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Chelsea

Chelsea Football Club play at Stamford Bridge in south-west London. The stadium was built in 1877 and became home to Chelsea Football Club in 1905 when the club was founded. The stadium capacity is 41,798 which makes it the eighth largest in the Premier League. Chelsea wear blue shirts and shorts when they are at home and their nickname is the Blues. Their club badge has changed five times since the club was founded and today's crest has a blue lion holding a staff.

Eden Hazard is the Premier League Player of the Year.

Chelsea are one of the most successful football teams of the Premier League era. Since 1996, they have won 4 League titles, 6 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Champions League. They haven't always been so successful. Before 1996, Chelsea had only won 1 League title and 3 cups. Since the Premier League was founded, only Manchester United have won more trophies than Chelsea. Chelsea won their first UEFA Champions League in 2012 when they beat Bayern Munich on penalties in Munich. This came four years after losing their first Champions League final to Manchester United... on penalties.

Chelsea's new manager Antonio Conte is well-known for his success as a player and manager with the Italian club, Juventus. He won the Italian title five times as a player and three times as a manager with Juve. For the last two seasons, he was coach of the Italian national side.

“I think the best football is currently played in England followed by the leagues in Spain and Germany.” Antonio Conte

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte.

Conte's first task at Chelsea will be to help the fans forget Jose Mourinho, who was Chelsea's most successful ever manager. With Mourinho as manager, Chelsea won the Premier League three times, most recently in 2014/15. Although Conte has never played or managed outside his native Italy in a 30-year career, communicating in English should not be a problem. Chelsea's goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic, has already said that Conte speaks good English. Conte is well-known for his tactical knowledge and many comparisons have been made with the management style of Alex Ferguson and Chelsea's ex-manager, Jose Mourinho.

"I always compare my work to that of a tailor, who makes a suit out of the material that is available to him. He can only do what the material allows him to do". Antonio Conte, Chelsea's new manager. 

In 2015/16, Chelsea, as reigning Champions, were expected to fight for the title again but they had a disastrous start to the season. They lost nine of their first sixteen matches and were only one point above the relegation zone when Jose Mourinho was sacked. He was replaced by Guus Hiddink until the end of the season. Chelsea eventually finished tenth and failed to qualify for European football. ‘The Blues’ top scorer was Spanish international Diego Costa with 12 goals. With players like Eden Hazard, Costa, Willian and Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea should have a much better season this year. Can they win the Premier League again this season?

Prediction 2016/17: 3rd

Key player: Willian

Did you know...?

On the 26th of December 1999, Chelsea became the first Premier League team to select a team with no British players. The team was: De Goey (Holland); Ferrer (Spain), Thome (Brazil), Leboeuf (France), Babayaro (Nigeria); Petrescu (Romania), Di Matteo (Italy), Deschamps (France), Ambrosetti (Italy); Poyet (Uruguay); Flo (Norway).

Learn about Chelsea

The following activities will help you learn about Chelsea football club. 

The first activity is a matching activity. If you're not sure of an answer, go back to the READ section.

Activity 1: In this next activity, you have to drag the numbers from the top to make facts about Chelsea.
Drag the numbers to make facts about Chelsea.

Diego Costa was Chelsea's top scorer in 2015/16.

The Blues

This is Chelsea's nickname.

Now you have looked at the facts and figures, it's time to go into detail. Can you answer some more detailed questions about the Blues in this video?


Activity 2: In this activity, there is a video guide to Chelsea. Watch the Chelsea video guide and learn more about the Blues. See how much you understand by trying the activities that are after the video. The video is difficult to understand and is for intermediate learners and above.
Watch the video guide to Chelsea.

Are you a Chelsea fan?

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Try the quiz then tell us why you love Chelsea, tell us about your favourite Chelsea player, tell us about a match that you have seen or your predictions for Chelsea games.
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admin Thu, 24/04/2014 - 13:32

Chelsea have had a great season!

