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Chelsea FC

Chelsea FC
Chelsea celebrate winning the Premier League title in 2006 ©Getty Images

Chelsea FC

Formed: 1905
Nickname: The Blues

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup: (2008)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1971, 1998
• UEFA Super Cup: 1998

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 4 (2010)
• FA Cup: 6 (2010)
• League Cup: 4 (2007)

History
• Chelsea are the only side in England who were admitted into the Football League without kicking a ball following their creation. Despite that auspicious start it was not until the 1950s, under former Arsenal FC man Ted Drake, that the west London outfit began collecting silverware. Celebrating their golden jubilee, the newly-nicknamed Blues – they have always worn the colour, though sported a lighter shade until 1912 – claimed the 1954/55 league title with one of the lowest points tallies in English football history.

• The club underwent a transformation in the 1960s as London became the music and fashion capital of the world. They became known as the country's glamour club, while on the pitch Tommy Docherty's young team claimed the League Cup in 1964/65 and finished runners-up in the FA Cup two years later.

• Docherty's replacement Dave Sexton masterminded further successes, beating Leeds United AFC in the 1970 FA Cup final and lifting the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup against Real Madrid CF in another replayed showpiece the following season.

• Anticipating glory days, the club invested heavily in upgrading Stamford Bridge, only to be hit by relegation. Staring bankruptcy in the face, the long-standing Mears family famously sold the club – and its huge debts – to Ken Bates for £1 in 1982. The new chairman eventually restored some glamour by appointing the likes of Ruud Gullit and Gianluca Vialli as manager, the latter guiding the team to UEFA Cup Winners' Cup glory in 1997/98.

• Financial problems returned, however, and in 2003 Bates sold the club to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. José Mourinho replaced Claudio Ranieri the following year and the side clinched their first championship in 50 years in the Portuguese manager's first season. They successfully defended the title, and only a slip by John Terry in a penalty shoot-out against Manchester United FC denied Mourinho's successor, Avram Grant, the UEFA Champions League in 2007/08. Carlo Ancelotti then won a league and FA Cup double in his first campaign in charge in 2009/10.

Club records
Most appearances: Ron Harris (795)
Most goals: Bobby Tambling (202)
Record victory: Chelsea 13-0 FC Jeunesse Hautcharage (UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, 29 September 1971)
Record defeat: Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 8-1 Chelsea (First Division, 26 September 1953)

* Last updated 31 December 2010

Last updated: 24/01/11 11.17CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 18/04/2015 02:00 CET
BurnleyBurnley1-3ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea2-0LeicesterLeicester
EvertonEverton3-6ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea4-2SwanseaSwansea
ChelseaChelsea1-1SchalkeSchalke
Man. CityMan. City1-1ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea2-1BoltonBolton
ChelseaChelsea3-0Aston VillaAston Villa
Sporting CPSporting CP0-1ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea2-0ArsenalArsenal
Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-2ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea6-0MariborMaribor
Man. UnitedMan. United1-1ChelseaChelsea
ShrewsburyShrewsbury1-2ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea2-1QPRQPR
MariborMaribor1-1ChelseaChelsea
LiverpoolLiverpool1-2ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea2-0West BromWest Brom
SchalkeSchalke0-5ChelseaChelsea
SunderlandSunderland0-0ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea3-0TottenhamTottenham
NewcastleNewcastle2-1ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea3-1Sporting CPSporting CP
ChelseaChelsea2-0HullHull
DerbyDerby1-3ChelseaChelsea
StokeStoke0-2ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea2-0West HamWest Ham
SouthamptonSouthampton1-1ChelseaChelsea
TottenhamTottenham5-3ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea3-0WatfordWatford
ChelseaChelsea2-0NewcastleNewcastle
SwanseaSwansea0-5ChelseaChelsea
LiverpoolLiverpool1-1ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea2-4BradfordBradford
ChelseaChelsea1-0
(aet)
LiverpoolLiverpool
ChelseaChelsea1-1Man. CityMan. City
Aston VillaAston Villa1-2ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea1-0EvertonEverton
ParisParis1-1ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea1-1BurnleyBurnley
ChelseaChelsea2-0TottenhamTottenham
West HamWest Ham0-1ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea2-2ParisParis
ChelseaChelsea1-1SouthamptonSouthampton
HullHull2-3ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea2-1StokeStoke
QPRQPR0-1ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea18:30Man. UnitedMan. United
ArsenalArsenal17:00ChelseaChelsea
LeicesterLeicester20:45ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea14:30Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace
ChelseaChelsea17:00LiverpoolLiverpool
West BromWest Brom21:00ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea16:00SunderlandSunderland

Trophy cabinet

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    29/09/1971, Chelsea 13-0 Käerjéng, London
  • Biggest defeat:
    18/04/2000, Barcelona 5-1 Chelsea, Barcelona
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  13
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  5
  • Appearances in UEFA Super Cup:  3
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  4
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 112
    Frank Lampard (  ENG)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 34
    Didier Drogba (  CIV)
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