Chelsea have played in the top division of English football since 1989/90, and have always played in the top two divisions of English football. Chelsea have won the Premier League five times. Only Manchester Utd have won it more often.
- Stadium: Stamford Bridge
- Stadium Capacity: 41,631
- Location: West London
- Founded: 1905
- Nickname: The Blues
- Manager: Frank Lampard
- Kit: Dark blue shirts and shorts with white socks
Chelsea was formed in 1905 but the Blues most successful era has been the last twenty years. Chelsea are the only London club to have won the Champions League. Some famous Chelsea fans include: Emma Watson, Will Ferrell, Michael Caine and Ed Sheeran. Here are some of the highlights:
- League Champions: 6 times
- FA Cup Winners: 8 times
- League Cup Winners: 5 times
- Champions League Winners: 2011/12
- UEFA Europa League: Winners in 2012/13
- Premier League best finish: Winners in 2004/5, 2005/06, 2009/10, 2011/12 & 2016/17
One to Watch
Here is a Chelsea player to keep an eye on in the Premier League this season:
Chelsea paid Napoli over £50 million for Jorginho in July 2018. The midfielder was born in Brazil but plays for the Italian national team. Jorginho usually plays as a creative midfielder and has a similar style to Cesc Fabregas.
Chelsea finished third in the Premier League last season under Maurizio Sarri. Despite finishing third it was a disappointing season under Maurizio Sarri and the club replaced the Italian with a Chelsea legend in the summer of 2019. Frank Lampard is inexperienced as a manager but fans will be hoping that he can bring some of the recent past glories to Stamford Bridge. They will also have to deal with the loss of their star player, Eden Hazard, who left the club at the end of last season.
Prediction 2019/20: 5th
Chelsea will be looking to break back into the top four and to claim Champions League football this season. If Chelsea can hold on to players such as Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois they should have a good season under their new manager. If that doesn’t happen then a top four place may be out of reach.