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Season 1998-1999

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Coventry City (2) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 15th August 1998 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 18
Venue: Highfield Road
Attendance: 23,042
Referee: Graham P Barber (Pyrford)
Coventry City Hedman, Nilsson, Burrows, Williams, Shaw, Whelan (M Hall 70), Boateng (P Hall 88), Telfer, Soltvedt, Huckerby, Dublin
   Scorers Huckerby 10, Dublin 16
   Booked Telfer 4, Soltvedt 44, Burrows 62, Huckerby 88
   Subs Not Used Ogrizovic, Wallemme, Haworth
   Manager Gordon Strachan
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 8 Gus Poyet, 9 Gianluca Vialli (19 Tore Andre Flo 69), 10 Pierluigi Casiraghi, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo (25 Gianfranco Zola 76), 17 Albert Ferrer
   Scorer Poyet 37
   Booked DiMatteo, Wise 29, Vialli 57, Ferrer 88
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 12 Michael Duberry, 24 Eddie Newton
   Debut Players Marcel Desailly, Pierluigi Casiraghi, Albert Ferrer
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (1) 1 Newcastle United (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 22nd August 1998 at 13:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,795
Referee: Uriah D Rennie (Sheffield)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 8 Gus Poyet (19 Tore Andre Flo 73), 10 Pierluigi Casiraghi, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Graeme Le Saux ( 2 Dan Petrescu 58), 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorer Babayaro 23
   Booked Casiraghi, Duberry, Leboeuf, Zola
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 24 Eddie Newton
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Newcastle United Given, Watson, Charvet, Pearce, Pistone (Albert 67), Lee, Hamann, Dabizas, Speed, Andersson (Solano 67), Shearer
   Scorer Andersson 43
   Booked Pistone, Shearer
   Subs Not Used Howey, Perez, Ketsbaia
   Manager Kenny Dalglish

Real Madrid (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Friday, 28th August 1998 at 19:45 Report
Competition: UEFA Super Cup Final
Venue: Stade Louis II Monaco
Attendance: 9,762
Referee: Marc Batta (France)
Real Madrid Illgner, Panucci, Carlos, Hierro, Sanchis, Redondo, Raul, Mijatovic (Jarni 73), Seedorf, Sabio, Karembeu (Morientes 57)
   Booked Karembeu, Morientes
   Subs Not Used Contreras, Ivan Campo, Guti, Jaime, Fernando-Sanz
   Manager Guus Hiddink
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 10 Pierluigi Casiraghi (19 Tore Andre Flo 90), 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo ( 8 Gus Poyet 64), 17 Albert Ferrer, 25 Gianfranco Zola ( 7 Brian Laudrup 83)
   Scorer Poyet 81
   Booked Babayaro, Ferrer
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 24 Eddie Newton, 28 Jody Morris
   Debut Players Brian Laudrup
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (0) 0 Arsenal (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 9th September 1998 at 20:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 18
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,644
Referee: Steve J Lodge (Barnsley)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 7 Brian Laudrup ( 8 Gus Poyet 58), 10 Pierluigi Casiraghi, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 21 Bernard Lambourde ( 2 Dan Petrescu 70), 25 Gianfranco Zola (19 Tore Andre Flo 84)
   Booked Casiraghi, Le Saux, Duberry 48
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 24 Eddie Newton
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Arsenal Seaman, Dixon, Keown, Adams, Winterburn, Parlour, Vieira, Petit, Overmars (Garde 61), Bergkamp (Wreh 90), Anelka (Hughes 76)
   Booked Dixon, Winterburn, Keown 5
   Sent Off Dixon 60
   Subs Not Used Manninger, Grimandi
   Manager Arsene Wenger

Chelsea (2) 2 Nottingham Forest (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 12th September 1998 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,809
Referee: Paul E Alcock (Halstead)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 8 Gus Poyet (21 Bernard Lambourde 83), 10 Pierluigi Casiraghi ( 7 Brian Laudrup 89), 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 24 Eddie Newton, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorers Zola 1, Poyet 35
   Booked Petrescu
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 19 Tore Andre Flo, 28 Jody Morris
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Nottingham Forest Beasant, Rogers, Quashie, Chettle, Stone, Johnson, Armstrong, Thomas (Harewood 58), Bonalair, Darcheville, Gray (Lyttle 65)
   Scorer Darcheville 69
   Subs Not Used Crossley, Freedman, Edwards
   Manager Dave Bassett

Chelsea (1) 1 Helsingborgs (0) 0

Date: Thursday, 17th September 1998 at 19:45 Report
Competition: European Cup Winners Cup Round 1 (First Leg)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 17,714
Referee: Juan Ansuategui Roca (Spain)
Chelsea 23 Dmitri Kharine, 3 Celestine Babayaro ( 8 Gus Poyet 62), 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 7 Brian Laudrup, 9 Gianluca Vialli (22 Mark Nicholls 83), 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 19 Tore Andre Flo (10 Pierluigi Casiraghi 54)
   Scorer Leboeuf 43
   Booked Laudrup, Wise
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 24 Eddie Newton, 28 Jody Morris
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Helsingborgs Anderson, Nilsson, Jacobsson, Jovanovski, Edman, Stavrum (Wahlstedt 65), Wibran, Lantz, Strovik (Ljung 90), Johansen (Johnsson 73), Powell
   Booked Edman, Nilsson
   Subs Not Used Larsson, Andersson, Prica
   Manager Age Hareide

