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This page shows the ELO score history of the selected club - mapping their best and worst sides of all time, and their most unlikely victories and defeats based on their ELO score.

Inspired by ClubELO.com, the ELO rating system is a method of calculating and comparing the relative strengths of teams in competition. For every match played, the ELO scores of the two teams are considered, and adjusted for other factors (such as home advantage), to calculate the likelihood of the match result. When the actual result of the game is known, the ELO score is adjusted accordingly, comparing the expected outcome of the game with the actual outcome - so a victory over Manchester United will be worth more points than one over Supermarine. The resulting ELO score can be used to compare the strengths of teams over time, and to project future results based on the current form of all teams.

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CHELTENHAM TOWN
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A historical overview of Cheltenham Town's ELO scores.

 

A list of the top 15 Cheltenham Town sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  2007 Saturday, August 11, 2007 3621.76  
  2002 Tuesday, March 12, 2002 3615.86  
  2003 Saturday, April 26, 2003 3605.98  
  2006 Tuesday, August 8, 2006 3601.21  
  2008 Saturday, March 29, 2008 3595.99  
  2012 Saturday, January 14, 2012 3593.49  
  2011 Friday, December 30, 2011 3575.41  
  2000 Friday, October 6, 2000 3575.04  
  2013 Saturday, April 20, 2013 3566.12  
  1999 Saturday, February 20, 1999 3559.68  
  2009 Saturday, April 18, 2009 3550.68  
  1998 Monday, December 28, 1998 3544.18  
  2001 Saturday, January 6, 2001 3540.53  
  2016 Saturday, August 27, 2016 3535.93  
  2004 Saturday, March 6, 2004 3528.71  
 
 

A list of the worst 15 Cheltenham Town sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1992 Saturday, April 25, 1992 3268.03  
  1985 Saturday, September 14, 1985 3287.23  
  1991 Thursday, December 26, 1991 3288.66  
  1986 Wednesday, March 26, 1986 3295.57  
  1988 Saturday, October 8, 1988 3317.38  
  1989 Saturday, April 1, 1989 3323.15  
  1990 Saturday, December 15, 1990 3324.12  
  1987 Saturday, February 21, 1987 3365.29  
  1997 Saturday, August 16, 1997 3373.02  
  2015 Saturday, April 11, 2015 3380.19  
  2018 Saturday, October 27, 2018 3397.47  
  2011 Saturday, April 23, 2011 3401.27  
  2017 Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3420.36  
  2010 Saturday, March 6, 2010 3433.03  
  1998 Monday, April 13, 1998 3436.82  
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant victories in Cheltenham Town's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Carlisle United (3489) vs. Cheltenham Town (3187)
  Saturday, December 9, 1933
-434.8 7.6% 1-2 +18.5 
  Cheltenham Town (3556) vs. Burnley (3857)
  Sunday, January 27, 2002
-235.6 20.5% 2-1 +8.0 
  Norwich City (3871) vs. Cheltenham Town (3571)
  Tuesday, September 10, 2002
-364.9 10.9% 0-3 +15.6 
  Oxford United (3722) vs. Cheltenham Town (3440)
  Tuesday, August 8, 2017
-320.4 13.7% 3-4 +8.6 
  Cheltenham Town (3477) vs. Swindon Town (3728)
  Saturday, November 8, 2014
-210.5 22.9% 5-0 +15.4 
  Cheltenham Town (3553) vs. Leeds United (3800)
  Sunday, November 25, 2007
-197.7 24.3% 1-0 +15.1 
  Cheltenham Town (3523) vs. Norwich City (3770)
  Tuesday, August 24, 1999
-179.5 26.2% 2-1 +7.4 
  Bristol City (3765) vs. Cheltenham Town (3529)
  Wednesday, January 31, 2007
-287.3 16.1% 0-1 +16.8 
  Cheltenham Town (3284) vs. Wycombe Wanderers (3512)
  Tuesday, February 4, 1992
-152.6 29.4% 2-1 +14.1 
  Cheltenham Town (3319) vs. Enfield (3519)
  Wednesday, April 9, 1986
-109.0 34.8% 2-0 +19.6 
  Cheltenham Town (3503) vs. Tranmere Rovers (3700)
  Tuesday, March 17, 2009
-150.1 29.7% 1-0 +14.1 
  Cheltenham Town (3420) vs. Crawley Town (3612)
  Saturday, August 27, 2011
-147.2 30.0% 3-1 +21.0 
  Cheltenham Town (3562) vs. Doncaster Rovers (3746)
  Saturday, May 3, 2008
-135.0 31.5% 2-1 +13.7 
  Cheltenham Town (3546) vs. Swansea City (3728)
  Saturday, February 3, 2007
-129.9 32.1% 2-1 +13.6 
  Leeds United (3739) vs. Cheltenham Town (3558)
  Tuesday, March 11, 2008
-231.3 20.9% 1-2 +15.8 
  Cheltenham Town (3344) vs. Kettering Town (3525)
  Saturday, April 15, 1989
-99.8 36.0% 2-1 +12.8 
  Cheltenham Town (3526) vs. Charlton Athletic (3706)
  Tuesday, August 9, 2016
-144.1 30.4% 1-0 +7.0 
  Cheltenham Town (3495) vs. Brentford (3673)
  Tuesday, August 23, 2005
-121.7 33.2% 5-0 +13.4 
  Oldham Athletic (3699) vs. Cheltenham Town (3523)
  Tuesday, November 18, 2008
-223.4 21.7% 0-1 +7.8 
  Cheltenham Town (3402) vs. Swindon Town (3573)
  Saturday, August 13, 2011
-125.6 32.7% 1-0 +13.5 
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant defeats in Cheltenham Town's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Halifax Town (3336) vs. Cheltenham Town (3616)
  Saturday, March 16, 2002
+213.9 77.4% 4-1 -27.1 
  Tamworth (3252) vs. Cheltenham Town (3512)
  Saturday, November 9, 2013
+219.0 77.9% 1-0 -7.8 
  Sutton United (3296) vs. Cheltenham Town (3475)
  Saturday, December 3, 2016
+143.6 69.6% 2-1 -7.0 
  Southend United (3419) vs. Cheltenham Town (3598)
  Saturday, August 9, 2003
+119.9 66.6% 2-0 -20.0 
  Altrincham (3249) vs. Cheltenham Town (3423)
  Saturday, September 5, 2015
+136.4 68.7% 2-1 -13.7 
  Wycombe Wanderers (3238) vs. Cheltenham Town (3401)
  Saturday, January 16, 1988
+73.3 60.4% 5-3 -18.1 
  Macclesfield Town (3446) vs. Cheltenham Town (3607)
  Saturday, April 6, 2002
+96.1 63.5% 1-0 -12.7 
  Kidderminster Harriers (3356) vs. Cheltenham Town (3511)
  Saturday, March 5, 2005
+95.0 63.3% 1-0 -12.7 
  Cheltenham Town (3593) vs. Bristol Rovers (3439)
  Saturday, January 21, 2012
+200.1 76.0% 0-2 -22.8 
  Cambridge United (3361) vs. Cheltenham Town (3513)
  Tuesday, February 22, 2005
+92.0 62.9% 1-0 -12.6 
  Northwich Victoria (3274) vs. Cheltenham Town (3421)
  Saturday, December 13, 1986
+58.7 58.4% 1-0 -11.7 
  Eastleigh (3375) vs. Cheltenham Town (3519)
  Tuesday, March 1, 2016
+105.5 64.7% 1-0 -12.9 
  Cheltenham Town (3460) vs. Dover Athletic (3318)
  Sunday, December 7, 2014
+182.2 74.1% 0-1 -7.4 
  Shrewsbury Town (3392) vs. Cheltenham Town (3528)
  Saturday, January 20, 2001
+69.6 59.9% 1-0 -12.0 
  Cheltenham Town (3480) vs. Maidstone United (3348)
  Saturday, November 4, 2017
+170.2 72.7% 2-4 -10.9 
  Southend United (3423) vs. Cheltenham Town (3547)
  Saturday, May 6, 2000
+56.6 58.1% 2-1 -11.6 
  Northwich Victoria (3425) vs. Cheltenham Town (3549)
  Tuesday, April 27, 1999
+56.7 58.1% 1-0 -11.6 
  Cheltenham Town (3543) vs. Northwich Victoria (3422)
  Saturday, January 23, 1999
+188.5 74.7% 0-1 -14.9 
  Cheltenham Town (3575) vs. Swansea City (3454)
  Saturday, August 16, 2003
+180.2 73.8% 3-4 -14.8 
  Hednesford Town (3433) vs. Cheltenham Town (3550)
  Monday, March 22, 1999
+50.0 57.1% 3-2 -11.4 
 
