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Chelsea
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Full name Chelsea Football Club
Nickname(s) The Pensioners, The Blues
Founded 10 March 1905
Ground Stamford Bridge, London
(Capacity: 41,841[1])
Owner Roman Abramovich
Chairman Bruce Buck
Manager Carlo Ancelotti
League Premier League
2008–09 Premier League, 3rd
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
Current season
.Chelsea Football Club (pronounced /ˈtʃɛlsiː/) are an English professional football club based in West London.^ An English football club based in West London, Chelsea F.C. is one of the elite teams in the English Premier League.
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^ Liverpool FC is a professional English Football club located in Liverpool, Merseyside.

.Founded in 1905, they play in the Premier League and have spent most of their history in the top tier of English football.^ Tags: English Football League , english premier league , FA Cup .
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^ The team, founded in 1905, plays in the Premier League and have spent most of their history in the top tier of English football.

^ Founded in 1905, Chelsea Football Club plays in the English Premier League and won the last two consecutive Premiership titles.
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.Chelsea have been English champions three times, and have won the FA Cup five times, the League Cup four times and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup twice.^ Tags: English Football League , english premier league , FA Cup .
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^ Chelsea have been English Champions three times, have won the FA Cup five times, the League Cup (aka Carling Cup ) four times, and the UEFA Cup Winners Cup twice.

^ Chelsea FC has won the league title 3 times, most recently in 2006, the FA Cup 4 times and the League Cup 4 times.
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.The club had their first major success in 1955, winning the league championship.^ He led Chelsea to their first major trophy and it was the League championship in 1954-1955.
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^ The club had their first major success in 1955 , winning the league championship.

^ Team founded 1930: Team featured in The Great Game 1954-1955: First League Championship 1970: FA Cup winners 1998: European Super Cup 2005: Premiership champions Chelsea F.C. on Amazon .
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.Chelsea won several cup competitions during the 1960s and 1970s, but after that did not win another major title until 1997. The past decade has been the most successful period in Chelsea’s history, capped by winning consecutive Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006, and reaching their first UEFA Champions League final in 2008.^ "I know Chelsea have tried for many years to win the Champions League.
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^ In 2005, Chelsea won the Barclays Premiership and League Cup, along with a Champions League semi-final appearance.
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^ Chelsea continued to enjoy success in the 1960s and won the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup in 1971 and were consistent in the league and the domestic Cup competitions.
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.Chelsea's home is the 41,841 capacity[1] Stamford Bridge football stadium in Fulham, West London, where they have played since their establishment.^ Their home is the 42,360 capacity Stamford Bridge football stadium in Fulham, West London, where they have played since foundation.
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^ Stamford Bridge is home to Chelsea Football Club , a popular football team playing in the English Premiership league.
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^ Chelsea Football Club is a professional English football club based in West London.
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.The club are based just outside the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.^ Chelsea Football Club is a professional English football club based in West London.
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^ The district is now part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea .
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^ Despite their name, the club is based just outside the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
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.In 2003, they were bought by Russian oil magnate Roman Abramovich.^ In 2003, they were bought by Russian oil magnate Roman Abramovich.
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^ In 2003, the club was bought by Russian oil tycoon Roman Abramovich.
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^ Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought the Blues for £140m.

[3]
.Chelsea's traditional kit colours are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks.^ Kit shorts white str...
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^ The Chelsea’s traditional kit colours are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks.
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^ The club's traditional kit colours are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks.

.The club crest has been changed several times in attempts to modernize or re-brand; the current crest, featuring a ceremonial lion holding a staff, is a modified version of one first adopted in the 1950s.^ Their traditional crest is a ceremonial blue lion holding a staff; a modified version of this was adopted in 2005.

^ After removing the club's Chelsea pensioner crest, improving the youth set-up and re-building the side, he led Chelsea to their first major trophy success - the League championship - in 1954–55.

^ Apart from Liverpool football club, only Real Madrid and A.C. Milan have achieved the competition of Europe’s premier club several times.

[4] .The club has sustained the fifth highest average all-time attendance in English football.^ English football clubs (41) .
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^ Chelsea Football Club is a professional English football club.
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^ Records - Club All-time appearances 1.
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[5] .Their average home gate for the 2008–09 season was 41,464, the fifth highest in the Premier League.^ Their average home gate for the 2008–09 season was 41,464, the sixth highest in the Premier League.

^ Season: Premier League 09/10 .
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^ Premier League 08/09 .
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Contents

History

The first Chelsea team in September 1905.
.Chelsea were founded on 10 March 1905 at The Rising Sun pub (now The Butcher's Hook)[7], opposite the present-day main entrance to the ground on Fulham Road, and were elected to the Football League shortly afterwards.^ Hook), opposite the present-day main entrance to the ground on Fulham Road, and were elected to the Football League shortly afterwards.
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^ Chelsea F.C. was founded on March 14, 1905 at The Rising Sun pub (now The Butcher's Hook), opposite today's main entrance to the ground on the Fulham Road, and were elected to the Football League shortly afterwards.
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^ History of Chelsea: Chelsea were founded on March 14, 1905 at The Rising Sun pub (now The Butcher’s .
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.The club's early years saw little success; the closest they came to winning a major trophy was reaching the FA Cup final in 1915, where they lost to Sheffield United.^ United had little trouble over the weekend in the FA Cup, winning 3-0 against Southampton.
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^ The club began with established players recruited from other teams and promotion to the top flight was swift, but their early years saw little success, save for an FA Cup final in 1915, where they lost to Sheffield United.

^ The club’s early years saw little success; the closest they came to winning a major trophy was reaching the FA Cup final in 1915, where they lost to Sheffield United.
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.Chelsea gained a reputation for signing big-name players[8] and for being entertainers, but made little impact on the English game in the inter-war years.^ Chelsea gained a reputation for signing star players and for being entertainers, but made little impact on the English game in the inter-war years.
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^ Chelsea made little impact on the English game during the inter-war years.

^ The Chelsea's has gained a reputation for signing big-name players and for being entertainers.
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.Former Arsenal and England centre-forward Ted Drake became manager in 1952 and proceeded to modernise the club.^ Manager of club The Ted Drake became manager in 1952 and proceeded to modernize the club.
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^ Former England centre-forward Ted Drake became manager in 1952 and proceeded to modernise the club.

^ In 1952, Ted Drake was appointed coach.

.He removed the club's Chelsea pensioner crest, improved the youth set-up and training regime, rebuilt the side, and led Chelsea to their first major trophy success – the League championship – in 1954–55.^ Chelsea's first crest.

^ Chelsea: Champions of England 1954-55 .

^ After removing the club's Chelsea pensioner crest, improving the youth set-up and re-building the side, he led Chelsea to their first major trophy success - the League championship - in 1954–55.

.The following season saw UEFA create the European Champions' Cup, but after objections from The Football League and the FA Chelsea were persuaded to withdraw from the competition before it started.^ Tags: English Football League , english premier league , FA Cup .
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^ Road to Wembley All Chelsea's goals from this seasons FA Cup.
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^ In 1964-65, Chelsea were on course for a treble of League, FA Cup and League Cup.
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Chart showing the progress of Chelsea's league finishes from 1905–1906 to 2007–08
.The 1960s saw the emergence of a talented young Chelsea side under manager Tommy Docherty.^ The 1960s saw the emergence of a talented young Chelsea side under manager Tommy Docherty .

^ Tommy Docherty trains up young footballers for his team at Chelsea.
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^ The 1960’s saw the emergence of a talented young Chelsea side under manager Tommy Docherty.
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.They challenged for honours throughout the decade, and endured several near-misses.^ They challenged for honours throughout the decade, and endured several near-misses.

.They were on course for a treble of League, FA Cup and League Cup going into the final stages of the 1964–65 season, winning the League Cup but faltering late on in the other two.^ They were on course for a treble of League, FA Cup and League Cup going into the final stages of the 1964–65 season, winning the League Cup but faltering late on in the other two.
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^ The club was on course for a treble of League, FA Cup and League Cup which was in their final stages in year 1964 to 65 season.
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^ In 1964-65, Chelsea were on course for a treble of League, FA Cup and League Cup.
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[10] .In three seasons the side were beaten in three major semi-finals and were FA Cup runners-up.^ They also met twice in the league and in the FA Cup semi-final.
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^ Final de FA Cup de 1970 .

^ He scored the winning goals in the FA Cup quarter and semi finals.
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.In 1970 Chelsea were FA Cup winners, beating Leeds United 2–1 in a final replay.^ FA Cup Winners 1970 .

^ Drogba puts Chelsea into FA Cup final .
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^ In 1970 Chelsea ran out F.A. Cup winners (beating 'dirty' Leeds 2-1 in a pulsating final).
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.Chelsea took their first European honour, a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup triumph, the following year, with another replayed win, this time over Real Madrid in Athens.^ In the following season, they clinched the European Cup Winners' Cup with a replay victory over Real Madrid.
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^ A UEFA Cup Winners' Cup triumph was added to the haul the following year - Chelsea's first European honour - with another replayed win, this time over Real Madrid in Athens .

^ With that, it was Chelsea’s first win taking penalties in over 10 years.

.The late 1970s and the 1980s were a turbulent period for Chelsea.^ The late 1970s and the 1980s were a turbulent period for Chelsea.

^ Turbulent 70s and 80s The late 1970s and 1980s are known as turbulent period for Chelsea.
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^ The late 1970s and the 1980’s were a turbulent period for Chelsea.
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.An ambitious redevelopment of Stamford Bridge threatened the financial stability of the club,[11] star players were sold and the team were relegated.^ An ambitious redevelopment of Stamford Bridge threatened the financial stability of the club, star players were sold and the team were relegated.