Blackburn Rovers (1) 3 Chelsea (1) 4

Date: Monday, 21st September 1998 at 20:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 11
Venue: Ewood Park
Attendance: 23,113
Referee: Peter Jones (Loughborough)
Blackburn Rovers Flowers, Davidson, Sherwood, Peacock, Henchoz, Flitcroft, Sutton, Wilcox (McKinlay 78), Dahlin, Perez, Dailly
   Scorers Sutton 22, Perez 57, Sutton 79 (Pen)
   Booked Flitcroft, Perez, Sutton
   Sent Off Perez 67
   Subs Not Used Kenna, Johnson, Dunn, Filan
   Manager Roy Hodgson
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 8 Gus Poyet, 10 Pierluigi Casiraghi (19 Tore Andre Flo 78), 11 Dennis Wise (16 Roberto DiMatteo 54), 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 17 Albert Ferrer, 25 Gianfranco Zola ( 7 Brian Laudrup 70)
   Scorers Zola 15, Leboeuf 51 (Pen), Flo 82, Flo 86
   Booked Duberry, Leboeuf
   Sent Off Le Saux 67
   Subs Not Used 21 Bernard Lambourde, 13 Kevin Hitchcock
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (0) 2 Middlesbrough (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 26th September 1998 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 7
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,811
Referee: Mike D Reed (Birmingham)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf (12 Michael Duberry 83), 6 Marcel Desailly, 7 Brian Laudrup ( 2 Dan Petrescu 75), 8 Gus Poyet, 10 Pierluigi Casiraghi (19 Tore Andre Flo 46), 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorers Pallister (O.G) 46, Zola 81
   Booked Babayaro, DiMatteo, Ferrer
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 24 Eddie Newton
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Middlesbrough Schwarzer, Gordon, Vickers, Festa, Pallister, Mustoe, Gascoigne, Beck (Stamp 57), Townsend, Ricard, Cooper
   Booked Beck, Cooper, Festa, Gascoigne, Mustoe
   Subs Not Used Moore, Beresford, Maddison, Blackmore
   Manager Bryan Robson

Helsingborgs (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Thursday, 1st October 1998 at 19:00 Report
Competition: European Cup Winners Cup Round 1 (Second Leg)
Venue: Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 12,348
Referee: Vladimir Hrinak (Slovakia)
Helsingborgs S Andersson, Nilsson, Jacobsson, Jovanovski, Edman (C Andersson 82), Stavrum (Johansen 61), Wibran, Lantz, Strovik, Johnsson (Wahlstedt 72), Powell
   Booked Jovanovski
   Subs Not Used P Ljung, Bjornsson, J Ljung, Larsson
   Manager Age Hareide
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 8 Gus Poyet, 9 Gianluca Vialli (10 Pierluigi Casiraghi 90), 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 19 Tore Andre Flo
   Subs Not Used 2 Dan Petrescu, 7 Brian Laudrup, 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 24 Eddie Newton, 28 Jody Morris
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Liverpool (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Sunday, 4th October 1998 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 6
Venue: Anfield
Attendance: 44,404
Referee: Graham Poll (Tring)
Liverpool James, McAteer (Heggem 56), Carragher, Babb (Matteo 24), Bjornebye, Leonhardsen (Riedle 64), Redknapp, Ince, Berger, Fowler, Owen
   Scorer Redknapp 83
   Booked Babb, Ince, Matteo, Redknapp, Riedle 65
   Subs Not Used Staunton, Friedel
   Manager Roy Evans
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 7 Brian Laudrup (21 Bernard Lambourde 90), 10 Pierluigi Casiraghi (19 Tore Andre Flo 69), 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 25 Gianfranco Zola ( 8 Gus Poyet 60)
   Scorer Casiraghi 10
   Booked Duberry, Petrescu
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 24 Eddie Newton
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (1) 2 Charlton Athletic (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 17th October 1998 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,639
Referee: Steve W Dunn (Bristol)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly (11 Dennis Wise 54), 7 Brian Laudrup, 8 Gus Poyet, 10 Pierluigi Casiraghi (19 Tore Andre Flo 73), 12 Michael Duberry, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 25 Gianfranco Zola ( 2 Dan Petrescu 73)
   Scorers Leboeuf 18 (Pen), Poyet 88
   Booked DiMatteo, Ferrer, Leboeuf, Wise
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 21 Bernard Lambourde
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Charlton Athletic Ilic (Petterson 44), Mills, Powell, Redfearn, Rufus, Youds, Kinsella (Jones 84), Hunt, Mendonca, Mortimer (Robinson 76), Tiler
   Scorer Youds 58
   Booked Rufus, Tiler, Ilic 17
   Subs Not Used Brown, Bright
   Manager Alan Curbishley

Chelsea (0) 1 Copenhagen (0) 1

Date: Thursday, 22nd October 1998 at 19:45 Report
Competition: European Cup Winners Cup Round 2 (First Leg)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 21,207
Referee: Metin Tokat (Turkey)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 7 Brian Laudrup, 8 Gus Poyet, 10 Pierluigi Casiraghi (19 Tore Andre Flo 68), 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer ( 2 Dan Petrescu 69), 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorer Desailly 90
   Subs Not Used 3 Celestine Babayaro, 12 Michael Duberry, 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 28 Jody Morris
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Copenhagen Stensgaard, L Nielsen (Falch 84), Hemmingsen, Goldbaek, Haren, D Nielsen, P Nielsen, Thorninger (Jonsson 73), M Nielsen, Jensen, Rytter (Madsen 65)
   Scorer Goldbaek 80
   Booked Stensgaard
   Subs Not Used Martin Nielsen, Larsen, C Nielsen, Pedersen
   Manager Kim Brink

Leeds United (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Sunday, 25th October 1998 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 6
Venue: Elland Road
Attendance: 36,292
Referee: Mike D Reed (Birmingham)
Leeds United Robinson, Radebe, Woodgate, Molenaar, Hiden, Hopkin (Haaland 72), Bowyer, McPhail, Granville, Hasselbaink (Wijnhard 80), Kewell
   Booked Bowyer, Hasselbaink, Molenaar, Radebe, Wijnhard
   Subs Not Used Wetherall, Halle, Santos
   Penalty Missed Hasselbaink 45 (Saved)
   Manager David O'Leary
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 7 Brian Laudrup, 10 Pierluigi Casiraghi (19 Tore Andre Flo 76), 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 25 Gianfranco Zola ( 8 Gus Poyet 66)
   Booked Babayaro, De Goey, Duberry, Leboeuf, Wise, Zola 29, DiMatteo 30
   Sent Off Leboeuf 61
   Subs Not Used 21 Bernard Lambourde, 22 Mark Nicholls, 13 Kevin Hitchcock
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (1) 4 Aston Villa (1) 1

Date: Wednesday, 28th October 1998 at 19:45 Report
Competition: Worthington Cup Round 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 26,790
Referee: Graham P Barber (Pyrford)
Chelsea 23 Dmitri Kharine, 2 Dan Petrescu (26 John Terry 86), 3 Celestine Babayaro, 8 Gus Poyet, 9 Gianluca Vialli (27 Jon Harley 90), 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry, 19 Tore Andre Flo, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 22 Mark Nicholls (29 Neil Clement 76), 28 Jody Morris
   Scorers Vialli 32, Vialli 67, Flo 71, Vialli 85
   Booked Petrescu, Vialli 88
   Sent Off Wise 87
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Debut Players John Terry
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Aston Villa Oakes, Charles (Vassell 75), Wright (Jaszczun 74), Ehiogu, Watson, Taylor, Draper, Joachim, Grayson, Scimeca (Thompson 56), Byfield
   Scorer Draper 10
   Booked Taylor, Thompson
   Subs Not Used Rachel, Samuel
   Manager John Gregory

