Chelmsford City

Draw specialists last season, Chelmsford City picked up single points more times than any other team in the National South. The Clarets were one of only two teams to record less than ten victories, the other was relegated Billericay Town. Yet the Essex club were mainly looking over the shoulder as they consistently picked up positive results against those around them. In fairness they were only dragged into the relegation conversation after seven straight losses in February and March, before that they went twelve games with only one defeat. Turning a few draws into wins will see them easily make mid-table.

2021/2022 Season
National South: 19th
F.A Cup: 4th Qualifying Round
F.A Trophy: 2nd Round
County Cup: 4th Round
Top League Scorer: Simeon Jackson (11 goals)

Manager – Robbie Simpson

Five months after joining Chelmsford City as a free agent from Milton Keynes Dons, Simpson became the interim boss. Impressing as a player manager in January and February 2020, the Clarets appointed Simpson as the permanent successor to Rod Stringer the following month. Last season was his first full campaign at the helm and if he can turn some of those draws into victories then he will have Chelmsford City finishing higher this time. As a player, Simpson won promotion with Milton Keynes Dons and can draw on a wealth of Football League experience during his seventeen years as a professional.

Summer Transfers

Transfers In Transfers Out
Liam Trotter (Bromley) Chez Isaac (St Albans City)
Jamie Yila (Cray Wanderers) Charlie Sheringham (Dartford)
Devonte Aransibia (Royston Town) Dara Dada (Hemel Hempstead Town)
Khale Da Costa (Braintree Town) Christian Frimpong
Harry Lodovica (Braintree Town)  
Ovie Ejeheri (Arsenal)  
Charlie Ruff (Hornchurch)  
Henry Ochieng (Billericay Town)  
Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Dulwich Hamlet)  

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 41 / Chelmsford City wins: 55 / Draws: 23

Previous Matches (last six)

Dartford 2 – 1 Chelmsford City (15/03/2022 – National South)
Chelmsford City 0 – 0 Dartford (25/10/2021 – National South)
Dartford 1 – 0 Chelmsford City (06/10/2020 – National South)
Dartford 3 – 0 Chelmsford City (14/03/2020 – National South)
Chelmsford City 4 – 0 Dartford (12/08/2019 – National South)
Chelmsford City 2 – 1 Dartford (09/01/2019 – National South)

Next Meetings

Chelmsford City v Dartford – 03/12/2022
Dartford v Chelmsford City – 25/03/2023


  • Dartford are on their best unbeaten run (W3, D1) against Chelmsford City since the six between 2011 and 2016
  • The Darts have won their last four versus the Clarets at home, a fifth win at Princes Park will set a record
  • Dartford are winless in their last five trips to Chelmsford (D2, L3) and have only won twice in their last 13 away games against the Clarets (D4, L7)

Match Highlights – 2021/2022

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