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Yepshen
Yepshen Sat, 07/06/2014 - 02:01

yes of course

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arefin
arefin Sun, 08/06/2014 - 10:39

definitely

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Josuè
Josuè Fri, 16/12/2016 - 14:58

hi my name is josue

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Akshit Rai Tue, 10/06/2014 - 09:20

I've been been in love with Chelsea ever since I've started watching the beautiful Game. You can even call me obsessed with this amazing football club. Frank Lampard was the reason for why I started supporting Chelsea and now when he's gone, I was devastated. But Premier league goes on so I guess its fine since one day it was bound to happen. The next season, I have huge expectations. We can probably win the treble. Thank You, Chelsea Fan.

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Akshit Rai
Akshit Rai Tue, 10/06/2014 - 09:21

Go Chelsea !!

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Anec Wed, 18/06/2014 - 17:05

Chelsea will be victorious in 2014/2015

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mohamed 22 Sat, 26/07/2014 - 19:28

mohamed salah <3

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Lowise Fri, 08/08/2014 - 16:48

I am indeed

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madathil Wed, 29/10/2014 - 18:29

EPL, UCL Champions ...

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Rema Mon, 24/11/2014 - 18:54

I think it is the sixth question wrong because none of the offered teams has not been before Chelsea on the league table in the 2012/13 season.
Only Manchester United and Manchester City had more points than Chelsea in the 2012/13 season.

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Rich Tue, 25/11/2014 - 13:56

Hi Rema, You're right, this question was a little bit strange. We have updated the questions and answers now - thanks for noticing this. By the way, I see that you have helped Serbia to 6th place on our leaderboard. Fantastic!

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Rema Tue, 25/11/2014 - 15:07

Thanks for the correction, I solved this quiz again and now I see that everything is all right.
I just started, I hope even better position for Serbia on the leaderboard ;)
Since I start learning on the site B.P.S, I found that the topics are very interesting and help us in a fun way to learn English and for that I am very grateful.
Just to mention that Chelsea have two very good players from Serbia: Nemanja Matic (midfielder) and Branislav Ivanovic (defender).

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Rich Tue, 25/11/2014 - 19:31

Thanks for the positive comments Rema. Matic is playing very well at the moment and Ivanovic has been one of the best full backs in the Premier League for a few seasons now. Maybe we can do an article on one of them in the future? Kolarov at Man City is also an excellent full back and he takes a great free kick!

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Rema Wed, 26/11/2014 - 10:42

You're welcome. It would be great if you could publish an article about them. Kolarov has a bomb in his left leg ;)

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Rich Thu, 27/11/2014 - 10:26

Keep an eye on the player pages and we'll see what we can do!

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nabiils
nabiils Mon, 02/02/2015 - 02:45

love chelsea cause torres destroyed barca in semifinal champions league 2011/2012,terry is our captain

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zaza977 Wed, 15/04/2015 - 09:04

Great

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Rich Fri, 17/04/2015 - 15:48

Hi Zaza977! Welcome to Premier Skills English and congratulations on reaching the top of our leaderboard! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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neuro11 Thu, 23/04/2015 - 11:49

no...no ...no

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barbedwire Mon, 04/05/2015 - 07:40

I was

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kharmxas Wed, 20/05/2015 - 11:08

yess

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Josuè
Josuè Fri, 05/06/2015 - 14:57

bay

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utbjohraw
utbjohraw Tue, 09/06/2015 - 11:38

i hate chelsea
i happpy

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BuiHuyKhanh
BuiHuyKhanh Thu, 16/07/2015 - 03:48

come on

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tuser
tuser Sun, 02/08/2015 - 21:46

blues born only to be a champion ...

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Phong
Phong Mon, 10/08/2015 - 10:32

love chelsea

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chelseaisdabest
chelseaisdabest Thu, 22/10/2015 - 04:15

hello

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Aymenbl_96 Sun, 16/08/2015 - 00:40

blues born only to be a champion ...