Copenhagen (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Thursday, 5th November 1998 at 19:30 Report
Competition: European Cup Winners Cup Round 2 (Second Leg)
Venue: Parken
Attendance: 25,118
Referee: Claude Colombo (France)
Copenhagen Steensgaard, L Nielsen, Hemmingsen, Goldbaek, Haren (M Larsen 88), D Nielsen, P Nielsen, Thorninger (Jonsson 56), M Nielsen, Jensen, Rytter
   Booked Hemmingsen, L Nielsen, P Nielsen
   Subs Not Used Martin Nielsen, Falch, H Larsen, Madsen, Pedersen
   Manager Kim Brink
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 7 Brian Laudrup ( 2 Dan Petrescu 67), 10 Pierluigi Casiraghi ( 8 Gus Poyet 89), 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 25 Gianfranco Zola (19 Tore Andre Flo 76)
   Scorer Laudrup 32
   Booked Casiraghi, DiMatteo
   Subs Not Used 12 Michael Duberry, 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 22 Mark Nicholls
   Final Appearances Brian Laudrup
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

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

Date: Sunday, 8th November 1998 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 5
Venue: Upton Park
Attendance: 26,023
Referee: Graham P Barber (Pyrford)
West Ham United Hislop, Ruddock, Ferdinand, Pearce, Lomas, Lampard, Sinclair, Keller, Berkovic (Potts 87), Kitson, Wright
   Scorer Ruddock 4
   Booked Lomas
   Subs Not Used Sealey, Omoyimni, Breacker, Abou
   Manager Harry Redknapp
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 6 Marcel Desailly, 8 Gus Poyet, 10 Pierluigi Casiraghi (19 Tore Andre Flo 24), 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo ( 2 Dan Petrescu 46), 17 Albert Ferrer, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 25 Gianfranco Zola (22 Mark Nicholls 66)
   Scorer Babayaro 76
   Booked Poyet
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 26 John Terry
   Final Appearances Pierluigi Casiraghi
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Arsenal (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 5

Date: Wednesday, 11th November 1998 at 19:45 Report
Competition: Worthington Cup Round 4
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 37,562
Referee: David R Elleray (Harrow-On-The-Hill)
Arsenal Manninger, Vivas, Ljungberg, Bergkamp (Caballero 60), Wreh, Hughes, Grimandi, Garde (Mendez 45), Upson, Boa Morte, Grondin
   Booked Grimandi
   Subs Not Used Lukic, Cole, Vernazza
   Manager Arsene Wenger
Chelsea 23 Dmitri Kharine, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf (21 Bernard Lambourde 82), 8 Gus Poyet, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 12 Michael Duberry, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 19 Tore Andre Flo, 22 Mark Nicholls (29 Neil Clement 77), 7 Bjarne Goldbaek (30 Luca Percassi 77)
   Scorers Leboeuf 34 (Pen), Vialli 49, Poyet 65, Vialli 73, Poyet 80
   Booked Babayaro, DiMatteo
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Debut Players Bjarne Goldbaek, Luca Percassi
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (1) 3 Wimbledon (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 14th November 1998 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,757
Referee: Jeff T Winter (Stockton-On-Tees)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 8 Gus Poyet (12 Michael Duberry 80), 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo (28 Jody Morris 85), 19 Tore Andre Flo, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 25 Gianfranco Zola (22 Mark Nicholls 80)
   Scorers Zola 32, Poyet 55, Petrescu 70
   Booked Le Saux
   Subs Not Used 7 Bjarne Goldbaek, 13 Kevin Hitchcock
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Wimbledon Sullivan, Cunningham, Kimble (Blackwell 67), Perry, Thatcher, Earle, Roberts, Gayle (Leaburn 67), Hughes (Ekoku 67), Kennedy, Ainsworth
   Booked Earle, Hughes, Roberts
   Subs Not Used Ardley, Heald
   Manager Joe Kinnear

Leicester City (1) 2 Chelsea (2) 4

Date: Saturday, 21st November 1998 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 4
Venue: Filbert Street
Attendance: 21,401
Referee: Paul A Durkin (Portland)
Leicester City Keller, Savage (Campbell 55), Ullathorne, Sinclair, Elliott, Walsh, Izzet, Lennon, Zagorakis, Fenton (Oakes 68), Guppy
   Scorers Izzet 40, Guppy 60
   Booked Sinclair
   Subs Not Used Arphexad, Taggart, McMahon
   Manager Martin O'Neill
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 8 Gus Poyet, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 19 Tore Andre Flo, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 7 Bjarne Goldbaek (12 Michael Duberry 65)
   Scorers Zola 28, Poyet 39, Flo 56, Zola 90
   Booked De Goey
   Subs Not Used 2 Dan Petrescu, 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 22 Mark Nicholls, 28 Jody Morris
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (1) 1 Sheffield Wednesday (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 28th November 1998 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 4
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,451
Referee: Neale Barry (Scunthorpe)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 8 Gus Poyet, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo (28 Jody Morris 77), 17 Albert Ferrer, 19 Tore Andre Flo, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 7 Bjarne Goldbaek ( 2 Dan Petrescu 77)
   Scorer Zola 27
   Booked Desailly, Leboeuf
   Subs Not Used 12 Michael Duberry, 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 22 Mark Nicholls
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Sheffield Wednesday Srnicek, Atherton, Jonk, Walker, Carbone, Booth (Humphreys 90), Hinchcliffe, Thome, Rudi, Alexandersson, Sonner (Magilton 87)
   Scorer Booth 67
   Booked Booth, Sonner
   Subs Not Used Clarke, Briscoe, Stefanovic
   Manager Danny Wilson

