simod Cup Round 1
Venue: Oakwell
Attendance: 8,501
Referee: Mike D Reed (Birmingham)
Barnsley Baker, Beresford, Cross, Thomas, McGugan, Futcher, Wylde, Dobbin, Lowndes, MacDonald, Gray
   Scorer MacDonald 39
   Manager Allan Clarke
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Clive Wilson, 9 Kevin Wilson (14 Michael Hazard 56), 10 Gordon Durie, 11 John Coady
   Scorers Durie 65, Coady 82
   Sub Not Used 12 Gareth Hall
   Manager John Hollins

Derby County (0) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Sunday, 22nd November 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 18,644
Referee: Mike G Peck (Kendal)
Derby County Shilton, MacLaren, Forsyth, Williams, Wright, Blades, Callaghan, Garner, Gee, Gregory, Cross
   Scorers Cross 53, Gregory 78
   Booked MacLaren, Williams
   Subs Not Used Penney, McCord
   Manager Arthur Cox
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Gareth Hall, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard (14 Kevin Wilson 78), 9 John Coady (12 Roy Wegerle 78), 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Booked Clarke, Durie
   Penalty Missed Durie 20 (Hit post)
   Manager John Hollins

Chelsea (0) 1 Wimbledon (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 28th November 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 15,608
Referee: Ray S Lewis (Surrey)
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Steve Clarke (12 Gareth Hall 47), 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Jerry Murphy, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorer Durie 63 (Pen)
   Sub Not Used 14 Kevin Wilson
   Manager John Hollins
Wimbledon Beasant, Young, Scales, Jones, Gayle, Thorn, Fairweather, Cork, Fashanu, Sanchez, Wise
   Scorer Wise 1st
   Sent Off Gayle 63, Fairweather 65
   Manager Bobby Gould

Liverpool (0) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Sunday, 6th December 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Anfield
Attendance: 31,211
Referee: George Courtney (Spenneymoor)
Liverpool Grobbelaar, Gillespie, Lawrenson, Nicol, Whelan, Hansen, Beardsley, Aldridge (Johnston 84), Barnes, Houghton, McMahon
   Scorers Aldridge 67 (Pen), McMahon 86
   Sub Not Used Spackman
   Manager Kenny Dalglish
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Jerry Murphy, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorer Durie 22 (Pen)
   Subs Not Used 12 Gareth Hall, 14 Kevin Wilson
   Final Appearances Jerry Murphy
   Manager John Hollins

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

Date: Saturday, 12th December 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 7
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 22,850
Referee: Dennis A Hedges (Oxford)
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin (14 Roy Wegerle 74), 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Kevin Wilson, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorer Kevin Wilson 82
   Sub Not Used 12 Gareth Hall
   Manager John Hollins
West Ham United McAlister, Bonds, Parris, Strodder, Stewart, Keen, Ward, Dickens, Hilton, Cottee, Robson
   Scorer Parris 26
   Manager John Lyall

Manchester City (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Wednesday, 16th December 1987
Competition: Simod Cup Round 2
Venue: Maine Road
Attendance: 6,406
Referee: Trelford Mills (Barnsley)
Manchester City Nixon, Gidman, Hinchcliffe, Seagraves, Lake, Redmond, White (Scott), Stewart, Adcock (Varadi), McNab, Simpson
   Manager Mel Machin
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Gareth Hall, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Michael Bodley, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Roy Wegerle, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Kevin Wilson, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorers Kevin Wilson 67, Dixon 88
   Subs Not Used 12 Kevin McAllister, 14 John Coady
   Manager John Hollins

Charlton Athletic (0) 2 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Sunday, 20th December 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: Selhurst Park
Attendance: 10,893
Referee: John E Martin (Alton)
Charlton Athletic Bolder, Humphrey, Reid, Gritt, Shirtliff, Thompson, Peake, Campbell, Jones, Williams, Mortimer (Stuart 45)
   Scorers Shirtliff 74, Stuart 82
   Manager Lennie Lawrence
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Gareth Hall, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Michael Bodley, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin (12 Kevin McAllister 85), 8 Roy Wegerle (14 John Coady 85), 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Kevin Wilson, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorers Bodley 13, Wood 57 (Pen)
   Manager John Hollins

