1999–2000 Chelsea F.C. season

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Chelsea
1999–2000 season
Chairman Ken Bates
Manager Gianluca Vialli
Premiership 5th
FA Cup Winners
League Cup Third round
UEFA Champions League Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League: Flo/Poyet (10)
All: Flo (19)
Highest home attendance 35,113 (vs. Everton, 11 May 2000)
Lowest home attendance 21,008 (vs. Huddersfield Town, 13 October 1999)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 1999-00 season was Chelsea F.C.'s 86th competitive season, eighth consecutive season in the FA Premier League and 94th year as a club.

Season summary

After a very good third-place finish last season, Chelsea were expected to go one better and win the title. France captain Didier Deschamps was signed for £3 million from Juventus to add even more quality and experience to a Chelsea midfield that already boasted Dennis Wise, Roberto Di Matteo and Gustavo Poyet. Blackburn Rovers striker Chris Sutton was also signed for £10 million, but he proved to be a flop with only one league goal all season. His strike partner, Gianfranco Zola, had a poor league season by his standard, scoring just four goals, but he made up for that by again setting up many more goals for the team. In contrast to his average league form, Zola made Europe sit up and notice as he led Chelsea's Champions league campaign, scoring a spectacular free kick in a 3–1 win over F.C. Barcelona at Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea were eliminated in the second leg at the Nou Camp. On the Premiership front, Gianluca Vialli's side finished a solid fifth place in the final table but were too inconsistent to mount anything like a title challenge. Chelsea won their fourth cup in four seasons with a 1–0 win over Aston Villa at Wembley, giving them the last cup final triumph at the old Wembley stadium before it was rebuilt.[1]

Final league table

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1 Manchester United 38 28 7 3 97 45  +52 91
2 Arsenal 38 22 7 9 73 43  +30 73
3 Leeds United 38 21 6 11 58 43  +15 69
4 Liverpool 38 19 10 9 51 30  +21 67
5 Chelsea 38 18 11 9 53 34  +19 65
6 Aston Villa 38 15 13 10 46 35  +11 58
7 Sunderland 38 16 10 12 57 56  +1 58
8 Leicester City 38 16 7 15 55 55  0 55
9 West Ham United 38 15 10 13 52 53  −1 55
10 Tottenham Hotspur 38 15 8 15 57 49  +8 53
11 Newcastle United 38 14 10 14 63 54  +9 52
12 Middlesbrough 38 14 10 14 46 52  −6 52
13 Everton 38 12 14 12 59 49  +10 50
14 Coventry City 38 12 8 18 47 54  −7 44
15 Southampton 38 12 8 18 45 62  −17 44
16 Derby County 38 9 11 18 44 57  −13 38
17 Bradford City 38 9 9 20 38 68  −30 36
18 Wimbledon 38 7 12 19 46 74  −28 33
19 Sheffield Wednesday 38 8 7 23 38 70  −32 31
20 Watford 38 6 6 26 35 77  −42 24
Key
Qualified for the Champions League
Qualified for the UEFA Cup
Relegated to Division 1
Results Summary
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 18 11 9 53 34  +19 65 12 5 2 35 12  +23 6 6 7 18 22  −4

Source: 1999-2000 FA Premier League table

Results by round
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H A H A A H H A A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H
Result W D W W W L W W L L L D D W L L W W D D W D D W W W W D D D W W L D L W L W
Position 1 6 4 3 2 5 5 4 6 7 8 9 9 8 8 10 9 7 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 3 3 4 4 5 4 4 5 5 4 5 5

Source: 11v11.com: 1999-2000 Chelsea results
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results

FA Premier League

UEFA Champions League

Third qualifying round

First group stage

Second group stage

Quarter-finals

Football League Cup

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
13 October 1999 R3 Huddersfield Town H 0-1 21,008

FA Cup

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 December 1999 R3 Hull City A 6-1 10,279 Poyet (3), Sutton, Di Matteo, Wise
19 January 2000 R4 Nottingham Forest H 2-0 30,125 Leboeuf, Wise
30 January 2000 R5 Leicester City H 2-1 30,141 Poyet, Weah
20 February 2000 QF Gillingham H 5-0 34,205 Flo, Terry, Weah, Zola (pen.), Morris
9 April 2000 SF Newcastle United N 2-1 73,876 Poyet (2)
20 May 2000 F Aston Villa N 1-0 78,217 Di Matteo