Wimbledon (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Tuesday, 1st December 1998 at 19:45 Report
Competition: Worthington Cup Round 5
Venue: Selhurst Park
Attendance: 19,286
Referee: Graham Poll (Tring)
Wimbledon Sullivan, Cunningham, Perry, Blackwell, Thatcher, Ardley, Earle, Euell, Hughes, Leaburn (Ekoku 73), Gayle
   Scorers Earle 20, Hughes 75 (Pen)
   Booked Earle, Euell, Gayle, Hughes
   Subs Not Used Kimble, Roberts, Heald, Kennedy
   Manager Joe Kinnear
Chelsea 23 Dmitri Kharine, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 8 Gus Poyet, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry (17 Albert Ferrer 78), 21 Bernard Lambourde, 28 Jody Morris (16 Roberto DiMatteo 70), 7 Bjarne Goldbaek (19 Tore Andre Flo 46)
   Scorer Vialli 85
   Booked Leboeuf 75
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 22 Mark Nicholls
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Everton (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 5th December 1998 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 6
Venue: Goodison Park
Attendance: 36,430
Referee: Gary S Willard (Worthing)
Everton Myhre, Cleland, Ball, Collins, Hutchison, Short, Grant, Materazzi, Bakayoko, Dunne, Cadamarteri
   Booked Bakayoko, Ball, Dunne 28
   Sent Off Dunne 75
   Subs Not Used Dacourt, Branch, Ward, Bilic, Simonsen
   Manager Walter Smith
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 8 Gus Poyet (12 Michael Duberry 33), 11 Dennis Wise, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 19 Tore Andre Flo, 25 Gianfranco Zola ( 7 Bjarne Goldbaek 63)
   Booked Flo, Petrescu, Poyet, Wise 3
   Sent Off Wise 37
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 22 Mark Nicholls, 28 Jody Morris
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (1) 2 Aston Villa (1) 1

Date: Wednesday, 9th December 1998 at 19:45 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,765
Referee: Alan B Wilkie (Chester-le-Street)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro ( 8 Gus Poyet 79), 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 25 Gianfranco Zola (19 Tore Andre Flo 66)
   Scorers Zola 30, Flo 90
   Booked DiMatteo, Vialli
   Subs Not Used 11 Dennis Wise, 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 21 Bernard Lambourde
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Aston Villa Oakes, Wright, Southgate, Ehiogu, Watson, Taylor, Thompson, Joachim (Collymore 82), Dublin, Barry, Hendrie
   Scorer Hendrie 32
   Booked Barry, Collymore, Dublin, Hendrie, Thompson
   Subs Not Used Grayson, Charles, Lescott, Ghent
   Manager John Gregory

Derby County (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 12th December 1998 at 15:00 Cutting   More Reports
Competition: Premier League     Position 3
Venue: Pride Park
Attendance: 29,056
Referee: Peter Jones (Loughborough)
Derby County Poom, Carbonari (Sturridge 79), Powell, Dorigo, Wanchope, Delap, Bohinen (Schnoor 79), Laursen, Prior, Eranio, Baiano (Harper 79)
   Scorers Carbonari 26, Sturridge 90
   Booked Carbonari, Powell, Wanchope
   Subs Not Used Hoult, Elliot
   Manager Jim Smith
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 8 Gus Poyet, 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 19 Tore Andre Flo, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 25 Gianfranco Zola (22 Mark Nicholls 89), 28 Jody Morris ( 3 Celestine Babayaro 89), 7 Bjarne Goldbaek ( 2 Dan Petrescu 46)
   Scorers Flo 55, Poyet 59
   Booked Flo
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 16 Roberto DiMatteo
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Manchester United (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 16th December 1998 at 20:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 3
Venue: Old Trafford
Attendance: 55,159
Referee: Graham P Barber (Pyrford)
Manchester United Schmeichel, G Neville, Irwin, Stam, Butt, Cole, Blomqvist (Giggs 80), Keane, Scholes (Sheringham 84), Brown, Yorke (Beckham 60)
   Scorer Cole 45
   Booked Brown, G Neville
   Subs Not Used Johnsen, P Neville
   Manager Alex Ferguson
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Graeme Le Saux ( 8 Gus Poyet 44), 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 19 Tore Andre Flo, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorer Zola 83
   Booked DiMatteo, Ferrer, Lambourde, Wise 30, Petrescu 31
   Subs Not Used 7 Bjarne Goldbaek, 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 22 Mark Nicholls, 28 Jody Morris
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (0) 2 Tottenham Hotspur (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 19th December 1998 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 1
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,881
Referee: Graham Poll (Tring)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 8 Gus Poyet, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 12 Michael Duberry, 17 Albert Ferrer, 21 Bernard Lambourde ( 7 Bjarne Goldbaek 90), 25 Gianfranco Zola (19 Tore Andre Flo 71), 28 Jody Morris
   Scorers Poyet 80, Flo 90
   Booked Babayaro, Duberry, Vialli 79
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 22 Mark Nicholls, 26 John Terry
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Tottenham Hotspur Walker, Carr, Nielsen, Fox, Anderton, Ferdinand, Armstrong, Ginola, Sinton (Edinburgh 74), Campbell, Young
   Booked Armstrong, Carr, Ferdinand 61
   Sent Off Armstrong 61
   Subs Not Used Calderwood, Baardsen, Allen, Clemence
   Manager George Graham

Southampton (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 26th December 1998 at 12:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 1
Venue: The Dell
Attendance: 15,253
Referee: David R Elleray (Harrow-On-The-Hill)
Southampton Jones, Hiley, Colleter, Palmer, Monkou, Lundekvam, Le Tissier (Ripley 25) (Basham 45), Oakley (Dodd 81), Ostenstad, Beattie, Kachloul
   Booked Colleter 71
   Subs Not Used Bridge, Stensgaard
   Manager Dave Jones
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 8 Gus Poyet (26 John Terry 73), 12 Michael Duberry, 17 Albert Ferrer, 19 Tore Andre Flo (22 Mark Nicholls 83), 25 Gianfranco Zola, 28 Jody Morris, 7 Bjarne Goldbaek
   Scorers Flo 20, Poyet 48
   Booked Morris 57, Babayaro 58
   Subs Not Used 32 Mikael Forssell, 18 Andy Myers, 13 Kevin Hitchcock
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (0) 0 Manchester United (0) 0

Date: Tuesday, 29th December 1998 at 20:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 2
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,741
Referee: Mike A Riley (Leeds)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Graeme Le Saux ( 7 Bjarne Goldbaek 88), 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 19 Tore Andre Flo, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 28 Jody Morris ( 6 Marcel Desailly 73)
   Booked DiMatteo, Leboeuf 64
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 22 Mark Nicholls, 32 Mikael Forssell
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Manchester United Schmeichel, G Neville, Irwin, Johnsen, Stam, Beckham, Butt, Cole, Giggs, Keane, Scholes (Sheringham 60)
   Booked Cole
   Subs Not Used P Neville, Blomqvist, Van Der Gouw, Berg
   Manager Alex Ferguson

