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Chelsea Football Club


Chelsea FC is a professional football club located in London, England.   They are currently in the Barclaycard Premiership League. I have been following Chelsea since I was a young boy growing-up in London in the mid-1950s.   Back then, I used to stand on the terrace in rain or shine to see my favorites play.  Players like Roy Bentley, Ken Armstrong, Eric Parsons, Peter Sillet, Reg Matthews, and Ron Tindall to mention a few.  Chelsea is one of those teams that so often came close to winning the trophies but more often than not fell just short. All that seems to be in the past now.

Chelsea Triumphs

Premier League

        Winners, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2015 and 2017
        Runners Up, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2011

League Division One

Winners, 1955

Football Association Cup

Winners, 1970, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2102 and 2018
Finalist, 1915, 1967, 1994, 2002, and 2017
Semi-Final Appearances.  Chelsea also reached the semi-finals in the following years, only to be beaten; 1911, 1920, 1932, 1950, 1952, 1965, 1966, and 1996.

FIFA Club World Cup

         
Finalist 2012

European Champions League

Winners 2012
Finalist 2007
Semi-Final Appearances.  Chelsea also reached the semi-final in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008.

Europa League

Winners 2013

European Super Cup

Winners, 1998
Finalist, 2012, 2013

European Cup Winners Cup

Winners, 1971 and 1998
Semi-Final Appearances.  Chelsea also reached the semi final in 1995 and 1999.

League Cup

Winners, 1965, 1998, 2005, 2007, and 2015
Finalist, 1972, 2008

Community (Charity) Shield

Winners, 1956, 2000, 2005 and 2009
Runners-Up, 1970, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2018

League Division Two

Winners, 1984 and 1989
Runners-Up, 1907, 1912, 1930, 1963, and 1977

Full Members/ZDS Cup

Winners, 1986 and 1990

Makita/Umbro Trophy Winners

Winners, 1994 and 1997

Football Association Youth Cup

Winners, 1960, 1961 and 2010
Finalist, 1958

Founded 1905 by Mr H A Mears

Biggest Win: 13-0 v Jeunesse Hautcharage, 29 September 1971

Biggest Top-Flight Wins:

Score Opponent Venue Date
8-0 Wigan Athletic (h) May 2019
8-0 Aston Villa (h) Dec 2012
7-0 Stoke City (h) Apr 2010
7-1 Leeds United (h) Mar 1935
7-1 West Bromwich Albion (h) Dec 1960
7-1 Aston Villa (h) Mar 2010
6-0 Leeds United (h) Apr 1933
6-0 Everton (h) Sep 1948
6-0 Barnsley (a) Aug 1997
6-0 Manchester City (h) Oct 2007
6-0 West Bromwich Albion (h) Aug 2010
6-0 Wigan Athletic (a) Aug 2010

Heaviest defeat: 1-8 v Wolves, 26 September 1953 

Chelsea's Managers 

Manager First Match - Last Match
John Robertson September 1, 1905 to March 27, 1906
David Calderhead September 7, 1907 to May 6, 1933
T Leslie Knighton August 26, 1933 to May 6, 1939
William Birrell October 21, 1939 to May 3, 1952
Ted Drake August 23, 1952 to September 30, 1961
Tommy Docherty October 7, 1961 to September 30, 1967
Dave Sexton October 7, 1967 to September 28, 1974
Ron Suart October 5, 1974 to March 31, 1975
Eddie McCreadie April 5, 1975 to May 14, 1977
Ken Shellito August 20, 1977 to November 25, 1978
Danny Blanchflower December 9, 1978 to September 8, 1979
Geoff Hurst September 15, 1979 to May 2, 1981
John Neal August 29, 1981 to May 14, 1985
John Hollins August 17, 1985 to March 5, 1988
Bobby Campbell March 12, 1988 to May 11, 1991
Ian Porterfield August 17, 1991 to February 13, 1993
David Webb February 21, 1993 to May 8, 1993
Glenn Hoddle August 14, 1993 to May 5, 1996
Ruud Gullit August 18, 1996 to February 8, 1998
Gianluca Vialli February 18, 1998 to September 9, 2000
Claudio Ranieri September 14, 2000 to May 31, 2004
Jose Mourinho June 2, 2004 to September 19, 2007
Avram Grant September 20, 2007 - May 24, 2008
Luiz Felipe Scolari July 1, 2008 - February 9, 2009
Guus Hiddink February 11, 2009 - May 31, 2009
Carlo Ancelotti July 1, 2009 - May 22, 2011
Andre Villas-Boas June 22, 2011 - March 4, 2012
Roberto Di Matteo March 4, 2012 - November 21, 2012
Rafael Benitez November 21, 2012 - May 26, 2013
Jose Mourinho June 3, 2013 - December 17, 2015
Guus Hiddink December 19, 2015 - June 30, 2016
Antonio Conte July 1, 2016 - July 12, 2018
Maurizio Sarri July 13, 2018 - Present

