Chelsea F.C.

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Chelsea FC.svg
Full nameChelsea Football Club
Nickname(s)The Blues, The Pensioners
Foondit10 Mairch 1905; 118 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
2018–19Premier League, 3rd 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 sold 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 dyas, 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]

Players[eedit | eedit soorce]

First team squad[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 17 Julie 2018[3]

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

No. Poseetion Player
1 Argentinae GK Willy Caballero
2 Germany DF Antonio Rüdiger
3 Spain DF Marcos Alonso
4 Spain MF Cesc Fàbregas
5 Italy MF Jorginho
6 Ingland MF Danny Drinkwater
7 Fraunce MF N'Golo Kanté
8 Ingland MF Ross Barkley
9 Spain FW Álvaro Morata
10 Belgium MF Eden Hazard
11 Spain MF Pedro
13 Belgium GK Thibaut Courtois
14 Fraunce MF Tiémoué Bakayoko
15 Nigerie DF Victor Moses
17 Belgium MF Charly Musonda Jr.
No. Poseetion Player
18 Fraunce FW Olivier Giroud
21 Italy DF Davide Zappacosta
22 Brazil MF Willian
23 Belgium FW Michy Batshuayi
24 Ingland DF Gary Cahill (caiptain)
27 Denmark DF Andreas Christensen
28 Spain DF César Azpilicueta
30 Brazil DF David Luiz
31 Ingland DF Fikayo Tomori
33 Italy DF Emerson
34 Nigerie DF Ola Aina
38 Ivory Coast MF Jérémie Boga
40 Ingland FW Izzy Brown
44 Wales MF Ethan Ampadu

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. "First team". Chelsea F.C. Retrieved 14 Julie 2018.