Chelsea: The Blues

Founded: 10th March, 1905

Owners: Roman Abramovich

Stadium: The Stamford Bridge


Chelsea have emerged as one of the most successful clubs in the English Premier League in the last few years. The Blues are a late bloomer in English football and Roman Abramovich’s ownership has steered the change.

The Russian-Israeli billionaire took over the club back in 2003 and since then a revolution started in West London. The owner injected money to oversee a complete change at the club which included the foundation of a brand new training ground.

The Blues inaugurated their state of the art Cobham training ground which has all the latest facilities and has been using the ground since then. Roman’s tenure also has seen some terrific performance as the club lifted the Premier League title five times and the Champions League twice.

Chelsea are also regarded as one of the richest football clubs in the world and have managed to put up a stable revenue system that has been active since Roman’s arrival at the club. The current deal in place with Nike brings the club about £60m annually which is one of the highest.

Their transfer policy has also seen them earning millions by selling out players over the years.

Overall the club has managed to put together a successful system that is of massive help to the footballers as well as to the supporters.

Jose Mourinho had a greater influence at the club as he became a household name very soon for his winning antics. The Portuguese wasted very little time in turning Chelsea into one of the European giants and delivered three titles in his two spans of Blues career. The Portuguese is still regarded as an iconic figure at the club and will remain the best manager in Chelsea’s history.

Chelsea: Results in English Premier League

2003-04Runners up
2006-07Runners up
2007-08Runners up
2010-11Runners up

Chelsea had five league titles since the inception of the Premier League. Jose Mourinho provided the Blues with a new identity as the Portuguese delivered three league titles after being appointed manager on two separate occasions at the club. Antonio Conte and Carlo Ancelotti were the two other managers who managed to stamp authority in the league.

Chelsea: Top Scorers in EPL

1992-93Mick Harford289
1993-94Mark Stein1813
1994-95John Spencer2911
1995-96John Spencer2813
1996-97Gianluca Vialli289
1997-98Gianluca Vialli2111
1998-99Gustavo Poyet2812
1999-2000Tore Andre Flo3410
2000-01Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink3523
2001-02Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink3523
2002-03Gianfranco Zola3814
2003-04Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink3012
2004-05Frank Lampard3813
2005-06Frank Lampard3516
2006-07Didier drogba3620
2007-08Frank Lampard2410
2008-09Nicolas Anelka3719
2009-10Didier Drogba3229
2010-11Florent Malouda3813
2011-12Frank Lampard3011
2012-13Frank Lampard2915
2013-14Eden Hazard3514
2014-15Diego Costa2620
2015-16Diego Costa2812
2016-17Diego Costa3520
2017-18Eden Hazard3412
2018-19Eden Hazard3716
2019-20Tammy Abraham3415

Frank Lampard is Chelsea’s highest ever goalscorer. The midfielder scored galore of goals from midfield. The likes of Eden Hazard and Didier Drogba created a path for themselves and managed to finish on a high during their stay at the club.

