With the 2021/22 Premier League season delayed, attention has now turned to the next season, 2022/23.
For Chelsea, it was a rough period after the penalties imposed on the immediate previous owner, Roman Abramovich, which affected the operations of the London club.
However, it was a good season for the Blues, and despite not winning a title, they qualified for the UEFA Champions League next season.
Here are the key stats and numbers from the season that was;
- At 22 years and 40 days, Trevoh Chalobah became the second youngest player to score on his Premier League debut for Chelsea (against Crystal Palace at home), after Paul Hughes in January 1997 (20 years and 274 days).
- Thiago Silva has become the oldest player on the field (37 years, 234 days) to start an FA Cup Final since Stanley Matthews in the 1953 final with Blackpool, aged 38.
- When Chelsea hosted their Spurs, Silva became the oldest Chelsea player to score in the Premier League (36 years, 123 days)
- Edward Mendy is the second-fastest Chelsea player to reach 30 clean sheets (54 games). Petr Cech managed it in 51 matches.
- Against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup, Kepa Arrizabalaga beat Petr Cech by scoring seven times in the penalty shootout. He finished the season at eight.
- Against Malmo at home, Jorginho became the first Chelsea player to score two penalties in the same match on three occasions.
- Ben Chilwell was the first English player to score in four consecutive Premier League games for Chelsea since Frank Lampard in 2013.
- Timo Werner scored the fastest goal for Chelsea in the Champions League (1 minute 23 seconds) in Zenit St Petersburg.
- Jorginho scored 10 penalty kicks in the Premier League in 2021, a record in a single calendar year in the competition.
- Against Newcastle United away from home, Jorginho became the first player in Premier League history to score 10 consecutive goals in the competition from a penalty kick.
- Thomas Tuchel scored his 50th victory for Chelsea in his 78th game with him in charge, giving him a win rate of 64.1 per cent.
- Of the eight managers who have won 100 points or more in their first 50 Premier League games, four have achieved it with Chelsea – Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte, Carlo Ancelotti and Thomas Tuchel.
- It was Thomas Tuchel’s 50th match in Chelsea’s training at home against Juventus, during which he led the Blues to 32 victories (11 draws and seven defeats).
- Kai Havertz scored the 100th Premier League goal under Thomas Tuchel against Watford at home on the last day of the season.