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2007–08 Chelsea F.C. season

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Owner  Roman Abramovich
Stadium  Stamford Bridge
FA Cup  Sixth round
Chairman  Bruce Buck
Premier League  2nd
2007–08 Chelsea F.C. season
Manager  José Mourinho (until 20 September) Avram Grant (from 20 September)

The 2007–08 season was Chelsea Football Club's 93rd competitive season, 16th consecutive season in the Premier League, and 102nd year as a club. Manager José Mourinho left the club by mutual consent on 20 September 2007 following a disappointing 1–1 draw with Rosenborg and was replaced by the Israeli Avram Grant.

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The 2007–08 Premier League season was decided on the last day of the season, when Chelsea needed to win against Bolton Wanderers and Manchester United to either draw or lose against Wigan Athletic. Chelsea drew 1–1 and Manchester United won 2–0, thus making Chelsea runners-up to United for the second consecutive season.

Chelsea played in their first UEFA Champions League Final, against Manchester United, making it the first all-English final in the competition's history. After extra time the score was 1–1; Manchester United won the penalty shootout 6–5 after Edwin van der Sar saved Nicolas Anelka's penalty.

This was the first time in four years that Chelsea had finished the season without a trophy; the lack of silverware led to Avram Grant being sacked three days after the Champions League final. Five days later, Chelsea's assistant first-team coach, Henk ten Cate, had his contract terminated as well.

Kit

Supplier: Adidas / Sponsor: Samsung Mobile

Kit information

The home kit was retained from the previous season. A new fluorescent yellow away kit with black stripes was introduced, replacing the black away kit from the previous season. A new white third kit with blue highlights was also introduced.

Squad

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

Left club during season

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

Reserve squad

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

Classification

Updated to games played on 17 May 2008.
Source: Premier League 2007-08
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

Last updated: 5 May 2008.
Source: Barclays Premier League

Results by round

Last updated: 5 May 2008.
Source: Competitive Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Knockout phase

Round of 16
Quarter-finals
Semi-finals
Final

References

2007–08 Chelsea F.C. season Wikipedia


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