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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: 22/04/2014 02:00 CET
ChelseaChelsea2-0HullHull
ChelseaChelsea2-1Aston VillaAston Villa
Man. UnitedMan. United0-0ChelseaChelsea
BayernBayern2-2
(5-4(p))
ChelseaChelsea
EvertonEverton1-0ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea1-2BaselBasel
ChelseaChelsea2-0FulhamFulham
SwindonSwindon0-2ChelseaChelsea
TottenhamTottenham1-1ChelseaChelsea
SteauaSteaua0-4ChelseaChelsea
NorwichNorwich1-3ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea4-1CardiffCardiff
SchalkeSchalke0-3ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea2-1Man. CityMan. City
ArsenalArsenal0-2ChelseaChelsea
NewcastleNewcastle2-0ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea3-0SchalkeSchalke
ChelseaChelsea2-2West BromWest Brom
West HamWest Ham0-3ChelseaChelsea
BaselBasel1-0ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea3-1SouthamptonSouthampton
SunderlandSunderland3-4ChelseaChelsea
StokeStoke3-2ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea1-0SteauaSteaua
ChelseaChelsea2-1Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace
SunderlandSunderland2-1ChelseaChelsea
ArsenalArsenal0-0ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea1-0SwanseaSwansea
ChelseaChelsea2-1LiverpoolLiverpool
SouthamptonSouthampton0-3ChelseaChelsea
DerbyDerby0-2ChelseaChelsea
HullHull0-2ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea3-1Man. UnitedMan. United
ChelseaChelsea1-0StokeStoke
ChelseaChelsea0-0West HamWest Ham
Man. CityMan. City0-1ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea3-0NewcastleNewcastle
West BromWest Brom1-1ChelseaChelsea
Man. CityMan. City2-0ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea1-0EvertonEverton
GalatasarayGalatasaray1-1ChelseaChelsea
FulhamFulham1-3ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea4-0TottenhamTottenham
Aston VillaAston Villa1-0ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea2-0GalatasarayGalatasaray
ChelseaChelsea6-0ArsenalArsenal
Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-0ChelseaChelsea
ParisParis3-1ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea3-0StokeStoke
ChelseaChelsea2-0ParisParis
SwanseaSwansea0-1ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea1-2SunderlandSunderland
AtléticoAtlético20:45ChelseaChelsea
LiverpoolLiverpool15:05ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea20:45AtléticoAtlético
ChelseaChelsea17:00NorwichNorwich
CardiffCardiff16:00ChelseaChelsea

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:  12
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  5
  • Appearances in UEFA Super Cup:  3
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  4
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 110
    Frank Lampard (  ENG)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 34
    Didier Drogba (  CIV)
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