Wins, defeats and sequences

Statistics correct to the end of the 2016/17 season.


BIGGEST WINS

Top flight

8-0 Wigan (h) May 9, 2010 (pictured above)

8-0 Aston Villa (h) Dec 23, 2012

7-0 Stoke (h) Apr 25, 2010

7-1 Aston Villa  (h) Mar 27, 2010

7-1 Leeds (h) Mar 16, 1935

7-1 West Brom (h) Dec 3, 1960


Away top flight

6-0 Barnsley, Aug 24, 1997

6-0 Wigan, Aug 21, 2010


Old Division 2

9-2 Glossop (h) Sep 1, 1906

7-0 Burslem Port Vale (h) Mar 3, 1906

7-0 Lincoln (h) Oct 29, 1910

7-0 Portsmouth (h) May 21, 1963

7-0 Walsall (a) Feb 4, 1989


FA Cup

9-1 Worksop (h) 1st round, Jan 11, 1908

Away FA Cup

6-1 Hull City, 3rd round, Dec 11, 1999

5-0 Wigan, 3rd round replay, Jan 26, 1985


League Cup

7-0 Doncaster Rovers (a) 3rd round, Nov 16, 1960


Europe

13-0 Jeunesse Hautcharage (Luxembourg) (h) Cup Winners Cup 1st round 2nd leg, Sept 29, 1971

The biggest win in the Champions League is 6-0 v Maribor (h) group stage, Oct 21, 2014.


Away Europe

8-0 Jeunesse Hautcharage, Cup Winners Cup 1st round 1st leg,  Sep 15, 1971

(The 21-0 aggregate score was a new record in European football but has since been equalled by Feyenoord in the 1972/73 UEFA Cup)

 

LONGEST WINNING SEQUENCE

10 games: 30 Oct 2016 to 4 Jan 2017 (previous best 9 between 7 Aug and 28 Sep 2005 and 29 Dec 2007 to 2 Feb 2008)

Home: 13 in 2016/17 (previous best 12 in 2008/09 (1) + 2009/10 (11) and 2014/15)

Away: 7 in 1988/89

Away top flight: 6 in 2004/05 (twice), 2005/06, 2006/07 (twice) and 2012/13

(Away Europe: 6 in 2003/04 – most away wins in a season in Champions League history)

 

LONGEST WINNING LEAGUE SEQUENCE

13 games: 1 Oct 2016 to 4 Jan 2017 (equalled top-flight record in a single season) (previous best 11 games between 25 Apr and 26 Sep 2009).

(8 consecutive wins in 2004/05 with a clean sheet equalled the all-time top flight European record set by Partizan Belgrade and Skonto Riga)

Home: 13 in 1910/11 and 2004/05 (2) + 2005/06 (11)

Away: 11 in 2007/08 (3) + 2008/09 (8) (Top flight record beating Tottenham’s 10 in 1960). (previous best 9 in 2004/05)

 

BEST START TO A SEASON

9 successive wins in 2005/06

Away: 5 successive wins in 2003/04


BEST START TO A LEAGUE SEASON

9 successive wins in 2005/06

Away: 8 successive wins in 2008/09 (previous best 4 in 2005/06)


LONGEST SEQUENCE WITHOUT A WIN

15 games: Feb 3 to Apr 21 1951

Home: 11 in 1985/86 (6) + 1986/87 (5)

Away: 26 in 1992/93 (14) + 1993/94 (12), a complete calender year, 1993, without an away win

 

LONGEST LEAGUE SEQUENCE WITHOUT A WIN

21 games: Nov 3 1987 to Apr 9 1988

Home: 12 in 1994/95

Away: 22 in 1913/14 (3) + 1914/15 (19), 1951/52 (6) + 1952/53 (16) and 1992/93 (12) + 1993/94 (10)

 

MOST WINS IN A SEASON

42 in 2004/05 and 2006/07

Home: 24 in 2005/06 and 2009/10 (previous best 22 in 1964/65)

Away: 20 in 2003/04 and 2004/05

 

MOST LEAGUE WINS IN A SEASON

30 in 2016/17 (top-flight record in a 38-match season) (previous best 29 in 1988/89, 2004/05 and 2005/06)

