Chelsea Premier League Titles & Finishes By Season

Premier League Against Stamford Bridge Seating

The top-flight football league in England is also one of the most prestigious in the world. Feating 20 teams that go up against one another in a round-robin format, the winner at the end of the season is the team that has accumulated the most points. If needed, the number of goals scored by a team can be used to separate them from one another. It was founded in 1992 and Chelsea have played in it ever since its formation. Chelsea are one of only a handful of clubs that have lifted the Premier League title, joining the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool.

The fact that the league attracts some of the best players in the world helps it to maintain its reputation as the best league to play in, with Chelsea having seen many such players line up in their colours over the years. This has helped the club to wrack up a global following, tuning in to see the excitement of the games in the English top-flight. For a time, the club had a reputation of sacking managers quickly if it appeared as if they weren’t likely to win the title, which was a process introduced by Russian owner Roman Abramovich, albeit successfully.

Season Position Wins Draws Losses GD Points
2022-2023 12th 11 11 16 -9 44
2021-2022 3rd 21 11 6 +43 74
2020-2021 4th 19 10 9 +22 67
2019-2020 4th 20 6 12 +15 66
2018-2019 3rd 21 9 8 24 72
2017-2018 5th 21 7 10 24 70
2016-2017 1st 30 3 5 52 93
2015-2016 10th 12 14 12 6 50
2014-2015 1st 26 9 3 41 87
2013-2014 3rd 25 7 6 44 82
2012-2013 3rd 22 9 7 36 75
2011-2012 6th 18 10 10 19 64
2010-2011 2nd 21 8 9 36 71
2009-2010 1st 27 5 6 71 86
2008-2009 3rd 25 8 5 44 83
2007-2008 2nd 25 10 3 39 85
2006-2007 2nd 24 11 3 40 83
2005-2006 1st 29 4 5 50 91
2004-2005 1st 29 8 1 57 95
2003-2004 2nd 24 7 7 37 79
2002-2003 4th 19 10 9 +30 67
2001-2002 6th 17 13 8 +28 64
2000-2001 6th 17 10 11 +23 61
1999-2000 5th 18 11 9 +19 65
1998-1999 3rd 20 15 3 +27 75
1997-1998 4th 20 3 15 +28 63
1996-1997 6th 16 11 11 +3 59
1995-1996 11th 12 14 12 +2 50
1994-1995 11th 13 15 14 -5 54
1993-1994 14th 13 12 17 -4 51
1992-1993 11th 14 14 14 -3 56

Chelsea Premier League Title Wins

2016-2017 (93 Points)

Despite Tottenham’s strong performance on 86 points, the Blues rattled off 30 wins from 38 games to win the Premier League with 93 points, some seven clear of Spurs.

With Diego Costa top scoring on 20 goals and highlights including a 4-0 win over Man United at the Bridge and a 3-1 success at Man City, this proved to be an outstanding season for Antonio Conte’s men.

2014-2015 (87 Points)

Expectation was high for the start of Jose Mourinho’s second season in his second spell in charge at the club, and the team didn’t let him or the fans down.

Winning the league with 87 points, eight ahead of Manchester City, the Blues secured their fourth Premier League title with Diego Costa as top scorer on 20 goals.

2009-2010 (86 Points)

Carlo Ancelotti’s tenure at the Bridge got off to the perfect start with a win in the Community Shield, but it proved to be even better as time went on as Chelsea won their third Premier League title in 2009/10. The Blues pipped Manchester United to the crown by just a single point having thrashed Wigan Athletic 8-0 on the final day of the season.

Club legend Didier Drogba did the most damage scoring 29 league goals with doubles completed for the club over both Man United and Liverpool during a memorable campaign.

2005-2006 (91 Points)

After winning the league at the first attempt in England, Jose Mourinho kept his perfect record going as he led the Blues to their second straight Premier League title in 2006 during a season in which the club, rather than rely on a prolific striker, had super Frank Lampard to thank most of all as the England midfielder reached his peak in the midfield.

Lampard top scored with 16 Premier League goals in 2005/06 as part of a spine that included Petr Cech, John Terry and Didier Drogba. Chelsea were unstoppable and wrapped up the league in fitting fashion, beating Man United 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on their last home game of the campaign.

