- Golden stars represent FA Cup wins
- Silver starts represent years when Chelsea ended up as FA Cup runner-ups
- Premier League clubs enter the FA cup in Round 3 at the moment
- In the 1905-06 season, there were four qualifying rounds. Chelsea entered in the first Qualifying round. Chelsea were chasing promotion from the Second Division, and so they fielded a full strength side in the league and sent a reserve team to the third qualifying round cup-tie against Palace, owing to the fact the league fixture was on the same day as the Cup tie.
For all the league finishes, go here.