Chelsea F.C.

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Full nameChelsea Football Club
Nickname(s)The Blues, The Pensioners
Foondit10 Mairch 1905; 119 years ago (1905-03-10)[1]
GroundStamford Bridge,
Fulham, Lunnon
Ground Capacity41,837[2]
AwnerTodd Bohely
Mark Walter
Hansjörg Wyss
ChairmanBruce Buck
ManagerThomas Tuchel
LeaguePremier League
2022–23Premier League, 12t o 20
WabsteidClub wabsteid
Current saison

Chelsea Fitbaa Club (pronounced /ˈtʃɛlsiː/ (deprecatit template)) is a Inglis profeesional fitbaw club based in wast Lunnon. Foondit in 1905, they play in the Premier League an hae spent maist o their history in the top tier o Inglis fitbaw. Chelsea hae been Inglis champions fower times, FA Cup winners sax times an League Cup winners fower times. They hae an aa been successful in Europe, winnin the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup twice.

The club haed their first major success in 1955, whan they wan the league championship. Chelsea wan several cup competitions during the 1960s an 1970s but, efter that, didnae win anither major title till 1997. The past decade haes been the maist successful period in Chelsea’s history, cappit bi winnin Premier League titles in 2005, 2006 an 2010, an reakin their first UEFA Champions League final in 2008.

In maugre o their name, the club arnae based in Chelsea, but in neibourin Fulham. The club's hame is the 41,841 capacity Stamford Bridge fitbaw stadium in Fulham, whaur they hae played syne their establishment. In 2003, they wur bovht bi Roushie ile magnate Roman Abramovich. I 2022 Abramovich selt the club tae American businessmans Todd Boehly, Mark Walter an Swiss buisnessman Hansjörg Wyss.

Chelsea's regular kit colours is ryal blae sarks an shorts wi white socks, the combination uised syne the 1960s. The club crest haes been chynged several times in a mynt tae modernise or rebrand; the crest thay hae thir days, featurin a ceremonial lion haudin a staff, is a modified version o ane first adoptit in the 1950s. The club haes sustained the fift heichmaist average aw-time attendance in Inglis fitbaw. Their average hame gate for the 2009-10 season wis 41,423, the fift heichmaist in the Premier League.

Honours[eedit | eedit soorce]

Domestic[eedit | eedit soorce]

Leagues[eedit | eedit soorce]

Winners (4): 1954–55, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10
Winners (2): 1983–84, 1988–89

Cups[eedit | eedit soorce]

Winners (7): 1969–70, 1996–97, 1999–2000, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12
Winners (4): 1964–65, 1997–98, 2004–05, 2006–07
Winners (4): 1955, 2000, 2005, 2009
Winners (2): 1985–86, 1989–90

European[eedit | eedit soorce]

Winners (1): 2011–12
Winners (1): 2012–13
Winners (2): 1970–71, 1997–98
Winners (1): 1998

Doubles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 1997–98: League Cup an European Cup Winners Cup
  • 2004-05: League an League Cup
  • 2006–07: FA Cup an League Cup
  • 2009-10: League an FA Cup
  • 2011-12: FA Cup an UEFA Champions League

Players[eedit | eedit soorce]

First team squad[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 21 Julie 2023[3][4]

Note: Banners indicate naitional team as defined unner FIFA eligibility rules. Players mey haud mair nor ane non-FIFA naitionality.

No. Poseetion Player
1 Spain GK Kepa Arrizabalaga
4 Fraunce DF Benoît Badiashile
5 Argentinae MF Enzo Fernández
6 Brazil DF Thiago Silva
13 Ingland GK Marcus Bettinelli
14 Ingland DF Trevoh Chalobah
15 Ukraine FW Mykhailo Mudryk
17 Ingland FW Raheem Sterling
18 Albanie FW Armando Broja
21 Ingland DF Ben Chilwell
22 Morocco FW Hakim Ziyech
23 Ingland MF Conor Gallagher
24 Ingland DF Reece James
30 Ingland MF Carney Chukwuemeka
31 Ingland FW Noni Madueke
32 Spain DF Marc Cucurella
33 Fraunce DF Wesley Fofana
34 Fraunce DF Malo Gusto
35 Ingland DF Bashir Humphreys
No. Poseetion Player
36 United States GK Gabriel Slonina
37 Ingland DF Levi Colwill
38 Netherlands DF Ian Maatsen
39 Brazil MF Andrey Santos
40 Italy MF Cesare Casadei
41 Brazil FW Ângelo Gabriel
42 Portugal FW Diego Moreira
43 Senegal FW Nicolas Jackson
45 Fraunce FW Christopher Nkunku
46 Ingland DF Alfie Gilchrist
47 Finland GK Lucas Bergström
48 Ingland FW Mason Burstow
50 Wales GK Eddie Beach
60 Ingland GK Jamie Cumming
67 Ingland MF Lewis Hall
Fraunce DF Malang Sarr
Ingland MF Tino Anjorin
Ingland FW Callum Hudson-Odoi
Belgium FW Romelu Lukaku

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b Upon its formation in 1992, the Premier League became the tap tier o English football; the First and Second Divisions then became the seicont an third tiers, respectively. The First Division is nou kent as the Football League Championship an the Second Division is nou kent as Football League One.
  2. The trophy wis kent as the Charity Shield till 2002, an as the Community Shield syne.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Team History – Introduction". Chelsea F.C. official website. Retrieved 11 Mey 2011.
  2. "Club Information". Chelsea F.C. official website. Retrieved 23 Februar 2012.
  3. "Men: Senior". Chelsea F.C. Archived frae the original on 6 Julie 2023. Retrieved 18 Julie 2023.
  4. "Squad numbers for our USA pre-season tour". (in Inglis). Retrieved 19 Julie 2023.