Home: 18 in 1906/07 and 2005/06 (Our record in 2005/06 won 18, drawn 1, lost 0 equalled Newcastle’s top flight record in 1906/07 and Man Utd in 2010/11 and Man City in 2011/12 have subsequently equalled our record of fewest matches not won when undefeated. In 1891/92 when leagues were smaller Sunderland won all 13 of their home games)

Away: 15 in 2004/05 (Premier League record)

 

MOST 1-0 WINS IN A SEASON

14 in 2003/04

 

FEWEST LEAGUE WINS IN A SEASON

5 in 1978/79

Home: 3 in 1978/79

Away: 0 in 1914/15

 

1000TH LEAGUE WIN

Orient  3  Chelsea  7, Nov 10, 1979

 

1000TH TOP FLIGHT LEAGUE WIN

Chelsea 3 Leeds 2, Jan 28, 2003

 

MOST NUMBER OF POINTS

99 in 1988/89

Top flight: 95 in 2004/05 (English top flight record)

 

FEWEST NUMBER OF POINTS

20 in 1978/79

3 points for a win: 42 in 1987/88

 

LONGEST UNBEATEN  SEQUENCE

23 games: Jan 23 to May 1 2007 and Apr 4 to Sep 26 2009 (previous best 19: 1983/84 (17) + 1984/85 (2), 1998/99 (19) and 2004/05 (3) + 2005/06 (16))

Home: 74 in 2005/06 (7) + 2006/07 (31) + 2007/08 (30) + 2008/09 (6) (previous best 58 in 2003/04 (9) + 2004/05 (29) + 2005/06 (20). (Liverpool’s all time record stands at 85 between 1978 and 1981).

Away: 15 in 1985/86

We went unbeaten in 106 domestic home matches from Feb 22 2004 to Oct 26 2008.

Between Mar 2008 and Apr 2013 we went 29 FA Cup games unbeaten in open play – a club and competition record.

 

LONGEST UNBEATEN LEAGUE SEQUENCE

40 games: Oct 23 2004 to Nov 6 2005 (the third longest in English top flight history behind Arsenal 49 2003 to 2004 and Nottingham Forest 42 1977 to 1978)

Home: 86 in 2003/04 (6) + 2004/05 (19) + 2005/06 (19) + 2006/07 (19) + 2007/08 (19) + 2008/09 (4) (previous best 34 in 1909/10 (2) + 1910/11 (19) + 1911/12 (13). (We beat Liverpool’s 63 match top flight record set between Feb 1978 and Jan 1981)

Away: 20 in 2007/08 (10) + 2008/09 (10) (previous best 19 in 2004/05 (14) + 2005/06 (5).

 

UNBEATEN IN A LEAGUE SEASON

Home: 1910/11 (19), 1976/77 (21), 2004/05 (19), 2005/06 (19), 2006/07 (19), 2007/08 (19), 2014/15 (19)

 

LONGEST UNBEATEN LEAGUE SEQUENCE AT THE START OF THE SEASON

14 games in 1925/26 and 2014/15 (previous best top flight: 11 in 2005/06)

 

LONGEST UNBEATEN SEQUENCE IN EUROPE

14 games: Nov 26 2008 to Feb 24 2010 (previous best 13 games: Mar 24 1971 to Feb 28 1995)

Home: 33 in 1958/59 (2) + 1965/66 (5) + 1968/69 (2) + 1970/71 (4) + 1971/72 (2) + 1994/95 (4) + 1997/98 (4) + 1998/99 (4) + 1999/00 (6).

Home Champions League: 21 in 2006/07 (6) + 2007/08 (6) + 2008/09 (6) + 2009/10 (3).

Away: 7 in 2008/09 (4) + 2009/10 (3)

 

LONGEST UNBEATEN RUN IN ENGLISH DOMESTIC CUP GAMES

21 games between 2006 and 2008 equalling Arsenal 1992 to 1993. Blackburn hold the record 23 games between 1883 and 1886.

