Ten Premier League stars we expect to leave this summer

Raheem Sterling

Following the end of the 2014-15 Premier League season, all eyes now turn to the opening of the summer transfer window on 1 July. Clubs across England are already beginning negotiations with their top-targets, as they make early steps forward to meet next season’s targets. While many players are expected to move to England’s top-tier, including More...

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By Adam Storer On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Premier League XI

Another Premier League season comes to close, with Chelsea running away with the spoils, while Hull City, Burnley and Queen’s Park Rangers drop out of the English top flight. It was a campaign that was filled More...

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By Robert Pitt On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Season review: Chelsea

Premier League: 1st FA Cup: 4th round v Bradford City League Cup: Winners v Tottenham Hotspur Champions League: Round of 16 v Paris Saint Germain Season overview Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side claimed their first More...

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By Adam Storer On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Who are ya?! Domenico Berardi

Domenico Berardi looks set to be heading for bigger things, and away from Sassuolo, where he has played his entire professional career at, and to one of the big boys in football. Before this season, most people More...

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By James Wootton On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Arsenal and Chelsea chasing Real midfielder

German World Cup winning midfielder Sami Khedira has announced he is leaving Real Madrid on a free transfer, alerting Chelsea and Arsenal to his availability, according to the Independent. The 28-year-old Germany More...

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By Matt Farr On Sunday, May 24th, 2015
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Premier League round-up: Newcastle beat the drop on final day

There we have it. The end of the 2014-15 Barclays Premier League season. Ahead of the final day, Chelsea had already been crowned champions, while both QPR and Burnley had failed to beat the drop. However, after More...

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By Paul Joannou On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Chelsea and Liverpool battle for Villa star

Chelsea have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke according to The Mirror. Blues boss Jose Mourinho wants to have three big-name strikers at the club next season with Didier More...

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By Jake Cudsi On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Arsenal, United and Chelsea eye Napoli ace

Napoli’s star centre-forward Gonzalo Higuain has caught the eye of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea, despite the 27-year-old Argentine looking unlikely to leave his Italian club this summer. The Daily Express More...

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By Chanakya Kashyap On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea target Barcelona ace

Barcelona attacker Pedro Rodriguez might be on his way to the Premier League, after claiming he is ready to quit the Camp Nou, according to the Telegraph. Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have More...

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By Paul Joannou On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Chelsea keeper to move to club of his choice

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will decide where his future lies in the summer, according to the Telegraph. The 32-year-old looks set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after a lengthy 11-year spell at the club. Cech’s 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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