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2001–02 Chelsea F.C. season

Chelsea
2001-02 season
Chairman Ken Bates
Manager Claudio Ranieri
FA Premier League 6th
FA Cup Runners-up
League Cup Semi-finals
UEFA Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League:
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (23)
All:
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (29)
Average home league attendance League: 39,030

The 2001-02 season was Chelsea F.C.'s 87th competitive season, 10th consecutive season in the Premier League and 96th year as a club.

Season summary

The 2001-02 campaign was the first full season under Italian manager Claudio Ranieri, who had replaced his compatriot Gianluca Vialli after five matches of the previous season.[1] He made his first signing in the shape of French defender William Gallas for £6.2 million from Olympique Marseille, before signing Frank Lampard from West Ham United for £11 million on 14 June.[2] Lampard went on to become Chelsea's highest goal scorer of all time. The signing of Lampard allowed Chelsea to part company with their captain Dennis Wise, who ended his successful 12-season spell at the club by joining Leicester City for £1.6 million.[3] The third and final signing of the window was of French midfielder and 1998 FIFA World Cup winner Emmanuel Petit, who joined from FC Barcelona for £7.5 million on 26 June.[4]

Chelsea players encountered controversy in the second round of the UEFA Cup, when they were due to face Hapoel Tel Aviv on 18 October 2001. Six Chelsea first-team players - Albert Ferrer, William Gallas, Emmanuel Petit, Graeme Le Saux, Eidur Gudjohnsen and captain Marcel Desailly - did not fly to Israel due to fears since the September 11 attacks in the previous month and recent Palestinian insurgency. Chelsea lost the match 2-0, with Desailly's replacement, the Ugandan teenager Joel Kitamirike, making mistakes in his only match for Chelsea.[5] The six players returned for the second leg at Stamford Bridge, but a 1-1 draw saw Chelsea eliminated by an underdog for the second consecutive season.[6]

The club came 6th in the Premier League, as they had done the previous season, and reached their third FA Cup final in six seasons. In the final against London rivals and Premier League champions Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 4 May 2002, Chelsea lost 2-0 with both goals in the last twenty minutes of the match.[7] Chelsea were led out into the final by Roberto Di Matteo, who had announced his retirement earlier in the season due to a long-term absence with a triple leg fracture.[8]

First team squad

Squad at end of season[9]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Ed de Goey
3 DF Celestine Babayaro
6 DF Marcel Desailly
8 MF Frank Lampard
9 FW Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
10 MF Slaviša Jokanović
11 MF Boudewijn Zenden
12 FW Mario Stanić
13 DF William Gallas
14 DF Graeme Le Saux
15 DF Mario Melchiot
17 MF Emmanuel Petit
18 MF Albert Ferrer
20 MF Jody Morris
No. Position Player
22 FW Eiður Guðjohnsen
23 GK Carlo Cudicini
24 MF Samuele Dalla Bona
25 FW Gianfranco Zola
26 DF John Terry
28 FW Leon Knight
29 DF Robert Huth
30 FW Jesper Grønkjær
31 GK Mark Bosnich
32 FW Mikael Forssell
33 DF Joel Kitamirike
36 MF Joe Keenan
39 FW Carlton Cole

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
16 MF Roberto Di Matteo (retired)
18 MF Gabriele Ambrosetti (on loan to Piacenza)
No. Position Player
34 DF Jon Harley (to Fulham)

Reserve squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
7 DF Winston Bogarde
19 DF Valerio Di Cesare
27 FW Rati Aleksidze
34 DF Pat Baldwin
35 GK Rhys Evans
37 DF Danny Slatter
No. Position Player
38 DF Scott Cousins
GK Lenny Pidgeley
DF Warren Cummings
MF Rob Wolleaston
MF Ryan Stevenson
FW Sebastian Kneißl

Team kit

The team kit was produced by Umbro and the shirt sponsor was Emirates Airline and bore the "Fly Emirates" logo. Chelsea's home kit was all blue with a white trimmed collar. Their new away kit was all white with blue socks. The club's third kit for this season was orange with blue shorts and accents.

