LONDON. – Chelsea’s 0-1 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa on Sunday meant this has been their worst start to a league campaign since the 1978-79 season.
History doesn’t make for pretty reading for Chelsea fans as they were RELEGATED from England’s top-flight that season – with The Blues finishing rock bottom on 20 points.
The Villa defeat means Chelsea have now failed to score in 13 Premier League games since 2023 began – a record for a calendar year.
They’ve also picked up just five Premier League wins during that period.
The Blues will take some solace in the fact that their start this season is slightly better than their worst ever 45 years ago. This season they have one win, two draws and three losses whereas in 1978-79 – when legend Ray Wilkins was their captain – they had one win, a draw and four losses.
And it’s fair to say that the world was a very different place then compared to now.
Chelsea’s moneybags owner Todd Boehly, was still in kindergarten in 1978 as he was only five years old. – The Sun.