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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: 23/08/2014 02:00 CET
BurnleyBurnley1-3ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea16:00LeicesterLeicester
EvertonEverton18:30ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea16:00SwanseaSwansea
Man. CityMan. City17:00ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea16:00Aston VillaAston Villa
ChelseaChelsea15:05ArsenalArsenal
Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace16:00ChelseaChelsea
Man. UnitedMan. United17:00ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea16:00QPRQPR
LiverpoolLiverpool13:45ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea16:00West BromWest Brom
SunderlandSunderland18:30ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea20:45TottenhamTottenham
NewcastleNewcastle16:00ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea16:00HullHull
StokeStoke16:00ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea16:00West HamWest Ham
SouthamptonSouthampton16:00ChelseaChelsea
TottenhamTottenham16:00ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea16:00NewcastleNewcastle
SwanseaSwansea16:00ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea16:00Man. CityMan. City
Aston VillaAston Villa16:00ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea20:45EvertonEverton
ChelseaChelsea16:00BurnleyBurnley
LeicesterLeicester16:00ChelseaChelsea
West HamWest Ham20:45ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea16:00SouthamptonSouthampton
HullHull16:00ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea16:00StokeStoke
QPRQPR16:00ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea16:00Man. UnitedMan. United
ArsenalArsenal16:00ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea16:00Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace
ChelseaChelsea16:00LiverpoolLiverpool
West BromWest Brom16:00ChelseaChelsea
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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