Monday, December 10, 2012

Chelsea Football Club.


Chelsea has sustained the fifth highest average all-time attendance in English football and regularly attract over 40,000 fans to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea holds the record for the highest ever points total for a league season (95), the fewest goals conceded during a league season (15), the highest number of Premier League victories in a season (29), the highest number of clean sheets overall in a Premier League season (25) (all set during the 2004–05 season), and the most consecutive clean sheets from the start of a league season (6).

Chelsea hold the record for the longest streak of unbeaten matches at home in the English top-flight, which lasted 86 matches from 20 March 2004 to 26 October 2008.

On 19 May 2007, Chelsea became the first team to win the FA Cup at the new Wembley Stadium, having also been the last to win it at the old Wembley.

On 26 December 1999, Chelsea became the first British side to field an entirely foreign starting line-up (no British or Irish players) in a Premier League match against Southampton.

Chelsea were the first English side to travel by airplane to a domestic away match, when they visited Newcastle United on 19 April 1957.

Chelsea mascot is a lion taken from their club logos and named Stamford The Lion. This lion costume was stolen by two men from Stamford Bridge in July 2005.

The Stamford Bridge was first built for Fulham, but for some reasons they refused to take the Bridge and was then presented to Chelsea, Rest is history.

The era of the 70s and 80s became the worse for Chelsea because they experienced financial difficulties because of plans to rebuild Stamford Bridge. As a result the star players were sold to raise funds and they were relegated to Division Two. Until finally Ken Bates bought Chelsea.

Didier Drogba hit his 100th Premier League goal - the first African player to score a century of goals. He also crossed 150 Premier League goals.

Frank Lampard scored Chelsea's 6000th goal against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge last season.

Chelsea were founded on 10 March 1905 at The Rising Sun pub (now The Butcher's Hook) At this stage they had a pensioners crest and were subsequently nicknamed "The Pensioners". This stuck until Ted Drake became manager and modernized the team.

Chelsea's biggest win on record was against Glossop in 1906 where they won 9-2. It was a Division Two match.



In the 1997-98 seasons Chelsea played one of the strangest matches in history. It was against Tromso and was 100 miles into the Arctic Circle. At one point the match had to be stopped so that snow could be cleared from the pitch!

Chelsea have been the subject of several films about Football. These include "The Great Game" which featured players from the team (1930) and which included several scenes that were filmed at Stamford Bridge itself. Other films they have been featured in include The Football Factory and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.

Famous songs associated with the club include the comic song "On the day that Chelsea went and won the cup" (which describes a series of unlikely events on the day that Chelsea finally won a trophy), "Blue is the Color  (officially recognized as the clubs theme and that was number 5 in the UK chart in 1972) Blue Day (which was performed by the squad and Suggs from Madness in 1997) and We're Gonna Win (which Bryan Adams dedicated to the club as he was a Chelsea fan.) 

John Terry is the first defender ever in history of football who scored 50 goals.

Also we have the oldest stadium of all clubs in Europe. Stamford Bridge was built in 1877! Compare it to Camp Nou, Santiago Bernabeu, San Siro, Old Trafford. 

So be proud of our amazing club all you Blues out there, Never doubt the team, and  KTBFFH