Chelsea
2020–21
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Club information
Manager Flag of England Frank Lampard
(until 25 January 2021)
Flag of Germany Thomas Tuchel
(from 26 January 2021)
Stadium Stamford Bridge
League Season information
Final League position TBD
Cup placements
FA Cup Fifth round (playing Barnsley)
EFL Cup Fourth round (eliminated by Tottenham)
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 (playing Atlético Madrid)
Season statistics
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The 2020–21 season is Chelsea's 107th competitive season, 31st consecutive season in the top flight of English football, 29th consecutive season in the Premier League, and 115th year in existence as a football club. The season covers the period from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

In addition to their league schedule, Chelsea are participating in the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League this season. In Europe the club topped their group unbeaten (comprised also of Sevilla, Krasnodar and Rennes). The team will travel to Spain to play Atlético Madrid in the round of 16 in February, with their home leg three weeks later in March. The club also participated in the EFL Cup, but were eliminated in the fourth round by London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

On 25 January 2021, the club confirmed they had parted ways with manager Frank Lampard following a league run of two wins in eight matches, which left the club sitting ninth in the table and three points off a European place. Less than two months previously Chelsea had topped the table following a 3-1 win over Leeds United. Lampard's last match in charge was a 3-1 victory in the FA Cup fourth round over Championship team Luton Town, which sent them through to face another second-tier side, Barnsley, at Oakwell Stadium in February.

The next night, the arrival of German Thomas Tuchel to the managerial role was confirmed. He became the eleventh full-time manager appointed by Chelsea's owner Roman Abramovich since he bought the club in 2003. His first match in charge on 27 January, a league game, was a 0-0 home draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Kits

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UEFA Champions League

Main article: 2020–21 UEFA Champions League

The group stage draw was held on 1 October 2020 with Chelsea being placed in Group E along with Europa League holders Sevilla and two competition debutants in Krasnodar of Russia and Stade Rennes of France. Chelsea progressed as group winners having won four matches and drawing the other two. In the draw for the round of 16, Chelsea were pitted against Spanish side Atlético Madrid, setting up the eighth and ninth matches between the clubs in just over a decade, following group stage clashes in 2009–10, a solitary matchup in the 2012 UEFA Super Cup, a semi-final tie in 2013–14, and another group stage meeting in the Champions League in 2017–18.

Group stage

Main article: 2020–21 UEFA Champions League group stage#Group E


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of England Chelsea 6 4 2 0 14 2 +12 14 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Spain Sevilla 6 4 1 1 9 8 +1 13
Flag of Russia Krasnodar 6 1 2 3 6 11 −5 5 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of France Rennes 6 0 1 5 3 11 −8 1
1 20 October 2020 Chelsea Flag of England 0–0 Flag of Spain Sevilla London, England  
21:00 Jorginho Booked in the 14th minute 14'
Mount Booked in the 36th minute 36'
Chilwell Booked in the 64th minute 64'
Report Acuña Booked in the 43rd minute 43'
Jordán Booked in the 87th minute 87'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 0
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)
2 28 October 2020 Krasnodar Flag of Russia 0–4 Flag of England Chelsea Krasnodar, Russia  
18:55 CET Olsson Booked in the 22nd minute 22'
Martynovich Booked in the 76th minute 76'
Report Jorginho Missed 14'
Hudson-Odoi Goal 37'
Werner Goal 76' (pen.)
Ziyech Goal 80'
Pulisic Goal 90'
Stadium: Krasnodar Stadium
Attendance: 10,544
Referee: Ali Palabıyık (Turkey)
3 4 November 2020 Chelsea Flag of England 3–0 France Rennes London, England  
21:00 Werner Goal 10' (pen.)41' (pen.)
Kanté Booked in the 26th minute 26'
Ziyech Booked in the 32nd minute 32'
Abraham Goal 50'
Jorginho Booked in the 65th minute 65'
Kovačić Booked in the 79th minute 79'
Report Dalbert Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 9', 40'
Del Castillo Booked in the 89th minute 89'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 0
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)
4 24 November 2020 Rennes Flag of France 1–2 Flag of England Chelsea Rennes, France  
18:55 CET Guirassy Goal 85'
Grenier Booked in the 87th minute 87'
Bourigeaud Booked in the 90+3th minute 90+3'
Report Hudson-Odoi Goal 22'
Giroud Goal 90+1'
Stadium: Roazhon Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
5 2 December 2020 Sevilla Flag of Spain 0–4 Flag of England Chelsea Seville, Spain  
21:00 CET Gudelj Booked in the 15th minute 15'
Idrissi Booked in the 41st minute 41'
Gómez Booked in the 82nd minute 82'
Jordán Booked in the 90+1th minute 90+1'
Report Giroud Goal 8'54'74'83' (pen.)
Kovačić Booked in the 37th minute 37'
Pulisic Booked in the 43rd minute 43'
Mount Booked in the 90+1th minute 90+1'
Ziyech Booked in the 90+1th minute 90+1'
Stadium: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Attendance: 0
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
6 8 December 2020 Chelsea Flag of England 1–1 Flag of Russia Krasnodar London, England  
21:00 Jorginho Goal 28' (pen.)
Azpilicueta Booked in the 82nd minute 82'
Report Cabella Goal 24' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Pavel Královec (Czech Republic)

