Former English Premier League champions, Chelsea Football Club were thrashed 4-0 by AFC Bournemouth in their last outing at the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday night.
This was the clubs heaviest defeat this season and under new manager, Mauricio Sarri. The results deals a massive blow to their top 4 finish hopes as it leaves them on the same point with Arsenal in 5th and just two points ahead of Manchester United in 6th.
This defeat is not the first time Chelsea has conceded four goals and lost by at least a three goal margin in the premier league history, and maybe it won’t be the last. We don’t know! But what we do know is that Chelsea has now been defeated in this manner 7 times since the English top flight football league was restructured and the Premier League started in 1992/93 season.
So let us take a look at Chelsea’s top 6 defeats in the Premier League.
- 1993/94 Leeds United 4-1 Chelsea
On Saturday 4th November 1993, Chelsea lost away to Leeds United in the maiden season of the Premier League. Chelsea then went on to end the season at 14th position.
— LEEDS UTD MEMORIES 💙💛 (@LUFCHistory) December 26, 2016
- 1995/96 Chelsea 1-4 Manchester United
Two seasons later, Chelsea’s biggest defeat came at home in the hands of rivals, Manchester United. They finished the season at 11th place.
— On This Day (@onthisdayTTT) October 21, 2014
- 1996/97 Liverpool 5-1 Chelsea
This is their biggest recorded defeat till date as Chelsea could only score an away goal in reply to Liverpool’s five. Chelsea finished the season ranked in 6th position.
— Carole Sanders (@WINDSONG58) August 4, 2018
- 1999/00 Sunderland 4-1 Chelsea
Three years later, Chelsea conceded four goals, managing to score only one at Sunderland’s home stadium. They ended the season ranked 5th on the log.
4 – Sunderland have scored four first half goals in a Premier League game for the first time since December 1999 vs Chelsea. Blitz.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 4, 2017
- 2011/12 Liverpool 4-1 Chelsea
The next time Chelsea conceded four goals and lost with a three goal margin was at Anfield against Liverpool. They also managed to end the season at 6th position.
8th May 2012
Liverpool 4-1 Chelsea
Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel, Agger, Downing, Hendo, Shelvey, Maxi, Suarez, Carroll.
⚽️Essien (og), Hendo, Agger, Shelvey
— Joe Boden (@joeboden_) November 19, 2018
- 2017/18 Watford 4-1 Chelsea
We had to wait till last season before we saw Chelsea lose by at least a three goal margin while conceding up to 4 goals. They were beaten at Vicarage Road by 4 goals to 1 and finished the season in 5th position.
— Sportskeeda (@Sportskeeda) February 6, 2018
Are we going to see Chelsea suffer a heavy defeat again this season? Let’s wait and see.