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2003–04 Chelsea F.C. season

 

2003–04 Chelsea F.C. season

Chelsea
2003–04 season
Chairman Ken Bates
(until March 2004)
Bruce Buck
Owner Roman Abramovich
Manager Claudio Ranieri
FA Premier League 2nd
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Quarter-finals
UEFA Champions League Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (13)
All:
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (18)

The 2003–04 season was Chelsea F.C.'s 89th competitive season, 12th consecutive season in the Premier League and 98th year as a club. Manager Claudio Ranieri was sacked on 31 May 2004 and was replaced by José Mourinho. In July 2003, long-time chairman Ken Bates sold the club to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.

Chelsea finished second to the unbeaten Arsenal in the Premier League. In the Champions League Chelsea reached the semi-finals against AS Monaco, but failed to reach the final, losing 5–3 on aggregate to the French side. They also exited the FA Cup in the fifth round to Arsenal and the Carling Cup in the quarter-finals to Aston Villa.

Chelsea supporter Mark Worrall chronicled the 2003–04 season in his critically acclaimed book "Over Land and Sea", which was first published in September 2004 and documented the takeover of Chelsea F.C. by Roman Abramovich and the departure of manager Claudio Ranieri.

Contents

  • Team kit 1
  • First team squad 2
  • Reserve squad 3
  • Transfers 4
    • In 4.1
    • Out 4.2
    • Overall transfer activity 4.3
      • Total Spending 4.3.1
      • Income 4.3.2
      • Expenditure 4.3.3
  • Competitions 5
    • Premier League 5.1
      • League table 5.1.1
      • Results summary 5.1.2
      • Matches 5.1.3
    • UEFA Champions League 5.2
      • Third qualifying round 5.2.1
      • Group stage 5.2.2
      • Knockout phase 5.2.3
        • Round of 16 5.2.3.1
        • Quarter finals 5.2.3.2
        • Semi-finals 5.2.3.3
    • FA Cup 5.3
    • League Cup 5.4
  • Statistics 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Team kit

The team kit was produced by Umbro. The shirt sponsor was Emirates Airline; the kit bore the "Fly Emirates" logo. Chelsea's home kit was all blue with a white collar. Their new away kit was all white with black and blue stripes down the center. Last season's away kit (all black with blue accents) was retained as the club's third kit.

First team squad

Squad at end of season
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
2 DF Glen Johnson
3 DF Celestine Babayaro
4 DF Claude Makélélé[1]
6 DF Marcel Desailly
7 FW Adrian Mutu
8 MF Frank Lampard
9 FW Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
10 MF Joe Cole
11 MF Damien Duff
12 MF Mario Stanić
13 DF William Gallas
14 MF Geremi
15 DF Mario Melchiot
17 MF Emmanuel Petit
No. Position Player
18 DF Wayne Bridge
19 MF Scott Parker
20 MF Juan Sebastián Verón
21 FW Hernán Crespo
22 FW Eiður Guðjohnsen
23 GK Carlo Cudicini
26 DF John Terry
27 MF Alexis Nicolas
28 MF Filipe Oliveira
29 DF Robert Huth
30 MF Jesper Grønkjær
31 GK Marco Ambrosio
32 FW Mikael Forssell[2]
34 GK Neil Sullivan

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
33 DF Joel Kitamirike
35 GK Jurgen Macho
36 MF Joe Keenan
37 FW Sebastian Kneißl
38 DF Valerio Di Cesare
39 FW Carlton Cole
40 GK Lenny Pidgeley
41 MF Craig Rocastle
42 DF Ben Hudell
43 MF Danny Jeffreys
44 MF Filipe Morais
45 MF Billy Sentance
No. Position Player
47 DF Sam Tillen
48 DF Steven Watt
49 DF Danny Woodards
50 GK Yves Ma-Kalambay[3]
DF Ed Brand
DF Adrian Pettigrew
DF Dean Smith
DF Winston Bogarde
DF Gustavo Lazzaretti
MF Danny Hollands[4]
MF Mbark Boussoufa

Transfers

In

# Pos Player From Fee Date
N/A GK Jürgen Macho Sunderland Free[5] 1 July 2003
31 GK Marco Ambrosio Chievo Verona Free 1 July 2003
2 DF Glen Johnson West Ham United £6,000,000[6] 15 July 2003
14 MF Geremi Real Madrid £7,000,000[7] 16 July 2003
18 DF Wayne Bridge Southampton £7,000,000[8] 21 July 2003
11 MF Damien Duff Blackburn Rovers £17,000,000[9] 21 July 2003
10 MF Joe Cole West Ham United £6,600,000[10] 6 August 2003
20 MF Juan Sebastián Verón Manchester United £15,000,000[11] 6 August 2003
7 FW Adrian Mutu Parma £15,800,000[12] 12 August 2003
5 MF Alexey Smertin Bordeaux £3,450,000[13] 25 August 2003
21 FW Hernán Crespo Inter Milan £16,800,000[14] 26 August 2003
34 GK Neil Sullivan Tottenham Hotspur £500,000[15] 29 August 2003
4 MF Claude Makélélé Real Madrid £16,000,000[15] 31 August 2003
19 MF Scott Parker Charlton Athletic £10,000,000[16] 30 January 2004