Chelsea (0) 1 Queens Park Rangers (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 26th December 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 18,020
Referee: David R Elleray (Harrow-On-The-Hill)
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Gareth Hall, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Clarke, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Kevin Wilson, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorer McLaughlin 2nd
   Subs Not Used 12 Roy Wegerle, 14 Gareth Hall
   Manager John Hollins
Queens Park Rangers Johns, Neill, Dawes, Parker, McDonald, Fenwick, Allen, Falco, Bannister, Kerslake (Maguire), Brock
   Scorer Kerslake 1st
   Manager Jim Smith

Norwich City (0) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Monday, 28th December 1987
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 8
Venue: Carrow Road
Attendance: 19,668
Referee: Kelvin Morton (Bury St Edmunds)
Norwich City Gunn, Culverhouse, Elliott (Putney), Bowen, Phelan, Butterworth, Fox, Drinkell, Rosario, Goss, Gordon
   Scorers Fox, Goss, Drinkell (Pen)
   Manager Dave Stringer
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Gareth Hall, 3 Tony Dorigo (12 John Coady 36), 4 Steve Clarke, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Roy Wegerle, 9 Kevin Wilson, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Sub Not Used 14 Kevin McAllister
   Final Appearances John Coady
   Manager John Hollins

Luton Town (1) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Friday, 1st January 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Kenilworth Road
Attendance: 8,018
Referee: John M Key (Rotherham)
Luton Town Sealey, Breacker, Johnson, McDonough, Foster, Donaghy, Wilson, B Stein, Harford, M Stein, Allinson
   Scorers M Stein 12, B Stein 2nd, Harford 3rd
   Manager Ray Harford
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Darren Wood, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Clarke, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 John Bumstead, 7 Kevin McAllister, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Subs Not Used 12 Roy Wegerle, 14 Gareth Hall
   Manager John Hollins

Chelsea (0) 0 Tottenham Hotspur (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 2nd January 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 11
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 29,317
Referee: Lester C Shapter (Torquay)
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Darren Wood, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Clarke, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 John Bumstead, 7 Kevin McAllister (12 Roy Wegerle 86), 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Sub Not Used 14 Gareth Hall
   Manager John Hollins
Tottenham Hotspur Parks, Hughton, Thomas, Fenwick, Fairclough, Mabbutt, C Allen (Howells 72), P Allen (Statham), Waddle, Hodge, Moran
   Manager Terry Venables

Derby County (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 9th January 1988
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 18,753
Referee: Roger G Milford (Bristol)
Derby County Shilton, MacLaren, Forsyth, Williams, Wright, Blades, Callaghan, Penney, Gee (Garner), Gregory, McCord (Lewis)
   Scorer Penney 10
   Manager Arthur Cox
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Darren Wood, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Clarke, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 John Bumstead, 7 Kevin McAllister, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie (14 Roy Wegerle 52), 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorers McAllister 5, Dixon 46, Wegerle 4th
   Sub Not Used 12 Colin Pates
   Manager John Hollins

Sheffield Wednesday (1) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 16th January 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Hillsborough
Attendance: 19,859
Referee: Joe Timmons (Newcastle)
Sheffield Wednesday Hodge, Sterland (Chamberlain), Worthington, Madden, Pearson, Proctor, Marwood, Owen (Fee), Bradshaw, West, May
   Scorers May 1st, Marwood 2nd (Pen), Bradshaw 3rd
   Manager Howard Wilkinson
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Darren Wood, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Clarke, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 John Bumstead, 7 Kevin McAllister, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Roy Wegerle, 11 Clive Wilson (14 Colin Pates 57)
   Sub Not Used 12 Kevin Wilson
   Manager John Hollins

Swindon Town (3) 4 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Tuesday, 19th January 1988
Competition: Simod Cup Round 3
Venue: County Ground
Attendance: 12,317
Referee: Allan Gunn (Burgess Hill)
Swindon Town Hammond, Hockaday, King, Kamara, Parkin, Calderwood, Bamber, Gittens, Quinn, O'Regan, White
   Scorers Parkin 7, White 8, Quinn 43, White 63
   Manager Lou Macari
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 John Bumstead (12 Roy Wegerle 71), 7 Kevin McAllister (14 Clive Wilson 71), 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Kevin Wilson, 11 Darren Wood
   Manager John Hollins

Chelsea (0) 0 Portsmouth (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 23rd January 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 15,856
Referee: Paul S Danson (Leicester)
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 John Bumstead (14 Clive Wilson 71), 7 Kevin McAllister, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon (12 Pat Nevin 70), 10 Kevin Wilson, 11 Darren Wood
   Manager John Hollins
Portsmouth Knight, Whitehead, Swain, Dillon, Blake, Ball, Horne, Fillery, Baird, Quinn, Hilaire
   Manager Alan Ball

