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Chelsea
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Full name Chelsea Football Club
Nickname(s) The Blues, The Pensioners
Founded 10 March 1905
Ground Stamford Bridge
(Capacity: 41,663)
Owner Flag of United States Todd Boehly
Flag of United States Clearlake Capital
Flag of Switzerland Hansjoerg Wyss
Flag of United States Mark Walter
Chairman Flag of United States Bruce Buck
Manager Flag of Germany Thomas Tuchel
Current League Premier League 
2021–22 Premier League, 3rd
Website Club home page
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Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are a 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 four times, and have won the FA Cup seven times, the League Cup four times, the UEFA Champions League twice, the FIFA Club World Cup once and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup twice.

Chelsea had their first major success in 1955, when they won the league championship, and won various cup competitions during the 1960s, 1970s, 1990s and 2000s. The club has enjoyed its greatest period of success in the past two decades, winning 15 major trophies since 1997.Domestically, Chelsea have won four league titles, seven FA Cups, four League Cups and four FA Community Shields, while in continental competition they have won two UEFA Cup Winners' Cups, one UEFA Super Cup, one UEFA Europa League and one UEFA Champions League. Chelsea are the only London club to win the UEFA Champions League, one of four clubs, and the only British club, to have won the three main UEFA club competitions, and also the first club to hold two major European titles simultaneously.

Chelsea's regular kit colours are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks. The club's crest has been changed several times in attempts to re-brand the club and modernise its image. The current crest, featuring a ceremonial lion rampant regardant holding a staff, is a modification of the one introduced in the early 1950s.The club has sustained the fifth highest average all-time attendance in English football. Their average home gate for the 2012–13 season was 41,462, the sixth highest in the Premier League. In April 2013 it was ranked by Forbes Magazine as the seventh most valuable football club in the world, at £588 million ($901 million), an increase of 18% from the previous year. Since 2003, Chelsea have been owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.

Players

Current squad

As of 3 June 2022
No. Position Player
1 Flag of Spain GK Kepa Arrizabalaga
3 Flag of Spain DF Marcos Alonso
4 Flag of Denmark DF Andreas Christensen
5 Flag of Italy MF Jorginho
6 Flag of Brazil DF Thiago Silva
7 Flag of France MF N'Golo Kanté
8 Flag of Croatia MF Mateo Kovačić
9 Flag of Belgium FW Romelu Lukaku
10 Flag of United States MF Christian Pulisic
11 Flag of Germany FW Timo Werner
12 Flag of England MF Ruben Loftus-Cheek
13 Flag of England GK Marcus Bettinelli
No. Position Player
14 Flag of England DF Trevoh Chalobah
16 Flag of Senegal GK Édouard Mendy
18 Flag of England MF Ross Barkley
19 Flag of England MF Mason Mount
20 Flag of England MF Callum Hudson-Odoi
21 Flag of England DF Ben Chilwell
22 Flag of Morocco MF Hakim Ziyech
23 Flag of Brazil MF Kenedy
24 Flag of England DF Reece James
28 Flag of Spain DF César Azpilicueta (captain)
29 Flag of Germany MF Kai Havertz
31 Flag of France DF Malang Sarr

Under-23s and Academy

Main article: Chelsea F.C. Under-23s and Academy
No. Position Player
36 Flag of Finland GK Lucas Bergström
38 Flag of England DF Dylan Williams
43 Flag of Netherlands DF Xavier Mbuyamba
54 Flag of England MF Xavier Simons
60 Flag of England GK Teddy Sharman-Lowe
No. Position Player
64 Flag of England FW Jude Soonsup-Bell
68 Flag of England MF Harvey Vale
71 Flag of England MF Charlie Webster
75 Flag of England MF Lewis Hall

Other players under contract

No. Position Player
Flag of England GK Nathan Baxter
Flag of England GK Jamie Cumming
Flag of England DF Henry Lawrence
Flag of England DF Levi Colwill
Flag of England DF Dujon Sterling
No. Position Player
Flag of Ghana DF Baba Rahman
Flag of Netherlands DF Ian Maatsen
Flag of Scotland MF Billy Gilmour
Flag of England MF Tino Anjorin
Flag of England FW Mason Burstow