^ An ambitious redevelopment of Stamford Bridge threatened the financial stability of the club, [9] star players were sold and the team were relegated.

^ Due to redevelopment of Stamford Bridge threatened the financial stability of the club star players who were sold and as a result team was relegated.
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.Further problems were caused by a notorious hooligan element among the support, which was to plague the club throughout the decade.^ Further problems were caused by a notorious hooligan element among the support, which was to plague the club throughout the decade.

^ Further troubles were caused by a fearsome reputation for violence amongst a section of the supporters (the boundary between passion and hooliganism being dangerously narrow in those days) and the club started to fall apart both on and off the field.

^ Further problems were caused by a fearsome reputation for violence amongst a section of the supporters (the boundary between passion and hooliganism being dangerously narrow in those days) and the club started to fall apart both on and off the field.

[12] .In 1982 Chelsea were, at the nadir of their fortunes, acquired by Ken Bates for the nominal sum of £1, although by now the Stamford Bridge freehold had been sold to property developers, meaning the club faced losing their home.^ Chelsea beat Newcastle 5-0 at home in Stamford Bridge.
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^ Chelsea were, at the nadir of their fortunes, acquired by Ken Bates for the nominal sum of 1, although by now the Stamford Bridge freehold had been sold to property developers, meaning the club faced losing their home.

^ Chelsea were, at the nadir of their fortunes, acquired by Ken Bates for the nominal sum of £1, although by now the Stamford Bridge freehold had been sold to property developers, meaning the club faced losing their home.

[13] .On the pitch, the team had fared little better, coming close to relegation to the Third Division for the first time, but in 1983 manager John Neal put together an impressive new team for minimal outlay.^ But in the summer of 1983 manager John Neal put together an impressive new team for less than £500,000.

^ There was little new manager Tom Docherty could do to prevent relegation to Division 2.

^ The team had fared little better, coming close to relegation to the Third Division for the first time.
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.Chelsea won the Second Division title in 1983–84 and established themselves in the top division, before being relegated again in 1988. The club bounced back immediately by winning the Second Division championship in 1988–89.^ The club bounced back immediately by winning the Second Division championship in 1988–89.
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^ The club bounced back immediately by winning the Second Division championship in 198889.

^ The new-look Chelsea won the Second Division in 1983-84 and then finished sixth in the First Division.
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.After a long-running legal battle, Bates reunited the stadium freehold with the club in 1992 by doing a deal with the banks of the property developers, who had been bankrupted by a market crash.^ Legal battle in 90s After a long-running legal battle, Bates reunited the stadium freehold with the club in 1992 by doing a deal with the banks of the property developers, who had been bankrupted by a market crash.
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^ In 1992, Bates finally outmanoeuvred the latter and reunited the freehold with the Club, by seeing the property developers go bust and doing a deal with their banks.

^ In 1992, Bates finally outmanoevred the latter and reunited the freehold with the Club, by seeing the property developers go bust and doing a deal with their banks.
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[14] .Chelsea's form in the new Premier League was unconvincing, although they did reach the FA Cup final in 1994.^ In 1964-65, Chelsea were on course for a treble of League, FA Cup and League Cup.
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^ They reached their first FA Cup final in 1914 but lost 1–0 to Burnley.

^ They reached the semi finals of the Cup Winners' Cup and in 1995-96 reached the FA Cup semi-finals.
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.It was not until the appointment of former European Footballer of the Year Ruud Gullit as player-manager in 1996 that their fortunes changed.^ Club's Remarkable Victories Former European Footballer; Year Ruud Gullit, was appointed as player-manager in 1996 and thus fortunes for the said club were totally changed.
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^ It was not until the appointment of former European Footballer of the Year Ruud Gullit as player-manager in 1996 that their fortunes changed.
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^ Other Notable managers from the past include Claudio Ranieri, Ruud Gullit and Gianluca Vialli.
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.He added several top-class international players to the side, as the club won the FA Cup in 1997 and established themselves as one of England's top sides again.^ Winning the 1997 FA Cup .
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^ Gullit became player–manager and added several top-class international players to the side, particularly Gianfranco Zola, as the club won the FA Cup and established itself as one of England's top sides again, earning a reputation for playing Sexy Football .

^ He added several top-class international players to the side, particularly Gianfranco Zola , as the club won the FA Cup in 1997 and established themselves as one of England's top sides again.

.Gullit was replaced by Gianluca Vialli, who led the team to victory in the League Cup and the Cup Winners' Cup in 1998, the FA Cup in 2000 and the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals in 2000. Vialli was sacked in favour of another Italian, Claudio Ranieri, who guided Chelsea to the 2002 FA Cup Final and Champions League qualification in 2002–03.^ In 2000, Chelsea were again FA Cup winners with a 1-0 win over Aston Villa.

^ Chelsea v Leeds FA Cup Final 1970 Chelsea v Leeds FA Cup Final 1970 DVD. .
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^ UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Winner 1998 Runner up: Stuttgart .

Chelsea reached their first UEFA Champions League final in 2008.
.In June 2003, Bates sold Chelsea to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich for £140 million, completing what was then the biggest-ever sale of an English football club.^ Toggle this category   Chelsea Football Club .
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^ In June 2003, Bates sold Chelsea to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich for 140 million, completing what was then the biggest-ever sale of an English football club.

^ Bates sells off Chelsea to a Russian billionaire (en inglés) .

[3] .Over £100 million was spent on new players, but Ranieri was unable to deliver any trophies, so he was replaced by Portuguese coach José Mourinho.^ Over £100 million was spent on new players, but Ranieri was unable to deliver any trophies, so he was replaced by successful Portuguese coach José Mourinho, who had just guided FC Porto to victory in the UEFA Champions League .
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^ Over 100 million was spent on new players, but Ranieri was unable to deliver any trophies, so he was replaced by successful Portuguese coach Jos Mourinho, who had just guided FC Porto to victory in the UEFA Champions League.

^ Over £100 million was spent on new players.

.Under Mourinho, Chelsea became the fifth English team to win back-to-back league championships since the Second World War (2004–05 and 2005–06),[15] in addition to winning an FA Cup (2007) and two League Cups (2005 and 2007).^ Mourinho’s Chelsea certainly became the team to beat around this time.

^ In 1964-65, Chelsea were on course for a treble of League, FA Cup and League Cup.
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^ "This game is important and so is the League Cup and FA Cup.
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.In September 2007 Mourinho was replaced by Avram Grant,[16] who led the club to their first UEFA Champions League final, in which they lost on penalties to Manchester United.^ Manchester and FC Barcelona have moved into the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final .
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^ In spite of massive expectations at the club, they have yet to reach a UEFA Champions League final.
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^ British football clubs Manchester United and Chelsea today competed in the first ever Champions League final containing only English clubs.
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Grant was sacked days later[17] and succeeded by Luiz Felipe Scolari in July 2008.[18]
.Scolari spent only seven months in the job before being dismissed after a string of poor results.^ It was in fact previous boss Claudio Ranieri, who bought the young Czech goalkeeper from Rennes, just three months before he left the job.
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^ Thus result club Chelsea won the Second Division title for the Year 1983 to 1984 and based themselves in the top division, before being relegated again in 1988.
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[19] .Russia coach Guus Hiddink was appointed caretaker manager until the end of the 2008–09 season.^ Manchester United F.C. season 2008–09 .
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^ Chelsea did manage to win the 2008/09 Carling Cup final at Wembley Stadium after beating the current holders at the time Tottenham Hotspur .
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^ On the 1 st June 2009, Carlo Ancelotti took over from temporary manager Guus Hiddink.

[20] .Chelsea's season ended with a 2–1 win over Everton in the FA Cup Final.^ Drogba puts Chelsea into FA Cup final .
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^ Who will win the League Cup final?

^ Final de FA Cup de 1970 .

[21] .Two days later former AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti was confirmed as Chelsea's new manager.^ Ancelotti named new Chelsea manager .
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^ Added Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, “The players are of good quality.
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^ Ancelotti is new Chelsea manager (en inglés) .

[22]

Stamford Bridge

Chelsea vs. West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge on 23 September 1905; Chelsea won 1–0.
.Chelsea have only ever had one home ground, Stamford Bridge, where they have played since foundation.^ Their home is the 42,360 capacity Stamford Bridge football stadium in Fulham, West London, where they have played since foundation.
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^ Chelsea FC play their home games at Stamford Bridge , their home ground since the club was founded in 1905.
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^ Stamford Bridge: Chelsea have only ever had one home ground, Stamford Bridge, where they have played since foundation.
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.It was officially opened on 28 April 1877. For the first 28 years of its existence it was used almost exclusively by the London Athletics Club as an arena for athletics meetings and not at all for football.^ For the first 28 years of its existence it was used almost exclusively by the London Athletic Club as an arena for athletics meetings and not at all for football.

^ For the first 28 years of its existence it was used almost exclusively by the London Athletics Club as an arena for athletics meetings and not at all for football.

