Ranking Chelsea’s 5 Worst Premier League Defeats After the Blues’ Humiliating Loss to Arsenal

Ranking Chelsea’s 5 Worst Premier League Defeats After the Blues’ Humiliating Loss to Arsenal

Joel Reyes
April 24, 2024 at 5:53 AM
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  • Chelsea lost 5-0 to Arsenal in the Premier League showdown on Tuesday night
  • They came close to matching their worst Premier League defeat with that loss
  • The Blues lost by six goals to Manchester City in their league matchup in 2019

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It's tough being a Chelsea fan nowadays.

The Blues suffered another embarrassing defeat under Mauricio Pochettino, losing 5-0 to Arsenal in their crunch clash at the Emirates Stadium.

Sports Brief looks at Chelsea's five worst defeats in the Premier League following their atrocious performance against the Gunners.

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Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho look dejected after Chelsea lost to Arsenal and Liverpool respectively. Images: Alex Pantling/ JUSTIN TALLIS.
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Chelsea's worst Premier League defeats

1. Manchester City vs. Chelsea (6-0, February 2019)

The Blues' worst Premier League defeat happened on February 10, 2019, when they lost 6-0 to a very strong Manchester City side.

That victory was part of a 14-match winning streak for City to end the season as they finished one point ahead of Liverpool to win the title.

That being said, it was still totally unacceptable for the Blues to lose in that manner. The contest was over by half-time, with Man City scoring four of their goals in the opening 45 minutes.

Sergio Aguero starred for City in that victory, scoring a hat-trick against Chelsea. The Blues finished the season in third place with a 26-point gap separating them and the champions.

2. Arsenal vs. Chelsea (5-0, April 2024)

Chelsea found themselves on the losing end of another beatdown, suffering a humiliating 5-0 loss to Arsenal in their Premier League clash on Tuesday night.

The Blues struggled without star player, Cole Palmer, who missed the game due to illness. They got off to a nightmarish start, conceding the opening goal to Leandro Trossard in the fourth minute.

Arsenal then opened the floodgates in the second half, with Ben White and Kai Havertz each scoring braces to complete the rout, per The Guardian.

It was Chelsea's heaviest loss to their London rivals.

3. Manchester United vs. Chelsea (4-0, August 2019)

Frank Lampard's first game as Chelsea manager didn't go according to plan, as the Blues suffered an embarrassing 4-0 loss to Manchester United in their 2019-20 season opener.

Marcus Rashford starred for the Red Devils in the rout. He opened the scoring with a penalty in the 18th minute before adding another in the 67th minute.

Anthony Martial and Daniel James scored the other goals for United, who began their league campaign with a win at Old Trafford.

It was Chelsea's biggest loss at Old Trafford since 1965, per the BBC.

4. Bournemouth vs. Chelsea (4-0, January 2019)

Chelsea fans found it difficult to accept that their team was on the wrong end of a 4-0 hammering by Bournemouth in their Premier League showdown on January 30, 2019.

The Cherries celebrated the 30th anniversary of their first meeting with the Blues in style, scoring four goals in the second half to hand Maurizio Sarri one of the worst defeats of his managerial career.

The 4-0 loss was the largest margin of defeat for Chelsea in the fixture's history.

5. Chelsea vs. Liverpool (1-3, October 2015)

Chelsea fans will forever remember the 3-1 loss to Liverpool on October 31, 2015, as it signalled that the Jose Mourinho era at Stamford Bridge was soon coming to an end.

The Blues were under pressure to win after scoring just 11 points in their first 10 league matches. Their bad run continued, though, against the Reds, who won their first game under manager Jurgen Klopp.

Coutinho helped Liverpool erase an early 1-0 deficit, scoring a brace on the road. Christian Benteke sealed the win for the Reds with a goal in the 83rd minute.

Results didn't improve for the Blues after the loss to Liverpool, scoring just four points in their next five league matches.

Roman Abramovich decided it was time to make a managerial change, firing Mourinho for a second time in December 2015.

Fans call Chelsea a Cole Palmer Club

Sports Brief recently reported on fans' reactions to Chelsea's loss to Arsenal on Tuesday night.

Some called the Blues a 'Cole Palmer Club' as they looked lost without the star in their line-up.

Palmer has been a vital gear for the Blues this season, scoring 20 goals in the Premier League.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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