- Founded: 1905
- Manager: Thomas Tuchel
- Stadium: Stamford Bridge
- Owner: Roman Abramovich
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Chelsea are one of English football’s most legendary clubs, yet much of their success has come since the turn of the millennium with the arrival of Roman Abramovich in 2003. Under the Russian billionaire’s watch, the Blues have won five Premier League trophies, two UEFA Champions Leagues, and two Europa League cups. In the last 20 years, Chelsea have gone from an also-ran to a major player in world football.
The Blues won the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League for the second time. It is a trophy that the Blues have become a regular contender for annually. Silverware is never far off for the Blues. Thanks to their success under Abramovich, Chelsea are now one of the Premier League’s best-supported clubs the world over. In 2021, Chelsea had 93.4 million followers on social media, the fifth-most in the world of football.
Chelsea Football Club was founded on 10 March 1905 in The Rising Sun pub on Fulham Road. Businessman Gus Mears had purchased the Stamford Bridge athletics complex the year prior. He sought to turn Stamford Bridge in to a football ground and needed a team to play there.
Mears initially offered the football ground to Fulham Football Club - Chelsea’s modern-day West London Derby rival. Fulham turned down Mear’s offer of Stamford Bridge influencing the businessman to create his own club. Mears considered naming the new football team Stamford Bridge FC, London FC, and Kensington FC. However, after much deliberation, he settled on Chelsea FC, the borough next to Fulham.
Chelsea found much of their success in the 1900s in cup tournaments. In 1955, the Blues won their only First Division title of the century. Chelsea earned a reputation for signing big name players but consistently failed to secure success on the pitch. They bounced between the First and Second Divisions multiple times.
Abramovich’s arrival changed the club’s fortunes. Big named players and coaches have all arrived since the Russian bought the club. Despite the success of the last two decades, it is believed Abramovich may not have bought Chelsea had the team not qualified for the Champions League at the end of the 2002-03 Premier League season.
Bet on Chelsea
Leading sportsbooks offer betting markets on Chelsea each week of the football season. The long football campaign provides bettors with the opportunity to wager on Chelsea in a variety of ways. Bettors can wager on the Blues as the outright winner of the Premier League or domestic cup competitions.
There is the opportunity to bet on one-off matches, players, correct scores, goals, and more. Special offers on big games in the league or Champions League are also available with major bookies.
Bettors have the chance to select bets on Chelsea in the transfer market and which player(s) will arrive at Stamford Bridge next. With the club potentially changing their manager every season, bettors can also wager on which coach will take charge at Stamford Bridge next – or if Thomas Tuchel is fired.
Chelsea are one of the biggest spenders in the Premier League every year. Since 2000, Chelsea have spent over £2 billion on transfers. In recent years, the club have increased their spending on players signing the likes of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen. The two players helped lead Chelsea to the 2020-21 Champions League trophy with Havertz scoring the winner in the final.
While the two forwards are stars at Stamford Bridge, the most important player at the club currently is defensive midfielder N’Golo Kante. The World Cup winner is a workhorse that never stops. Much of Chelsea’s success in attack comes from Kante’s tireless work in midfield.
However, the club's record transfer is Romelu Lukaku with Chelsea splashing out £97.5 million to bring rhe Belgian striker back to the club where is started his career.
First Division/Premier League
Winners (6): 1954–55, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2014–15, 2016–17
Second Division/First Division/Championship
Winners (2): 1983–84, 1988–89
Winners (8): 1969–70, 1996–97, 1999–2000, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2017–18
Football League Cup/EFL Cup
Winners (5): 1964–65, 1997–98, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2014–15
FA Charity Shield/FA Community Shield
Winners (4): 1955, 2000, 2005, 2009
Full Members' Cup
Winners (2): 1985–86, 1989–90
UEFA Champions League
Winners (2): 2011–12, 2020–21
UEFA Europa League
Winners (2): 2012–13, 2018–19
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Winners (2): 1970–71, 1997–98
UEFA Super Cup
Chelsea All-Time Top Goalscorers
- Frank Lampard – 211 goals
- Bobby Tambling – 202 goals
- Kerry Dixon – 193 goals
- Didier Drogba – 164 goals
- Roy Bentley – 150 goals
- Peter Osgood – 150 goals
Frank Lampard is one of the greatest players to wear the Chelsea shirt. Lampard joined the club in 2001 from West Ham and went on to play 648 games in all competitions scoring a club record 211 goals. While playing for Chelsea, Lampard played alongside two other legendary players, John Terry and Didier Drogba.
