Chelsea Football Club
Chelsea Football Club - "The Pride of London"
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Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are a professional English football club based in West London. The team, founded in 1905, plays in the Premier League and have spent most of their history in the top tier of English football. Chelsea have been English champions three times, and have won the FA Cup four times, the League Cup four times and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup twice.
The club had their first major success in 1955, winning the league championship. Chelsea won several cup competitions during the 1960s and 1970s, but after that did not win another major title until 1997. The past decade has been the most successful period in Chelsea’s history, capped by winning consecutive Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006, and reaching their first UEFA Champions League final in 2008, losing to fellow English side Manchester United after extra time and penalties.
Chelsea's home is the 42,500 capacity Stamford Bridge ground in Fulham, West London, where they have played since their establishment. Despite their name, the club are based just outside the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. In 2003, they were bought by Russian oil magnate Roman Abramovich.
Chelsea's traditional kit colours are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks. The club crest has been changed several times in attempts to modernise or re-brand; the current crest, featuring a ceremonial lion holding a staff, is a modified version of the one first adopted in the 1950s.The club has sustained the fifth highest average all-time attendance in English football.Their average home gate for the 2007–08 season was 41,673, the fifth highest in the Premier League
Man Utd are playing Chelsea on the 3rd April - this could be the title decider. Anyone interested in meeting up to watch the game? A few of us are planning to meet at the Golf Club.
Will be nice to be around Chelsea fans watching this game, please reach me if you need a company.
Would any Chelsea FC fans from QatarLiving.Com be interested in meeting up to watch the Chelsea vs Arsenal game which is scheduled for 7th Feb?
Didier Drogba has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2009.
The forward beat Chelsea team-mate Michael Essien, Samuel Eto'o, Yaya Touré and Tresor Mputu Mabi to the title, which was voted for by fans around the world on the corporation's website.
It has been a year of vintage Drogba, bouncing back from injury to score regularly under Guus Hiddink, netting in the FA Cup Final before shooting the Blues to the top of the Premier League in the latter half of the year.
In addition, the 31-year-old earned qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup with Ivory Coast, as well as raising money for a hospital in his home city of Abidjan with the Didier Drogba Foundation.
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