Goalkeeper wants to be second-choice at Chelsea

begovic

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic will push for a move to Premier League champions Chelsea, even though the Bosnian would not be the club’s first choice, according to the Mirror. Begovic has declined to enter contract talks with Stoke and the club are resigned to losing the 28-year-old stopper. The Potters board believed that he would decide More...

by James Wootton | Published 1 day ago
mitrovic
By Robert Pitt On Sunday, June 28th, 2015
0 Comments

Chelsea consider wonderkid move

Chelsea are mulling over a move for Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, according to the Daily Mail. The 20-year-old is valued at £15m by the Belgian club who have rejected approaches from Swansea City and More...

Alexis Sanchez 2
By Victor Stasopoulos On Sunday, June 28th, 2015
0 Comments

Premier League stars could miss start of the season

This summer’s Copa America is looking likely to cause an opening day disruption in Premier League proceedings, according to the Mirror. A staggering number of first-team squad players, which could rise up to 18, More...

cech
By Robert Pitt On Saturday, June 27th, 2015
0 Comments

Arsenal to complete goalkeeper signing

Arsenal will complete the signing of Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, according to the Independent. The goalkeeper has been linked with a move across London for several months and has completed a medical ahead of his More...

griezmann
By Robert Pitt On Friday, June 26th, 2015
0 Comments

Chelsea could sign Atletico ace

Atletico Madrid will reluctantly sell Antoine Griezmann to Chelsea this summer, according to the Daily Express. Spanish football expert Graham Hunter believes that the club’s financial troubles, Los Colchoneros More...

Carlos Tevez Juventus
By Matt Farr On Monday, June 22nd, 2015
0 Comments

Eight transfers we expect to go through this week

With little more than a week to go until the official opening of the summer transfer window, things are already hotting up across the globe. Many of the big-names linked with a summer switch are not expected to More...

Mousa Dembele
By Adam Storer On Monday, June 22nd, 2015
0 Comments

Chelsea and West Ham eye Spurs midfielder

Chelsea and West Ham are both chasing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele, according to the Sun. The Belgium international struggled for game-time last season at White Hart Lane, having joined Spurs from More...

cech
By Robert Pitt On Sunday, June 21st, 2015
0 Comments

Arsenal closing in on goalkeeping ace

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is close to agreeing a £10m move to local rivals Arsenal according to the Daily Mirror. The Czech Republic international has been looking for a move away from Stamford Bridge after More...

Raheem Sterling celebrate
By Adam Storer On Thursday, June 18th, 2015
0 Comments

Five reasons why Raheem Sterling should remain at Liverpool

It is fast becoming one of the biggest transfer sagas this summer, with Liverpool’s golden boy Raheem Sterling linked with a move to some of the biggest clubs in Europe. Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea More...

stamford bridge
By James Wootton On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
0 Comments

Chelsea could leave Stamford Bridge temporarily

Premier League champions Chelsea could have to vacate their Stamford Bridge home once work gets under way to increase the capacity of the Blues stadium to 60,000, according to reports in the Guardian. Chelsea have More...

Chelsea

chelseaBADGE

Nickname: The Blues

Formed: 1905

Stadium: Stamford Bridge (41,837)

League titles: 4

FA Cup wins: 7

League Cup wins: 4

European Cup/Champions League wins: 1

Manager: Jose Mourinho

 

 

Chelsea were formed in 1905, and are actually based in nearby Fulham.

The side had to wait until 1955 for their first success, when they won the Football League.

The club had to wait yet again for more success, until they won the 1970 FA Cup and 1971 Cup Winners Cup.

The last 15 years have been the club’s most successful however, first under Ruud Gullit and then Gianluco Vialli, and then since Russian billionaire Roman Abromovich bought the club in 2003, under Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti.Chelsea News

The club won the Premier League in 2005, 2006 and 2010, and the FA Cup in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Chelsea also reached the 2008 Champions League final, where they were beaten agonisingly on penalties by Manchester United.

The pain of that loss – and John Terry’s crucial miss from the spot – lingered, and perhaps still does.

However, the pain was made a little easier in 2012 when, against all the odds, Chelsea won the Champions League for the first time.

They beat Bayern Munich on their own turf in the final in a penalty shoot-out, with Didier Drogba proving to be their talisman and scoring the winning spot-kick with his last kick of a ball for the club.

That triumph was achieved under Roberto Di Matteo, who was harshly sacked last season despite looking to be in title contention at the time.

Rafael Benitez was an unpopular choice to replace him on an interim basis, but he did guide Chelsea to Champions League qualification and won the Europa League.

During the season, midfielder Frank Lampard became Chelsea’s record goalscorer, overtaking the legendary Bobby Tambling, who was a star for the Blues in the 60s.

Benitez’s relative success was not enough to help him keep the job on a permanent basis, with Mourinho returning to the Bridge after much speculation in the summer of 2013.

Now, with uncertainty among some of Chelsea’s title rivals, Mourinho will be looking to deliver the Premier League trophy yet again for the club he holds so close to his heart.

Current squad:

Goalkeepers –

Petr Cech

Mark Schwarzer

Hilario

Thibaut Courtois (on loan at Atletico Madrid)

 

Defenders –

John Terry

David Luiz

Ashley Cole

Branislav Ivanovic

Gary Cahill

Cesar Azpilicueta

Ryan Bertrand

Sam Hutchinson (on loan at Vitesse Arnhem)

Wallace (on loan at Inter Milan)

Nathan Ake

Tomas Kalas

Kenneth Omeruo

Patrick van Aanholt (on loan at Vitesse Arnhem)

 

Midfielders –

Frank Lampard

Juan Mata

Eden Hazard

Ramires

Oscar

Willian

Michael Essien

John Obi Mikel

Victor Moses (on loan at Liverpool)

Kevin De Bruyne

Marco van Ginkel

Nathaniel Chalobah

Lucas Piazon (on loan at Vitesse Arnhem)

Josh McEachran

Christian Atsu (on loan at Vitesse Arnhem)

Oriol Romeu (on loan at Valencia)

Gael Kakuta (on loan at Vitesse Arnhem)

Marko Marin (on loan at Sevilla)

 

Strikers –

Fernando Torres

Andre Schurrle

Romelu Lukaku (on loan at Everton)

Samuel Eto’o

Demba Ba

Islam Feruz

Stipe Perica (on loan at NAC Breda)

Visit us on Google+