^ For the first 28 years of its existence it was used almost exclusively by the London Athletic Club as an arena for athletics meetings and not for football at all.
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.In 1904 the ground was acquired by businessman Gus Mears and his brother Joseph, who had previously acquired additional land (formerly a large market garden) with the aim of staging football matches on the now 12.5 acre (51,000 m²) site.^ In 1904 the ownership of the ground changed hands when H A (Gus) Mears and his brother, J T Mears, obtained the deeds, having previously acquired additional land (formerly a large market garden) with the aim of establishing a football team there on the now 12.5 acre (51,000 m) site.
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^ In 1904 the ground was acquired by businessman Gus Mears and his brother, J T Mears, who had previously acquired additional land (formerly a large market garden) with the aim of staging football matches on the now 12.5 acre (51,000 m²) site.
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^ In 1904 the ground was acquired by businessman Gus Mears and his brother, J T Mears, who had previously acquired additional land (formerly a large market garden ) with the aim of staging football matches on the now 12.5 acre (51,000 m²) site.

[23]
.Stamford Bridge was designed for the Mears family by the noted football architect Archibald Leitch.^ Stamford Bridge was designed for the Mears family by the noted football architect Archibald Leitch .

^ Stamford Bridge was designed for the Mears family by the noted football architect Archibald Leitch.

^ Stamford Bridge was designed by Archibald Leitch and initially included a 120 yard long stand on the East side which could hold 5000 spectators.
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[24] .They offered to lease the stadium to Fulham Football Club, but the offer was turned down.^ They offered the stadium to Fulham Football Club , but the offer was turned down.

^ The stadium was initially offered to Fulham Football Club, but the offer was turned down.
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^ They offered the stadium to Fulham Football Club, but the offer was turned down.

.As a consequence, the owners decided to form their own football club to occupy their new ground.^ As a consequence, the owners decided to form their own football club to occupy their new ground.

^ With this, Mears decided to create his own football club.

^ As a consequence, the owners decided to form Chelsea Football Club to occupy the new grounds.
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.Most football clubs were founded first, and then sought grounds in which to play, but Chelsea were founded for Stamford Bridge.^ By contrast and a historical quirk, Chelsea was founded for Stamford Bridge - a readymade club for the ground.
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^ Entrenadores del Chelsea Football Club .

^ Historia del Chelsea Football Club .

.Since there was already a football club named Fulham in the borough, the founders decided to adopt the name of the adjacent borough of Chelsea for the new club, having rejected names such as Kensington FC, Stamford Bridge FC and London FC.^ Chelsea FC - News, transfer rumours and articles about Chelsea Football club .
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^ Since there was already a football club named Fulham in the borough, the founders decided to adopt the name of the adjacent borough of Chelsea for the new club, having rejected names such as Kensington FC, Stamford Bridge FC and London FC. [18] .

^ Chelsea Rumours News and rumours surrounding the club.
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[25]
.Starting with an open bowl-like design and one covered terrace, Stamford Bridge had an original capacity of around 100,000.[23] The early 1930s saw the construction of a terrace on the southern part of the ground with a roof that covered around one fifth of the stand.^ The early 1930’s saw the construction of a terrace on the southern part of the ground with a roof that covered around one fifth of the stand.
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^ Stamford Bridge had an official capacity of around 100,000, making it the second largest...
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^ The early 1930s saw the construction of a terrace on the southern part of the ground with a roof that covered around 1/5th of the stand.

.It eventually became known as the "Shed End", the home of Chelsea's most loyal and vocal supporters, particularly during the 1960s, 70s and 80s.^ It eventually became known as the "Shed end", the home of Chelsea's most loyal and vocal supporters, and particularly came into its own during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

^ It eventually became known as the “Shed End”, the home of Chelsea’s most loyal and vocal supporters, particularly during the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
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^ It eventually became known as the "Shed End", the home of Chelsea's most loyal and vocal supporters, particularly during the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

.The exact origins of the name are unclear, but the fact that the roof looked like a corrugated iron shed roof played a part.^ The exact origins of the name are unclear, but the fact that the roof looked like a corrugated iron shed roof played a part.

[23]
View from the West Stand, Stamford Bridge during a Champions League game
.During the late 1960s and early 70s, the club's owners embarked on a modernisation of Stamford Bridge with plans for a 50,000 all-seater stadium.^ The club plans to increase its capacity to over 50,000.

^ During the 1960s, the club's owners embarked on a modernisation of Stamford Bridge with plans for a 60,000 all-seater stadium.

^ During the late 1960s and early 70s, the club’s owners embarked on a modernisation of Stamford Bridge with plans for a 50,000 all-seater stadium.
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[23] .Work began on the East Stand in the early 1970s but the project was beset with problems and the cost almost brought the club to its knees, culminating in the freehold being sold to property developers.^ Work was begun on the East Stand in the early 1970s but the cost almost brought the club to its knees, which led to the sale of the freehold to property developers.

^ Work began on the East Stand in the early 1970s but the cost almost brought the club to its knees, and the freehold was sold to property developers .

^ Work began on the East Stand in the early 1970s but the cost almost brought the club to its knees, and the freehold was sold to property developers.
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.Following a long legal battle, it was not until the mid-1990s that Chelsea's future at the stadium was secured and renovation work resumed.^ Following a long legal battle, it was not until the mid-1990s that Chelsea’s future at the stadium was secured and renovation work resumed.
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^ He was asked by Chelsea security staff to wait until the stadium had emptied.
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^ Following a long legal battle, it wasn't until the mid-1990s that Chelsea's future at the stadium was secured and renovation work resumed.

[23] The north, west and southern parts of the ground were converted into all-seater stands and moved closer to the pitch, a process completed by 2001.
.When Stamford Bridge was redeveloped in the Ken Bates era many additional features were added to the complex including two hotels, apartments, bars, restaurants, the Chelsea Megastore, and an interactive visitor attraction called Chelsea World of Sport.^ Chelsea was acquired by Ken Bates.
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^ Features image of Stamford Bridge.
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^ An ambitious redevelopment of Stamford Bridge threatened the financial stability of the club, star players were sold and the team were relegated.
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.The intention was that these facilities would provide extra revenue to support the football side of the business, but they were less successful than hoped and before the Abramovich takeover in 2003 the debt taken on to finance them was a major burden on the club.^ In 2003, the club were bought by Russian oil tycoon Roman Abramovich .

^ The club’s early years saw little success; the closest they came to winning a major trophy was reaching the FA Cup final in 1915, where they lost to Sheffield United.
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^ But in July 2003, Chelsea was suddenly acquired from Ken Bates by Roman Abramovich, a previously unknown Russian billionaire who was far and away the richest person ever to acquire a British football club.
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.Soon after the takeover a decision was taken to drop the "Chelsea Village" brand and refocus on Chelsea as a football club.^ Toggle this category   Chelsea Football Club .
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^ Entrenadores del Chelsea Football Club .

^ Historia del Chelsea Football Club .

.However, the stadium is sometimes still referred to as part of "Chelsea Village" or "The Village".^ Chelsea Village Official site of the holding company for the club, with corporate news, a tour of the stadium and job vacancies.
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The Stamford Bridge West Stand – Entrance.
.The Stamford Bridge pitch, the freehold, the turnstiles and Chelsea's naming rights are now owned by Chelsea Pitch Owners, a non-profit organisation in which fans are the shareholders.^ The Stamford Bridge pitch, the freehold, the turnstiles and Chelsea’s naming rights are now owned by Chelsea Pitch Owners, a non-profit organisation in which fans are the shareholders.
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^ Chelsea in vetting the behaviour of Apoel’s fans at Stamford Bridge.
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^ The pitch is now owned by Chelsea Pitch Owners, an organisation that took out a loan to purchase the stadium and also the rights to the Chelsea FC name.

.The CPO was created to ensure the stadium could never again be sold to developers.^ The CPO was created to ensure the stadium could never again be sold to developers.

^ This was done to ensure the stadium could never again be sold to developers.

^ Star players were sold off, the team was relegated, and the freehold of the stadium site was sold off to property developers, which was to create serious problems in the years to come.
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.It also means that if the club moves to a new location, they could not use the Chelsea FC name.^ Chelsea Rumours News and rumours surrounding the club.
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^ Ancelotti named new Chelsea manager .
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^ Chelsea FC news, features and comment .
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[26]
.The club plans to increase its capacity to over 50,000. Owing to its location in a built-up part of London on a main road and next to two railway lines, fans can only enter the stadium through the Fulham Road entrances, which places severe constraints on expansion due to health and safety regulations.^ Owing to its location in a built-up part of London on a main road and next to two railway lines, fans can only enter the stadium through the Fulham Road entrance, which places severe constraints on expansion due to health and safety regulations.
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^ The club plans to increase its capacity to over 50,000.

^ Oh Fulham Road (Lyric only) A wonderful place .
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[27] .As a result, Chelsea have been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge to sites including the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Battersea Power Station and the Chelsea Barracks.^ As a result, Chelsea have been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge to sites including the Earls Court Exhibition Centre , Battersea Power Station and the Chelsea Barracks .

^ As a result the club have been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.

^ As a result, Chelsea have been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge to sites including the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Battersea Power Station and the Chelsea Barracks.
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[28] .However, the club have reiterated their desire to keep Chelsea at their current home.^ However, the club have reiterated their desire to keep Chelsea at their current home.

^ Chelsea F.C. iReporter George Ioannou believes fans shouldn't take the clubs current form for granted.
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^ The forward is currently sidelined with an injury but Chelsea will keep tabs on his progress through the month and would be prepared to ...
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[29]
.Chelsea's training ground is located in Cobham, Surrey.^ Cech Could Be Out for a Month With Calf Injury Chelsea's goalkeeper Petr Cech is undergoing a scan at the club's training ground in Cobham, with fears growing that he may have to half surgery on a calf muscle injury which could keep him out of action for up to a month.
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Chelsea moved to Cobham in 2004. Their previous training ground in Harlington was taken over by QPR in 2005.[30] The new training facilities in Cobham were completed in 2007.[31]

Crest

Chelsea's first crest
.Since the club's foundation, Chelsea have had four main crests, though all underwent minor variations.^ Since the club’s foundation, Chelsea have had four main crests, though all underwent minor variations.
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^ He has returned to favour, though, and been a near-regular in the side since September, and scored his second Chelsea F.C. goal in the 4-0 home win to Real Betis in the Champions League.