Oldham Athletic (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 2nd January 1999 at 15:00 Report
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3
Venue: Boundary Park
Attendance: 12,770
Referee: Paul A Durkin (Portland)
Oldham Athletic Kelly, McNiven, Holt (Tipton 81), Garnett (Swan 63), Rickers, Duxbury, Thom, Sheridan, Allott, Whitehall, Reid
   Booked Garnett, McNiven, Reid
   Subs Not Used Miskelly, Innes, Salt
   Manager Andy Ritchie
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 6 Marcel Desailly, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 25 Gianfranco Zola (19 Tore Andre Flo 45 (22 Mark Nicholls 68)), 26 John Terry, 28 Jody Morris, 7 Bjarne Goldbaek (16 Roberto DiMatteo 76)
   Scorers Vialli 68, Vialli 75
   Booked Babayaro, Duberry
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 18 Andy Myers
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Newcastle United (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 9th January 1999 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 1
Venue: St James' Park
Attendance: 36,711
Referee: Dermot J Gallagher (Banbury)
Newcastle United Given, Domi, Howey, Speed, Hamann, Charvet, Glass, Solano (Lee 72), Hughes, Andersson (Saha 57), Shearer
   Booked Hughes
   Subs Not Used Harper, Barton, Dabizas
   Manager Ruud Gullit
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 25 Gianfranco Zola (22 Mark Nicholls 88)
   Scorer Petrescu 39
   Booked Desailly, Ferrer, Le Saux
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 7 Bjarne Goldbaek, 26 John Terry, 28 Jody Morris
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (1) 2 Coventry City (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 16th January 1999 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 1
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,869
Referee: Jeff T Winter (Stockton-On-Tees)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer ( 7 Bjarne Goldbaek 85), 21 Bernard Lambourde, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Scorers Leboeuf 45, DiMatteo 90
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 22 Mark Nicholls, 26 John Terry, 28 Jody Morris
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Coventry City Hedman, Nilsson, Shaw, Williams, Burrows, Telfer, McAllister (Aloisi 90), Soltvedt, Froggatt, Huckerby, Boateng
   Scorer Huckerby 9
   Booked Boateng, Burrows, Hedman, Telfer
   Subs Not Used Breen, Jackson, Ogrizovic, Edworthy
   Manager Gordon Strachan

Oxford United (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Monday, 25th January 1999 at 20:00 Report
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4
Venue: Manor Ground
Attendance: 9,059
Referee: Mike D Reed (Birmingham)
Oxford United Jackson, Robinson, Powell, Gray, Watson, Gilchrist, Banger (Remy 87), Tait, Murphy (Francis 61), Windass, Cook
   Scorer Windass 52
   Booked Francis, Robinson
   Subs Not Used Wilsterman, Weatherstone, Smith
   Manager Malcolm Shotton
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu ( 3 Celestine Babayaro 80), 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly ( 7 Bjarne Goldbaek 80), 9 Gianluca Vialli, 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 25 Gianfranco Zola (22 Mark Nicholls 86), 26 John Terry
   Scorer Leboeuf 90 (Pen)
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 28 Jody Morris
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Arsenal (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Sunday, 31st January 1999 at 16:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 2
Venue: Highbury
Attendance: 38,121
Referee: Graham Poll (Tring)
Arsenal Seaman, Dixon, Keown, Adams, Winterburn, Parlour, Garde, Petit, Overmars (Diawara 75), Anelka (Vivas 67), Bergkamp (Upson 90)
   Scorer Bergkamp 32
   Booked Keown, Bergkamp 3
   Subs Not Used Ljungberg, Manninger
   Manager Arsene Wenger
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry ( 7 Bjarne Goldbaek 38), 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 25 Gianfranco Zola (32 Mikael Forssell 74)
   Booked Goldbaek, Leboeuf, Petrescu
   Subs Not Used 26 John Terry, 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 28 Jody Morris
   Debut Players Mikael Forssell
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (2) 4 Oxford United (1) 2

Date: Wednesday, 3rd February 1999 at 19:45 Report
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4 (replay)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 32,106
Referee: Mike D Reed (Birmingham)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf (26 John Terry 59), 6 Marcel Desailly, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo ( 7 Bjarne Goldbaek 74), 25 Gianfranco Zola, 28 Jody Morris, 32 Mikael Forssell (22 Mark Nicholls 66)
   Scorers Wise 13, Zola 40, Forssell 46, Forssell 53
   Booked Babayaro, Wise
   Sent Off Wise 75
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 24 Eddie Newton
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Oxford United Jackson, Robinson, Watson, Gilchrist, Powell, Banger (Remy 64), Gray, Tait, Cook (Beauchamp 51), Windass, Murphy (Francis 59)
   Scorers Gilchrist 5, Windass 77 (Pen)
   Booked Jackson, Tait
   Subs Not Used Wilsterman, Weatherstone
   Manager Malcolm Shotton

Chelsea (1) 1 Southampton (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 6th February 1999 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 2
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,920
Referee: Rob Harris (Oxford)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro ( 7 Bjarne Goldbaek 77), 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 28 Jody Morris, 32 Mikael Forssell (22 Mark Nicholls 61)
   Scorer Zola 11
   Booked DiMatteo
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 24 Eddie Newton, 26 John Terry
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Southampton Jones, Hiley (Bridge 61), Dodd, Lundekvam, Colleter, Oakley, Marsden, Kachloul, Hughes (Bradley 89), Beattie, Ostenstad
   Booked Marsden, Oakley
   Subs Not Used Howells, Monk, Stensgaard
   Manager Dave Jones

Sheffield Wednesday (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 13th February 1999 at 15:00 Report
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 5
Venue: Hillsborough
Attendance: 29,410
Referee: Steve W Dunn (Bristol)
Sheffield Wednesday Pressman, Atherton, Thome, Walker, Stefanovic, Alexandersson, Sonner (Agogo 90), Jonk, Rudi (Briscoe 84), Booth, Carbone
   Booked Atherton
   Subs Not Used Newsome, Clarke, Humphreys
   Manager Danny Wilson
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 17 Albert Ferrer (16 Roberto DiMatteo 30), 25 Gianfranco Zola, 28 Jody Morris ( 7 Bjarne Goldbaek 81)
   Scorer DiMatteo 85
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 26 John Terry, 32 Mikael Forssell
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (1) 1 Blackburn Rovers (0) 1