Chelsea: EPL 2021-22 Fixtures

DateDayFixtureVenueTime (IST)
August 14, 2021SaturdayCFC vs Crystal PalaceStamford Bridge8:30 PM IST
August 22, 2021SundayArsenal vs CFCEmirates Stadium10:00 PM IST
August 28, 2021SaturdayLiverpool vs CFCAnfield11:00 PM IST
September 11, 2021SaturdayCFC vs Aston VillaStamford Bridge11:00 PM IST
September 19, 2021SundayTottenham Hotspur vs CFCTottenham Hotspur Stadium10:00 PM IST
Saturday 25, 2021SaturdayCFC vs Manchester CityStamford Bridge6:00 PM IST
October 2, 2021SaturdayCFC vs SouthamptonStamford Bridge8:30 PM IST
October 16, 2021SaturdayBrentford vs CFCBrentford Community Stadium11:00 PM IST
October 23, 2021SaturdayCFC vs Norwich CityStamford Bridge6:00 PM IST
October 30, 2021SaturdayNewcastle United vs CFCSt James’ Park8:30 PM IST
November 6, 2021SaturdayCFC vs BurnleyStamford Bridge8:30 PM IST
November 20, 2021SaturdayLeicester City vs CFCKing Power Stadium6:00 PM IST
November 28, 2021SundayCFC vs Manchester United Stamford Bridge10:00 PM IST
December 2, 2021ThursdayWatford vs CFCVicarage Road1:00 AM IST
December 4, 2021SaturdayWest Ham United vs CFCLondon Stadium6:00 PM IST
December 11, 2021SaturdayCFC vs Leeds UnitedStamford Bridge8:30 PM IST
December 17, 2021FridayCFC vs EvertonStamford Bridge1:15 AM IST
December 19, 2021SundayWolves vs CFCMolineux Stadium7:30 PM IST
December 26, 2021SundayAston Villa vs CFCVilla Park11:00 PM IST
December 30, 2021ThursdayCFC vs Brighton & Hove AlbionStamford Bridge1:00 AM IST
January 2, 2022SundayCFC vs LiverpoolStamford Bridge10:00 PM IST
January 15, 2022SaturdayManchester City vs CFCEtihad Stadium6:00 PM IST
January 23, 2022SundayCFC vs Tottenham HotspurStamford Bridge10:00 PM IST
January 19, 2022WednesdayBrighton & Hove Albion vs CFC AMEX Stadium1:30 AM IST
February 12, 2022SaturdayCFC vs Arsenal Stamford Bridge8:30 PM IST
February 19, 2022SaturdayCrystal Palace vs CFC Selhurst Park8:30 PM IST
February 27, 2022SundayCFC vs Leicester CityStamford Bridge7:30 PM IST
March 5, 2022SaturdayBurnley vs CFC Turf Moor8:30 PM IST
March 13, 2022SundayCFC vs Newcastle UnitedStamford Bridge8:30 PM IST
March 19, 2022SaturdayNorwich City vs CFCCarrow Road8:30 PM IST
April 2, 2022SaturdayCFC vs BrentfordStamford Bridge8:30 PM IST
April 9, 2022SaturdaySouthampton vs CFCSt Mary’s8:30 PM IST
April 16, 2022SaturdayLeeds United vs CFC Elland Road8:30 PM IST
April 23, 2022SaturdayCFC vs West Ham UnitedStamford Bridge8:30 PM IST
April 30, 2022SaturdayEverton vs CFCGoodison Park8:30 PM IST
May 7, 2022SaturdayCFC vs WolvesStamford Bridge8:30 PM IST
May 15, 2022SundayManchester United vs CFCOld Trafford8:30 PM IST
May 22, 2022SundayCFC vs WatfordStamford Bridge9:30 PM IST

Chelsea: Squad for EPL 2021-22

GoalKeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli

Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Andreas Christensen, Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Malang Sarr

Midfielders: Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Saul Niguez, Ross Barkley, Mason Mount

Forwards: Romelu Lukaku, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Kai Havertz, Kenedy

Chelsea brought in Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan by paying a whopping transfer fee and also roped in Saul from Atletico Madrid on summer deadline day. Trevoh Chalobah has been promoted to the senior team and has made significant progress.

CFC: Interesting EPL stats

Chelsea jointly accumulated the most number of points at home (55) in a season in the Premier League. They also spent 274 days on top of the league which is also a joint record. They also recorded 18 home wins in a season which is also a joint record.

Chelsea also had the most consecutive wins (9) from the start of a season. In 2005-06 they defeated all their opponents at least once in that season. In 2004-05, 2005-06,2006-07, 2007-08 and 2014-15 seasons Chelsea didn’t lose a single match which is also a record. They went on to have an unbeaten streak of home games for 86 matches. In the 2004-05 season, they only conceded 15 goals. They also scored the most number of goals (68) at home in the 2009-10 season.

They also leaked the fewest away goals (9) in the 2004-05 season. They amassed the most number (1774) of yellow cards in the league. 

CFC: Rivalries

London rivals Arsenal are considered to be Chelsea’s main rival. The West Londoners faced their North Londoners several times and the latter does have an edge over their rivals.

Chelsea vs Arsenal Head to Head

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Road Ahead for CFC

With the Champions League trophy last season, the Blues are on the right track it seems and they will try to win the Premier League once under the guidance of Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel oversaw a massive overhaul since his arrival at the club following the departure of Frank Lampard.

Tuchel has done good work at Stamford Bridge and is likely to remain manager for the next season too. But frequent managerial changes have been a case for the West London giants. Roman Abramovich era has seen some galore of trophies and it has also witnessed the most number of managers changing hands at the club.

Tuchel’s appointment made him the 13th manager in the Roman era and despite so many ins and outs, Chelsea have managed to churn out successive trophies since 2003. The likes of Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Antonio Conte delivered silverware during their tenure and the trend is going on.

When it comes to finances and management the club is very well positioned. Marina Granovskaia has been the Chelsea director for quite some time and he has the last say in the transfers. Her involvement saw some massive incomings and outgoings at the club and she was also behind the scenes for the Nike sponsorship deal.

She is regarded as one of the most powerful women in world football and is leading from the front at the West London club. Roman has turned Chelsea into one of the powerhouses of world football and they are likely to play an influential part in English football.

Like Manchester United and Arsenal the Londoners also have a significant presence of supporters all over the globe. Excess of  40000 people can sit and enjoy football during match days. There were plans of revamping the stadium to increase the capacity as the stadium still lacks way behind Old Trafford and Emirates Stadium.

The plan has been put on hold as of now and it remains to be seen when can the hierarchy implement the renovation.