Manchester United (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 30th January 1988
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4
Venue: Old Trafford
Attendance: 50,816
Referee: Brian Hill (Kettering)
Manchester United Turner, Anderson, Duxbury, Bruce, Blackmore (O'Brien 76), Hogg, Robson, Strachan, McClair, Whiteside, Olsen
   Scorers Whiteside 41, McClair 68
   Sub Not Used Davenport
   Penalty Missed McClair 7 (Saved)
   Manager Alex Ferguson
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Kevin McAllister (14 Pat Nevin 62), 8 John Bumstead (12 Michael Hazard 62), 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Kevin Wilson, 11 Clive Wilson
   Manager John Hollins

Nottingham Forest (1) 3 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 6th February 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: City Ground
Attendance: 18,203
Referee: John Lloyd (Wrexham)
Nottingham Forest Sutton, Fleming, Pearce, Walker, Foster (Chettle 46), Wilson, Crosby, Webb, Clough, Gaynor, Rice (Starbuck 78)
   Scorers Foster 23, Crosby 47, Clough 65 (Pen)
   Manager Brian Clough
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo (12 Clive Wilson 80), 4 Colin Pates, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 John Bumstead, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Kevin Wilson, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Darren Wood, 11 Roy Wegerle
   Scorers Dixon 50, Kevin Wilson 53
   Sub Not Used 14 Colin West
   Manager John Hollins

Chelsea (0) 1 Manchester United (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 13th February 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 25,014
Referee: David Axcell (Southend)
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 John Bumstead, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Kevin Wilson (12 Colin West 61), 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Darren Wood, 11 Roy Wegerle
   Scorer West 82
   Sub Not Used 14 Clive Wilson
   Manager John Hollins
Manchester United Turner, Anderson, Albiston, Bruce, O'Brien, Hogg, Robson, Davenport, McClair, Whiteside, Gibson (Blackmore 80)
   Scorers Bruce 50, O'Brien 52
   Manager Alex Ferguson

Newcastle United (2) 3 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 27th February 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: St James' Park
Attendance: 17,858
Referee: Paul Harrison (Oldham)
Newcastle United Kelly, McDonald, Wharton, McCreery, P Jackson, Roeder, Cornwell, Gascoigne, Goddard, Mirandinha (D Jackson), O'Neill
   Scorers Gascoigne, Mirandinha, Mirandinha
   Sent Off Wharton 75
   Manager Willie McFaul
Chelsea 1 Roger Freestone, 2 Steve Clarke (12 Gareth Hall 55), 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Clive Wilson, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Colin West, 11 Roy Wegerle (14 Kevin Wilson 66)
   Scorer Kevin Wilson
   Penalties Missed Hazard 39 (Saved), K Wilson 75 (Saved)
   Final Appearances Roy Wegerle
   Manager John Hollins

Coventry City (2) 3 Chelsea (3) 3

Date: Saturday, 5th March 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Highfield Road
Attendance: 16,816
Referee: Allan Gunn (Burgess Hill)
Coventry City Ogrizovic, Rodger, Downs, Sedgley, Kilcline, Peake, Bennett, Phillips, Regis, Speedie, Pickering (Smith 54)
   Scorers Kilcline 17, Speedie 33, Smith 59
   Manager John Sillett
Chelsea 1 Perry Digweed, 2 Gareth Hall, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Steve Clarke, 6 Michael Bodley, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Kevin Wilson, 11 John Bumstead
   Scorers Wilson 9, Nevin 16, Wilson 39
   Booked Clarke
   Subs Not Used 12 Clive Wilson, 14 Roy Wegerle
   Debut Players Perry Digweed
   Final Appearances Michael Bodley
   Manager John Hollins

Chelsea (0) 0 Everton (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 12th March 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 17,390
Referee: Keith A Cooper (Pontypridd)
Chelsea 1 Perry Digweed, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Steve Wicks, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Kevin Wilson, 11 John Bumstead
   Subs Not Used 12 Clive Wilson, 14 Roy Wegerle
   Manager Bobby Campbell
Everton Southall, Stevens, Pointon, Van den Hauwe, Watson, Harper, Steven, Clarke, Sharp, Power, Sheedy
   Subs Not Used Heath, Wilson
   Manager Colin Harvey

