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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 and are the current Premier League Champions. Since 1996, they have won 5 Premier 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 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 was 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 is not be a problem. Chelsea players have 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 manager. 

In 2016/17, Chelsea won back the Premier League title they had lost the previous season. It was an amazing and surprising season for the Blues as they won the Premier League title for the fifth time. It was supposed to be a season of transition under Antonio Conte but they won the season in style, finishing 7 points clear at the top. Chelsea will be back in the Champions League this season so will have many more matches to play, which is something they didn't have last season. ‘The Blues’ top scorer was Spanish international Diego Costa with 22 goals. With players like Eden Hazard, N'Golo Kante, Willian and Cesc Fabregas the Champions have a great tema which has been made stronger by arrivals such as Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid and Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco. Can they win the Premier League again this season?

Prediction 2017/18: 2nd

Key player: Alvaro Morata

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).

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Activity 1: In this next activity, you have to drag the numbers from the top to make facts about Chelsea.
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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.
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nikosonris
04/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Initially, Diego was a good signing for Chelsea (remember the title winning season!). But now the Blues' midfielders are not performing well. Consequently, they do not create too many goal-scoring chances for their strikers. Moreover, defenders from other teams got to know how to defend against Diego. He needs to upgrade his skills rather than showing his disrespect to the coach. I am sure Chelsea can do better.


nikosonris
04/12/2015 09:01
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Initially, Diego was a good signing for Chelsea (remember the title winning season!). But now the Blues' midfielders are not performing well. Consequently, they do not create too many goal-scoring chances for their strikers. Moreover, defenders from other teams got to know how to defend against Diego. He needs to upgrade his skills rather than showing his disrespect to the coach. I am sure Chelsea can do better.

Abdallah
22/11/2015
KW
1813
points

Wow hope it's the winning term start


Abdallah
22/11/2015 08:49
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

Wow hope it's the winning term start

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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015
RW
2320
points

It's a simple team today, every team can get 3 points from them very easily


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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015 18:48
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

It's a simple team today, every team can get 3 points from them very easily

Abdallah
22/11/2015
KW
1813
points

Hahaha good loss dear


Abdallah
22/11/2015 08:50
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

Hahaha good loss dear

nikosonris
23/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I would say bad luck(


nikosonris
23/11/2015 09:37
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I would say bad luck(

Abdallah
19/11/2015
KW
1813
points

Not as simple as your club dear .


Abdallah
19/11/2015 21:07
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

Not as simple as your club dear .

nikosonris
13/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Isn't that an anti-record: last season's champions ranked 16th after 12 gameweeks this season?


nikosonris
13/11/2015 13:18
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Isn't that an anti-record: last season's champions ranked 16th after 12 gameweeks this season?

Abdallah
19/11/2015
KW
1813
points

The season hasn't finished yet , I'm sure they will finish better place .


Abdallah
19/11/2015 21:07
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

The season hasn't finished yet , I'm sure they will finish better place .

nikosonris
20/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I do like some Chelsea players (Courtois, Azpi, Willian, Hazard) but I still can't understand why their team performance has been so poor to date. What do you think Abdallah?


nikosonris
20/11/2015 15:48
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I do like some Chelsea players (Courtois, Azpi, Willian, Hazard) but I still can't understand why their team performance has been so poor to date. What do you think Abdallah?

Abdallah
10/11/2015
KW
1813
points

Chelsea Players have to benefit from this breaks to refresh themselves and get back on winning track


Abdallah
10/11/2015 03:56
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

Chelsea Players have to benefit from this breaks to refresh themselves and get back on winning track

Abdallah
08/11/2015
KW
1813
points

I have a question , what is the rose badge that players put on thier shirts means ?


Abdallah
08/11/2015 16:45
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

I have a question , what is the rose badge that players put on thier shirts means ?

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Rich
08/11/2015
ES
178
points

Hi Abdallah, The poppy is worn in the UK to remember soldiers who have been killed in wars and started about 100 years ago. You can find out more about it here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_Day


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Rich
08/11/2015 22:41
Spain
Liverpool
178

Hi Abdallah, The poppy is worn in the UK to remember soldiers who have been killed in wars and started about 100 years ago. You can find out more about it here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_Day

Abdallah
08/11/2015
KW
1813
points

Yersterdsy loss clearly seems because Mourinho haven't been in charge , as he said he would be . Anyways it doesn't matter , real start begins next round .


Abdallah
08/11/2015 08:36
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

Yersterdsy loss clearly seems because Mourinho haven't been in charge , as he said he would be . Anyways it doesn't matter , real start begins next round .

kaysmallz
07/11/2015
NG
112
points

i am happy i won this as a chelsea fan


kaysmallz
07/11/2015 19:06
Nigeria
Arsenal
112

i am happy i won this as a chelsea fan

Abdallah
07/11/2015
KW
1813
points

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


Abdallah
07/11/2015 09:50
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

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

nikosonris
25/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Finally, Chelsea is showing signs of the last season's winning team. But let's see how they will perform against Tottenham. Jack and Rich picked the Leicester against Man Utd match for this week's prediction from the Premier League table point of view. I agree up to a point, but Spurs vs Blues fixture also deserves some attention. My prediction: a 2-2 draw.


nikosonris
25/11/2015 08:41
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Finally, Chelsea is showing signs of the last season's winning team. But let's see how they will perform against Tottenham. Jack and Rich picked the Leicester against Man Utd match for this week's prediction from the Premier League table point of view. I agree up to a point, but Spurs vs Blues fixture also deserves some attention. My prediction: a 2-2 draw.

