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.
|Full name||Chelsea Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Blues, The Pensioners|
|Foondit||10 Mairch 1905|
|2018–19||Premier League, 3rd o 20|
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.
- Winners (1): 2011–12
- Winners (1): 2012–13
- Winners (1): 1998
First team squadEedit
- As o 17 Julie 2018
Note: Banners indicate naitional team as defined unner FIFA eligibility rules. Players mey haud mair nor ane non-FIFA naitionality.
- 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.
- The trophy wis kent as the Charity Shield till 2002, an as the Community Shield syne.
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