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Flag of Wales DF Ethan Ampadu (to Venezia until 30 June 2022)
Flag of United States DF Matt Miazga (to Alavés until 30 June 2022)
Flag of Italy DF Emerson (to Lyon until 30 June 2022)
Flag of France MF Tiémoué Bakayoko (to AC Milan until 30 June 2023)
No. Position Player
Flag of England MF Conor Gallagher (to Crystal Palace until 30 June 2022)
Flag of Albania FW Armando Broja (to Southampton until 30 June 2022)
Flag of Belgium FW Michy Batshuayi (to Beşiktaş until 30 June 2022)
Flag of Norway FW Bryan Fiabema (to Rosenborg until 31 December 2022)

Club alumni

Former players

Main article: Chelsea F.C. players

Managers

Main article: Chelsea F.C. managers

Honours

Upon winning the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, Chelsea became the fourth club in history to have won the "European Treble" of European Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, and European Cup Winners' Cup/UEFA Cup Winners' Cup after Juventus, Ajax and Bayern Munich. Chelsea are the first English club to have won all three major UEFA trophies.

National competitions

League titles

Winners (6): 1954–55, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2014–15, 2016–17
Winners (2): 1983–84, 1988–89

Cups

Winners (8): 1969–70, 1996–97, 1999–2000, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2017–18
Winners (5): 1964–65, 1997–98, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2014–15
Winners (4): 1955, 2000, 2005, 2009
  • Full Members' Cup
Winners (2): 1985–86, 1989–90

European competitions

Winners (2): 2011–12, 2020–21
Winners (2): 2012–13, 2018–19
Winners (2): 1970–71, 1997–98
Winners (2): 1998, 2021

Doubles

See also

External links

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Chelsea F.C. squad - 2022–23

1 Arrizabalaga · 2 Rüdiger · 3 Alonso · 4 Christensen · 5 Jorginho · 6 Thiago Silva · 7 Kanté · 8 Kovačić · 9 Lukaku · 10 Pulisic · 11 Werner · 12 Loftus-Cheek · 13 Bettinelli · 14 Chalobah · 15 Zouma · 16 Mendy · 19 Mount · 20 Hudson-Odoi · 21 Chilwell · 22 Ziyech · 24 James · 27 Anjorin · 28 Azpilicueta (c) · 29 Havertz · 36 Bergström · 44 Ampadu ·  Bakayoko ·  Baker ·  Barkley ·  Drinkwater ·  Miazga ·  Musonda ·  Rahman ·  Sarr ·  Sterling ·  Ugbo ·  Uwakwe ·  Zappacosta ·  Williams ·

Chelsea Football Club - Managers

Robertson (1905–06) • Lewis (1906–07i) • Calderhead (1907–33) • Knighton (1933–39) • Birrell (1939–52) • Drake (1952–61) • Docherty (1961–67) • Sexton (1967–74) • Suart (1974–75) • McCreadie (1975–77) • Shellito (1977–78) • Blanchflower (1978–79) • Hurst (1979–81) • Gould (1981c) • Neal (1981–85) • Hollins (1985–88) • Campbell (1988–91) • Porterfield (1991–93) • Webb (1993i) • Hoddle (1993–96) • Gullit (1996–98) • Vialli (1998–2000) • Rix & Wilkins (2000c) • Ranieri (2000–04) • Mourinho (2004–07) • Grant (2007–08) • Scolari (2008–09) • Wilkins (2009c) • Hiddink (2009i) • Ancelotti (2009–11) • Villas-Boas (2011–12) • Di Matteo (2012) • Benítez (2012–13) • Mourinho (2013–15) • Holland (2015c) • Hiddink (2015–16i) • Conte (2016–18) • Sarri (2018–19) • Lampard (2019–21) • Tuchel (2021–)