Date: Wednesday, 17th February 1999 at 19:45 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 2
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,382
Referee: Uriah D Rennie (Sheffield)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu ( 7 Bjarne Goldbaek 80), 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 14 Graeme Le Saux (24 Eddie Newton 25), 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 28 Jody Morris (32 Mikael Forssell 88)
   Scorer Morris 44
   Booked Babayaro, Lambourde, Leboeuf, Morris
   Sent Off Vialli 84
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 26 John Terry
   Penalty Missed Leboeuf 10 (Saved)
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Blackburn Rovers Filan, Kenna, Henchoz, Broomes, Croft, McAteer, Dunn, Marcolin (Gillespie 46), Jansen (Duff 80) (Peacock 85), Ward, Sutton
   Scorer Ward 84
   Booked Marcolin, Peacock, Sutton
   Sent Off Broomes 84
   Subs Not Used Flowers, Blake
   Manager Brian Kidd

Nottingham Forest (1) 1 Chelsea (2) 3

Date: Saturday, 20th February 1999 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 2
Venue: City Ground
Attendance: 26,351
Referee: Jeff T Winter (Stockton-On-Tees)
Nottingham Forest Beasant, Jean, Quashie (Porfirio 70), Rogers, Chettle, Stone, Johnson (Gemmill 89), Bonalair, Darcheville (Shipperley 86), Palmer, Van Hooijdonk
   Scorer Van Hooijdonk 39
   Booked Palmer, Quashie
   Subs Not Used Crossley, Hjelde
   Manager Ron Atkinson
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu (24 Eddie Newton 45), 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 17 Albert Ferrer, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 25 Gianfranco Zola (19 Tore Andre Flo 61), 28 Jody Morris, 32 Mikael Forssell (22 Mark Nicholls 86), 7 Bjarne Goldbaek
   Scorers Forssell 6, Goldbaek 25, Goldbaek 83
   Booked Morris
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 26 John Terry
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (2) 2 Liverpool (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 27th February 1999 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 2
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,822
Referee: Paul A Durkin (Portland)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf (21 Bernard Lambourde 33), 6 Marcel Desailly, 14 Graeme Le Saux (24 Eddie Newton 82), 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 19 Tore Andre Flo (32 Mikael Forssell 86), 25 Gianfranco Zola, 28 Jody Morris, 7 Bjarne Goldbaek
   Scorers Leboeuf 7 (Pen), Goldbaek 38
   Booked Le Saux
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 22 Mark Nicholls
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Liverpool James, Heggem (McManaman 9), Kvarme, Matteo, Babb, Bjornebye, Berger (Riedle 80), Redknapp, Ince (Ferri 48), Owen, Fowler
   Scorer Owen 77
   Booked Fowler
   Subs Not Used Staunton, Friedel
   Manager Gerard Houllier

Chelsea (2) 3 Valerenga (0) 0

Date: Thursday, 4th March 1999 at 19:45 Report
Competition: European Cup Winners Cup Quarter-Final (First Leg)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,177
Referee: Gunter Benko (Austria)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 6 Marcel Desailly, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 25 Gianfranco Zola (19 Tore Andre Flo 46)
   Scorers Babayaro 10, Zola 30, Wise 85
   Booked Petrescu
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 18 Andy Myers, 22 Mark Nicholls, 24 Eddie Newton, 28 Jody Morris, 26 John Terry
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Valerenga Kaven, Berntsen, Haraldsen, Kjoelner, Tran, Walltin, Riisnaes, Levernes (Simpson 85), Hovi, Haug (Kaasa 58), Carew
   Booked Tran, Walltin
   Subs Not Used Bolthof, Karlsen, Musaeus, Oedegaard, Thorsten
   Manager Egil Olsen

Manchester United (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Sunday, 7th March 1999 at 14:00 Report
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 6
Venue: Old Trafford
Attendance: 54,587
Referee: Paul A Durkin (Portland)
Manchester United Schmeichel, G Neville, Berg, Brown, Irwin, Beckham, Keane, P Neville (Yorke 73), Blomqvist (Cole 82), Scholes, Solskjaer (Sheringham 82)
   Booked Keane, P Neville, Scholes 43
   Sent Off Scholes 86
   Subs Not Used Van Der Gouw, Curtis
   Manager Alex Ferguson
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu (24 Eddie Newton 45), 6 Marcel Desailly, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 19 Tore Andre Flo (32 Mikael Forssell 60), 21 Bernard Lambourde, 25 Gianfranco Zola (18 Andy Myers 80), 28 Jody Morris, 7 Bjarne Goldbaek
   Booked Desailly, DiMatteo
   Sent Off DiMatteo 45
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 22 Mark Nicholls
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (0) 0 Manchester United (1) 2

Date: Wednesday, 10th March 1999 at 19:45 Report
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 6 (replay)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 33,075
Referee: Paul A Durkin (Portland)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf (18 Andy Myers 46), 6 Marcel Desailly, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 19 Tore Andre Flo (32 Mikael Forssell 71), 21 Bernard Lambourde, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 28 Jody Morris ( 7 Bjarne Goldbaek 71)
   Booked Desailly
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 24 Eddie Newton
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Manchester United Schmeichel, G Neville, Stam, Berg, Irwin, Beckham, Keane, Scholes, Giggs (Blomqvist 75), Cole (P Neville 71), Yorke (Solskjaer 84)
   Scorers Yorke 4, Yorke 59
   Booked Yorke
   Subs Not Used Van Der Gouw, Brown
   Manager Alex Ferguson

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

Date: Saturday, 13th March 1999 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,765
Referee: Steve J Lodge (Barnsley)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 6 Marcel Desailly (12 Michael Duberry 60), 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux ( 2 Dan Petrescu 60), 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 18 Andy Myers (32 Mikael Forssell 83), 19 Tore Andre Flo, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 7 Bjarne Goldbaek
   Booked Duberry, Petrescu
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 28 Jody Morris
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
West Ham United Hislop, Keller (Potts 86), Pearce, Ferdinand, Ruddock, Minto, Lampard, Foe, Lomas, Kitson, Sinclair
   Scorer Kitson 75
   Booked Foe, Keller 44
   Subs Not Used Moncur, Lazaridis, Berkovic, Forrest
   Manager Harry Redknapp

