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Chelsea


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DEFENDERS NATIONALITY FOOT AGE
Andreas Christensen Denmark Right 23
Fikayo Tomori England Right 22
Antonio Rudiger Germany Right 26
Emerson Palmieri dos Santos Italy Left 25
Marcos Alonso Spain Left 29
Marc Guehi England - 19
Kurt Zouma France Right 25
Ian Maatsen Netherlands - 17
Cesar Azpilicueta Spain Right 30
Reece James England - 20
GOALKEEPERS NATIONALITY FOOT AGE
Jamie Cumming England - 20
Willy Caballero Argentina Right 38
Kepa Arrizabalaga Spain Right 25
ATTACKERS NATIONALITY FOOT AGE
Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham England Right 22
Olivier Giroud France Left 33
Callum Hudson-Odoi England Right 19
Willian Borges da Silva Brazil Right 31
Pedro Rodríguez Ledesma Spain Both 32
Michy Batshuayi Belgium Right 26
MIDFIELDERS NATIONALITY FOOT AGE
Billy Gilmour Scotland - 18
Mason Mount England Right 20
Christian Pulisic USA Both 21
Jorge Luiz Frello Filho(Jorginho) Italy Both 28
N'Golo Kante France Right 28
Faustino Anjorin England - 18
Ross Barkley England Right 26
Ruben Loftus-Cheek England Right 23
Mateo Kovačić Croatia Right 25
ABOUT

Chelsea History 


Chelsea Football Club is a professional football club based in London, England. Chelsea plays in the Premier League, the top division of English football and is among the most successful clubs in England. The Blues are the 7th most valuable football club in the world. 


Gus Mears bought Stamford Bridge athletic stadium in 1904 in order to make it a football ground. The earlier intention was to lease it to Fulham so that they use Stamford Bridge as their own ground but the offer was turned down. This resulted in Gus Mears forming his own club for the Stamford Bridge stadium on 10th March 1905 and he named it Chelsea Football Club.


Chelsea Records


Chelsea gained promotion to the first division in their second season itself. The most successful period of Chelsea has been in recent years from the 2000's as Chelsea became the first English club to win all 4 UEFA club trophies.


Records held by Chelsea are:


Chelsea has the longest streak of unbeaten home league matches - 86.

Most goals scored at home in a league season - 68

Most clean sheets in a season - 25

Most consecutive clean sheets at the start of a season - 6

Fewest goals conceded in a league season - 15

Fewest goals conceded away in a league season - 9

The highest aggregate scoreline in European competition - 21-0   


Chelsea Logo



Chelsea v Swansea City - Premier League



Chelsea had mainly 4 logos in its history. The first one was of a pensioner from the Royal Pensioner Hospital in London. The second was decided by then manager Ted Drake in 1952 who modernized the club and the new logo with C.F.C initials was used.


Next year’s logo of the club consisted of a blue lion facing backward and holding a shaft. It also featured 3 roses and 2 footballs. Ken Bates changed this logo when he became the owner of the club in 1986 but soon after Roman Abramovich purchased the club, Chelsea marked a return to the older logo.


Chelsea Manager - Frank Lampard



Bristol City v Derby County - Sky Bet Championship



Chelsea has changed a lot of managers in the Abramovich era. The last one was Maurizio Sarri who led Chelsea to Europa League glory and to the finals of football league where Chelsea lost to Manchester City.


Currently, Frank Lampard has been appointed for the managerial position at chelsea. Lampard had a great debut season with Derby County and have now signed a contract with chelsea for 3 years till 2022.


Chelsea Owner - Roman Abramovich



Chelsea v Leicester City - Premier League



Chelsea is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. He bought Chelsea in 2003 when the club was in serious financial crisis and paid off all the debts of the club. Before Abramovich, Chelsea was owned by Ken Bates who bought Chelsea for £1.


Roman Abramovich completed a £140 million takeover and also paid off £80 million debt as he turned Chelsea into a global brand.


Chelsea Stadium - Stamford Bridge



Aerial Views Of Central London



Chelsea had only one football stadium in its history and that is Stamford Bridge. It is commonly referred to as “The Bridge” and is located in Fulham, South West London. Stamford Bridge was used by London athletic club till 1905 and was then changed to a football ground. A notable Scottish architect Archibald Leitch designed Stamford Bridge which currently has the capacity of 40,853.


Chelsea Nickname - The Blues


Chelsea’s first nickname was “The Pensioners” until the 1950s because of the pensioners of the British army residing in Royal Hospital Chelsea, With the idea of modernizing the club, the pensioner featuring club logo was removed and subsequently, the Chelsea fans came to be known as “The Blues” because of their jersey colour.


