Chelsea close to signing Anderlecht wonderkid

Chelsea are reportedly close to securing a deal for Anderlecht wonderkid Youri Tielemans, according to the Daily Star. The 17-year-old, who plays as a holding midfielder, has already made 75 appearances for Anderlecht including all but one game this season in the league. Sources in the Belgian press have reported that Blues scout Tony White flew out More...

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By Luke Parker On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
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Chelsea eye Tottenham goalkeeper

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is considering a shock move for 43-year-old goalkeeper Brad Friedel, according to The Telegraph. The Blues are drawing up a contingency plan as they prepare for life without second-choice More...

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By Wesley Smith On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
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Arsenal, Chelsea and United chasing striker

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are all chasing Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, as reported by the Daily Star. However, the newspaper is reporting that the advances of the English quartet have More...

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By Paul Joannou On Monday, March 2nd, 2015
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United, Chelsea and Arsenal in chase for Madrid star

Raphael Varane is reportedly looking for a move away from the Bernebeu with Manchester United being his favoured destination, according to the Daily Express. The 21-year-old defender wants to leave in search of More...

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By James Wootton On Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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Chelsea, City and United chasing Palermo ace

The Premier League trio of Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United are all chasing the signature of young Palermo striker Paulo Dybala, reports The Express. The three English giants are monitoring the progress More...

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By Ed Weetman On Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
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Chelsea star could miss cup final

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic looks set to miss the Capital One Cup Final after being sent off in the Blues’ 1-1 draw with Burnley, according to the Daily Mail. The Serbian saw red after reacting to a horrific More...

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By James Wootton On Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
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Liverpool chase Chelsea goalkeeper

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is the subject of interest from Liverpool, Italian giants Roma and Napoli are also keeping tabs on the player according to the Daily Star. Belgian wonderkid Thibaut Courtois has often More...

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By Adam Storer On Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
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Chelsea, Arsenal and United chase Anderlecht youngster

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are all chasing Anderlecht’s young goalkeeper, Mile Svilar, according to the Daily Star. The 15-year-old has impressed the Premier League trio, after featuring the UEFA Youth More...

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By Luke Parker On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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Juve star heading to Spain?

Paul Pogba looks set to snub Manchester United and Chelsea in favour of a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, according to the Daily Star. Pogba has just recently signed a new £70,000-a-week contract with the Serie More...

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By James Wootton On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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Chelsea defender wants new deal

Chelsea captain John Terry has told the club he wants a new contract, according to the Daily Star. The Blues legend has less than six months remaining on his deal at Stamford Bridge, and will be a free agent at More...

Chelsea

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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)

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