Chelsea Football Club is an English professional football club based in Stamford Bridge in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The club is also known by the nickname “The Blues” or “The Pensioners”. Its traditional kit is royal blue shirts and shorts. The club’s crest features a ceremonial blue lion, which holds a staff in his paws.
Chelsea football club was founded in 1905 and was elected to the Football League. Since its foundation the club has played in Stamford Bridge which has a capacity of 42,055 people. Today, Chelsea is considered one of the most successful clubs in the history of English football. In the 60-s and the 90-s they have had two significant periods of success, having won major trophies. The club has won three league titles, four League Cups, two UEFA Winners’ Cups and four FA Cups.
Chelsea is a very popular football club, with many of Chelsea fans, constantly searching for Chelsea news and Chelsea gossip. Its matches have the fifth highest average in English football, attracting over 40,000 people. In 2003 the club was bought by Roman Abramovich, Russian oil tycoon. Chelsea is traditionally associated with working class, although lately it was criticized for becoming a more elitist club due to the raise of ticket prizes. Unlike many other football clubs, Chelsea doesn’t have a long-standing traditional rivalry with any other clubs. Chelsea rumors and gossip are depicted in many articles in the Net and in newspapers. Chelsea fans publish fan magazines, which describe the latest Chelsea news and articles depicting victories of their favorite club.
By: Jenny Halimi