Abdallah
05/11/2015
KW
1813
points

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


Abdallah
05/11/2015 02:38
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

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

Abdallah
04/11/2015
KW
1813
points

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


Abdallah
04/11/2015 21:40
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

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

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Rich
04/11/2015
ES
178
points

Great goal by Willian!


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Rich
04/11/2015 21:45
Spain
Liverpool
178

Great goal by Willian!

Natka
03/11/2015
RU
279
points

I've predicted last Saturday match with Liverpool. Chelsea1_1Liverpool


Natka
03/11/2015 08:36
Russia
Chelsea
279

I've predicted last Saturday match with Liverpool. Chelsea1_1Liverpool

Abdallah
02/11/2015
KW
1813
points

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 .


Abdallah
02/11/2015 19:43
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

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
02/11/2015
ES
178
points

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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Rich
02/11/2015 21:34
Spain
Liverpool
178

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?

Abdallah
03/11/2015
KW
1813
points

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.


Abdallah
03/11/2015 08:38
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

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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aragorn1986
23/10/2015
ME
3527
points

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


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aragorn1986
23/10/2015 18:27
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

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

Abdallah
25/10/2015
KW
1813
points

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 .


Abdallah
25/10/2015 05:04
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

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
26/10/2015
ES
178
points

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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Rich
26/10/2015 14:47
Spain
Liverpool
178

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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momcilo
17/10/2015
RS
30
points

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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momcilo
17/10/2015 15:26
Serbia
Chelsea
30

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!

Abdallah
22/10/2015
KW
1813
points

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


Abdallah
22/10/2015 21:44
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

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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milord33
16/10/2015
AZ
26
points

I LOVE CHELSEA


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milord33
16/10/2015 08:44
Azerbaijan
Chelsea
26

I LOVE CHELSEA

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toto.123
15/10/2015
MK
31
points

Chelsea <3


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toto.123
15/10/2015 20:01
Macedonia
Chelsea
31

Chelsea <3

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toto.123
15/10/2015
MK
31
points

Chelsea is the best


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toto.123
15/10/2015 20:00
Macedonia
Chelsea
31

Chelsea is the best

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Salloum
02/10/2015
SY
1308
points

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


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Salloum
02/10/2015 19:47
Syria
Manchester United
1308

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

Bizzle
29/09/2015
DK
25
points

:)


Bizzle
29/09/2015 11:22
Denmark
Manchester United
25

:)

Filip Skill 21
28/09/2015
MK
61
points

Chelsea are the best!!!


Filip Skill 21
28/09/2015 18:51
Macedonia
Chelsea
61

Chelsea are the best!!!

Abdallah
23/09/2015
KW
1813
points

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 .


Abdallah
23/09/2015 09:37
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

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 .

hachani mostapha
19/09/2015
DZ
241
points

i love chelsea go blues


hachani mostapha
19/09/2015 10:51
Algeria
Tottenham Hotspur
241

i love chelsea go blues

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Aymenbl_96
16/08/2015
DZ
0
points

blues born only to be a champion ...


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Aymenbl_96
16/08/2015 00:40
Algeria
Liverpool
0

blues born only to be a champion ...

Phong
10/08/2015
VN
0
points

love chelsea


Phong
10/08/2015 10:32
Vietnam
Chelsea
0

love chelsea

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chelseaisdabest
22/10/2015
VN
34
points

hello


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chelseaisdabest
22/10/2015 04:15
Vietnam
Chelsea
34

hello

tuser
02/08/2015
BD
0
points

blues born only to be a champion ...


tuser
02/08/2015 21:46
Bangladesh
Chelsea
0

blues born only to be a champion ...

BuiHuyKhanh
16/07/2015
VN
0
points

come on


BuiHuyKhanh
16/07/2015 03:48
Vietnam
Chelsea
0

come on

utbjohraw
09/06/2015
SE
0
points

i hate chelsea
i happpy


utbjohraw
09/06/2015 11:38
Sweden
Arsenal
0

i hate chelsea
i happpy

kharmxas
20/05/2015
UG
0
points

yess


kharmxas
20/05/2015 11:08
Uganda
Arsenal
0

yess

Josuè
05/06/2015
ES
47
points

bay


Josuè
05/06/2015 14:57
Spain
Chelsea
47

bay

barbedwire
04/05/2015
BY
0
points

I was


barbedwire
04/05/2015 07:40
Belarus
Manchester City
0

I was

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neuro11
23/04/2015
BD
0
points

no...no ...no


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neuro11
23/04/2015 11:49
Bangladesh
Arsenal
0

no...no ...no

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zaza977
15/04/2015
GE
-1
points

Great


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zaza977
15/04/2015 09:04
Georgia
Chelsea
-1

Great

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Rich
17/04/2015
ES
178
points

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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Rich
17/04/2015 15:48
Spain
Liverpool
178

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

nabiils
02/02/2015
ID
0
points

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


nabiils
02/02/2015 02:45
Indonesia
Chelsea
0

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

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Rema
24/11/2014
RS
538
points

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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Rema
24/11/2014 18:54
Serbia
West Ham United
538

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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