^ Birmingham City FC play their home games at St. Andrews , a 30,000 capacity all-seater stadium, and the clubs home ground since 1906.
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.In 1905, Chelsea adopted as their first crest the image of a Chelsea pensioner, which obviously contributed to the "pensioner" nickname, and remained for the next half-century, though it never appeared on the shirts.^ Chelsea FC 1905 shirt.
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^ Chelsea FC Chelsea FC 1905 shirt.
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^ In 1905, Chelsea adopted as its first crest the image of a Chelsea pensioner, which obviously contributed to the pensioner nickname, and remained for the next half-century, though it never appeared on the shirts.

.As part of Ted Drake's modernisation of the club from 1952 onwards, he insisted that the pensioner badge be removed from the match day programme in order to change the club's image and that a new crest be adopted.^ As part of Ted Drake 's modernisation of the club from 1952 onwards, he insisted that the pensioner badge be removed from the match day programme in order to change the club's image and that a new crest be adopted.

^ As part of Ted Drake ’s modernisation of the club from 1952 onwards, he insisted that the pensioner badge be removed from the match day programme in order to change the club’s image and that a new crest be adopted.
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^ As part of new manager Ted Drake's modernisation of the club from 1952, he insisted that the pensioner badge be removed from the match day programme in order to change the club's image and that a new crest be adopted.

[32] .As a stop-gap, a temporary emblem comprising simply the initials C.F.C. was adopted for one year.^ As a stop-gap, a temporary emblem comprising simply the initials C.F.C. was adopted for one year.

.In 1953, Chelsea's crest was changed to an upright blue lion looking backwards and holding a staff, which was to endure for the next three decades.^ In 1953, Chelsea's crest was changed to an upright blue lion looking backwards and holding a staff , which was to endure for the next three decades.

^ Today the Chelsea FC crest depicts an upright blue lion holding a staff.
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^ In 1953, Chelsea’s crest was changed to an upright blue lion looking backwards and holding a staff, which was to endure for the next three decades.
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.This crest was based on elements in the coat of arms of the Metropolitan Borough of Chelsea[33] with the "lion rampant regardant" taken from the arms of then club president Viscount Chelsea and the staff from the Abbots of Westminster, former Lords of the Manor of Chelsea.^ The crest was based on elements in the coat of arms of the Metropolitan Borough of Chelsea (discussed and illustrated on this website) with the "lion rampant regardant" taken from the arms of then club president Viscount Chelsea and the staff from the Abbots of Westminster , former Lords of the Manor of Chelsea.

^ This crest was based on elements in the coat of arms of the Metropolitan Borough of Chelsea [24] with the "lion rampant regardant" taken from the arms of then club president Viscount Chelsea and the staff from the Abbots of Westminster , former Lords of the Manor of Chelsea.

^ In 1952, an effort to revamp the club's image brought about a redesign to the crest based on the Chelsea borough coat of arms.
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.It also featured three red roses, to represent England, and two footballs.^ It also featured three red roses, to represent England , and two footballs.
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^ The memory of two defeats in three seasons against the terrible Liverpool at the same stage of the Champions League has galvanised the Chelsea footballers.

^ The two matches feature three (3) alumni, and one (1) former player of Match Fit Academy FC with one goal in mind - be crowned NCAA® Champion.

.This was the first club badge to appear on shirts, since the policy of putting the crest on the shirts was only adopted in the early 1960s.^ This was also the first club badge to appear on shirts, since the policy of putting the crest on the shirts was only adopted in the early 1960s.

^ This was the first club badge to appear on shirts, since the policy of putting the crest on the shirts was only adopted in the early 1960s.
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^ As part of Ted Drake ’s modernisation of the club from 1952 onwards, he insisted that the pensioner badge be removed from the match day programme in order to change the club’s image and that a new crest be adopted.
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[32]
.In 1986, with Ken Bates now owner of the club, Chelsea's crest was changed again as part of another attempt to modernise and to capitalise on new marketing opportunities.^ Chelsea Rumours News and rumours surrounding the club.
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^ In 1986, with new owners now at the club, Chelsea's crest was changed again as part of another attempt to modernise and to capitalise on new marketing opportunities, because new Chairman Ken Bates was advised he had not acquired any copyright in the existing crest.

^ In 1986, with new owners now at the club, Chelsea's crest was changed again as part of another attempt to modernise and to capitalise on new marketing opportunities.

[32] .The new badge featured a more naturalistic non-heraldic lion, yellow and not blue, standing over the C.F.C. initials.^ The new badge featured a more naturalistic non-heraldic lion, yellow and not blue, standing over the C.F.C. initials.

^ The new crest was officially adopted for the start of the 2005–06 season and marks a return to the older design of the blue heraldic lion holding a staff.
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^ Chelsea’s traditional away colours are all yellow or all white with blue trim, but, as with most teams, they have had some more unusual ones.
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.It lasted for the next 19 years, with some modifications such as the use of different colours.^ It lasted for the next 19 years, though with some modifications such as the use of different colours.

^ It lasted for the next 19 years, with some modifications such as the use of different colours.

^ Some such strong language and probably some such phrases were used by somebody in the course of the overall incident that afternoon.
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.With new ownership, and the club's centenary approaching, combined with demands from fans for the club's traditional badge to be restored, it was decided that the crest should be changed again in 2004. The new crest was officially adopted for the start of the 2005–06 season and marks a return to the older design of the blue heraldic lion holding a staff.^ Their traditional crest is a ceremonial blue lion holding a staff; a modified version of this was adopted in 2005.

^ Today the Chelsea FC crest depicts an upright blue lion holding a staff.
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^ The new crest was officially adopted for the start of the 2005-06 season and marks a return to the older design of the blue heraldic lion holding a staff.

[4] .As with previous crests, this one has appeared in various colours, including white and gold.^ As with previous crests, this one has appeared in various colours, including white and gold.
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^ Chelsea’s traditional away colours are all yellow or all white with blue trim, but, as with most teams, they have had some more unusual ones.
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^ Chelsea's traditional away colours are all yellow or all white with blue trim but, as with most teams, they have had some more unusual ones.

Colours

Chelsea's first home colours, used from 1905 until c.1912.
.Chelsea have always worn blue shirts, although they initially adopted a lighter shade than the current version, and unlike today wore white shorts and dark blue socks.^ The Chelsea’s traditional kit colours are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks.
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^ Chelsea have always worn blue shirts, although they initially adopted a lighter shade than the current version, and unlike today wore white shorts and dark blue socks.

^ The club's traditional kit colours are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks.

.The lighter blue was taken from the racing colours of then club president, Earl Cadogan.^ The lighter blue was taken from the racing colours of then club president, Earl Cadogan .

^ The lighter blue was taken from the racing colours of then club president, Earl Cadogan (Lord Chelsea).

^ The Earl of Cadogan was the local landowner and Chelsea first ran out in his racing colours, a lighter blue than the now famous Chelsea blue, actually know at Eton blue.
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.The light blue shirts were short-lived, however, and replaced by a royal blue version in around 1912.[34] When Tommy Docherty became manager in the early 1960s he changed the kit again, adding blue shorts (which have remained ever since) and white socks, believing it made the club's colours more distinctive, since no other major side used that combination; this kit was first worn during the 1964–65 season.^ The light blue shirts were short-lived, however, and replaced by a royal blue version in around 1912.

^ The club's traditional kit colours are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks.

^ It is worn with white shorts and white socks, although the socks can be worn as blue depending on the opposition's kit.

[35]
.Chelsea's traditional away colours are all yellow or all white with blue trim, but, as with most teams, they have had some more unusual ones.^ Chelsea's traditional away colours are all yellow or all white with blue trim but, as with most teams, they have had some more unusual ones.

^ Chelsea's traditional away colours are all yellow or all white with blue trim, but, as with most teams, they have had some more unusual ones.

^ We have also teamed up with a reputable ticket agency so that we are able to ensure that blues fans through-out the world can remain “ Care Free ” and are able to easily purchase Chelsea tickets to watch their favourite team in action in all competitions and friendly matches.
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.The first away strip consisted of black and white stripes and for one game in the 1960s the team wore Inter Milan-style blue and black stripes, again at Docherty's behest.^ The first away strip consisted of black and white stripes and for one game in the 1960s the team wore Inter Milan-style blue and black stripes, again at Docherty's behest.

^ The first away strip consisted of black and white stripes and for one game in the 1960s the team wore Inter Milan -style blue and black stripes, again at Docherty's behest.

^ Other memorable away kits include a mint green strip in the 1980s, a red and white checked one in the early 90s and a graphite and tangerine addition in the mid-1990s.

[36] .Other memorable away kits include a mint green strip in the 1980s, a red and white checked one in the early 90s and a graphite and tangerine edition in the mid-1990s.^ Other memorable away kits include a mint green strip in the 1980s, a red and white checked one in the early 90s and a graphite and tangerine addition in the mid-1990s, which is widely seen by fans as one of the worst ever.

^ They have had two broad periods of success, one during the 1960s and early 1970s, and the second from the late 1990s to the present day.
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^ The first away strip consisted of black and white stripes and for one game in the 1960s the team wore Inter Milan-style blue and black stripes, again at Docherty's behest.

