Chelsea

Chelsea

Chelsea Results And Live Score

Full nameChelsea Football Club
Nickname(s)The Blues, The Pensioners[1]
Short nameCFC, CHE
Founded10 March 1905
GroundStamford Bridge
Capacity40,834[3]
Coordinates51°28′54″N 0°11′28″W
OwnerRoman Abramovich
LeaguePremier League
WebsiteClub website

Previous Results

Sunday, March 8, 2020
Chelsea 4 - 0 Everton
Saturday, February 29, 2020
AFC Bournemouth 2 - 2 Chelsea

Next Games

Sunday, April 12, 2020
Chelsea 01:00 Watford
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Crystal Palace 01:00 Chelsea

Table

#TeamMPWDLFAGP
1 Liverpool2927116621+4582
2 Manchester City2818376831+3757
3 Leicester City2916585828+3053
4 Chelsea2914695139+1248
5 Manchester United2912984430+1445
6Wolverhampton Wanderers29101364134+743
7Sheffield United28111073025+543
8 Tottenham Hotspur29118104740+741
9 Arsenal2891364036+440
10Burnley29116123440-639
11 Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12 Everton29107123746-937
13 Newcastle United2998122541-1635
14 Southampton29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hov…29611123240-829
16 West Ham United2976163550-1527
17 Watford2969142744-1727
18 AFC Bournemouth2976162947-1827
19 Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20 Norwich City2956182552-2721

Club History 

In 1904, Gus Mears acquired the Stamford Bridge athletics stadium with the aim of turning it into a football ground. An offer to lease it to nearby Fulham was turned down, so Mears opted to found his own club to use the stadium. As there was already a team named Fulham in the borough, the name of the adjacent borough of Chelsea was chosen for the new club; names like Kensington FCStamford Bridge FC and London FC were also considered.[11] Chelsea were founded on 10 March 1905 at The Rising Sun pub (now The Butcher’s Hook),[2][12] opposite the present-day main entrance to the ground on Fulham Road, and were elected to the Football League shortly afterwards.

Chelsea won promotion to the First Division in their second season, and yo-yoed between the First and Second Divisions in their early years. They reached the 1915 FA Cup Final, where they lost to Sheffield United at Old Trafford, and finished third in the First Division in 1920, the club’s best league campaign to that point.[13] Chelsea had a reputation for signing star players[14] and attracted large crowds; they had the highest average attendance in English football in 1907–08,[15] 1909–10,[16] 1911–12,[17] 1912–13,[18] 1913–14[19] and 1919–20.[20][21] They were FA Cup semi-finalists in 1920 and 1932 and remained in the First Division throughout the 1930s, but success eluded the club in the inter-war years.

Former Arsenal and England centre-forward Ted Drake became a manager in 1952 and proceeded to modernise the club. He removed the club’s Chelsea pensioner crest, improved the youth set-up and training regime, rebuilt the side with shrewd signings from the lower divisions and amateur leagues, and led Chelsea to their first major trophy success – the League championship – in 1954–55. The following season saw UEFA create the European Champions’ Cup, but after objections from The Football League and the FA, Chelsea were persuaded to withdraw from the competition before it started.[22] Chelsea failed to build on this success, and spent the remainder of the 1950s in mid-table. Drake was dismissed in 1961 and replaced by player-coach Tommy Docherty.