Statistics

No. Nat Pos Player Total Premier League UEFA Cup FA Cup Football League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Ed de Goeij 8 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
3 DF Celestine Babayaro 28 0 18 0 2 0 4 0 4 0
6 DF Marcel Desailly 37 1 24 1 2 0 8 0 3 0
8 MF Frank Lampard 53 7 34+3 5 4 1 8 1 4 0
9 FW Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 48 29 35 23 2 0 7 3 4 3
10 MF Slaviša Jokanović 31 0 12+8 0 3 0 5 0 3 0
11 MF Boudewijn Zenden 32 3 13+9 3 3 0 3 0 4 0
12 FW Mario Stanić 35 2 18+9 1 2 0 4 1 2 0
13 DF William Gallas 41 2 27+3 1 3 0 4 1 4 0
14 DF Graeme Le Saux 40 2 26+1 1 2 0 8 1 3 0
15 DF Mario Melchiot 50 2 35+2 2 3 0 6 0 4 0
17 MF Emmanuel Petit 38 1 26+1 1 3 0 6 0 2 0
18 DF Albert Ferrer 10 0 2+2 0 0 0 4 0 2 0
20 MF Jody Morris 10 0 2+3 0 1 0 2 0 2 0
22 FW Eiður Guðjohnsen 47 23 26+6 14 3 3 7 3 5 3
23 GK Carlo Cudicini 41 0 27+1 0 0 0 8 0 5 0
24 MF Samuele Dalla Bona 38 4 16+8 4 3 0 6 0 5 0
25 FW Gianfranco Zola 50 5 19+16 3 4 1 6 1 5 0
26 DF John Terry 43 4 32+1 1 2 1 5 2 3 0
29 DF Robert Huth 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 FW Jesper Grønkjær 16 0 11+2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
31 GK Mark Bosnich 7 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
32 FW Mikael Forssell 35 9 2+20 4 3 0 6 3 4 2
33 DF Joel Kitamirike 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
36 MF Joe Keenan 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 FW Carlton Cole 3 1 2+1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Transfers

In

# Pos Player From Fee Date
13 DF William Gallas Marseille £6,200,000 18-05-2001
8 MF Frank Lampard West Ham United £11,000,000[10] 11-06-2001
17 MF Emmanuel Petit Barcelona £7,500,000[11] 26-06-2001
11 MF Boudewijn Zenden Barcelona £7,500,000 02-08-2001

Out

# Pos Player To Fee Date
8 MF Gustavo Poyet Tottenham Hotspur £2,250,000[12] 10-06-2001
11 MF Dennis Wise Leicester City £2,000,000[13] 25-06-2001
21 DF Bernard Lambourde Bastia Free 29-06-2001
N/A MF Jay Richardson Exeter City Free 04-07-2001
5 DF Frank Leboeuf Marseille £1,200,000[14] 25-07-2001
34 DF Jon Harley Fulham £3,500,000[15] 08-08-2001

Premier League

Classification

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Comments
1 Arsenal (C) 38 26 9 3 79 36 43 87 2002-03 UEFA Champions League First group stage
2 Liverpool 38 24 8 6 67 30 37 80
3 Manchester United 38 24 5 9 87 45 42 77 2002-03 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Newcastle United 38 21 8 9 74 52 22 71
5 Leeds United 38 18 12 8 53 37 16 66 2002-03 UEFA Cup First round
6 Chelsea 38 17 13 8 66 38 28 64

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Since Arsenal qualified for the Champions League, their place in the UEFA Cup as FA Cup winners went to Chelsea, who were the FA Cup runners-up

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 17 13 8 66 38 +28 64 11 4 4 43 21 +22 6 9 4 23 17 +6

Matches

UEFA Cup

First round

Second round

FA Cup

League Cup

References

  1. ^ "Ranieri's Chelsea deal". BBC News. 15 September 2000. 
  2. ^ Ingle, Sean (14 June 2001). "Lampard signs for Chelsea". The Guardian (London). 
  3. ^ "Wise joins Leicester soccer team". CNN. 
  4. ^ http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/chelsea-clinch-75m-petit-deal-6355098.html
  5. ^ "Hapoel stun subdued Chelsea". BBC News. 18 October 2001. 
  6. ^ Brodkin, Jon (1 November 2001). "Hapoel leave Chelsea with the blues". The Guardian (London). 
  7. ^ http://www.thefa.com/Competitions/FACompetitions/TheFACup/History/cupfinalresults/2002chelseaarsenal
  8. ^ "Why injured Di Matteo was Ranieri's team leader in Cup clash with Arsenal". Daily Mail (London). 
  9. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2001-2002/faprem/chelsea.htm
  10. ^ "Chelsea agree £11m Lampard deal". BBC Sport. 2001-06-11. Retrieved 2001-06-11. 
  11. ^ "'"Chelsea insist Petit 'has signed. BBC Sport. 2001-06-25. Retrieved 2001-06-25. 
  12. ^ "Poyet joins Spurs". BBC News. 10 June 2001. 
  13. ^ "Wise seals Leicester switch". BBC Sport. 2001-06-25. Retrieved 2001-06-25. 
  14. ^ "Leboeuf's Marseille move". BBC Sport. 2001-07-25. Retrieved 2001-07-25. 
  15. ^ "Harley completes Fulham switch". BBC Sport. 2001-08-08. Retrieved 2001-08-08. 

External links

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