Chelsea is an English professional football team in West London. Chelsea was Founded in 1905, they play in the Premier League and most of the time they were in the top tier of English football. Chelsea were champions in the English league for 3 times, and won the FA Cup 5 times, the League Cup 4 times and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup more than once.
Chelsea had their 1st big success in the1900's, when they won the league championship. Chelsea won a few cups from1960 to 1970, but after they only won another major title in1997. Chelsea was the most successful in the last decade, when they won the Premier League titles in the early 2000's and reaced their 1st UEFA Champions League final in 2008.
All Chelsea fc 's home games are held in Stamford Bridge football stadium in Fulham, West London which has about 40000 seats. The football club is based near the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. In 2003 a Russian named Roman Abramovich. Bought the team.
Chelsea's uniform colors are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks. The football club achieved the 5th highest average all-time attendance in English football. Their average home gate for the 2008–09 season was 41,464, the fifth highest in the Premier League.
Chelsea were founded in March 1905 at The Rising Sun pub (known today as The Butcher's Hook)on Fulham Road, and the club was elected to the Football League very soon after that. They didn't have so much success in the beginning and 1915, lost to Sheffield United in 1915 in the FA Cup. Chelsea got to be famous for signing big-name players and entertaining but not for playing football.
In the mid 1900's former Arsenal and England centre-forward Ted Drake became manager. He changed the training method , and thanks to him Chelsea won their 1st trophy success – the League championship.
In 1970 Chelsea won FA Cup while beating Leeds United 2–1 in a final replay. Chelsea got their 1st European honour. The next year they won UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and the following year they won another replayed match, over Real Madrid in Athens.
In 1970 and 1980 Chelsea went through a rough time and star players were sold , but in 1983 the manager John Neal built a great new team .Chelsea won the 2nd Division title in 1983–84 and stayed in the top division, before being relegated again in the late 1900's. The club got their title back when they won the 2nd Division championship in 1988–89.
Frank Lampard has scored the most goals and ex-captain Ron Harris, has played in most games for the club between 1961 and 1980