Valerenga (2) 2 Chelsea (3) 3

Date: Thursday, 18th March 1999 at 19:30 Report
Competition: European Cup Winners Cup Quarter-Final (Second Leg)
Venue: Ullevaal Stadium
Attendance: 17,936
Referee: Amand Ancion (Belgium)
Valerenga Kaven, Berntsen, Walltin, Levernes, Tran, Riisnaes, Haraldsen, Hovi (Haug 78), Simpson (Thorsten 54), Carew (Musaeus 82), Kjoelner
   Scorers Kjoelner 27, Carew 41
   Subs Not Used Bolthof, Karlsen, Kaasa, Oedegaard
   Manager Egil Olsen
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro (18 Andy Myers 46), 9 Gianluca Vialli, 11 Dennis Wise (24 Eddie Newton 46), 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 19 Tore Andre Flo (22 Mark Nicholls 46), 21 Bernard Lambourde, 26 John Terry
   Scorers Vialli 11, Lambourde 15, Flo 33
   Subs Not Used 30 Luca Percassi, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 28 Jody Morris, 13 Kevin Hitchcock
   Final Appearances Andy Myers
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Aston Villa (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 3

Date: Sunday, 21st March 1999 at 11:30 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 3
Venue: Villa Park
Attendance: 39,217
Referee: Graham P Barber (Pyrford)
Aston Villa Bosnich, Watson, Southgate, Barry, Wright, Stone, Hendrie (Taylor 83), Scimeca, Thompson, Collymore (Joachim 74), Dublin (Merson 74)
   Booked Thompson 52
   Subs Not Used Draper, Oakes
   Manager John Gregory
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu (21 Bernard Lambourde 79), 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 17 Albert Ferrer, 19 Tore Andre Flo (22 Mark Nicholls 90), 25 Gianfranco Zola, 28 Jody Morris, 7 Bjarne Goldbaek
   Scorers Flo 59, Goldbaek 86, Flo 90
   Booked Ferrer 36, Desailly 41, Wise 45
   Subs Not Used 12 Michael Duberry, 24 Eddie Newton, 13 Kevin Hitchcock
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Charlton Athletic (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 3rd April 1999 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 3
Venue: The Valley
Attendance: 20,046
Referee: Rob Harris (Oxford)
Charlton Athletic Ilic, Mills (Barness 55), Powell (Jones 81), Rufus, Kinsella, Mendonca (Hunt 77), Robinson, Brown, Tiler, Pringle, Stuart
   Booked Stuart
   Subs Not Used Petterson, Bowen
   Manager Alan Curbishley
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey (13 Kevin Hitchcock 46), 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo (12 Michael Duberry 85), 17 Albert Ferrer, 19 Tore Andre Flo, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 28 Jody Morris ( 8 Gus Poyet 70), 7 Bjarne Goldbaek
   Scorer DiMatteo 11
   Booked Poyet, Wise
   Subs Not Used 21 Bernard Lambourde, 22 Mark Nicholls
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (0) 1 Real Mallorca (1) 1

Date: Thursday, 8th April 1999 at 19:45 Report
Competition: European Cup Winners Cup Semi-Final (First Leg)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 35,524
Referee: Dick Jol (Netherlands)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 3 Celestine Babayaro (19 Tore Andre Flo 46), 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 17 Albert Ferrer (21 Bernard Lambourde 80), 25 Gianfranco Zola ( 8 Gus Poyet 60), 28 Jody Morris
   Scorer Flo 50
   Booked Desailly
   Subs Not Used 12 Michael Duberry, 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 22 Mark Nicholls
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Real Mallorca Roa, Olaizola, Siviero, Marcelino, M Soler, Lauren, Engonga, Paunovic, Ibagaza (Carreras 62), Dani, Biagini (F Soler 85)
   Scorer Dani 31
   Subs Not Used Galvez, Carlos, Arpon, Alberto, Lopez
   Manager Hector Cuper

Wimbledon (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Sunday, 11th April 1999 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 3
Venue: Selhurst Park
Attendance: 21,577
Referee: Gary S Willard (Worthing)
Wimbledon Sullivan, Cunningham, Perry, Blackwell, Thatcher (Leaburn 78), C Hughes, Roberts, Gayle, M Hughes (Ainsworth 46), Euell, Hartson (Cort 71)
   Scorer Gayle 90
   Booked M Hughes, Roberts
   Subs Not Used Kimble, Heald
   Manager Joe Kinnear
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu (24 Eddie Newton 86), 5 Frank Leboeuf, 8 Gus Poyet, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo (28 Jody Morris 46), 19 Tore Andre Flo, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 25 Gianfranco Zola (22 Mark Nicholls 90), 7 Bjarne Goldbaek
   Scorers Flo 24, Poyet 53
   Booked Duberry
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 17 Albert Ferrer
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Middlesbrough (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 14th April 1999 at 19:45 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 3
Venue: Riverside Stadium
Attendance: 34,406
Referee: Neale Barry (Scunthorpe)
Middlesbrough Schwarzer, Stockdale, Festa, Cooper, Pallister, Gordon, Mustoe, Townsend, O'Neill (Maddison 83), Ricard, Deane
   Booked Festa, Gordon, O'Neill
   Subs Not Used Vickers, Beresford, Armstrong, Summerbell
   Manager Bryan Robson
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu (16 Roberto DiMatteo 46), 6 Marcel Desailly, 8 Gus Poyet (28 Jody Morris 59), 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 17 Albert Ferrer, 19 Tore Andre Flo, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 7 Bjarne Goldbaek
   Booked Desailly, Ferrer, Goldbaek
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 32 Mikael Forssell
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (1) 2 Leicester City (0) 2

Date: Sunday, 18th April 1999 at 14:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 2
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,535
Referee: Mike D Reed (Birmingham)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 11 Dennis Wise, 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer (12 Michael Duberry 74), 19 Tore Andre Flo, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 28 Jody Morris ( 8 Gus Poyet 70), 7 Bjarne Goldbaek (14 Graeme Le Saux 46)
   Scorers Zola 30, Petrescu 69
   Booked Petrescu
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 32 Mikael Forssell
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Leicester City Keller, Sinclair, Elliott, Ullathorne (Kaamark 32), Impey, Savage, Lennon, Gunnlaugsson (Marshall 70), Guppy, Cottee, Heskey
   Scorers Duberry (O.G) 82, Guppy 88
   Booked Keller
   Subs Not Used Miller, Fenton, Arphexad
   Manager Martin O'Neill