Oxford United (0) 4 Chelsea (3) 4

Date: Saturday, 19th March 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Manor Ground
Attendance: 8,468
Referee: Neil Midgley (Salford)
Oxford United Judge, Bardsley, Dreyer, Greenall, Briggs, Caton (Reck 45), Hebberd, Foyle, Saunders, Mustoe, Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Rhoades-Brown 48, Saunders 60, Foyle 76, Saunders 88
   Manager Vacant
Chelsea 1 Perry Digweed, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Steve Wicks, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard (14 Gareth Hall 80), 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Kevin Wilson (12 Clive Wilson 85), 11 John Bumstead
   Scorers Nevin 17, Bumstead 27, Dixon 44, Dixon 86
   Final Appearances Perry Digweed
   Manager Bobby Campbell

Chelsea (0) 0 Southampton (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 26th March 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 15,380
Referee: Howard W King (Merthyr Tydfil)
Chelsea 1 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Colin Pates (12 Gareth Hall 80), 5 Steve Wicks, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Kevin Wilson (14 Clive Wilson 59), 11 John Bumstead
   Debut Players Kevin Hitchcock
   Manager Bobby Campbell
Southampton Burridge, Forrest, Statham, Case, Blake, Bond, Baker, Cockerill, Clarke, Townsend, Wallace (Shearer)
   Scorer Baker 56
   Manager Chris Nicholl

Chelsea (0) 1 Watford (1) 1

Date: Tuesday, 29th March 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 11,240
Referee: Keren P Barratt (Coventry)
Chelsea 1 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Wicks, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Colin West, 11 John Bumstead
   Scorer West 58
   Booked Hazard 30
   Subs Not Used 12 Gareth Hall, 14 Kevin Wilson
   Manager Bobby Campbell
Watford Coton, Gibbs, Rostron, Jackett, Morris, McClelland, Sterling, Rimmer (Blissett 85), Roberts, Porter, Holden (Hodges 60)
   Scorer Rimmer 19
   Manager Steve Harrison

Chelsea (0) 1 Arsenal (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 2nd April 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 26,084
Referee: John E Martin (Alton)
Chelsea 1 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Wicks, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon (12 Gareth Hall 65), 10 Gordon Durie (14 Colin West 46), 11 John Bumstead
   Scorer Hazard 79
   Manager Bobby Campbell
Arsenal Lukic, Dixon, Winterburn, Williams, Caesar, Adams, Rocastle, Davis, Quinn, Groves, Hayes
   Scorer McLaughlin (O.G) 76
   Subs Not Used Richardson, Thomas
   Manager George Graham

Chelsea (1) 1 Derby County (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 9th April 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 16,996
Referee: George Tyson (Sunderland)
Chelsea 1 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Wicks, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Darren Wood, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Colin West, 10 Gordon Durie (14 Kevin Wilson 89), 11 John Bumstead
   Scorer Hazard 45
   Booked McLaughlin
   Sub Not Used 12 Gareth Hall
   Manager Bobby Campbell
Derby County Shilton, Blades (MacLaren 72), Forsyth, Williams, Wright, Hindmarch, Micklewhite, Stapleton, Gee (Cross 76), Gregory, Callaghan
   Booked Forsyth, Hindmarch
   Manager Arthur Cox

Wimbledon (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 23rd April 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Plough Lane
Attendance: 15,128
Referee: Daniel Vickers (Ilford)
Wimbledon Beasant, Scales, Phelan, Ryan (Gayle 15), Young, Thorn, Gannon (Clement 67), Miller, Swindlehurst, Sanchez, Wise
   Scorers Sanchez 29, Wise 70
   Booked Gannon
   Manager Bobby Gould
Chelsea 1 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Gareth Hall, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Wicks, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Steve Clarke, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 John Bumstead
   Scorers Durie 73, Durie 82 (Pen)
   Booked Bumstead, Durie
   Subs Not Used 12 Colin Pates, 14 Colin West
   Manager Bobby Campbell

Chelsea (0) 1 Liverpool (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 30th April 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 16
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 35,625
Referee: Bob Hamer (Bristol)
Chelsea 1 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Gareth Hall, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Wicks, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Steve Clarke, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 John Bumstead
   Scorer Durie 72 (Pen)
   Subs Not Used 12 Colin Pates, 14 Colin West
   Manager Bobby Campbell
Liverpool Grobbelaar, Watson, Whelan, Nicol, Spackman, Hansen, Johnston, Aldridge (Beardsley 67), Houghton, Barnes, McMahon
   Scorer Barnes 75
   Sub Not Used Ablett
   Penalty Missed Beardsley 78 (Saved)
   Manager Kenny Dalglish