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Chelsea F.C. seasons

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Chelsea F.C. squad seasons

1960-61 · 1961-62 · 1962-63 · 1963-64 · 1964-65 · 1965-66 · 1966-67 · 1967-68 · 1968-69 · 1969-70 · 1970-71 · 1971-72 · 1972-73 · 1973-74 · 1974-75 · 1975-76 · 1976-77 · 1977-78 · 1978-79 · 1979-80 · 1980-81 · 1981-82 · 1982-83 · 1983-84 · 1984-85 · 1985-86 · 1986-87 · 1987-88 · 1988-89 · 1989-90 · 1990-91 · 1991-92 · 1992-93 · 1993-94 · 1994-95 · 1995-96 · 1996-97 · 1997-98 · 1998-99 · 1999-00 · 2000-01 · 2001-02 · 2002-03 · 2003-04 · 2004-05 · 2005-06 · 2006-07 · 2007-08 · 2008-09 · 2009-10 · 2010-11 · 2011-12 · 2012-13 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 ·

Chelsea F.C. matches - 2022–23
2022–23 Premier League

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2022–23 FA Cup
2022–23 League Cup
2022–23 UEFA Champions League
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2021-22 Premier League

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2022-23 FA Cup
2022-23 League Cup
2022-23 Champions League
FA Cup winners

1872: Wanderers • 1873: Wanderers • 1874: Oxford University • 1875: Royal Engineers • 1876: Wanderers • 1877: Wanderers • 1878: Wanderers • 1879: Old Etonians • 1880: Clapham Rovers • 1881: Old Carthusians • 1882: Old Etonians • 1883: Blackburn Olympic • 1884: Blackburn Rovers • 1885: Blackburn Rovers • 1886: Blackburn Rovers • 1887: Aston Villa • 1888: West Bromwich Albion • 1889: Preston North End • 1890: Blackburn Rovers • 1891: Blackburn Rovers • 1892: West Bromwich Albion • 1893: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1894: Notts County • 1895: Aston Villa • 1896: The Wednesday • 1897: Aston Villa • 1898: Nottingham Forest • 1899: Sheffield United • 1900: Bury • 1901: Tottenham Hotspur • 1902: Sheffield United • 1903: Bury • 1904: Manchester City • 1905: Aston Villa • 1906: Everton • 1907: The Wednesday • 1908: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1909: Manchester United • 1910: Newcastle United • 1911: Bradford City • 1912: Barnsley • 1913: Aston Villa • 1914: Burnley • 1915: Sheffield United • 1920: Aston Villa • 1921: Tottenham Hotspur • 1922: Huddersfield Town • 1923: Bolton Wanderers • 1924: Newcastle United • 1925: Sheffield United • 1926: Bolton Wanderers • 1927: Cardiff City • 1928: Blackburn Rovers • 1929: Bolton Wanderers • 1930: Arsenal • 1931: West Bromwich Albion • 1932: Newcastle United • 1933: Everton • 1934: Manchester City • 1935: Sheffield Wednesday • 1936: Arsenal • 1937: Sunderland • 1938: Preston North End • 1939: Portsmouth • 1946: Derby County • 1947: Charlton Athletic • 1948: Manchester United • 1949: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1950: Arsenal • 1951: Newcastle United • 1952: Newcastle United • 1953: Blackpool • 1954: West Bromwich Albion • 1955: Newcastle United • 1956: Manchester City • 1957: Aston Villa • 1958: Bolton Wanderers • 1959: Nottingham Forest • 1960: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1961: Tottenham Hotspur • 1962: Tottenham Hotspur • 1963: Manchester United • 1964: West Ham United • 1965: Liverpool • 1966: Everton • 1967: Tottenham Hotspur • 1968: West Bromwich Albion • 1969: Manchester City • 1970: Chelsea • 1971: Arsenal • 1972: Leeds United • 1973: Sunderland • 1974: Liverpool • 1975: West Ham United • 1976: Southampton • 1977: Manchester United • 1978: Ipswich Town • 1979: Arsenal • 1980: West Ham United • 1981: Tottenham Hotspur • 1982: Tottenham Hotspur • 1983: Manchester United • 1984: Everton • 1985: Manchester United • 1986: Liverpool • 1987: Coventry City • 1988: Wimbledon • 1989: Liverpool • 1990: Tottenham Hotspur • 1991: Liverpool • 1992: Arsenal • 1993: Arsenal • 1994: Manchester United • 1995: Everton • 1996: Manchester United • 1997: Chelsea • 1998: Arsenal • 1999: Manchester United • 2000: Chelsea • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Arsenal • 2003: Arsenal • 2004: Manchester United • 2005: Arsenal • 2006: Liverpool • 2007: Chelsea • 2008: Portsmouth • 2009: Chelsea • 2010: Chelsea • 2011: Manchester City • 2012: Chelsea • 2013: Wigan Athletic • 2014: Arsenal • 2015: Arsenal • 2016: Manchester United • 2017: Arsenal • 2018: Chelsea • 2019: Manchester City • 2020: Arsenal • 2021: Leicester City • 2022: TBD •