Real Mallorca (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Thursday, 22nd April 1999 at 20:00 Report
Competition: European Cup Winners Cup Semi-Final (Second Leg)
Venue: Luis Sitjar Stadium
Attendance: 18,800
Referee: Helmut Krug (Germany)
Real Mallorca Roa, M Soler, Siviero (Carreras 46), Marcelino, Dani, Stankovic (Arpon 79), Lauren, Olaizola, Paunovic, Biagini (F Soler 68), Engonga
   Scorer Biagini 15
   Booked Lauren, Olaizola, Paunovic
   Subs Not Used Galvez, Ibagaza, Alberto, Lopez
   Manager Hector Cuper
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu (28 Jody Morris 78), 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 8 Gus Poyet, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux ( 3 Celestine Babayaro 45), 16 Roberto DiMatteo, 17 Albert Ferrer, 19 Tore Andre Flo, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Booked Desailly
   Subs Not Used 12 Michael Duberry, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 22 Mark Nicholls, 24 Eddie Newton, 13 Kevin Hitchcock
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Sheffield Wednesday (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Sunday, 25th April 1999 at 16:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 3
Venue: Hillsborough
Attendance: 21,652
Referee: Steve W Dunn (Bristol)
Sheffield Wednesday Srnicek, Atherton, Walker, Thome, Stefanovic, Alexandersson, Jonk, Sonner, McKeever, Booth (Cresswell 80), Carbone
   Booked Booth
   Subs Not Used Pressman, Newsome, Cobian, Haslam
   Manager Danny Wilson
Chelsea 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 3 Celestine Babayaro, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 8 Gus Poyet (24 Eddie Newton 59), 9 Gianluca Vialli, 11 Dennis Wise, 17 Albert Ferrer, 21 Bernard Lambourde, 32 Mikael Forssell (25 Gianfranco Zola 46), 7 Bjarne Goldbaek
   Booked Babayaro, Ferrer
   Subs Not Used 12 Michael Duberry, 22 Mark Nicholls, 23 Dmitri Kharine
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (1) 3 Everton (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 1st May 1999 at 15:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,909
Referee: Dermot J Gallagher (Banbury)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu ( 7 Bjarne Goldbaek 60), 5 Frank Leboeuf (21 Bernard Lambourde 71), 6 Marcel Desailly, 8 Gus Poyet, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 17 Albert Ferrer, 25 Gianfranco Zola, 28 Jody Morris ( 3 Celestine Babayaro 82), 32 Mikael Forssell
   Scorers Zola 25, Petrescu 60, Zola 81
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 19 Tore Andre Flo
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Everton Myhre, Short, Dunne (Degn 46), Unsworth, Weir, Barmby, Ward (Cadamarteri 71), Hutchison, Ball, Campbell, Jeffers
   Scorer Jeffers 69
   Booked Hutchison, Ward 5, Short 79
   Subs Not Used Gerrard, Bakayoko, Phelan
   Manager Walter Smith

Chelsea (0) 1 Leeds United (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 5th May 1999 at 19:45 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 34,762
Referee: Jeff T Winter (Stockton-On-Tees)
Chelsea 1 Eduard De Goey, 2 Dan Petrescu, 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 8 Gus Poyet, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 17 Albert Ferrer, 19 Tore Andre Flo (16 Roberto DiMatteo 82), 25 Gianfranco Zola (32 Mikael Forssell 89), 28 Jody Morris ( 7 Bjarne Goldbaek 66)
   Scorer Poyet 68
   Booked Morris, Petrescu, Wise
   Subs Not Used 12 Michael Duberry, 13 Kevin Hitchcock
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Leeds United Martyn, Haaland, Woodgate, Radebe, Harte, Bowyer, Batty, McPhail (Hopkin 86), Kewell, Smith, Hasselbaink
   Booked Radebe, Woodgate
   Subs Not Used Wetherall, Wijnhard, Halle, Robinson
   Manager David O'Leary

Tottenham Hotspur (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Monday, 10th May 1999 at 20:00 Report
Competition: Premier League     Position 3
Venue: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 35,878
Referee: David R Elleray (Harrow-On-The-Hill)
Tottenham Hotspur Walker, Carr, Campbell, Scales, Taricco, Anderton, Freund (Clemence 82), Sherwood, Ginola (Dominguez 87), Iversen, Armstrong
   Scorers Iversen 38, Ginola 64
   Booked Dominguez
   Subs Not Used Baardsen, Sinton, King
   Manager George Graham
Chelsea 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 2 Dan Petrescu (16 Roberto DiMatteo 65), 5 Frank Leboeuf, 6 Marcel Desailly, 8 Gus Poyet, 11 Dennis Wise, 14 Graeme Le Saux, 17 Albert Ferrer, 19 Tore Andre Flo, 25 Gianfranco Zola (32 Mikael Forssell 54), 28 Jody Morris ( 7 Bjarne Goldbaek 65)
   Scorers Poyet 4, Goldbaek 72
   Booked Desailly, DiMatteo, Ferrer, Poyet
   Subs Not Used 1 Eduard De Goey, 12 Michael Duberry
   Final Appearances Kevin Hitchcock
   Manager Gianluca Vialli

Chelsea (1) 2 Derby County (0) 1

Date: Sunday, 16th May 1999 at 16:00
Competition: Premier League     Position 3
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 35,016
Referee: Mike A Riley (Leeds)
Chelsea 23 Dmitri Kharine, 3 Celestine Babayaro ( 2 Dan Petrescu 46), 8 Gus Poyet, 9 Gianluca Vialli, 11 Dennis Wise, 12 Michael Duberry (26 John Terry 57), 14 Graeme Le Saux, 16 Roberto DiMatteo (24 Eddie Newton 76), 17 Albert Ferrer, 19 Tore Andre Flo, 21 Bernard Lambourde
   Scorers Babayaro 40, Vialli 68
   Booked Lambourde
   Subs Not Used 13 Kevin Hitchcock, 25 Gianfranco Zola
   Final Appearances Dmitri Kharine, Gianluca Vialli, Michael Duberry, Eddie Newton
   Manager Gianluca Vialli
Derby County Poom, Laursen, Carbonari, Prior, Delap, Powell, Eranio, Schnoor (Harper 59), Baiano (Beck 59), Wanchope, Sturridge (Boertien 81)
   Scorer Carbonari 88
   Subs Not Used Hoult, Jackson
   Manager Jim Smith