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Best Chelsea managers ever – best win percentage & most wins ratio stats!

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The best Chelsea managers ever? Best Chelsea managers ever based on stats? Which Chelsea managers have the best win percentage ever? Chelsea FC former managers? Chelsea FC football managers? Here we look at the best Chelsea managers ever based on stats. Who are the best Chelsea managers ever? 

Claudio Ranieri. Jose Mourinho. Carlo Ancelotti. Antonio Conte. What do all these Chelsea managers have in common? Well they all managed Chelsea for starters. But furthermore, they are some of the best Chelsea managers ever. So here we will find out exactly who the best Chelsea managers ever are- based on stats.

Best Chelsea managers ever based on stats

Chelsea FC have had 34 managers in total. So then, which managers are the cream of the crop? Who are the best Chelsea FC managers ever based on stats? Here we look at all former Chelsea FC managers list. 

Best Chelsea managers ever as of 2019

Best Chelsea manager ever? To clarify, this table only includes managers who have been in charge for at least 20 games and all Chelsea Managers with a higher win-percentage than 50%.

Manager From Until Games per Honour W D L Total Win%
Guus Hiddink 2009 2009 22 16 5 1 22 72.73
José Mourinho 2004 2007 30.83 124 40 21 185 67.03
Avram Grant 2007 2008 n/a 36 13 5 54 66.67
Antonio Conte 2016 2018 52.5 69 17 20 106 65.09
Maurizio Sarri 2018 Current n/1 27 6 9 42 64.3
Carlo Ancelotti 2009 2011 36.33 67 20 22 109 61.47
José Mourinho 2013 2015 68.5 82 29 26 137 59.85
John Tait Robertson 1905 1907 83 49 15 19 83 59.04
Rafael Benitez 2012 2013 24 28 10 10 48 58.33
Guus Hiddink (caretaker) 2015 2016 n/a 65 25 22 112 58.04
Roberto Di Matteo 2012 2012 21 24 9 9 42 57.14
Luiz Felipe Scolari 2008 2009 n/a 20 11 5 36 55.56
Claudio Ranieri 2000 2004 n/a 107 46 46 199 53.77
Gianluca Vialli 1998 2000 28.6 76 38 29 143 53.15
Ray Wilkins (caretaker) 2000 2000 n/a 1 0 1 2 50

All Chelsea Managers with a lower win-percentage than 50% are presented in seperate list which is the list with the worst Chelsea managers ever.

Top 5 Best Chelsea managers ever based on win-% stats

Here are the Top 5 Best Chelsea managers ever based on stats and their win-percentage:

5. Maurizio Sarri has a win percentage of 64.3% (2018-)

sarri win record at chelseaSarri has brought in Sarri-ball from Naples, Italy. He has brought a new style of play to the ground at Stamford Bridge and although things are falling apart now, Sarri still has a big success percentage at Chelsea. He has 27 wins in 42 games.

4. Antonio Conte has a win percentage of 65.09%

Conte win record at chelseaOne of the top Italian Chelsea managers. Antonio Conte managed Chelsea between 2016 and 2018. From the 106 games he managed, Chelsea won 69 times, drew 20 and lost 17 games. The Italian was known for his defensive brand of football. In his first season in charge, Chelsea won a club record 30 league matches.

3. Avram Grant has a win percentage of 66.67%

Avram Grant-Best Chelsea managers ever based on stats

Avram Grant is higher on this list than Carlo and Jose. Why? This is due to the fact he only managed 54 games for Chelsea between September 2007 and May 2008. Of those 54 games, Grant won 36 times, drew 13 and lost 5 times. However Avram Grant was let go, despite this win rate. Luiz Scolari took over the next season.

2. Jose Mourinho has a win percentage of 67.03% (2004-2007)

Jose Mourinho 2004-2007 Best Chelsea managers ever based on stats

The “special one” Jose Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea made him number two on this list. The Portuguese manager took over the club in 2004 and has a win percentage of 67.03%.  This is due to the fact Jose Mourinho won 124 games out of a total of 185 games while managing The Blues. He drew 40 times and lost 21 times.

1. Guus Hiddink has a win percentage of 72.73%

Guus Hiddink Best Chelsea managers ever based on stats

Guus Hiddink, known as the “caretaker manager”, has the best win percentage for Chelsea of all-time. As a matter of fact, Hiddink has had a habit of taking over Chelsea when they are in trouble after having had two spells at the club. Furthermore, his win rate is high because Hiddink only managed 22 games for Chelsea. Of those 22 games, Chelsea won 16 times, drew 5 and lost 1.

Furthermore, Hiddink would later come back to Chelsea as interim manager once again in 2015. This was after Jose Mourinho was sacked in that disastrous season. Hiddink managed to turn their season around, albeit with a lot of draws, with Chelsea finishing 10th. This just goes to show how bad that season was then in 2015/16.

The former Russia national team coach is a personal favourite of Roman Abramovich.

Chelsea FC former managers that won titles list.

All ex Chelsea managers with honours list. All the Chelsea managers that have won titles list. This includes Chelsea managers since 2000.

Previous Chelsea Managers with honours list

Name Nat Tenure Honours
Ted Drake  England 1952–1961 1955 First Division
1955 FA Charity Shield
Tommy Docherty  Scotland 1961–1967 1965 Football League Cup
Dave Sexton  England 1967–1974 1970 FA Cup
1971 European Cup Winners’ Cup
John Neal  England 1981–1985 1984 Second Division
John Hollins  England 1985–1988 1986 Full Members Cup
Bobby Campbell  England 1988–1991 1989 Second Division
1990 Full Members Cup
Ruud Gullit  Netherlands 1996–1998 1997 FA Cup
Gianluca Vialli  Italy 1998–2000 1998 Football League Cup
1998 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
1998 UEFA Super Cup
2000 FA Cup
2000 FA Charity Shield
José Mourinho  Portugal 2004–2007
2013–2015
2005 Football League Cup
2005 Premier League
2005 FA Community Shield
2006 Premier League
2007 Football League Cup
2007 FA Cup
2015 Football League Cup
2015 Premier League
Guus Hiddink  Netherlands 2009
2015–2016
2009 FA Cup
Carlo Ancelotti  Italy 2009–2011 2009 FA Community Shield
2010 Premier League
2010 FA Cup
Roberto Di Matteo  Italy 2012 2012 FA Cup
2012 UEFA Champions League
Rafael Benítez  Spain 2012–2013 2013 UEFA Europa League
Antonio Conte  Italy 2016–present 2017 Premier League

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