 

HEAVIEST DEFEATS

Top flight

1-8 Wolves (a) Sep 26, 1953

0-7 Leeds (a) Oct 7, 1967

0-7 Nottm Forest (a) Apr 20,1991


Home top flight

0-6 Notts County, Feb 9, 1924

Old Division 2

0-6 Rotherham (a) Oct 31, 1981

Home Old Division 2

2-5 West Brom, Apr 17, 1929

1-4 Rotherham, Mar 19, 1982

0-3 Millwall, Mar 30, 1929

0-3 Oldham, Jan 10, 1976

0-3 Barnsley, Mar 26, 1983


FA Cup

1-7 Crystal Palace (a) 3rd qualifying round, Nov 18, 1905 (this was in effect a reserve side as the first team were playing a League game on the same day)

0-6 Sheffield Wed (a) 2nd round replay, Feb 5, 1913


Home FA Cup

0-4 Birmingham, 5th round, Feb 14, 1953


League Cup

2-6 Stoke (a) 3rd round, 2nd replay, Oct 22, 1974

1-5 Tottenham (a) semi-final, 2nd leg, Jan 23, 2002


Home League Cup

1-3 Blackpool, 3rd round replay, Oct 17, 1966

1-3 Blackpool, 2nd round, 2nd leg, Sep 25, 1996

0-2 Norwich, semi-final, 1st leg, Dec 13, 1972

0-2 Leicester, 2nd round, 2nd leg, Oct 25, 1983

0-2 QPR, 5th round replay after extra time, Jan 29, 1986

0-2 Sheffield Wed, semi-final, 1st leg, Feb 24, 1991

0-2 Liverpool, quarter-final, Nov 29, 2011

0-2 Swansea, semi-final, 1st leg, Jan 9, 2013


Europe

0-5 Barcelona (a) Fairs Cup semi-final play off, May 25, 1966

The heaviest in the Champions League is 1-5 after extra time v Barcelona (a) quarter-final, 2nd leg, Apr 18, 2000


Home Europe

1-3 Atlético Madrid, Champions League semi-final, second leg, Apr 30, 2014

 


SUCCESSIVE DEFEATS

7 games: Nov 1 to Dec 26 1952 and Dec 10 1960 to Jan 14 1961

Home: 4 in 1978/79

Away: 10 in 1909/10 and 1960/61 (3) + 1961/62 (7)

 

SUCCESSIVE LEAGUE DEFEATS

7 games: Nov 1 to Dec 26 1952

Home: 4 in 1978/79

Away: 10 in 1909/10 and 1960/61 (3) + 1961/62 (7)

 

MOST DEFEATS IN A SEASON

29 in 1978/79

Home: 13 in 1978/79

Away: 18 in 1987/88

 

MOST LEAGUE DEFEATS IN A SEASON

27 in 1978/79

Home: 13 in 1978/79

Away: 16 in 1961/62

 

FEWEST DEFEATS IN A SEASON

4 in 2014/15 (previous best 6 in 1998/99, 2004/05, 2006/07, 2007/08 and 2008/09

Home: 0 in 1910/11, 2004/05, 2006/07 and 2007/08

Away: 3 in 1983/84 and 2014/15 (previous best top flight: 4 in 1998/99 and 2008/09

 

FEWEST LEAGUE DEFEATS IN A SEASON

1 in 2004/05

Home: 0 in 1910/11, 1976/77, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2014/15 (Equal English league record)

Away: 1 in 2004/05 

In the history of English League football, Preston in 1888/89 (22 games) and Arsenal in 2003/04 remained unbeaten throughout the season and Arsenal suffered one defeat in 1990/91(to Chelsea). 

 

MOST LEAGUE DRAWS IN A SEASON

18 in 1922/23

 

FEWEST LEAGUE DRAWS IN A SEASON

3 in 1997/98 and 2016/17 (Premier League record)

Home: 0 in 1906/07 and 2016/17 (equal top-flight record)

Away: 1962/63 and 1 in 1997/98 (equal Premier League record)

 

SUCCESSIVE LEAGUE DRAWS

6 games in 1969/70

 

BIGGEST LEAGUE GOAL DIFFERENCE

 71 in 2009/10 (Premier League record) (previous best 57 in 2004/05)

 

WORST LEAGUE GOAL DIFFERENCE

-48 in 1978/79

 

MOST GOALS IN A SEASON

147 in 69 games in 2012/13 – equal second fastest route (with 2009/10) to 100 goals in a season  - 43 (quickest 40 in 1960/61).