[37]
.Chelsea's kit is currently manufactured by Adidas, which is contracted to supply the club's kit from 2006 to 2011. Previously, the kit was manufactured by Umbro (1968-81), Le Coq Sportif (1981-86), The Chelsea Collection (1986-87) and Umbro again (1987-2006).^ Chelsea's kit is currently manufactured by Adidas, which is contracted to supply the club's kit from 2006 to 2011.

^ Chelsea's kit is currently manufactured by Adidas , which is contracted to supply the club's kit from 2006 to 2011.

^ Their previous kit manufacturer was Umbro .

.Chelsea's first shirt sponsor was Gulf Air, agreed midway through the 1983–84 season.^ Chelsea's first shirt sponsor was Gulf Air , agreed midway through the 1983-84 season.

^ Chelsea's first shirt sponsor was Gulf Air, agreed midway through the 1983-84 season.

^ In 1905, Chelsea adopted as its first crest the image of a Chelsea pensioner, which obviously contributed to the pensioner nickname, and remained for the next half-century, though it never appeared on the shirts.

.Following that, the club were sponsored by Grange Farms, Bai Lin tea and Italian company Simod before a long-term deal was signed with computer manufacturer Commodore International in 1989; Amiga, an off-shoot of Commodore, also appeared on the shirts.^ Following that, the club were sponsored by Grange Farms , Bai Lin tea and Italian company Simod before a long-term deal was signed with computer manufacturer Commodore International in 1989; Amiga , an off-shoot of Commodore, also appeared on the shirts.

^ Following that, the club were sponsored by Grange Farms, Bai Lin tea and Italian company Simod before a long-term deal was signed with computer manufacturer Commodore International in 1989 ( Amiga, an off-shoot of Commodore, also appeared on the shirts).

^ El club ha sido patrocinado por empresas como Grange Farms , Bai Lin y una empresa italiana llamada Simod , antes de firmar un contrato a largo plazo con el fabricante de Commodore International : Amiga , quien también apareció en los uniformes.

.Chelsea were subsequently sponsored by Coors beer (1995–97), Autoglass (1997–2001) and Emirates Airline (2001–05).^ Chelsea were subsequently sponsored by Coors beer (1995-97), Autoglass (1997-2001) and Emirates Airline (2001-05).

^ Posteriormente, el Chelsea fue patrocinado por varias empresas como Coors ( 1995 - 97 ), Autoglass ( 1997 - 01 ) y Emirates Airline ( 2001 - 05 ).

.Chelsea's current shirt sponsor is Samsung.^ Chelsea's current shirt sponsor is Samsung Mobile .

^ Chelsea's current shirt sponsor is Samsung Mobile.

^ Chelsea's first shirt sponsor was Gulf Air, agreed midway through the 1983-84 season.

[38]

Supporters and rivalries

Chelsea fans at a match with Tottenham Hotspur, on 11 March 2006.
.Chelsea have the fifth highest average all-time attendance in English football[39] and regularly attract over 40,000 fans to Stamford Bridge; they were the fifth best-supported Premier League team in the 2007–08 season, with an average gate of 41,673.[6] Chelsea's traditional fanbase comes from working-class parts of West London, such as Hammersmith and Battersea, from wealthier areas like Chelsea and Kensington, and from the Home Counties.^ Directly from Londons High Street, the Chelsea is all class!
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^ Rich, Which football team do you support?
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^ Premier League 2007-2008  .
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.In addition to the standard football chants, Chelsea fans sing songs like "Carefree", "Blue is the Colour", "We all follow the Chelsea" (to the tune of Land of Hope and Glory), "Ten Men Went to Mow", "Zigga Zagga", "Hello!^ Chelsea links Chelsea Songs & Chants .
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^ Men Went To Mow (Longer version) Longer version of the Chelsea anthem .
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^ Vintage Football Chants View all .
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Hello!" and the celebratory ."Celery", with the latter often resulting in fans ritually throwing celery.^ In addition to the standard football chants, Chelsea fans sing songs like Carefree , "We all follow the Chelsea" (to the tune of Land of Hope and Glory), "Ten Men Went to Mow" and the celebratory "Celery", with the latter often resulting in fans ritually throwing celery .

[40]
.Chelsea do not have a traditional rivalry on the scale of the Merseyside derby or the North London derby; their West London derby with Fulham has not been as prominent over the years, with the two clubs often spending time in separate divisions.^ Como ya existía el club Fulham , los fundadores decidieron adoptar el nombre del adyacente Distrito de Chelsea para el nuevo club, habiendo rechazado nombres como Kensington FC , Stamford Bridge FC y London FC .

^ Chelsea winger Florent Malouda has signed a new two-year extension to his current contract with the Premier League club.
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^ Also Chelsea Football Club has opened 'The Centenary Museum', built to commemorate the centenary year of 'The Blues'.
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.A 2004 survey by Planetfootball.com found that Chelsea fans consider their main rivalries to be with (in order): Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.^ Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Chelsea 0 (en inglés) .

^ The Premiership has been dominated by Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal in recent seasons.
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^ Chelsea do not have an obvious rivalry, in the manner that Liverpool and Everton , or Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur do.

[41] .Their rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur is said to have developed following the 1967 FA Cup Final, the first cup final held between two London clubs.^ Final de FA Cup de 1970 .

^ Semifinal de FA Cup de 1967 .

^ The club reached the FA Cup final in 1950, but lost to Arsenal.

.Additionally, a strong rivalry with Leeds United dates back to several heated and controversial matches in the 1960s and 1970s, particularly the FA Cup final in 1970.^ Final de FA Cup de 1970 .

^ In 1970 Chelsea were FA Cup winners, beating Leeds United 2–1 in a final replay .

^ Chelsea v Leeds FA Cup Final 1970 Chelsea v Leeds FA Cup Final 1970 DVD. .
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[42] .A more recent rivalry has grown with Liverpool following several clashes in cup competitions – particularly after what José Mourinho dubbed a "ghost goal" by Luis García in the UEFA Champions League 2004–05 semi-final, knocking them out of the competition.^ UEFA Champions League tickets MotoGP tickets .
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^ They also met twice in the league and in the FA Cup semi-final.
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^ A more recent rivalry has grown with Liverpool following several clashes in cup competitions.

.During the 1970s and 1980s in particular, Chelsea supporters were long associated with football hooliganism.^ During the 1970s and 1980s in particular, Chelsea supporters were long associated with football hooliganism .

^ Owing to the notoriety of the Chelsea Headhunters , a football firm associated with the club, Chelsea have also featured in films about football hooliganism , most recently The Football Factory .

^ Cohen may be neurotic, but he's good for football in the states and he seems like a nice enough chap (other than his support for Chelsea!
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.The club's "football firm", originally the Chelsea Shed Boys, now known as the Chelsea Headhunters, were nationally notorious for violent acts against hooligans from other teams, such as West Ham United's Inter City Firm and Millwall's Bushwackers, both during and after matches.^ The club's " football firm ", known as the Chelsea Headhunters , became nationally notorious for violent acts against hooligans from other teams, such as West Ham United 's Inter City Firm and Millwall 's Bushwhackers, both during and after matches.

^ Chelsea vs West Ham .
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^ Entrenadores del Chelsea Football Club .

[43] The increase in hooliganism in the 1980s led chairman Ken Bates to propose erecting an electric fence to deter them from invading the pitch; the proposal was rejected by the GLC.[44] .Since the 1990s there has been a marked decline in crowd trouble at matches, as a result of stricter policing, CCTV in grounds and the advent of all-seater stadia.^ The stadium has a 42,000 all-seater capacity, but the club has plans to expand the stadium to a 50,000 capacity in the near future, and have re-iterated their desire to stay at the ground.
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^ The modernisation of Stamford Bridge during the 1990s and the introduction of all-seater stands mean that neither record will be broken for the foreseeable future.

^ Not all 17 were actually on the pitch at one time but probably around 10 or so were and there was more ground staff activity than usually seen immediately after a match.
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[45]

Records

Of Chelsea's current players, Frank Lampard has made the most appearances and scored the most goals.
.Chelsea's highest appearance-maker is ex-captain Ron Harris, who played in 795 first-class games for the club between 1961 and 1980.[46] This record is unlikely to be broken in the near future; Chelsea's current highest appearance-maker is Frank Lampard with 460.[47] The record for a Chelsea goalkeeper is held by Harris's contemporary, Peter Bonetti, who made 729 appearances (1959–79).^ The record for a Chelsea goalkeeper is held by Harris' contemporary, Peter Bonetti , who made 729 appearances (1959-79).

^ Lampard off as Chelsea held by Bordeaux .
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^ The current kits are designed by Adidas, who made the club's kits between 1985 and 1996.

.With 116 caps (74 while at the club), Marcel Desailly of France is Chelsea's most capped international player.^ With 116 caps (67 while at the club), Marcel Desailly of France is Chelsea's most capped international player.

^ In 2003, Chelsea FC changed from being lovable underachievers to the most hated football club in the Premiership when Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich took over, ...
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^ He added several top-class international players to the side, particularly Gianfranco Zola, as the club won the FA Cup in 1997.
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.Bobby Tambling is Chelsea's all-time top goalscorer, with 202 goals in 370 games (1959–70).^ Bobby Tambling (1959-70) - 202 goals, 370 apps 2.
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^ Bobby Tambling is Chelsea's all-time top goalscorer, with 202 goals in 370 games (1959-70).

^ Más goles en total: 202, Bobby Tambling ( 1959 - 70 ).