Knockout phase

Main article: 2020–21 UEFA Champions League knockout phase
Round of 16

The round of 16 draw was held on 14 December 2020.

First leg 23 February 2021 Atlético Madrid Flag of Spain 0–1 Flag of England Chelsea Madrid, Spain  
21:00 CET (UTC+1) Llorente Booked in the 63rd minute 63'
Lemar Booked in the 90+3th minute 90+3'
Report Mount Booked in the 1st minute 1'
Jorginho Booked in the 64th minute 64'
Giroud Goal 68'
Stadium: Metropolitano Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Second leg 17 March 2021 Chelsea Flag of England 2–0
(3–0 agg.)
Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid London, England  
21:00 CET (UTC+1) Havertz Booked in the 30th minute 30'
Ziyech Goal 34'
Emerson Goal 90+4'
Report Lodi Booked in the 31st minute 31'
Saúl Booked in the 51st minute 51'
Giménez Booked in the 60th minute 60'
Koke Booked in the 72nd minute 72'
Savić Red card 82'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 0
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Quarter-finals

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 19 March 2021.

First leg 7 April 2021 Porto Portugal 0–2 England Chelsea Seville, Spain  
20:00 WEST (UTC+1) Mbemba Booked in the 63rd minute 63'
Grujić Booked in the 79th minute 79'
Report Mount Goal 32'
Chilwell Goal 85'
Stadium: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Attendance: 0
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
Second leg 13 April 2021 Chelsea England 0–1
(2–1 agg.)
Portugal Porto Seville, Spain  
20:00 BST (UTC+1) Report Oliveira Booked in the 46th minute 46'
Corona Booked in the 74th minute 74'
Pepe Booked in the 82nd minute 82'
Díaz Booked in the 88th minute 88'
Taremi Goal 90+4', Booked in the 90+5th minute 90+5'
Stadium: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Attendance: 0
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
Semi-finals

The draw for the semi-finals was held on 19 March 2021, after the quarter-final draw.

First leg 27 April 2021 Real Madrid Spain 1–1 England Chelsea Madrid, Spain  
21:00 CEST (UTC+2) Vinícius Booked in the 27th minute 27'
Benzema Goal 29'
Kroos Booked in the 60th minute 60'
Marcelo Booked in the 65th minute 65'
Varane Booked in the 78th minute 78'
Odriozola Booked in the 89th minute 89'
Report Pulisic Goal 14', Booked in the 38th minute 38' Stadium: Alfredo Di Stéfano
Attendance: 0
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Second leg 5 May 2021 Chelsea England v Spain Real Madrid London, England  
20:00 BST (UTC+1) Stadium: Stamford Bridge
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