CHELSEA







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Chelsea or Chelsea Football Club is an English professional football club based in Fulham, West London. The club was founded in 1905. Meanwhile, the club competes in the Premier League which is the top division of English football. Chelsea is among England’s most successful clubs. They have won over thirty competitive honours, including six League titles and nine International trophies. Their home ground is Stamford Bridge.

Trophies

The club won their first major honour, the League championship, in 1955. Moreover, the club won the FA Cup for the first time in 1970. In 1971, they won their first European honour, the Cup Winners’ Cup. However, the club spent a period of decline in the late 1970s and 1980s. They gradually enjoyed a revival in the 1990s, enjoying more success in several cup competitions. The past twenty-five years have been the most successful in Chelsea’s history. Meanwhile, they went on to win five Premier League titles, seven FA Cups, four League Cups, one FIFA Club World Cup, two UEFA Champions League titles and two UEFA Europa League titles during this period. Chelsea is one of five clubs to have won all three of UEFA’s main club competitions. Moreover, they were the first English club to achieve the UEFA treble. They are also the only London club to have won the Champions League and the Club World Cup. Chelsea is also the only club to have won all three major European competitions twice.

Rivalries

Chelsea’s home kit colours are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks. The club’s crest features a ceremonial lion rampant regardant holding a staff. They have a historic rivalry with Leeds United. Other than that the club has rivalries with neighbouring teams Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

Revenue

Based on attendance figures, the club has the sixth-largest fanbase in England. In terms of club value, Chelsea is the seventh most valuable football club in the world. They have a worth of €2.39 billion. They are the eighth highest-earning football club in the world. Chelsea has been owned by Russian-Israeli billionaire Roman Abramovich, since 2003.



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