[46] .Eight other players have also scored over 100 goals for Chelsea: George Hilsdon (1906–12), George Mills (1929–39), Roy Bentley (1948–56), Jimmy Greaves (1957–61), Peter Osgood (1964–74 & 1978–79), Kerry Dixon (1983–92), Frank Lampard (2001–) and Didier Drogba (2004–).^ Stock info not available ) This wonderful photograph shows an emotional Frank Lampard pointing to the heavens, in a poignant tribute to his departed mother, after scoring Chelsea's only goal in the Champions League final of 2008.
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^ Scored: Lampard 45 (pen), Deco 61, Knight 82 (og), Drogba 90 .
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^ Greaves holds the record for the most goals scored in one season (43 in 1960-61 ).

.With 193 goals, Dixon is the only player in the club's recent history to have come close to matching Tambling's record.^ Six other players have also scored over 100 goals for Chelsea: George Hilsdon (1906-12), George Mills (1929-39), Roy Bentley (1948-56), Jimmy Greaves (1957-61), Peter Osgood (1964-74 & 1978-79), and Kerry Dixon (1983-92), who is the only player in the club's recent history to have come close to matching Tambling's record, with 193 goals.

^ The most goals scored by a player in a single match is five; John Miller , Andy McGuigan, John Evans, Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler have achieved this feat.

^ Liverpool retained the European Cup the next season, and the season after won the League again with 68 points—a domestic record, conceding only 16 goals in 42 league matches.

.Greaves holds the record for the most goals scored in one season (43 in 1960–61).^ Greaves holds the record for the most goals scored in one season (43 in 1960-61 ).

^ Rush holds the record for the most goals in a season with 47 in 1983–84.

^ Within the Premier League, Chelsea Football Club hold the record for the highest points total for a season, at 95, the fewest goals conceded during a season, at 15, the most victories in a season, at 29, and the longest streak of unbeaten home matches, at 75.
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Lampard is the top scorer currently at the club with 136.[47]
.Officially, Chelsea's highest home attendance is 82,905 for a First Division match against Arsenal on 12 October 1935. However, an estimated crowd of over 100,000 attended a friendly match against Soviet team Dynamo Moscow on 13 November 1945.[48] The modernisation of Stamford Bridge during the 1990s and the introduction of all-seater stands mean that neither record will be broken for the foreseeable future.^ Officially, Chelsea's highest home attendance is 82,905 for a First Division match against Arsenal on 12 October 1935 .

^ However, an estimated crowd of over 100,000 attended a friendly match against Soviet team Dynamo Moscow on 13 November , 1945 .

^ The modernisation of Stamford Bridge during the 1990s and the introduction of all-seater stands mean that neither record will be broken for the foreseeable future.

The current legal capacity of Stamford Bridge is 41,841.[1]
.Chelsea hold numerous records in English and European football.^ Chelsea hold numerous records in English and European football.

^ Chelsea have recorded several "firsts" in English football.

^ In June 2003, Bates sold Chelsea to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich for £60 million, completing the biggest-ever sale of an English football club.

.They hold the record for the highest ever points total for a league season (95), the fewest goals conceded during a league season (15), the highest number of Premier League victories in a season (29), the highest number of clean sheets overall in a Premier League season (25) (all set during the 2004–05 season),[49] and the most consecutive clean sheets from the start of a league season (6).^ Premier League » 29 Aug 09 .
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^ They hold the record for the highest points total for a league season (95), the fewest goals conceded during a league season (15), the most consecutive clean sheet s during a league season (10), the highest number of Premier League victories in a season (29), the highest number of clean sheets overall in a Premier League season (25) (all set during the 2004-05 season), [14] and the most consecutive clean sheets from the start of a league season (6) ( 2005-06 ).

^ Within the Premier League, Chelsea Football Club hold the record for the highest points total for a season, at 95, the fewest goals conceded during a season, at 15, the most victories in a season, at 29, and the longest streak of unbeaten home matches, at 75.
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[50]
.The club's 21–0 aggregate victory over Jeunesse Hautcharage in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1971 remains a record in European competition.^ Their 21–0 aggregate victory over Jeunesse Hautcharage in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1971 remains a record in European competition.

^ UEFA club competition record .
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^ So in this way Chelsea took their first European honour, a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup triumph, the following year, with another replayed win, this time over Real Madrid in Athens.
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[51] .Chelsea hold the record for the longest streak of unbeaten matches at home in the English top-flight, which lasted 86 matches from 20 March 2004 to 26 October 2008. They secured the record on 12 August 2007, beating the previous record of 63 matches unbeaten set by Liverpool between 1978 and 1980.[52][53] Chelsea's streak of eleven consecutive away league wins, set between 5 April 2008 and 6 December 2008, is also a record for the English top flight.^ Last updated at 11:52 PM on 17th December 2008 .
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^ Chelsea hold numerous records in English and European football.

^ Chelsea Kit: Season 2007/2008 .

[54]
.Chelsea have recorded several "firsts" in English football.^ Chelsea hold numerous records in English and European football.

^ Chelsea have recorded several "firsts" in English football.

^ In June 2003, Bates sold Chelsea to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich for £60 million, completing the biggest-ever sale of an English football club.

.Along with Arsenal, they were the first club to play with shirt numbers on 25 August 1928 in their match against Swansea Town.^ Which clubs have retired shirt numbers?

^ Along with Arsenal , they were the first club to play with shirt numbers on 25 August 1928 in their match against Swansea Town .

^ Chelsea's highest appearance-maker is ex-captain Ron Harris , who played in 795 first-class games for the club between 1961 and 1980.

[55] .Chelsea were the first English side to travel by aeroplane to a domestic away match, when they visited Newcastle United on 19 April 1957,[56] and the first First Division side to play a match on a Sunday, when they faced Stoke City on 27 January 1974. On 26 December 1999, Chelsea became the first British side to field an entirely foreign starting line-up (no British or Irish players) in a Premier League match against Southampton.^ Premier League Sunday, 20th December 2009 West Ham United 1 Chelsea 1 by Gordon Thrower .
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^ Chelsea Premier League 2009/2010 .
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^ Chelsea v Birmingham City - Premier League grandslamnews.com - Wednesday, January 27, 2010 .
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[57] .On 19 May 2007, they became the first team to win the FA Cup at the new Wembley Stadium, having also been the last to win it at the old Wembley.^ United 1-0 in last season's FA Cup at Wembley.

^ After the draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup was made last Sunday, a date for the clash with Cardiff City has been set....

^ Chelsea took their first European honour, a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup triumph, the following year, with another replayed win, this time over Real Madrid in Athens .

[58] .After the conclusion of the 2007/08 season, Chelsea became the highest ranked club under UEFA's five-year coefficient system used in the seeding of European club competitions in the following season, the first English club to do so in the 21st century.^ Chelsea Kit: Season 2007/2008 .

^ In June 2003, Bates sold Chelsea to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich for £60 million, completing the biggest-ever sale of an English football club.

^ So in this way Chelsea took their first European honour, a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup triumph, the following year, with another replayed win, this time over Real Madrid in Athens.
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[59]

In popular culture

.In 1930, Chelsea featured in one of the earliest football films, The Great Game.^ In 1930 , Chelsea featured in one of the earliest football films, The Great Game .

^ His early Chelsea career was punctuated by dazzling displays as one of few 'out and out' wingers in the English game.
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^ You probably know Chelsea as home to one of the worlds top football clubs.
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[60] .One-time Chelsea centre forward, Jack Cock, who by then was playing for Millwall, was the star of the film and several scenes were shot at Stamford Bridge, including the pitch, the boardroom, and the dressing rooms.^ Manchester United, who have played a game more than the leaders, remained one point off the pace after a 3-0 win over Burnley at Old Trafford.
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^ Chelsea were irresistible at Stamford Bridge, where Nicolas Anelka and Frank Lampard both scored twice on an afternoon when they might easily have reached doube figures.
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^ Due to redevelopment of Stamford Bridge threatened the financial stability of the club star players who were sold and as a result team was relegated.
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.It included guest appearances by then-Chelsea players Andrew Wilson, George Mills, and Sam Millington.^ Incluyó colaboraciones de jugadores del Chelsea como Andrew Wilson , George Mills y Sam Millington .

^ It included guest appearances by then-Chelsea players Andrew Wilson , George Mills and Sam Millington .

^ Image:Frank Lampard cropped.jpg Among Chelsea's current players, Frank Lampard has made the most appearances and scored the most goals.

[61] .Owing to the notoriety of the Chelsea Headhunters, a football firm associated with the club, Chelsea have also featured in films about football hooliganism, most recently The Football Factory.^ Owing to the notoriety of the Chelsea Headhunters, a football firm associated with the club, Chelsea have also featured in films about football hooliganism, most recently The Football Factory.

^ Entrenadores del Chelsea Football Club .

^ Historia del Chelsea Football Club .

[62] .Chelsea also appear in the Hindi film Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.^ Chelsea also appear in the Hindi film, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom .

^ En su aparición más reciente en una película, en 2007 el Chelsea aparece en la película hindú "Jhoom Barabar Jhoom" .

[63]
.Up until the 1950s, the club had a long-running association with the music halls, with their underachievement often providing material for comedians such as George Robey.^ Up until the 1950s, the club had a long-running association with the music hall s, with their underachievement often providing material for comedians such as George Robey .

^ Up until the 1950s, the club a long-running association with the music halls, with their underachievement often providing material for comedians such as George Robey.

^ Hasta la década de 1950 , el club tenía una larga asociación con el Music hall , con su bajo rendimiento a menudo proporcionaba material para comediantes como George Robey .

