Chelsea, under the management of Tommy Docherty, had gone close to winning a second league title during the 1964/65 season. After some disciplinary issues within the squad, Docherty decided a post-season tour to Australia would be a great opportunity to improve team morale.
Docherty determined there would be no breaches of discipline in Australia. Chelsea striker, Peter Osgood, recalled, "Six weeks in the sun, in the lager capital of the world, was pushing it for this team."
Osgood would score 13 goals in 11 games. The team would travel some 13,000 kilometres across Australia to play what were firmly semi-professional sides. Only the two matches against Australia's national select teams ended in draws. All others were Chelsea victories.
For Osgood, the future King of Stamford Bridge, the tour proved to be a seminal moment.
Chelsea In Australia 1965 T-shirt
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- Mid-weight, 180 GSM
- 100% combed cotton
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