On 10 March 1905, Rising Sun Pub became the birthplace of Chelsea In just a few short years the personality of Chelsea FC was being established: wealthy, ambitious, fashionable and with immense drawing power. Stamford Bridge stadium is club’s home ground with a seating capacity of 41,837.
1955 was the first year of their success as they won the league championship following this major success they proved to be one of the top tier teams of English football.
Last two decades had brought the club a great amount of success as they won 16 major trophies; domestically they won 4 league titles, seven FA cups and five league cups and four FA community Shields, in regional competition they have won one UEFA Champions League, two UEFA cup winners cup, one UEFA Europa league and one UEFA super cup.
The pensioners are the only London club to win UEFA champions league and one of four clubs and the only British club to have won all three main UEFA club competitions. In May 2014 they were ranked as the sixt most valuable football club in the world at net worth of £560 million ($868 million). The team is currently managed by Jose Mario a former mid filder.
He is also the most successful manager in the Clubs history, Jose won a total of five trophies with the Blues which include two premier league titles, and he is the first one who turns this team into a successful and cohesive unit. Frank Lampard scored most goals from the club, Johne Terry, Diego Costa, Didier Drogba, Michael ballack.
Fernando Torres are the great names that have played for this club. Chelsea do not have traditional rivalries with any club. Chelsea’s biggest winning scoreline in a competitive match is 13–0, achieved against Jeunesse Hautcharage in the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1971.
Their £50 million purchase of Fernando Torres in January 2011 was the record transfer fee paid by a British club until Angel Di Maria was purchased by Manchester United FC on 26 August 2014 for transfer fee of £59.7 million Chelsea, along with Arsenal, were the first club to play with shirt numbers, on 25 August 1928 in their match against Swansea Town.
Chelsea is ranked number 1 in this English premier league season standing with 67 points. The team is yet again proving to be the top contender for the title.
By Asim Malik