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.
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5. Shakhtar Donetsk vs Chelsea, 2012-13 UEFA Champions League
Chelsea made a mockery of their UEFA Champions League title defense as they bowed out at the group stage thanks to losses from Shakhtar and Juventus.
The English giants faced the harshest of defeats against Turkish champions Shakhtar Donetsk as goals from Alex Teixeira and Fernandinho cancelled out Oscar’s goal for the Blues.
4. Chelsea v Crystal Palace, 2015-16 Premier League
The champions of England last season, Chelsea’s start to the new season was far from great. Having won on the opening weekend, they failed to turn up at home against city rivals Crystal Palace.
Two first half goals saw a toothless Chelsea succumb to defeat as Palace treated Mourinho to just his second Stamford Bridge defeat on his 200th game for the club.
3. Chelsea vs Bournemouth, 2015-16 Premier League
Jose Mourinho had seen his title pursuit sink away in the first two months of the league calender and was guiding Chelsea through a time of disarray. The time had come for the Special One to revitalize his game and revamp the Blue army. But newly promoted Bournemouth came to Stamford Bridge and drowned all hopes on a night when even though Curtois was excellent, he couldn’t stop the winning goal from going in.
2. AFC Bournemouth vs Chelsea, 2018-19 Premier League
With the controversy surrounding Sarriball and Chelsea’s head coach Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea were handed their biggest defeat at the Vitality Stadium against Bournemouth.
They went down 4-0 to the Cherries without even a reply, a defeat that sparked rumours of Sarri’s sacking. It was a performance that the travelling were ashamed of and goes down in history as one of the most shocking ever.
1. Chelsea v Manchester United, 2008 Champions League Final
An all English affair in the Final of the 2008 Champions League meant Chelsea and Manchester United were squaring off on the most biggest of stages. United had already won the League and were gunning for the European trophy. The match ended 1-1 thanks to Ronaldo and Lampard.
With the penalty shootout tilted in favour of the Blues after Ronaldo’s miss, Terry missed a sitter to hand the advantage back to the Red Devils. Things went downhill from here as van der Saar saved Nicolas Anelka’s penalty to give Sir Alex Ferguson his second Champions League.