Other seasons with 100 or more – 142 in 2009/10, 121 in 1964/65, 117 in 1960/61 and 2006/07, 112 in 2011/12, 110 in 2008/09, 109 in 1988/89 and 2014/15, 108 in 1997/98 and 2004/05, 106 in 2007/08, 105 in 1971/72 and 102 in 2003/04, 100 in 2013/14.

 

MOST LEAGUE GOALS IN A SEASON

103 in 2009/10 (also a Premier League record and best in top flight since Tottenham’s 111 in 1962/63) (previous best 98 in 1960/61)

Home: 68 in 2009/10 (Premier League record) (previous best 61 in 1960/61)

Away: 46 in 1988/89

Away top flight: 41 in 1964/65

 

MOST GOALS CONCEDED IN A SEASON

107 in 1958/59

 

MOST LEAGUE GOALS CONCEDED IN A SEASON

100 in 1960/61

 

FEWEST GOALS SCORED IN A SEASON

32 in 1923/24

 

FEWEST LEAGUE GOALS SCORED IN A SEASON

31 in 1923/24

 

FEWEST GOALS CONCEDED IN A SEASON

34 in 2004/05 and 2005/06

 

FEWEST LEAGUE GOALS CONCEDED IN A SEASON

15 in 2004/05 (English top flight record. Preston also conceded 15 goals in 1888/89 when only 22 matches were played)

 

MOST LEAGUE GOALS SCORED IN A MATCH

9 (1) home D2 (1)

8 (2) home top flight (2)

7 (12) home top flight (6) home D2 (4) away D2 (2)

6 (39) home top flight (22) home D2 (8) away top flight (8) away D2 (1)

5 (73) home top flight (39) home D2 (16) away top flight (12) away D2 (6)

 

MOST LEAGUE GOALS CONCEDED IN A MATCH

8 (1) away top flight (1)

7 (7) away top flight (7)

6 (33) home top flight (8) away top flight (23) away D2 (2)

5 (61) home top flight (14) home D2 (1) away top flight (41) away D2 (5)

 

GOALSCORING CONSECUTIVE RUNS

34 games from Apr 25 to Dec 26 2009 (previous best 27 games from Aug 31 to Dec 17 1985)

 

GOALSCORING CONSECUTIVE LEAGUE RUNS

27 games from Aug 31 1985 to Mar 29 1986 and Oct 29 1988 to Apr 15 1989

 

SCORING LEAGUE GOALS WITHOUT REPLY

On Sep 11 2010 West Ham’s Scott Parker ended Chelsea’s run of 35 unanswered league goals which was nine more than any other side in top flight history (since 1888).

 

FAILED TO SCORE IN A SEASON

Best: 2 in 2009/10 (previous best 4 games in 1959/60 and 1988/89)

Worst: 23 games in 1923/24

 

FAILED TO SCORE IN A LEAGUE SEASON

Best: 1 game in 2009/10 (previous best 3 in 1988/89, top flight 4 games in 1959/60 and 2006/07)

Worst: 22 games in 1923/24

 

LONGEST TIME WITHOUT SCORING A GOAL

9 games from Mar 14 1981 until the end of the season in the old Second Division, a total of 876 minutes. (Of the last 22 League games from Dec 6, Chelsea scored in only three of them).

Home: 4 games from Mar 21 1981 to the end of the season

Away: 9 games from Jan 10 1981 to the end of the season

 

LONGEST TIME WITHOUT SCORING A LEAGUE GOAL

9 games from Mar 14 1981 until the end of the season in the old Second Division, a total of 876 minutes. (Of the last 22 League games from Dec 6, Chelsea scored in only three of them).

Home: 4 games from Mar 21 1981 to the end of the season

Away: 11 games from Dec 13 1980 to the end of the season

 

LONGEST TIME WITHOUT SCORING A GOAL AT THE START OF THE SEASON

3 games (275 minutes) in 1995/96 (all league)

 

MOST CUP GOALS SCORED IN A MATCH

13 (1) home (1) 

9 (1) home (1) 

8 (1) home (1) 

7 (5) home (3) away (2)

6 (9) home (7) away (2)

5 (27) home (15) away (8) neutral (4)

 

MOST CUP GOALS CONCEDED IN A MATCH

7 (1) away (1)

6 (2) away (2)

5 (4) away (3) home (1)