West Ham United (2) 4 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Monday, 2nd May 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Upton Park
Attendance: 28,521
Referee: David Scott (Burnley)
West Ham United McAlister, Parris, Dicks, Potts, Hilton, Gale, Ward, Dickens, Rosenior, Cottee, Robson
   Scorers Rosenior 17, Rosenior 36, Hilton 57, Cottee 88
   Booked Parris, Robson
   Sent Off Rosenior 65
   Manager John Lyall
Chelsea 1 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Gareth Hall, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Wicks, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Steve Clarke, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 Michael Hazard (14 Colin West 46), 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 John Bumstead
   Scorer West 86
   Booked Clarke, Hazard, McLaughlin, Dorigo 19
   Sub Not Used 12 Colin Pates
   Manager Bobby Campbell

Chelsea (1) 1 Charlton Athletic (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 7th May 1988
Competition: Football League Division 1     Position 18
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 33,701
Referee: Darryl V Reeves (Uxbridge)
Chelsea 1 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Wicks, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson (12 Colin West 70)
   Scorer Durie 16 (Pen)
   Sub Not Used 14 Kevin Wilson
   Final Appearances Colin West
   Manager Bobby Campbell
Charlton Athletic Bolder, Humphrey, Reid, MacKenzie, Shirtliff, Miller, Stuart (Mortimer 63), Leaburn, Bennett (Jones 45), Lee, Crooks
   Scorer Miller 64
   Booked Humphrey 16
   Manager Lennie Lawrence

Blackburn Rovers (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Sunday, 15th May 1988
Competition: Football League Playoffs
Venue: Ewood Park
Attendance: 16,598
Referee: John M Key (Rotherham)
Blackburn Rovers Gennoe, Price, Millar, Barker, Hendry, Mail, Reid, Ainscow (Ardiles), Gayle (Hill), Garner, Sellars
   Manager Don Mackay
Chelsea 1 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo (14 Kevin Wilson 8), 4 Gareth Hall, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 John Bumstead (12 Kevin McAllister 70), 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Scorers Durie 46, Nevin 68
   Booked Durie
   Manager Bobby Campbell

Chelsea (1) 4 Blackburn Rovers (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 18th May 1988
Competition: Football League Playoffs
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 22,757
Referee: Allan Gunn (Burgess Hill)
Chelsea 1 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Clive Wilson, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Gareth Hall, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 John Bumstead (12 Kevin McAllister 79), 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Kevin Wilson
   Scorers Kevin Wilson 26, Dixon 55, Kevin Wilson 3rd, Durie 83
   Sub Not Used 14 Steve Wicks
   Manager Bobby Campbell
Blackburn Rovers Gennoe, Reid, Millar, Barker, Hendry, Mail (Hill), Gayle, Archibald, Ardiles, Garner, Sellars
   Scorer Sellars 61
   Manager Don Mackay

Middlesbrough (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 25th May 1988
Competition: Football League Playoffs
Venue: Ayresome Park
Attendance: 25,531
Referee: Keith S Hackett (Sheffield)
Middlesbrough Pears, Parkinson, Cooper, Mowbray, Hamilton, Pallister, Slaven, Ripley, Senior, Kerr, Glover
   Scorers Senior 30, Slaven 81
   Manager Bruce Rioch
Chelsea 1 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Wicks, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Pat Nevin, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Clive Wilson
   Subs Not Used 12 Gareth Hall, 14 Kevin Wilson
   Manager Bobby Campbell

Chelsea (1) 1 Middlesbrough (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 28th May 1988
Competition: Football League Playoffs
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,550
Referee: Brian Hill (Kettering)
Chelsea 1 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Steve Clarke, 3 Tony Dorigo, 4 Steve Wicks, 5 Joe McLaughlin, 6 Colin Pates (12 Gareth Hall 80), 7 Pat Nevin, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Kerry Dixon, 10 Gordon Durie, 11 Kevin Wilson (14 Kevin McAllister 80)
   Scorer Durie 18
   Final Appearances Steve Wicks, Pat Nevin
   Manager Bobby Campbell
Middlesbrough Pears, Parkinson, Cooper, Mowbray, Hamilton, Pallister, Slaven, Ripley, Senior, Kerr, Glover
   Manager Bruce Rioch