Chelsea and Arsenal Rivalry - London Derby



Carling Cup Final: Chelsea v Arsenal



Chelsea have a long-standing rivalry with the London based club Arsenal. They have faced each other 4 times in finals and both teams have won 2 finals each. When overall games are taken into consideration, Chelsea have won 64 times to Arsenal’s 76 with 58 draws. Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is the leading goalscorer of the London derby.


Chelsea Fans


The Blue Army



Chelsea v Burnley - Premier League



Chelsea have always worn blue shirts and Chelsea players are known as “The Blues”. Therefore, Chelsea fans are known as “The Blue Army”. The Chelsea supporters formed a firm known as “Chelsea Headhunters” and were known for their football hooliganism.


Chelsea Trophies


Chelsea Premier League Titles (5)



Chelsea v Sunderland - Premier League


Premier League is known as the toughest league in the world with a lot of strong clubs in it and Chelsea have been one of the best clubs in the Premier League.


  S. No.Chelsea League TitlesRunner - Ups
11954-55Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.
22004-05Arsenal
32005-06Manchester United
42009-10Manchester United
52014-15Manchester City
62016-17Tottenham Hotspur


Chelsea FA Cup Titles (8)



Chelsea v Manchester United - The Emirates FA Cup Final



S. No.Chelsea FA Cup TitlesRunner - Ups
11969-70Leeds United
21996-97Middlesbrough
31999-2000Aston Villa
42006-07Manchester United
52008-09Everton
62009-10Portsmouth
72011-12Liverpool
82017-18Manchester United


Chelsea League Cup Titles (5)



S. No.Chelsea League Cup TitlesRunner - Ups
11964-65Leicester City
21997-98Middlesbrough
32004-05Liverpool
42006-07Arsenal
52014-15Tottenham Hotspur


Chelsea Europa League Titles (2)



SL Benfica v Chelsea FC - UEFA Europa League Final



S. No.Chelsea Europa League TitlesRunner - Ups
12012-13Benfica
22018-19Arsenal


Chelsea Champions League Titles (1)



FC Bayern Muenchen v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League Final



S. No.Chelsea Champions League TitlesRunner - Ups
12011-12Bayern Munich



Chelsea Legends


1. John Terry



Chelsea v Watford - Premier League



John Terry is the most successful captain of Chelsea. He is widely regarded as “The Wall of London”. Terry is a Chelsea graduate and has played over 500 matches for the club. He is also the club’s all-time highest scoring defender.


2. Frank Lampard  



Frank Lampard of Chelsea celebrates



Frank Lampard is Chelsea’s all-time top goal scorer. The English midfielder played at Chelsea for 13 years. He scored 211 times for the club and is a 3 time Chelsea player of the year. He is also considered one of the best midfielders of his generation.


3. Peter Osgood 



Chelsea v Everton



Peter Osgood was nicknamed “The King of Stamford Bridge”. He was a striker who debuted and retired at Chelsea. Upon his death, his ashes were buried at the penalty spot at the shed end of Stamford Bridge. He is the only Chelsea player who has a statue of himself outside the stadium.


4. Bobby Tambling



Bobby Tambling Chelsea v Leeds United 1967



Bobby Victor Tambling was Chelsea’s all-time top goalscorer till 2013. The English striker had 202 goals under his belt and he held the top goalscorer record for 47 years. He was named in the club’s greatest ever XI and also had a suite named after him at Stamford Bridge.


5. Peter Cech



Chelsea v Valencia - UEFA Champions League



Peter Cech is considered as one of the greatest goalkeepers of his generation and the history of the premier league. With 494 senior appearances, he is the only overseas player with the highest appearances for the club. Cech has an impressive 228 clean sheets club record for Chelsea. He is currently Chelsea’s technical and performance advisor.

 

Chelsea Chants


Keep The Blue Flag Flying High


This is the motto of Chelsea football club and it is their corporate slogan. Win or lose, if Chelsea plays a game in a stadium this chant will always be heard.


Carefree


This song is heard multiple times in the Chelsea home game.


Celery


It is one of the celebrated songs at Stamford Bridge and it’s a ritual of throwing celery in the stadium which resulted in the vegetable being banned inside the stadium.



Chelsea Top Scorer


Frank Lampard



Chelsea v West Ham United - Premier League



Frank Lampard is Chelsea’s all-time goalscorer. The Englishman broke the record in 2013 and has scored 211 goals in his 13 years career for Chelsea. Frank Lampard is the only midfielder to have scored more than 150 goals in the Premier League and is 4th in all-time Premier League’s assist table with 102 assists. Frank Lampard has also been Chelsea Player of the Year for 3 times.


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