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Chelsea FC

Chelsea FC
Chelsea celebrate victory against Benfica in the 2013 UEFA Europa League final in Amsterdam ©Sportsfile

Chelsea FC

Formed: 1905
Nickname: The Blues

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup: 2012, (2008)
• UEFA Europa League: 2013
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1971, 1998
• UEFA Super Cup: 1998, (2013)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 4 (2010)
• FA Cup: 7 (2012)
• 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, only for Abramovich to replace the Italian with FC Porto's treble-winning coach André Villas-Boas ahead of the 2011/12 season.

• Villas-Boas did not last the season, but while league results were a disappointment, stand-in boss Roberto di Matteo led the Blues to their seventh FA Cup and then UEFA Champions League glory, beating FC Bayern München on penalties at their own stadium after a 1-1 draw. Di Matteo was replaced himself in November 2013 and though temporary successor Rafael Benítez could not prevent the Londoners becoming the first holders to be eliminated in the UEFA Champions League group stage, he guided them to victory in the UEFA Europa League final six months later.

* Last updated 21 January 2014

Last updated: 23/01/14 13.32CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 19/04/2014 22:37 CET
18 August 2013 - English Premier League
Chelsea2-0Hull
Referee: not available – London
10/06/2013 13:03:36
21 August 2013 - English Premier League
Chelsea2-1Aston Villa
Referee: not available – London
10/06/2013 13:03:36
26 August 2013 - English Premier League
Man. United0-0Chelsea
Referee: not available – Manchester
10/06/2013 13:07:36
30 August 2013 - UEFA Super Cup, Final
Bayern2-2Chelsea
Bayern win 5-4 on penalties
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) – Stadium: Stadion Eden, Prague (CZE)
10/06/2013 13:04:36
14 September 2013 - English Premier League
Everton1-0Chelsea
Referee: not available – Liverpool
10/06/2013 13:03:21
Chelsea1-2Basel
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA) – Stadium: Stamford Bridge, London (ENG)
10/23/2013 11:27:50
21 September 2013 - English Premier League
Chelsea2-0Fulham
Referee: not available – London
10/06/2013 13:03:21
24 September 2013 - English League Cup, Third round
Swindon0-2Chelsea
Referee: not available – Swindon
10/06/2013 13:03:21
28 September 2013 - English Premier League
Tottenham1-1Chelsea
Referee: not available – London
10/06/2013 13:03:21
Steaua0-4Chelsea
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP) – Stadium: Arena Națională, Bucharest (ROU)
10/06/2013 13:03:36
6 October 2013 - English Premier League
Norwich1-3Chelsea
Referee: not available – Norwich
11/24/2013 18:53:46
19 October 2013 - English Premier League
Chelsea4-1Cardiff
Referee: not available – London
10/20/2013 12:51:21
Schalke0-3Chelsea
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN) – Stadium: Stadion Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen (GER)
10/24/2013 15:38:11
27 October 2013 - English Premier League
Chelsea2-1Man. City
Referee: not available – London
12/04/2013 16:11:08
29 October 2013 - English League Cup, Fourth round
Arsenal0-2Chelsea
Referee: not available – London
10/30/2013 13:47:21
2 November 2013 - English Premier League
Newcastle2-0Chelsea
Referee: not available – Newcastle
11/02/2013 20:16:19
Chelsea3-0Schalke
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) – Stadium: Stamford Bridge, London (ENG)
11/08/2013 08:30:36
9 November 2013 - English Premier League
Chelsea2-2West Brom
Referee: not available – London
11/10/2013 19:48:01
23 November 2013 - English Premier League
West Ham0-3Chelsea
Referee: not available – London
11/25/2013 23:27:44
Basel1-0Chelsea
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA) – Stadium: St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI)
11/28/2013 12:50:57
1 December 2013 - English Premier League
Chelsea3-1Southampton
Referee: not available – London
12/02/2013 20:58:31
4 December 2013 - English Premier League
Sunderland3-4Chelsea
Referee: not available – Sunderland
12/05/2013 12:30:00