Terry wore the captain’s armband for the club during most of his career and appeared in 717 games in all competitions. Drogba had two stints at Stamford Bridge playing 381 games and scoring 164 goals, fourth-most in the club’s history. Drogba helped the club win the 2011-12 Champions League and was a part of four Premier League titles.
Here are some of the best players to put on a Chelsea shirt:
- Bobby Tambling
- Peter Bonetti
- Petr Cech
- Ashley Cole
- Marcel Desailly
- Kerry Dixon
- Didier Drigba
- Ron Harris
- Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
- Branislav Ivanovic
- Frank Lampard
- Peter Osgood
- John Terry
- Ray Wilkins
- Dennis Wise
- Gianluca Vialli
- Gianfranco Zola
- Eden Hazard
Since the arrival of Abramovich, Chelsea have hired some of the biggest names in world football to guide the club. Jose Mourinho is one of the most legendary men to coach the team. Mourinho led Chelsea to the forefront of European football. Meanwhile, he became one of the world’s most famous managers thanks to the club’s success. Carlo Ancelotti, Rafael Benitez, Antonio Conte, and Frank Lampard have all overseen the club since 2009.
Thomas Tuchel is Chelsea’s current manager. In his first half season with the club, Tuchel won the Champions League and led Chelsea to the FA Cup Final. Abramovich's desire to win sees the club change managers regularly. He isn’t afraid to sack a manager. Tuchel’s predecessor was club legend Lampard, who was sacked 18 months into the job.
|John Tait Robertson||August 1905 - November 1906|
|William Lewis||November 1906 - August 1907|
|David Calderhead||August 1907 - May 1933|
|Leslie Knighton||May 1933 - April 1939|
|Billy Birrell||April 1939 - May 1952|
|Ted Drake||June 1952 - September 1961|
|Tommy Docherty||October 1961 - October 1967|
|Ron Suart||October 1967|
|Dave Sexton||October 1967 - October 1974|
|Ron Suart||October 1974 - April 1975|
|Eddie McCreadle||April 1975 - July 1977|
|Ken Shellito||July 1977 - December 1978|
|Danny Blanchflower||December 1978 - September 1979|
|Geoff Hurst||September 1979 - April 1981|
|Bobby Gould||April 1981 - May 1981|
|John Neal||May 1981 - June 1985|
|John Hollins||June 1985 - March 1988|
|Bobby Campbell||March 1988 - May 1991|
|Ian Porterfield||June 1991 - February 1993|
|David Webb||February 1993 - May 1993|
|Glenn Hoddle||June 1993 - May 1996|
|Ruud Gullit||May 1996 - February 1998|
|Gianluca Vialli||February 1998 - September 2000|
|Claudio Ranieri||September 2000 - May 2004|
|Jose Mourinho||June 2004 - September 2007|
|Avram Grant||September 2007 - May 2008|
|Luiz Felipe Scolari||July 2008 - February 2009|
|Guus Hiddink||February 2009 - May 2009|
|Carlo Ancelotti||July 2009 - May 2011|
|Andrew Villas-Boas||June 2001 - March 2012|
|Roberto Di Matteo||March 2012 - November 2012|
|Rafael Benitez||November 2021 - May 2013|
|Jose Mourinho||June 2013 - December 2015|
|Steve Holland||December 2015|
|Guus Hiddink||December 2015 - June 2016|
|Antonio Conte||July 2016 - July 2018|
|Maurizio Sarri||Jukly 2018 - June 2019|
|Frank Lampard||July 2019 - January 2021|
|Thomas Tuchel||January 2021 - Present|