2004-2005 (95 Points)

With the club’s transformation taking shape under owner Roman Abramovich and the Blues having dispensed with Claudio Ranieri’s services as manager after some near misses the year before, 2004/05 heralded the new era of ‘Special One’ Jose Mourinho who brought in Petr Cech, Arjen Robben and four of his Portuguese countrymen to bolster the squad.

A 1-0 win over Man United got things off to the perfect start and the club went on to lose only one league game all season, falling only to a Nicolas Anelka penalty at Manchester City, as 95 points were amassed to comfortably see off Arsenal, Man United and fourth-placed Everton in the title race.

Chelsea Premier League Runners-Up Seasons

2010-2011 (71 Points)

In the end, the 2010-2011 Premier League season wasn't as close as Chelsea supporters might have liked, but there's no question that the Blues worked hard to push Manchester United all the way. Having won the title the year before, the hope was that Carlo Ancelotti would be able to retain the title and perhaps even add another piece of silverware to the trophy cabinet.

That hope was added to when Chelsea won their first five matches of the campaign, including a 3-1 London derby win over West Ham United. It was against the bigger clubs that the Blues unfortunately struggled, losing to Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal between the middle of September and the end of December.

Having beaten Manchester United in March, the hope was that a win at Old Trafford in May would be enough to claim the title, but a 2-1 loss was followed by a 2-2 draw with Newcastle and a 1-0 loss to Everton on the final day of the season, a run which handed the Premier League trophy to the Red Devils.

2007-2008 (85 Points)

It is now well-documented that things start to go wrong for José Mourinho around the time of his fourth season in charge of a club, but we didn't really know that as the 2007-2008 campaign got underway. Having won the title in his first two seasons at Stamford Bridge and come second in his third, many thought another title push was on the cards.

The Blues won their first two matches and then drew with Liverpool at Anfield, but a 2-0 loss to Aston Villa, 0-0 draw with Blackburn Rovers meant that the good start quickly evaporated. When the club suffered a disappointing 1-1 draw with Rosenborg in the Champions League, it was decided that the Special One would depart.

Avram Grant was brought in to replace him, with the London club lasting the entire season without suffering a defeat at Stamford Bridge. That allowed the club to push Manchester United all the way, but a 1-0 loss at Old Trafford ultimately proved to be the difference, with the Red Devils winning the title by two points.

2006-2007 (83 Points)

Chelsea went into the 2006-2007 season as defending champions, having won the title two years in a row under manager José Mourinho. The arrivals of Andriy Schevchenko from Milan, Salomon Kalou from Feyenoord and Michael Ballack from Bayern Munich had the supporters dreaming of three titles in succession.

With the Blues having won the League Cup at the end of February, silverware was at least in the bank irrespective of what was to come later on. Chelsea were being touted as possible quadruple winners, given the fact that they made it to the semi-finals of the Champions League as well as progressing to the final of the FA Cup.

The Champions League dream came to an end in May when Chelsea lost to rivals Liverpool on penalties. Things went better in the FA Cup, with Chelsea beating Manchester United 1-0 after extra-time thanks to a Didier Drogba goal. Title hope disappeared when the Blues failed to beat Arsenal, leaving the Red Devils seven clear with two to play.

2003-2004 (79 Points)

In the July of 2003, Chelsea was sold by long-term owner Ken Bates to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. It was to be the making of the Blues in the modern era, with Abramovich happy to splash the case in order to get the club back to the top of the English top-flight, with 2003-2004 being the Blues' 12th consecutive season in the Premier League.

There was to be no silverware, losing in the fifth round of the FA Cup and being beaten by Arsenal in the League Cup quarter finals, as well as being knocked out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage by AS Monaco. In spite of this, the season ended with something of a precursor of what was to come, with the Blues finishing second.

That the London club missed out on the title wasn't overly surprising, considering the winners of the trophy were London rivals Arsenal, who went the entire campaign unbeaten to be named the 'Invincibles'. It was a campaign that saw Chelsea lose just seven times in the Premier League, with only the Gunners defeating the club twice.

Worst Season

Having won the league again the season before during his second spell in charge of the club, Jose Mourinho saw things begin to fall apart behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge in 2015/16 and a disastrous campaign ended with the side’s worst Premier League performance ever.

Finishing 10th with just 50 points and having suffered twelve league defeats, this season proved to be the end for Mourinho at Chelsea as he left in December as the club continued to struggle.