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Is it from an overseas tour on the back of winning the title in '55? Or, and I'm not sure about this, but did we play an overseas friendly after the FA or Football League prevented the club from entering the following season's European Cup?

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Ok Ok everyone stop hounding me for the answer, I give in.

The date was 23rd May 1954.

The opposition was Borussia Dortmund.

The location was Randalls Island, NY (the early home of US Football)

Score was 6-1 to Dortmund.

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23rd May 1954: The players of Chelsea Football and Borussia Dortmund football clubs, walk out onto the pitch for a match in New York.

Chelsea F.C. (England): May 9, 1954 through June 6, 1954. Record: 5 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses.

Roster: Roy Bentley, Ronald Greenwood, John Harris, Richard Kitchener, James Lewis, Peter McKnight, John McNichol, Eric Parsons, William Robertson, Alan Rule, Derek Saunders, Peter Sillett, Robert Smith, Leslie Stubbs, Sidney Tickeridge, Stanley Wicks. Manager: Ted Drake.

5/9/54 Chelsea 3, Fortuna 2 (at Randalls Island, NY)

5/16/54 Chelsea 0, Rangers 1 (at Montreal)

5/20/54 Chelsea 7, Rockets 1 (at Baltimore)

5/23/54 Chelsea 1, Borussia 6 (at Randalls Island, NY)

5/26/54 Chelsea 6, New England Stars 0 (at Fall River, MA)

5/30/54 Chelsea 2, All-Stars 0 (at Harrison, NJ)

6/4/54 Chelsea 4, Rangers 1 (at Toronto)

6/6/54 Chelsea 0, Rangers 0 (at Randalls Island, NY)

Note of interest: Part way though the Chelsea tour, Chelsea lost its goalkeeper

with a serious injury. Argyle, going home before Chelsea, allowed them to borrow Shortt.

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