Chelsea are an English Premier League club based in the London borough of Fulham. They were founded in 1905 and play their home games at the 41,663 all-seater Stamford Bridge, and they have played there since their inception. They have spent most of their history in the top flight and are one of them mostly decorated and successful clubs.
Amazingly, they have won 17 domestic and European trophies since 1997 and continue to challenge at the highest level. Domestically Chelsea have won five league titles, seven F.A. Cups, five League Cup trophies and four FA Community Shields.
On the European front Chelsea have won one Champions League trophy, two Cup Winners' Cups, one UEFA Europa League title and one UEFA Super Cup. the teams recent success has come under the tenure of a host of different managers. Chelsea are the only London club to have ever won the Champions League.
Their regular home kit is royal blue shirt and short, with white socks. Several famous sponsors have adorned the shirt since the inception of the Premiership and the revamping of the badge was done recently to resemble a 1950s design.
Chelsea are currently managed by Jose Mourinho, a Portuguese football manager, who has had success wherever he travels. He is currently in his second spell of managing Chelsea and secured the Premier League title last season. His management style is often described as different and unique; his relationship with his players is one of honesty and understanding. Mourinho drives success out of players and apart from their start to the current campaign, he has always got the best out of them.
Mourinho is not scared to speak his mind; in post-match interviews he will often speak eloquently about how he perceives a match to have unfolded and how his players have performed. He is known for publically praising and shaming players, but regardless of public opinion this style seems to have a positive effect on his players.
Current Players and Personalities
Chelsea is littered with talent in all areas of the pitch, from the stalwartness of John Terry and Gary Cahill in defense, to the endeavor and technique of winger Edin Hazard and the persistence of striker Diego Costa.
The current team is punctuated by players who really believe they can retain the Premier League title; their individual and team playing abilities really shine through.
The youth coming through at Chelsea is also encouraging, with players such as Nathanial Loftus-Cheek breaking into the first-team and staking their claim for a regular starting place.
Buying Chelsea Tickets
You can buy Chelsea tickets online through the club's website or they can be bought at Stamford Bridge on match days, although for homegames there is often a severe shortage, so buying in advance is advised.