7 December 2013 - English Premier League
Stoke3-2Chelsea
Referee: not available – Stoke
12/08/2013 15:19:03
Chelsea1-0Steaua
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA) – Stadium: Stamford Bridge, London (ENG)
12/24/2013 08:46:25
14 December 2013 - English Premier League
Chelsea2-1Crystal Palace
Referee: not available – London
12/15/2013 15:05:44
Sunderland2-1Chelsea
Sunderland win after extra time
Referee: not available – Sunderland
02/19/2014 18:14:13
23 December 2013 - English Premier League
Arsenal0-0Chelsea
Referee: not available – London
12/23/2013 21:56:38
26 December 2013 - English Premier League
Chelsea1-0Swansea
Referee: not available – London
12/27/2013 13:43:10
29 December 2013 - English Premier League
Chelsea2-1Liverpool
Referee: not available – London
12/30/2013 16:05:14
1 January 2014 - English Premier League
Southampton0-3Chelsea
Referee: not available – Southampton
01/02/2014 15:39:07
5 January 2014 - English FA Cup, Third round
Derby0-2Chelsea
Referee: not available – Derby
01/07/2014 18:54:24
11 January 2014 - English Premier League
Hull0-2Chelsea
Referee: not available – Hull
01/13/2014 15:18:55
19 January 2014 - English Premier League
Chelsea3-1Man. United
Referee: not available – London
01/20/2014 17:37:31
26 January 2014 - English FA Cup, Fourth round
Chelsea1-0Stoke
Referee: not available – London
01/27/2014 16:55:11
29 January 2014 - English Premier League
Chelsea0-0West Ham
Referee: not available – London
01/30/2014 15:43:11
3 February 2014 - English Premier League
Man. City0-1Chelsea
Referee: not available – Manchester
02/05/2014 09:53:05
8 February 2014 - English Premier League
Chelsea3-0Newcastle
Referee: not available – London
02/09/2014 17:22:56
11 February 2014 - English Premier League
West Brom1-1Chelsea
Referee: not available – West Bromwich
02/12/2014 18:05:03
15 February 2014 - English FA Cup, Fifth round
Man. City2-0Chelsea
Referee: not available – Manchester
02/16/2014 09:28:08
22 February 2014 - English Premier League
Chelsea1-0Everton
Referee: not available – London
02/27/2014 12:18:10
Galatasaray1-1Chelsea
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP) – Stadium: Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi, Istanbul (TUR)
02/27/2014 23:10:40
1 March 2014 - English Premier League
Fulham1-3Chelsea
Referee: not available – London
03/02/2014 19:54:09
8 March 2014 - English Premier League
Chelsea4-0Tottenham
Referee: not available – London
03/08/2014 20:54:12
15 March 2014 - English Premier League
Aston Villa1-0Chelsea
Referee: not available – Birmingham
03/18/2014 10:15:35
Chelsea2-0Galatasaray
Aggregate: 3-1
Referee: Felix Brych (GER) – Stadium: Stamford Bridge, London (ENG)
03/19/2014 23:01:43
22 March 2014 - English Premier League
Chelsea6-0Arsenal
Referee: not available – London
03/25/2014 10:13:00
29 March 2014 - English Premier League
Crystal Palace1-0Chelsea
Referee: not available – London
03/30/2014 20:21:39
Paris3-1Chelsea
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB) – Stadium: Parc des Princes, Paris (FRA)
04/03/2014 23:00:26
5 April 2014 - English Premier League
Chelsea3-0Stoke
Referee: not available – London
04/07/2014 23:29:07
Chelsea2-0Paris
Aggregate: 3-3 Chelsea win on away goals
Referee: Pedro Proença (POR) – Stadium: Stamford Bridge, London (ENG)
04/09/2014 22:50:53
13 April 2014 - English Premier League
Swansea0-1Chelsea
Referee: not available
04/14/2014 18:00:42
19 April 2014 - English Premier League
Chelsea1-2Sunderland
Referee: Mike Dean
AtléticoChelsea
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid (ESP)
04/17/2014 15:09:45
27 April 2014 - English Premier League
LiverpoolChelsea
Referee: TBD – Liverpool
02/27/2014 13:40:04
ChelseaAtlético
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Stamford Bridge, London (ENG)
04/14/2014 09:42:22
ChelseaNorwich
Referee: TBD – London
04/04/2014 17:26:17
CardiffChelsea
Referee: TBD – Cardiff
07/06/2013 02:40:49

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: 111
    Frank Lampard (  ENG)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 34
    Didier Drogba (  CIV)
 
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