   

The twenty teams that Cheltenham Town are most successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Swindon Town 11 +9.41 
  AFC Rushden and Diamonds 11 +3.85 
  Tranmere Rovers 14 +3.45 
  Morecambe 23 +3.30 
  Enfield 1893 11 +3.22 
  Welling United 18 +2.85 
  Mansfield Town 23 +2.74 
  Barrow 12 +2.73 
  Macclesfield Town 31 +2.54 
  Bury 14 +2.37 
  Lincoln City 24 +2.21 
  Hartlepool United 19 +2.14 
  Luton Town 13 +2.08 
  Leyton Orient 21 +1.81 
  Oldham Athletic 13 +1.78 
  Kettering Town 19 +1.47 
  Grimsby Town 13 +1.47 
  Port Vale 16 +1.35 
  Sutton United 11 +1.26 
  Northampton Town 31 +1.22 

The twenty teams that Cheltenham Town are least successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Bath City 12 -6.53 
  Chesterfield 16 -5.79 
  Notts County 12 -5.43 
  Hereford 14 -5.21 
  Northwich Victoria 18 -4.64 
  Darlington 1883 16 -4.42 
  Rochdale 18 -4.35 
  Shrewsbury Town 19 -4.00 
  Stevenage 13 -3.90 
  Scunthorpe United 16 -3.84 
  Plymouth Argyle 18 -3.68 
  Altrincham 16 -3.20 
  Cambridge United 11 -2.86 
  Kidderminster Harriers 28 -2.14 
  Crewe Alexandra 22 -1.80 
  Doncaster Rovers 12 -1.65 
  Bristol Rovers 18 -1.59 
  Stafford Rangers 14 -1.55 
  Colchester United 15 -1.25 
  Swansea City 13 -1.19