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Post-Season Briefing - milestones

Continuing our Post-Season Briefing round-up of the campaign just completed, today we list the headline achievements and milestones reached in 2018/19…


SEASON SUMMARY

Premier League – third

FA Cup – fifth round

League Cup – runners-up

Europa League – winners

Premier League 2 – sixth

Checkatrade Trophy – round of 16

UEFA Youth League – runners-up

U18s Premier League – third

FA Youth Cup – third round

U18s Premier League Cup – group stage

FA Women’s Super League – third

Women’s FA Cup – semi-finalists

Continental Tyres Cup – semi-finalists

Women’s Champions League – semi-finalists


MILESTONES

Chelsea appearance milestones

Cesar Azpilicueta – 300th appearance, at home to Manchester City

Cesar Azpilicueta – 200th Premier League appearance, away at Newcastle
David Luiz – 200th appearance, away at Huddersfield
Pedro – 100th Premier League appearance, at home to Cardiff
N’Golo Kante – 100th appearance, at home to Manchester United in the Premier League
N’Golo Kante – 100th Premier League appearance, at home to Brighton
Marcos Alonso – 100th appearance, away at Brighton
Cesar Azpilicueta – 50th game as captain, at home to Sheffield Wednesday
Eden Hazard – 50th European appearance, away at Malmo


Chelsea goal milestones
Eden Hazard – 100th goal, away at Watford
Willian – 50th goal, his first at home to Sheffield Wednesday
Callum Hudson-Odoi became our youngest goalscorer in Europe, at home to PAOK (aged 18 years and 22 days)
 

Our 1000th Premier League goal at Stamford Bridge was scored by Pedro against Fulham
Our 100th goal against Huddersfield was scored by N’Golo Kante at the John Smith’s Stadium
Eden Hazard made it 50 games at the Bridge in which he had scored without losing since arriving in 2012, 42 of them wins, eight draws.
 

Premier League Player of the Month: Eden Hazard (September)

Premier League Goal of the Month: Eden Hazard, at home to West Ham (April)

900th game since Roman Abramovich took over the club, at home to Newcastle

600th Premier League game since Roman Abramovich took over the club, away at Everton

Eden Hazard Premier League Playmaker of the season (15 assists)

100 league games reached against West Ham and Leicester

Olivier Giroud became the first Chelsea player to score 11 goals in a single European campaign.
 

First season without a single suspension for either an accumulation of bookings or a red card in any competition since the advent of the Premier League in 1992/93.

First Premier League season since 2011/12 in which the Blues did not score from a direct free-kick.

At Leicester, Willy Caballero became the second oldest Chelsea player in the Premier League, aged 37 years and 225 days (Mark Schwarzer against Cardiff City on 11 May 2014 was 41 years and 216 days).

The 15-game unbeaten run in Europe set a new club record, beating the 14 set between 2008 and 2010.

Chelsea have now completed 18 Europa League matches unbeaten – a competition record.

The Blues played 63 games in all competitions, the third highest in our history behind 2012/13 (69) and 2006/07 (64).

The Europa League final in Baku was a repeat of the Champions League trip to play Qarabag last season, matching the furthest Chelsea have travelled for a game in European competition. It is 2,500 miles between London and Baku and flight time was five-and-a-half hours.

The win brought a 26th medal in the career of Pedro, who is now the only player to have won the World Cup, European Championship, Premier League, Champions League and Europa League.

Also against Arsenal, Eden Hazard became the first player to score twice for an English club in a UEFA final since Mark Hughes for Man United in the 1990/91 Cup Winners’ Cup. Fellow goalscorer Olivier Giroud is also the first player to score 11 goals in a UEFA campaign for a Premier League side since Alan Shearer for Newcastle in 2004/05.

Four players made their Chelsea debut in the 2018/19 season, taking the total number in our history to have played a senior competitive game to 741: Jorginho, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Mateo Kovacic and Gonzalo Higuain.

Chelsea visited five new club stadiums for the first time in competitive action: Stadio Toumba, Salonika, Greece; Borisov Arena, Belarus; Groupama Arena, Budapest, Hungary; Malmo New Stadium, Sweden; and Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, Germany. The total of venues visited competitively since 1905 rose to 212.

In the Europa League final Chelsea played Arsenal for the 198th occasion in all competitions, more than we have played against any other club.

The Blues are now the most recent club to bring the following silverware to London:

Europa League 2019
FA Cup 2018
Premier League 2017
League Cup 2015
Champions League 2012
UEFA Super Cup 1998
 

CLUB AWARDS

Player of the Year – Eden Hazard

Players’ Player of the Year – Eden Hazard
 

Young Player of the Year – Callum Hudson-Odoi

Goal of the Season – Eden Hazard v Liverpool (Carabao Cup)

Women’s Player of the Year – Erin Cuthbert

Women’s Players’ Player of the Year – Sophie Ingle

Academy Player of the Year – Conor Gallagher
 

- Stats by Paul Dutton

Read the first part of our Post-Season Briefing

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