Chelsea (The Blues)
Club historyChelsea FC was founded in 1905 and have remained at their current home, Stamford Bridge, ever since. The Blues are a hugely successful side, winning silverware in every decade since the '50s, including four top flight titles, six FA Cups, four League Cups, and two UEFA Cups.
The only prize they're still chasing is the Champions League, but they came close in 2008 under former manager Avram Grant, when they reached the final for the first time. But Chelsea were defeated by fierce rivals Manchester United 6-5 on penalties after the game ended in a 1-1 draw after extra time.
In 2003 Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought the club and a year later the self proclaimed "Special One" was brought in to replace Claudio Ranieri who, despite having millions to buy new players, failed to deliver any trophies.
Jose Mourhino guided the side to back-to-back Premier League wins from 2004, along with other domestic prizes, but moved to Inter Milan after falling out with club officials. The Blues saw three managers come and go following his departure, before settling on current boss Carlo Ancelotti who helped the side win its first ever league and FA Cup "double", during his first season in charge.
Chelsea club coloursBlue shirt with red and white neck trim, blue shorts and white socks with three blues stripes at the top
Chelsea's rivalsArsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United, Liverpool
Famous Chelsea fansBryan Adams, Damon Albarn, David Baddiel, John Major, Guy Ritchie
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Titles & trophies
- Premier League
- 1955, 2005, 2006, 2010
- 1984, 1989
- FA Cup
- 1970, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2009, 2010
- League Cup
- 1965, 1998, 2005, 2007
- FA Community Shield
- 1955, 2000, 2005, 2009
- European Cup Winners Cup
- 1971, 1998
- European Super Cup