Chelsea Football Club is a professional football club in London, England, that competes in the Premier League. Founded in 1905, the club’s home ground since then has been Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea won the First Division title in 1955, followed by various cup competitions between 1965 and 1971. The past two decades have seen sustained success, with the club winning 21 trophies since 1997. In total, the club has won 27 major trophies; six titles, seven FA Cups, five League Cups and four FA Community Shields, one UEFA Champions League, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups, one UEFA Europa League and one UEFA Super Cup.
Chelsea’s regular kit colors are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks. The club’s crest has been changed several times in attempts to re-brand the club and modernize its image. The current crest, featuring a ceremonial lion rampant regardant holding a staff, is a modification of the one introduced in the early 1950s. The club has the sixth-highest average all-time attendance in English football, and for the 2016–17 season at 41,507. Since 2003, Chelsea has been owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. In 2017, they were ranked by Forbes magazine as the seventh most valuable football club in the world, at £1.40 billion ($1.85 billion) and in the 2016-17 season it was the eighth highest-earning football club in the world, earned €428 million.
Manager: Antonio Conte
Arena/Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
Parent organizations: Chelsea F.C., Fordstam Ltd
Did you know: Chelsea has the fourth-highest home attendance record (82,905) of English football clubs.