[64] .It culminated in comedian Norman Long's release of a comic song in 1933, ironically titled "On the Day That Chelsea Went and Won the Cup", the lyrics of which describe a series of bizarre and improbable occurrences on the hypothetical day when Chelsea finally won a trophy.^ It culminated in comedian Norman Long's release of a comic song in 1933, ironically titled "On The Day That Chelsea Went and Won The Cup", the lyrics of which described a series of bizarre and improbable occurrences on the hypothetical day when Chelsea finally won a trophy.

^ Chelsea song: 1994 FA Cup Final Song.
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^ Some weeks later, Chelsea had no problems in securing the cup, defeating Ipswich Town 3-0 in the final.
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[8]
.The song "Blue is the Colour" was released as a single in the build-up to the 1972 League Cup Final, with all members of Chelsea's first team squad singing; it reached number five in the UK Singles Chart.^ The song " Blue is the Colour " was released as a single in the build-up to the 1972 League Cup final, with all members of Chelsea's first team squad singing; it reached number five in the UK Singles Chart .

^ In the build-up to the 1997 FA Cup final , the song "Blue Day", performed by Suggs and members of Chelsea's squad, reached number 22 in the UK charts.

^ In the build-up to the 1997 FA Cup final, the song "Blue Day", performed by Suggs and members of Chelsea's squad, reached number 22 in the UK charts.

[65] .The song was later adapted to "White is the Colour" and adopted as an anthem by the Vancouver Whitecaps in Canada.^ The song was later adapted to "White is the Colour" and adopted as an anthem by the Vancouver Whitecaps .

[66] .In the build-up to the 1997 FA Cup final, the song "Blue Day", performed by Suggs and members of the Chelsea squad, reached number 22 in the UK charts.^ The song " Blue is the Colour " was released as a single in the build-up to the 1972 League Cup final, with all members of Chelsea's first team squad singing; it reached number five in the UK Singles Chart .

^ In the build-up to the 1997 FA Cup final , the song "Blue Day", performed by Suggs and members of Chelsea's squad, reached number 22 in the UK charts.

^ In the build-up to the 1997 FA Cup final, the song "Blue Day", performed by Suggs and members of Chelsea's squad, reached number 22 in the UK charts.

[67] .Bryan Adams, a fan of Chelsea, dedicated the song "We're Gonna Win" from the album 18 Til I Die to the club.^ Bryan Adams , a fan of Chelsea, dedicated the song "We're Gonna Win" from the album 18 Til I Die to the club.

^ Bryan Adams, a fan of Chelsea, dedicated the song "We're Gonna Win" from the album 18 Til I Die to the club.

^ Bryan Adams is a Chelsea fan .
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Players

As of 31 January 2010.[68]

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 Czech Republic GK Petr Čech
2 Serbia DF Branislav Ivanović
3 England DF Ashley Cole
5 Ghana MF Michael Essien
6 Portugal DF Ricardo Carvalho
8 England MF Frank Lampard (vice-captain)
10 England MF Joe Cole
11 Côte d'Ivoire FW Didier Drogba
12 Nigeria MF John Obi Mikel
13 Germany MF Michael Ballack
15 France MF Florent Malouda
17 Portugal DF José Bosingwa
18 Russia MF Yuri Zhirkov
19 Portugal DF Paulo Ferreira
20 Portugal MF Deco
21 Côte d'Ivoire FW Salomon Kalou
22 England GK Ross Turnbull
23 England FW Daniel Sturridge
No. Position Player
24 Serbia MF Nemanja Matić
26 England DF John Terry (captain)
30 Wales GK Rhys Taylor
33 Brazil DF Alex
35 Brazil DF Juliano Belletti
39 France FW Nicolas Anelka
40 Portugal GK Henrique Hilário
41 England DF Sam Hutchinson
43 Netherlands DF Jeffrey Bruma
44 France FW Gaël Kakuta
45 Italy FW Fabio Borini
46 Italy MF Jacopo Sala
47 Sri Lanka MF Nikki Ahamed
48 England FW Daniel Philliskirk
50 Czech Republic GK Jan Šebek
51 England MF Josh McEachran
52 Netherlands DF Patrick van Aanholt

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
4 Serbia DF Slobodan Rajković (on loan at Twente)
9 Argentina FW Franco Di Santo (on loan at Blackburn Rovers)
16 England MF Scott Sinclair (on loan at Wigan Athletic)
42 England DF Michael Mancienne (on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Slovakia FW Miroslav Stoch (on loan at Twente)

Reserves and youth team

Player of the year (1967–2009)

Year Winner
1967 England Peter Bonetti
1968 Scotland Charlie Cooke
1969 England David Webb
1970 England John Hollins
1971 England John Hollins
1972 England David Webb
1973 England Peter Osgood
1974 England Gary Locke
1975 Scotland Charlie Cooke
1976 England Ray Wilkins
1977 England Ray Wilkins
1978 England Micky Droy
1979 England Tommy Langley
1980 England Clive Walker
1981 Yugoslavia Petar Borota
1982 England Mike Fillery
1983 Wales Joey Jones
1984 Scotland Pat Nevin
1985 Scotland David Speedie
1986 Wales Eddie Niedzwiecki
1987 Scotland Pat Nevin
1988 England Tony Dorigo
 
Year Winner
1989 England Graham Roberts
1990 Netherlands Ken Monkou
1991 Republic of Ireland Andy Townsend
1992 England Paul Elliott
1993 Jamaica Frank Sinclair
1994 Scotland Steve Clarke
1995 Norway Erland Johnsen
1996 Netherlands Ruud Gullit
1997 Wales Mark Hughes
1998 England Dennis Wise
1999 Italy Gianfranco Zola
2000 England Dennis Wise
2001 England John Terry
2002 Italy Carlo Cudicini
2003 Italy Gianfranco Zola
2004 England Frank Lampard
2005 England Frank Lampard
2006 England John Terry
2007 Ghana Michael Essien
2008 England Joe Cole
2009 England Frank Lampard

Notable managers

The following managers have all won at least one trophy when in charge of Chelsea:
Name Period Trophies
England Ted Drake 1952–1961 First Division Championship, Charity Shield
Scotland Tommy Docherty 1962–1967 League Cup
England Dave Sexton 1967–1974 FA Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
England John Neal 1981–1985 Second Division Championship
England John Hollins 1985–1988 Full Members Cup
England Bobby Campbell 1988–1991 Second Division Championship, Full Members Cup
Netherlands Ruud Gullit 1996–1998 FA Cup
Italy Gianluca Vialli 1998–2000 FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, Charity Shield, UEFA Super Cup
Portugal José Mourinho 2004–2007 2 Premier Leagues, 2 League Cups, FA Cup, Community Shield
Netherlands Guus Hiddink 2009 FA Cup
Italy Carlo Ancelotti 2009– Community Shield

Coaching staff

Position Staff
First Team Coach Italy Carlo Ancelotti
Assistant First Team Coach England Ray Wilkins
Assistant First Team Coach Italy Bruno De Michelis
Assistant First Team Coach England Paul Clement
Goalkeeping Coach France Christophe Lollichon
First Team Fitness Coach England Glen Driscoll
Reserve Team Manager England Steve Holland
Youth Team Manager England Dermot Drummy
Club Doctor England Dr. Bryan English
Chief Scout Denmark Frank Arnesen
Head Scout Nigeria Michael Emenalo

Club hierarchy

Chelsea Ltd.
Owner: Roman Abramovich
Chelsea F.C. plc
Chairman: Bruce Buck
Life President: Lord Richard Attenborough
Directors: Ron Gourlay and Eugene Tenenbaum
Executive Board
Chief Executive: Ron Gourlay
Club Secretary : David Barnard

Honours

England Domestic

Europe European

Footnotes

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  2. ^ "Trophy Cabinet". chelseafc.com. http://www.chelseafc.com/xxchelsea180706/index.html#/page/TrophyCabinet. Retrieved 2007-01-25. 
  3. ^ a b "Russian businessman buys Chelsea". BBC. 2003-07-02. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3036838.stm. Retrieved 2007-02-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Chelsea centenary crest unveiled". BBC. 2004-11-12. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/4008257.stm. Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  5. ^ "All Time League Attendance Records". http://www.nufc.com/2008-09html/attendance-all-time.html. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  6. ^ a b Kempster, Tony. "Attendances 2007/08". http://www.tonykempster.co.uk/prematt.htm?comp=1. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  7. ^ "Team History". Chelsea F.C. official website. http://www.chelseafc.com/page/TeamHistory/0,,10268~1800325,00.html. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  8. ^ a b Brian Glanville (2004-01-10). "Little sign of change for Chelsea and their impossible dreams". The Times (London). http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/article992039.ece. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  9. ^ Brian Glanville (2005-04-27). "The great Chelsea surrender". The Times (London). http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,762-1586242,00.html. Retrieved 2006-12-29. 
  10. ^ Glanvill, Rick (2006). .Chelsea FC: The Official Biography - The Definitive Story of the First 100 Years.^ And Now Are You Going to Believe Us: Twenty-five Years Behind the Scenes at Chelsea FC .

    ^ Chelsea FC: The Official Biography , 91–92.

    ^ Chelsea FC: The Official Biography , 321-325.

    .Headline Book Publishing Ltd.^ Headline Book Publishing Ltd.

    p. 196. ISBN 0-7553-1466-2.
     
