Chelsea FC

Chelsea Football Club is a professional football club in London, England. Founded in 1905 it was one of the founding members of the English Premier League, and has spent most of its history in the top tier of English football. Chelsea won the first ever European Cup competition in Munich in 1971 and reached 3 other finals, winning one of those. It has won four league titles, six FA Cups and five League Cups since then. Chelsea’s home ground is Stamford Bridge stadium in Fulham with a capacity of 41,841 seats.


The club competes in the Premier League and has won seven league titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups and three UEFA Champions Leagues.

Chelsea have been English champions four times, FA Cup winners six times and League Cup winners four times. They have also won the UEFA Europa League once and led the First Division (now known as the Premier League) during this competition’s first season in 1992–93.

History

Chelsea FC was founded in 1905, and its first official match was against Royal Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea won the game 2-0, with goals from Jimmy Robertson and William Parker.

The club was originally known as “Chelsea Football Club” before changing its name to Chelsea Football Club Ltd in 1906. That same year, they were elected to the Football League as members of Division Two (South). They were promoted to Division One two seasons later after finishing second in their division. They earned their first major trophy that same year when they won the 1915 FA Cup Final against Sheffield United thanks to a goal from Frank Hillier.

Founded

Chelsea Football Club was founded in 1905. The club’s founder was Gus Mears, though he sold it to Chelsea Pitch Owners (CPO) in the 1990s, who still own the stadium today. When they first started out, they played matches at Stamford Bridge but when this ground became too small for them and their fans’ needs, they moved to a new ground that they called Stamford Bridge Stadium. This stadium had a capacity of 12000 people and cost approximately £16 million pounds per year to run; as such, having an owner who could afford this would have been crucial for its survival until other sources of income became available.

Records

  • Most wins in a season: 30 (2005–06)
  • Most goals in a season: 103 (2007–08)
  • Most points in a season: 95 (2003–04)
  • Most goals scored in an away match (including penalties): 6–6 at Old Trafford, Manchester, England on 22 January 2008; Chelsea lost the game.
  • Most wins in a row: 17 from March 2011 to January 2012. The current run is 12 games unbeaten as of 19 December 2018.

List of Chelsea F.C. managers

NameFromTo
John Tait Robertson[nb 1]01-Aug-0527-Nov-06
William Lewis[nb 2]27-Nov-0601-Aug-07
David Calderhead01-Aug-0708-May-33
Leslie Knighton08-May-3319-Apr-39
Billy Birrell19-Apr-3931-May-52
Ted Drake01-Jun-5230-Sep-61
Tommy Docherty01-Oct-6106-Oct-67
Ron Suart[nb 3]06-Oct-6723-Oct-67
Dave Sexton23-Oct-6703-Oct-74
Ron Suart[nb 2]03-Oct-7416-Apr-75
Eddie McCreadie16-Apr-7501-Jul-77
Ken Shellito07-Jul-7713-Dec-78
Danny Blanchflower14-Dec-7811-Sep-79
Geoff Hurst13-Sep-7923-Apr-81
Bobby Gould[nb 3]23-Apr-81May-81
John Neal28-May-8111-Jun-85
John Hollins11-Jun-8506-Mar-88
Bobby Campbell06-Mar-8812-May-91
Ian Porterfield11-Jun-9115-Feb-93
David Webb[nb 2]15-Feb-9311-May-93
Glenn Hoddle[nb 1]04-Jun-9310-May-96
Ruud Gullit[nb 1]10-May-9612-Feb-98
Gianluca Vialli[nb 1]12-Feb-9812-Sep-00
Claudio Ranieri17-Sep-0031-May-04
José Mourinho02-Jun-0419-Sep-07
Avram Grant20-Sep-0724-May-08
Luiz Felipe Scolari01-Jul-0809-Feb-09
Guus Hiddink[nb 2]16-Feb-0930-May-09
Carlo Ancelotti01-Jul-0922-May-11
André Villas-Boas22-Jun-1104-Mar-12
Roberto Di Matteo04-Mar-1221-Nov-12
Rafael Benítez[nb 2]21-Nov-1227-May-13
José Mourinho03-Jun-1317-Dec-15
Steve Holland[nb 3]17-Dec-1519-Dec-15
Guus Hiddink[nb 2]19-Dec-1530-Jun-16
Antonio Conte01-Jul-1612-Jul-18
Maurizio Sarri14-Jul-1816-Jun-19
Frank Lampard04-Jul-1925-Jan-21
Thomas Tuchel26-Jan-2107-Sep-22
Graham Potter08-Sep-22Present

Stamford Bridge stadium

Stamford Bridge stadium is the home ground of Chelsea football club and has a capacity of 41,841 seats. It lies in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, just over a mile from the centre of Chelsea.

The name of the stadium came from its original use for almost 100 years as an eight-lane athletics track and field, hosting many international events including competitions in the 1948 Olympic Games. Stamford Bridge has hosted a number of international fixtures including four FA Cup semi-finals and England matches (72 in total). You can just imagine the stadium when you listen to this fact – 41,841 seats. And this is just one of the facts about Stamford Bridge stadium.