FA Community Shield winners

1908: Manchester United • 1909: Newcastle United • 1910: Brighton & Hove Albion • 1911: Manchester United • 1912: Blackburn Rovers • 1913: English Professionals XI • 1920: West Bromwich Albion • 1921: Tottenham Hotspur • 1922: Huddersfield Town • 1923: English Professionals XI • 1924: English Professionals XI • 1925: English Amateurs XI • 1926: English Amateurs XI • 1927: Cardiff City • 1928: Everton • 1929: English Professionals XI • 1930: Arsenal • 1931: Arsenal • 1932: Everton • 1933: Arsenal • 1934: Arsenal • 1935: Sheffield Wednesday • 1936: Sunderland • 1937: Manchester City • 1938: Arsenal • 1948: Arsenal • 1949: Shared • 1950: English World Cup XI • 1951: Tottenham Hotspur • 1952: Manchester United • 1953: Arsenal • 1954: Shared • 1955: Chelsea • 1956: Manchester United • 1957: Manchester United • 1958: Bolton Wanderers • 1959: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1960: Shared • 1961: Tottenham Hotspur • 1962: Tottenham Hotspur • 1963: Everton • 1964: Shared • 1965: Shared • 1966: Liverpool • 1967: Shared • 1968: Manchester City • 1969: Leeds United • 1970: Everton • 1971: Leicester City • 1972: Manchester City • 1973: Burnley • 1974: Liverpool • 1975: Derby County • 1976: Liverpool • 1977: Shared • 1978: Nottingham Forest • 1979: Liverpool • 1980: Liverpool • 1981: Shared • 1982: Liverpool • 1983: Manchester United • 1984: Everton • 1985: Everton • 1986: Shared • 1987: Everton • 1988: Liverpool • 1989: Liverpool • 1990: Shared • 1991: Shared • 1992: Leeds United • 1993: Manchester United • 1994: Manchester United • 1995: Everton • 1996: Manchester United • 1997: Manchester United • 1998: Arsenal • 1999: Arsenal • 2000: Chelsea • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Arsenal • 2003: Manchester ;United • 2004: Arsenal • 2005: Chelsea • 2006: Liverpool • 2007: Manchester United • 2008: Manchester United • 2009: Chelsea • 2010: Manchester United • 2011: Manchester United • 2012: Manchester City • 2013: Manchester United • 2014: Arsenal • 2015: Arsenal • 2016: Manchester United • 2017: Arsenal • 2018: Manchester City • 2019: Manchester City • 2020: Arsenal • 2021: Leicester City •

UEFA Europa League winners

1972: Tottenham Hotspur • 1973: Liverpool • 1974: Feyenoord • 1975: Borussia Mönchengladbach • 1976: Liverpool • 1977: Juventus • 1978: PSV Eindhoven • 1979: Borussia Mönchengladbach • 1980: Eintracht Frankfurt • 1981: Ipswich Town • 1982: IFK Göteborg • 1983: Anderlecht • 1984: Tottenham Hotspur • 1985: Real Madrid • 1986: Real Madrid • 1987: IFK Göteborg • 1988: Bayer Leverkusen • 1989: Napoli • 1990: Juventus • 1991: Internazionale • 1992: Ajax • 1993: Juventus • 1994: Internazionale • 1995: Parma • 1996: Bayern Munich • 1997: Schalke 04 • 1998: Internazionale • 1999: Parma • 2000: Galatasaray • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Feyenoord • 2003: Porto • 2004: Valencia • 2005: CSKA Moscow • 2006: Sevilla • 2007: Sevilla • 2008: Zenit Saint Petersburg • 2009: Shakhtar Donetsk • 2010: Atlético Madrid • 2011: Porto • 2012: Atlético Madrid • 2013: Chelsea • 2014: Sevilla • 2015: Sevilla • 2016: Sevilla • 2017: Manchester United • 2018: Atlético Madrid • 2019: Chelsea • 2020: Sevilla • 2021: Villarreal • 2022: Eintracht Frankfurt •