  11. ^ Glanvill (2006). Chelsea FC: The Official Biography. pp. 84–87. 
  12. ^ Glanvill (2006). Chelsea FC: The Official Biography. pp. 143–157. 
  13. ^ Glanvill (2006). Chelsea FC: The Official Biography. pp. 89–90. 
  14. ^ Glanvill (2006). Chelsea FC: The Official Biography. pp. 90–91. 
  15. ^ Matt Barlow. "Terry Eyes Back-to-Back Titles". Sporting Life. http://www.sportinglife.com/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=soccer/06/03/12/SOCCER_Chelsea.html&TEAMHD=soccer. Retrieved 2007-01-22. 
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  17. ^ "Post-season Briefing". Grant sacked as Chelsea manager. 2008-05-24. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/7418774.stm. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  18. ^ "Scolari is new Chlesea manager". chelseafc.com. http://www.chelseafc.com/xxchelsea180706/index.html#/page/Homepage/article_1326948. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  19. ^ "Chelsea sack Scolari". fifa.com. 2009-02-09. http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=1021097.html?cid=rssfeed&att=. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
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  21. ^ "Chelsea 2-1 Everton". BBC. 2009-05-30. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/fa_cup/8060989.stm. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  22. ^ "Carlo Ancelotti signs three-year deal with Chelsea". The Guardian. 2009-01-06. http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/jun/01/carlo-ancelotti-chelsea-three-years. Retrieved 2009-24-13. 
  23. ^ a b c d e "Stadium History". chelseafc.com. http://www.chelseafc.com/xxchelsea180706/index.html#/page/StadiumHistoryHistory. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  24. ^ Glanvill (2006). Chelsea FC: The Official Biography. pp. 69–71. 
  25. ^ Glanvill (2006). Chelsea FC: The Official Biography. p. 55. 
  26. ^ Glanvill (2006). Chelsea FC: The Official Biography. pp. 91–92. 
  27. ^ Glanvill (2006). Chelsea FC: The Official Biography. p. 76. 
  28. ^ "Chelsea plan Bridge redevelopment". BBC. 2006-01-20. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/4630618.stm. Retrieved 2007-01-01. 
  29. ^ "Kenyon confirms Blues will stay at Stamford Bridge". RTÉ Sport. 2006-04-12. http://www.rte.ie/sport/2006/0412/stamfordbridge.html?rss. Retrieved 2007-01-01. 
  30. ^ Evening Standard, 24/05/05
  31. ^ BBC News, 05/07/07
  32. ^ a b c "Club Badges". chelseafc.com. http://www.chelseafc.com/xxchelsea180706/index.html#/page/ClubBadges. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  33. ^ "Cmberwell Metropolitan Borough Council". civicheraldry.co.uk. http://www.civicheraldry.co.uk/lcc.html#chelsea%20bc. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  34. ^ Glanvill, Rick (2006). Chelsea Football Club: The Official History in Pictures. ISBN 0-75531-467-0.  p. 212
  35. ^ Mears, Brian (2002). .Chelsea: Football Under the Blue Flag.^ Chelsea: Football Under the Blue Flag .

    ^ Mainstream Sport: Chelsea: Football Under the Blue Flag , 42.

    ^ Mainstream Sport: Chelsea: Football Under the Blue Flag , 58.

    Mainstream Sport. p. 42. ISBN 1-84018-658-5.
     
  36. ^ The "Inter Milan" kit was worn for an FA Cup semi-final against Sheffield Wednesday, on 23 April 1966. Reference: Mears (2002), p. 58
  37. ^ All kits are discussed on the club's official website "Kits". chelseafc.com. http://www.chelseafc.com/xxchelsea180706/index.html#/page/ClassicKits. Retrieved 2007-01-01. 
  38. ^ Ashling O'Connor (2005-05-02). "Clubs to cash in on mobile advertising". The Times. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/article387503.ece. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  39. ^ "All Time League Attendance Records". http://www.nufc.com/html/attendance-all-time.html. Retrieved 2006-08-27. 
  40. ^ Scott Murray (2002-04-17). "Fans sent spinning after tossing salad". Guardian. http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,1563,685859,00.html. Retrieved 2007-01-01. 
  41. ^ "Football Rivalries: The Complete Results". Planetfootball.com. http://www.thefootballnetwork.net/main/s120/st44186.htm. Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  42. ^ Glanvill (2006). Chelsea FC: The Official Biography. pp. 321–325. 
  43. ^ "Making a new start". BBC.com. 2002-05-02. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/hooligans/1962503.stm. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  44. ^ "Bates: Chelsea's driving force". BBC.com. 2003-07-02. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/3037508.stm. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  45. ^ "Soccer hooliganism: Made in England, but big abroad". BBC. 1998-06-02. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/special_report/1998/hooligans/60146.stm. Retrieved 2007-01-01. 
  46. ^ a b For the appearance and goalscoring records of all Chelsea players, see Glanvill (2006). Chelsea FC: The Official Biography. pp. 399–410. 
  47. ^ a b "soccerbase.com". http://www.soccerbase.com/. Retrieved 2009-12-13. 
  48. ^ "Team History". chelseafc.com. http://www.chelseafc.com/xxchelsea180706/index.html#/page/TeamHistory. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  49. ^ "Mourinho proud of battling finish". BBC. 2005-05-13. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/football/teams/c/chelsea/4545045.stm. Retrieved 2006-12-28. 
  50. ^ "Charlton 0-2 Chelsea". BBC. 2005-09-17. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/4232354.stm. Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  51. ^ "Cup Winners' Cup Trivia". RSSSF. http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/cwc.html#rec. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  52. ^ "Chelsea 3-2 Birmingham". BBC. 2007-08-12. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6931067.stm. Retrieved 2007-10-09. 
  53. ^ "Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool". BBC Sport. 2008-10-26. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/7674108.stm. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  54. ^ "Chelsea in eleven heaven". premierleague.com. http://www.premierleague.com/page/Magazinedettail/0,,12306~1491763,00.html. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  55. ^ "Shirt Numbers". England Football Online. http://www.englandfootballonline.com/TeamUnif/UnifNosNames.html. Retrieved 2006-10-01. 
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  57. ^ Bradley, Mark (1999-12-27). "Southampton 1 Chelsea 2". Sporting Life. http://www.sportinglife.com/football/premiership/chelsea/reports/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=soccer/99/12/26/SOCCER_Southampton_Nightlead.html&TEAMHD=chelsea&DIV=prem&TEAM=CHELSEA&RH=Chelsea&PREV_SEASON=1998. Retrieved 2007-01-27. 
  58. ^ Mitchell, Kevin (2007-05-20). "Something old, new and Blue". Observer. http://observer.guardian.co.uk/sport/story/0,,2083889,00.html. Retrieved 2007-05-20. 
  59. ^ Kassies, Bert. "UEFA Team Ranking 2008". UEFA European Cup Football: Results and Qualification. http://www.xs4all.nl/~kassiesa/bert/uefa/data/method3/trank2008.html. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  60. ^ "The Great Game". IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020936/. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  61. ^ Glanvill (2006). Chelsea FC: The Official Biography. pp. 120–121. 
  62. ^ Steve Hawkes (2004-05-10). "Football firms hit the film circuit". BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/3687227.stm. Retrieved 2007-01-25. 
  63. ^ "Chelsea teams up with Yash Raj Films". DNA India. 2006-09-25. http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1055099. Retrieved 2007-01-01. 
  64. ^ Scott Murray (2002-09-30). "Di Canio has last laugh at Chelsea comedy store". Guardian. http://football.guardian.co.uk/Match_Report/0,1527,-39862,00.html. Retrieved 2007-01-01. 
  65. ^ "Blue Is The Colour". Chart Stats. http://www.chartstats.com/songinfo.php?id=5791. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  66. ^ "Caps' 'Proclaim' season opener". vancourier.com. Archived from the original on 2008-01-03. http://web.archive.org/web/20080103163706/http://www.vancourier.com/issues02/045202/sports.html. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  67. ^ "Blue Day". Chart Stats. http://www.chartstats.com/songinfo.php?id=25206. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  68. ^ "First Team Squad List". Chelsea F.C.. http://www.chelseafc.com/page/PlayerHome/0,,10268,00.html. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  69. ^ a b Upon its formation in 1992, the Premier League became the top tier of English football; the First and Second Divisions then became the second and third tiers, respectively. The First Division is now known as the Football League Championship and the Second Division is now known as Football League One.
  70. ^ The trophy was known as the Charity Shield until 2002, and as the Community Shield ever since.

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  • Batty, Clive (2004).^ Clive Batty ( 2004 ).

    .Kings of the King's Road: The Great Chelsea Team of the 60s and 70s.^ Kings of the King's Road: The Great Chelsea Team of the 60s and 70s .

    ^ Who's That Team They Call the Chelsea Great fanchant.
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    .A Serious Case of the Blues: Chelsea in the 80s.^ A Serious Case of the Blues: Chelsea in the 80s .

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    .Chelsea FC: The Official Biography - The Definitive Story of the First 100 Years.^ And Now Are You Going to Believe Us: Twenty-five Years Behind the Scenes at Chelsea FC .

    ^ Chelsea FC: The Official Biography , 91–92.

    ^ Chelsea FC: The Official Biography , 321-325.

    .Headline Book Publishing Ltd.^ Headline Book Publishing Ltd.

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    ^ En la temporada 1954 - 55 el Chelsea consigue ser más regular que en otros años.

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    .And Now Are You Going to Believe Us: Twenty-five Years Behind the Scenes at Chelsea FC.^ And Now Are You Going to Believe Us: Twenty-five Years Behind the Scenes at Chelsea FC .

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    Mainstream Sport. ISBN 1-84018-658-5. 

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