Player of the Year

Player Year
Peter Bonetti 1967
Charlie Cooke 1968
David Webb 1969
John Hollins 1970
John Hollins 1971
Devid Webb 1972
Peter Osgood 1973
Gary Locke 1974
Charlie Cooke 1975
Ray Wilkins 1976
Ray Wilkins 1977
Mickey Droy 1978
Tommy Langley 1979
Clive Walker 1980
Peter Borota 1981
Mike Fillery 1982
Joey Jones 1983
Pat Nevin 1984
David Speedie 1985
Eddie Niedzwiecki 1986
Pat Nevin 1987
Tony Dorigo 1988
Graham Roberts 1989
Ken Monkou 1990
Andy Townsend 1991
Paul Elliott 1992
Frank Sinclair 1993
Steve Clarke 1994
Erland Johnsen 1995
Ruud Gullit 1996
Mark Hughes 1997
Dennis Wise 1998
Gianfranco Zola 1999
Dennis Wise 2000
John Terry 2001
Carlo Cudicini 2002
Gianfranco Zola 2003
Frank Lampard 2004
Frank Lampard 2005
John Terry 2006
Michael Essien 2007
Joe Cole 2008
Frank Lampard 2009
Didier Drogba 2010
Petr Cech 2011
Juan Mata 2012
Juan Mata 2013
Eden Hazard 2014
Eden Hazard 2015
Willian 2016
Eden Hazard 2017
N'Golo Kante 2018

Chelsea Players' Player of The Year

Player Year
Claude Makelele 2006
Didier Drogba 2007
Ricardo Carvalho 2008
Ashley Cole 2009
Florent Malouda 2010
Ashley Cole 2011
Ramires 2012
Jaun Mata 2013
Cesar Azpilicueta 2014
Eden Hazard 2015
Willian 2016
N'Golo Kante 2017
Willian 2018

Chelsea Goal of The Season

Player Opponent Year
Michael Essien Arsenal (Home) 2007
Juliano Belletti Tottenham Hotspur (Home) 2008
Michael Essien Barcelona (Home) 2009
Ashley Cole Sunderland (Home) 2010
Ramires Manchester City (Home) 2011
Ramires Barcelona (Away) 2012
Oscar Juventus (Home) 2013
Lewis Baker Arsenal Under-21s (Away) 2014
Oscar Queens Park Rangers (Home) 2015
Eden Hazard Tottenham Hotspur (Home) 2016
Eden Hazard Arsenal (Home) 2017
Willian Brighton & Hove Albion (Away) 2018

Chelsea Premier League Hat tricks

Date Player Opponent Score
Feb 1966 Gavin Peacock Middlesbrough (H) W 5-0
Apr 1966 Mark Hughes Leeds United(H) W 4-1
Aug 1997 Gianluca Vialli Barnsley (A) W 6-0
Nov 1997 Gianfranco Zola Derby County (H) W 4-0
Dec 1997 Tore Andre Flo Tottenham Hotspur (A) W 6-1
Dec 2000 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (4) Coventry City (H) W 6-1
Mar 2002 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Tottenham Hotspur (H) W 4-0
Mar 2004 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Sub) Wolverhampton Wand (H) W 5-2
Oct 2004 Eidur Gudjohnsen Blackburn Rovers (H) W 4-0
Nov 2006 Didier Drogba Watford (H) W 4-0
Mar 2008 Frank Lampard (4) Derby County (H) W 6-1
Nov 2008 Nicholas Anelka Sunderland (H) W 5-0
Mar 2010 Frank Lampard (4) Aston Villa (H) W 7-1
Apr 2010 Salomon Kalou Stoke City (H) W 7-0
May 2010 Didier Drogba Wigan Athletic (H) W 8-0
Aug 2010 Didier Drogba West Bromwich Albion (H) W 6-0
Oct 2011 Frank Lampard Bolton Wanderers (A) W 5-1
Apr 2012 Fernando Torres Queens Park Rangers (H) W 6-1
Jan 2014 Samuel Eto'o Manchester United (H) W 3-1
Feb 2014 Eden Hazard Newcastle United (H) W 3-0
Mar 2014 Andre Schurrle Fulham (A) W 3-1
Sep 2014 Diego Costa Swansea City (H) W 4-2
Sep 2018 Eden Hazard Cardiff City (H) $ 4-1

Centenary Team

The team selected in 4-3-3 formation.

Peter Bonetti

Steve Clarke, Marcel Desailly, John Terry, Graeme Le Saux

Charlie Cooke, Dennis Wise, Frank Lampard

Gianfranco Zola, Peter Osgood, Bobby Tambling

Manager: José Mourinho.


Top Five Attendances Over 70,00 at Stamford Bridge

Attendance Opponent Date Comments
82,905 Arsenal October 12, 1935 Ground record and second  highest ever for a league game.  Football league Division One
77,952 Swindon Town April 13, 1911 FA Cup Round 4
77,696 Blackpool October 16, 1948 Football League Division One
76,000 Tottenham Hotspur October 16, 1920 Football League Division One
75,952 Arsenal October 9, 1937 Football League Division One

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