Out

# Pos Player To Fee Date
18 DF Albert Ferrer Unattached Released 03-06-2003
25 FW Gianfranco Zola Cagliari Free[17] 2 July 2003
20 MF Jody Morris Leeds United Free[18] 18 July 2003
14 DF Graeme Le Saux Southampton £500,000[8] 21 July 2003
1 GK Ed de Goey Stoke City [19] 1 August 2003

Overall transfer activity

Competitions

Premier League

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Arsenal (C) 38 26 12 0 73 26 +47 90 2004–05 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Chelsea 38 24 7 7 67 30 +37 79 2004–05 UEFA Champions League Group stage
3 Manchester United 38 23 6 9 64 35 +29 75
4 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 55 37 +18 60

Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C)=Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q)=Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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 24 7 7 67 30 +37 79 12 4 3 34 13 +21 12 3 4 33 17 +16

Last updated: 10 November 2014.
Source: ESPN

Matches

UEFA Champions League

Third qualifying round

Group stage

Group G
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Chelsea 6 4 1 1 9 3 +6 13
Sparta Prague 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8
Beşiktaş 6 2 1 3 5 7 –2 7
Lazio 6 1 2 3 6 10 –4 5

Knockout phase

Round of 16
Quarter finals
Semi-finals

FA Cup

League Cup

Statistics

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League Champions League FA Cup Football League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2 DF Glen Johnson 32 4 17+2 3 8+1 1 1 0 3 0
3 DF Celestine Babayaro 14 1 5+1 1 3 0 2 0 3 0
4 MF Claude Makélélé 46 0 26+4 0 11 0 3 0 1+1 0
6 DF Marcel Desailly 25 0 15 0 7+1 0 1 0 1 0
7 FW Adrian Mutu 36 10 21+4 6 6+1 1 3 3 0+1 0
8 MF Frank Lampard 58 15 38 10 13+1 4 4 1 1+1 0
9 FW Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 44 18 22+8 13 4+4 2 3 1 3 2
10 MF Joe Cole 50 3 18+17 1 3+6 0 2+1 0 2+1 2
11 MF Damien Duff 37 6 17+6 5 7+4 1 0+1 0 2 0
12 MF Mario Stanić 5 0 0+2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0+2 0
13 DF William Gallas 45 1 23+6 0 11 1 4 0 1 0
14 MF Geremi 39 1 19+6 1 7+3 0 1 0 3 0
15 DF Mario Melchiot 33 2 20+3 2 4+1 0 3 0 2 0
17 MF Emmanuel Petit 7 0 3+1 0 1+1 0 0+1 0 0 0
18 DF Wayne Bridge 48 3 33 1 11+2 2 2 0 0 0
19 MF Scott Parker 17 1 7+4 1 4+1 0 1 0 0 0
20 MF Juan Sebastián Verón 14 1 5+2 1 5+1 0 0 0 1 0
21 FW Hernán Crespo 31 12 13+6 10 7+3 2 0 0 1+1 0
22 FW Eiður Guðjohnsen 41 13 17+9 6 8+2 3 2+2 2 1 2
23 GK Carlo Cudicini 38 0 26 0 9 0 3 0 0 0
26 DF John Terry 49 3 33 2 11 0 3 1 2 0
27 MF Alexis Nicolas 3 0 1+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
28 MF Filipe Oliveira 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
29 DF Robert Huth 20 1 8+8 0 0+2 1 0+1 0 1 0
30 MF Jesper Grønkjær 48 3 19+12 2 6+4 1 4 0 2+1 0
31 GK Marco Ambrosio 15 0 8 0 3 0 1 0 3 0
32 FW Mikael Forssell 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
34 GK Neil Sullivan 8 0 4 0 0 0 1+1 0 2 0

Statistics taken from [1] and [2]. Squad details and shirt numbers from [3] and [4].

References

  1. ^ Makélélé was born in Kinshasa, Zaire.
  2. ^ Forssell was born in Steinfurt, West Germany.
  3. ^ Ma-Kalambay was born in Brussels, Belgium, and has represented Belgium internationally at youth level, but also qualified to represent the DR Congo and made his full international debut for DR Congo in May 2010.
  4. ^ Hollands previously wore the #41 jersey, until it was given to Rocastle.
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External links

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


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