Having been founded at the turn of the 20th century, Chelsea Football Club, from Stamford Bridge, West London managed to land the League honors only once in the next 100 years. However, in 2003, with the takeover, money was pumped into the club and they could fight on an almost equal level with Manchester United and Liverpool. However, the Blues have had their embarrassing moments and we take a look at top 10 Chelsea defeats ever in this edition.
10. Manchester City vs Chelsea, 2015-16 Premier League
Manchester City were riding on the wave of a great run of form under Manuel Pellegrini when Chelsea visited them at the Etihad. Jose Mourinho was under fire for his team’s lacklustre performances in the matches before and the Eva Carneiro controversy, and needed a win badly to get some breathing space.
However, nothing worked out for the Blues from London and City smashed 3 past them to make things worse.
9. Chelsea v Southampton, 2015-16 Premier League
A shock result for Jose Mourinho as Chelsea succumbed to defeat at Stamford Bridge against Southampton. The defeat was Chelsea’s 4th in 8 opening games which literally rang the death knell for Jose.
The match started positively with Willian’s beautiful freekick but then Southampton came back to score 3 goals, one each from Davies, Mane and Pelle to put things into perspective.
8. Tottenham Hotspurs vs Chelsea, 2014-15 Premier League
Chelsea were league leaders with the best defensive record in the division when they were given a taste of their own medicine by neighbors and arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspurs.
The Spurs, inspired by Harry Kane, came from behind to score 5 past Curtuois. The scoreline read 5-3 in favor of the Spurs but Jose knew that his team had team poor, very poor.
7. Chelsea vs Bradford City, 2015-16 FA Cup
Another Jose Mourinho debacle, another Cup upset. Chelsea were rotated heavily in their Cup tie against lowly Bradford at home. The manager called out that it would be a ‘disgrace’ if his team fell to the minnows.
After taking a 2-0 lead by the 38th minute, Bradford struck back, scoring at the stroke of halftime and then adding 3 more in the second half to make it 2-4.
6. Chelsea v Sunderland, 2014-15 Premier League
Chasing the Premier League trophy, the Blues of Stamford Bridge faltered at home as Sunderland, who had stunned City a week back came to haunt them with a late penalty.
The goal was scored by ex-Chelsea man Fabio Borini after Wickham had equalized off a Schwarzer spill.