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hachani mostapha
hachani mostapha Sat, 19/09/2015 - 10:51

i love chelsea go blues

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Abdallah
Abdallah Wed, 23/09/2015 - 09:37

I loved Chelsea because Zola was playing in it in 1995 , and after that I loved it much when Jose Mourinho came .
I dislike the defensive play of Chelsea , I'd like to see them as they were in 2005.
I hope they win the champions league this season .

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Filip Skill 21 Mon, 28/09/2015 - 18:51

Chelsea are the best!!!

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Bizzle
Bizzle Tue, 29/09/2015 - 11:22

:)

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Salloum
Salloum Fri, 02/10/2015 - 19:47

I'm not a fan for Chelsea ,I don't like this club .I'm With the Red Devils

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toto.123
toto.123 Thu, 15/10/2015 - 20:00

Chelsea is the best

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toto.123
toto.123 Thu, 15/10/2015 - 20:01

Chelsea <3

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milord33
milord33 Fri, 16/10/2015 - 08:44

I LOVE CHELSEA

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momcilo Sat, 17/10/2015 - 15:26

heyy!
My name is Momcilo Todorovic.I am a big fan of chelsea.I love Chelsea becouse it is a great football club.It doesnt have a very good history but in last 15 years it is in the top of the football teams list.
My favourite player is Branislav Bane Ivanovic.He is tall and strong man and he plays for my favourite team and for my country!
I always watch Chelseas matches,but there is one match that I cant forget.The UCL final 2012.The last penalty is the one that Il never forget.
I think Chelsea will win Premier League this seson!

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Abdallah
Abdallah Thu, 22/10/2015 - 21:44

It's too hard momcilo for Chelsea to win the title this season , the problem is really huge in the players . Hope Jose solve it

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aragorn1986
aragorn1986 Fri, 23/10/2015 - 18:27

Blues are always difficult to play with. With Jose M. it's even harder than usual.

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Abdallah
Abdallah Sun, 25/10/2015 - 05:04

No dear they aren't a you said but the problem is the players have issues with earth other . Jose is the appropriate man for the current situation.
It's your team who can't play with your failure coach .

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Rich Mon, 26/10/2015 - 14:47

It's great that fans from different teams can practise there English together. Let's make sure we keep our conversations respectful while of course still having different opinions. Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Abdallah
Abdallah Mon, 02/11/2015 - 19:43

I think the major problem is John Terry in this season , he's legend but he should know he's over 30 so we need younger defenders , it's obvious Jose can't rely on him and he let him plays just for the board want that .

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Rich Mon, 02/11/2015 - 21:34

It's not looking good for Chelsea at the moment. Is there anything Chelsea should do now or do you think they should wait until January to make changes?

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Abdallah
Abdallah Tue, 03/11/2015 - 08:38

Currently the lads must do their best , there are many players aren't in their best performance especially Hazard , really don't know what's the problem with him .

The defenders are the cause of the most goals conceded , I think Terry , Cahil and Ivanovic should be replacement with younger .

Jose said he warned the board of the issue he could face this season before it started , he asked for buying new players , and the board believe that the current players are enough because they are the same who won the last title , but this is not true , because last season all competitors weren't good to compete .

Obviously I see all Chelsea fans support Jose and want him in charge , we don't want him to ba sacked , even if he didn't win any titles this season , he should be given a chance for the next season.

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Natka
Natka Tue, 03/11/2015 - 08:36

I've predicted last Saturday match with Liverpool. Chelsea1_1Liverpool

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Abdallah
Abdallah Wed, 04/11/2015 - 21:40

That's the beginning of the correction , baba instead of Ivanovic , really amazing back

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Rich
Rich Wed, 04/11/2015 - 21:45

Great goal by Willian!

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Abdallah
Abdallah Thu, 05/11/2015 - 02:38

Media always exaggerating topics to sell and get profit , I hope they got the fan message , Jose Mourinho won't be sacked

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Abdallah
Abdallah Sat, 07/11/2015 - 09:50

If Chelsea wins today , they won't be stopped winning . Come on Chelsea

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