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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: 07/05/2016 02:00 CET
ChelseaChelsea2-2SwanseaSwansea
Man. CityMan. City3-0ChelseaChelsea
West BromWest Brom2-3ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea1-2Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace
EvertonEverton3-1ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea4-0M. Tel-AvivM. Tel-Aviv
ChelseaChelsea2-0ArsenalArsenal
WalsallWalsall1-4ChelseaChelsea
NewcastleNewcastle2-2ChelseaChelsea
PortoPorto2-1ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea1-3SouthamptonSouthampton
ChelseaChelsea2-0Aston VillaAston Villa
Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv0-0ChelseaChelsea
West HamWest Ham2-1ChelseaChelsea
StokeStoke1-1
(5-4(p))
ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea1-3LiverpoolLiverpool
ChelseaChelsea2-1Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv
StokeStoke1-0ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea1-0NorwichNorwich
M. Tel-AvivM. Tel-Aviv0-4ChelseaChelsea
TottenhamTottenham0-0ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea0-1BournemouthBournemouth
ChelseaChelsea2-0PortoPorto
LeicesterLeicester2-1ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea3-1SunderlandSunderland
ChelseaChelsea2-2WatfordWatford
Man. UnitedMan. United0-0ChelseaChelsea
Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace0-3ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea2-0ScunthorpeScunthorpe
ChelseaChelsea2-2West BromWest Brom
ChelseaChelsea3-3EvertonEverton
ArsenalArsenal0-1ChelseaChelsea
MK DonsMK Dons1-5ChelseaChelsea
WatfordWatford0-0ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea1-1Man. UnitedMan. United
ChelseaChelsea5-1NewcastleNewcastle
ParisParis2-1ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea5-1Man. CityMan. City
SouthamptonSouthampton1-2ChelseaChelsea
NorwichNorwich1-2ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea1-1StokeStoke
ChelseaChelsea1-2ParisParis
EvertonEverton2-0ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea2-2West HamWest Ham
Aston VillaAston Villa0-4ChelseaChelsea
SwanseaSwansea1-0ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea0-3Man. CityMan. City
BournemouthBournemouth1-4ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea2-2TottenhamTottenham
SunderlandSunderland16:00ChelseaChelsea
LiverpoolLiverpool21:00ChelseaChelsea
ChelseaChelsea16:00LeicesterLeicester

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)