First team squad

Squad at end of season[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Ed de Goey
2 Romania DF Dan Petrescu
3 Nigeria DF Celestine Babayaro
4 Denmark DF Jes Høgh
5 France DF Frank Leboeuf
6 France DF Marcel Desailly
7 France MF Didier Deschamps
8 Uruguay MF Gustavo Poyet
9 England FW Chris Sutton
11 England MF Dennis Wise (captain)
13 England GK Kevin Hitchcock
14 England DF Graeme Le Saux
15 Netherlands DF Mario Melchiot
16 Italy MF Roberto Di Matteo
17 Spain MF Albert Ferrer
18 Italy MF Gabriele Ambrosetti
19 Norway FW Tore Andre Flo
No. Position Player
20 England MF Jody Morris
21 France DF Bernard Lambourde
22 England FW Mark Nicholls
23 Italy GK Carlo Cudicini
24 Italy MF Samuele Dalla Bona
25 Italy FW Gianfranco Zola
26 England DF John Terry
28 England MF Rob Wolleaston
29 England DF Neil Clement
30 Brazil DF Emerson Thome
31 Liberia FW George Weah (on loan from Milan)
32 Finland FW Mikael Forssell
33 Italy DF Luca Percassi
34 England DF Jon Harley
35 Italy FW Gianluca Vialli
36 England FW Leon Knight

Left club during season

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
12 Denmark MF Bjarne Goldbæk (to Fulham)

Statistics

No. Pos Nat Player Total FA Premier League UEFA Champions League FA Cup Football League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Netherlands Ed de Goey 59 0 37 0 16 0 6 0 0 0
2 DF Romania Dan Petrescu 47 5 24+5 4 13+2 1 2+1 0 0 0
3 DF Nigeria Celestine Babayaro 41 2 23+2 0 14+1 2 1 0 0 0
4 DF Denmark Jes Høgh 17 0 6+3 0 2+3 0 2 0 1 0
5 DF France Frank Leboeuf 46 4 28 2 13+1 1 4 1 0 0
6 DF France Marcel Desailly 43 1 23 1 16 0 4 0 0 0
7 MF France Didier Deschamps 47 0 24+3 0 14 0 6 0 0 0
8 MF Uruguay Gustavo Poyet 53 18 25+8 10 11+3 2 6 6 0 0
9 FW England Chris Sutton 39 3 21+7 1 3+4 1 3+1 1 0 0
11 MF England Dennis Wise 50 9 29+1 4 14+1 4 5 1 0 0
12 MF Denmark Bjarne Goldbæk 9 0 2+4 0 1+1 0 0 0 1 0
14 DF England Graeme Le Saux 13 0 6+2 0 3+1 0 0 0 1 0
15 DF Netherlands Mario Melchiot 6 0 4+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
16 MF Italy Roberto Di Matteo 31 4 14+4 2 3+6 0 3 2 1 0
17 DF Spain Albert Ferrer 41 1 24+1 0 14 1 2 0 0 0
18 MF Italy Gabriele Ambrosetti 23 1 9+7 0 1+4 1 0+1 0 1 0
19 FW Norway Tore André Flo 57 19 20+14 10 14+2 8 2+4 1 1 0
20 MF England Jody Morris 46 4 19+11 3 6+5 0 1+3 1 1 0
21 DF France Bernard Lambourde 21 2 12+3 2 0+2 0 3 0 1 0
22 FW England Mark Nicholls 2 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0+1 0
23 GK Italy Carlo Cudicini 3 0 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0
24 MF Italy Samuele Dalla Bona 3 0 0+2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
25 FW Italy Gianfranco Zola 53 8 25+8 4 15 3 4+1 1 0 0
26 DF England John Terry 9 1 2+2 0 0 0 2+2 1 1 0
28 MF England Rob Wolleaston 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
29 DF England Neil Clement 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 DF Brazil Emerson Thome 21 0 18+2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
31 FW Liberia George Weah 15 5 9+2 3 0 0 4 2 0 0
32 FW Finland Mikael Forssell 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
33 DF Italy Luca Percassi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
34 DF England Jon Harley 26 2 13+4 2 1+3 0 5 0 0 0

Statistics taken from.[3][4][5] Squad details and shirt numbers from [6] and.[7]

Transfers

In

Out

References

  1. ^ "Chelsea claim FA Cup glory". BBC News. 20 May 2000. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/1999-2000/faprem/chelsea.htm
  3. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/chelsea/tab/players/season/2000/comp/3
  4. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/chelsea/tab/players/season/2000/comp/7
  5. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/chelsea/tab/players/season/2000/comp/79
  6. ^ http://www.zanziball.it/en/28/2635.html
  7. ^ http://www.eufo.de/football/eng/1999/chela_fc.htm
  8. ^ "Chelsea seal £10m Sutton deal". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 5 July 1999. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Chelsea tie up Ambrosetti deal". BBC News. 13 August 1999. 
  10. ^ "Blues swoop for Owls star". BBC News. 23 December 1999. 

External links

  • Chelsea FC Official Website
  • Chelsea FC on Soccerbase
  • Chelsea FC on BBC
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