Football League Cup winners

1961: Aston Villa • 1962: Norwich City • 1963: Birmingham City • 1964: Leicester City • 1965: Chelsea • 1966: West Bromwich Albion • 1967: Queens Park Rangers • 1968: Leeds United • 1969: Swindon Town • 1970: Manchester City • 1971: Manchester City • 1972: Stoke City • 1973: Tottenham Hotspur • 1974: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1975: Aston Villa • 1976: Manchester City • 1977: Aston Villa • 1978: Nottingham Forest • 1979: Nottingham Forest • 1980: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1981: Liverpool • 1982: Liverpool • 1983: Liverpool • 1984: Liverpool • 1985: Norwich City • 1986: Oxford United • 1987: Arsenal • 1988: Luton Town • 1989: Nottingham Forest • 1990: Nottingham Forest • 1991: Sheffield Wednesday • 1992: Manchester United • 1993: Arsenal • 1994: Aston Villa • 1995: Liverpool • 1996: Aston Villa • 1997: Leicester City • 1998: Chelsea • 1999: Tottenham Hotspur • 2000: Leicester City • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Blackburn Rovers • 2003: Liverpool • 2004: Middlesbrough • 2005: Chelsea • 2006: Manchester United • 2007: Chelsea • 2008: Tottenham Hotspur • 2009: Manchester United • 2010: Manchester United • 2011: Birmingham City • 2012: Liverpool • 2013: Swansea City • 2014: Manchester City • 2015: Chelsea • 2016: Manchester City • 2017: Manchester United • 2018: Manchester City • 2019: Manchester City • 2020: Manchester City • 2021: Manchester City • 2022: TBD

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup winners

1961: Fiorentina • 1962: Atlético Madrid • 1963: Tottenham Hotspur • 1964: Sporting CP • 1965: West Ham United • 1966: Borussia Dortmund • 1967: Bayern Munich • 1968: Milan • 1969: Slovan Bratislava • 1970: Manchester City • 1971: Chelsea • 1972: Rangers • 1973: Milan • 1974: Magdeburg • 1975: Dynamo Kyiv • 1976: Anderlecht • 1977: Hamburg • 1978: Anderlecht • 1979: Barcelona • 1980: Valencia • 1981: Dinamo Tbilisi • 1982: Barcelona • 1983: Aberdeen • 1984: Juventus • 1985: Everton • 1986: Dynamo Kyiv • 1987: Ajax • 1988: Mechelen • 1989: Barcelona • 1990: Sampdoria • 1991: Manchester United • 1992: Werder Bremen • 1993: Parma • 1994: Arsenal • 1995: Real Zaragoza • 1996: Paris Saint-Germain • 1997: Barcelona • 1998: Chelsea • 1999: Lazio

UEFA Super Cup winners

1972: Ajax • 1973: Ajax • 1975: Dynamo Kiev • 1976: Anderlecht • 1977: Liverpool • 1978: Anderlecht • 1979: Nottingham Forest • 1980: Valencia • 1982: Aston Villa • 1983: Aberdeen • 1984: Juventus • 1986: Steaua Bucharest • 1987: Porto • 1988: Mechelen • 1989: Milan • 1990: Milan • 1991: Manchester United • 1992: Barcelona • 1993: Parma • 1994: Milan • 1995: Ajax • 1996: Juventus • 1997: Barcelona • 1998: Chelsea • 1999: Lazio • 2000: Galatasaray • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Real Madrid • 2003: Milan • 2004: Valencia • 2005: Liverpool • 2006: Sevilla • 2007: Milan • 2008: Zenit St. Petersburg • 2009: Barcelona • 2010: Atlético Madrid • 2011: Barcelona • 2012: Atlético Madrid • 2013: Bayern Munich • 2014: Real Madrid • 2015: Barcelona • 2016: Real Madrid • 2017: Real Madrid • 2018: Atlético Madrid • 2019: Liverpool • 2020: Bayern Munich • 2021: Chelsea • 2022: TBD • 2023: TBD •

Premier League 2022–23

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