Chelsea profile: owner, squad, stadium, manager

Chelsea profile: owner, squad, stadium, manager

Chelsea profile shows that it is England's most successful club even though Tottenham's revenue records in 2020 overtook Chelsea and Arsenal to become London's richest club. The club has had more draws with Arsenal and Everton than any other club. However, Barcelona is the world's richest club in 2020 with a €150 million surge in revenue after winning the Spanish title for the eighth time in 11 years and reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League.

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Who are Chelsea' rivals? Its toughest competitors include Liverpool FC, Manchester City, FC Barcelona, and Real Madrid. Soccer fans give varying reasons they love Chelsea, including their love for the team's manager, Frank Lampard, and its stadium. Chelsea market value is estimated to be €903.28m.

Chelsea history

Chelsea Football Club was founded on 10th March 1905 by Gus Mears, an English businessman. He bought Stamford Bridge athletics stadium intending to transform it into a football ground and rent it to Fulham FC. The deal was postponed; therefore, he chose to start a new club.

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Gianluca Vialli and Gianfranco Zola (Italians) helped Gullit to take Chelsea to the Premier League. It also won the FA Cup victories in 1997 and 2000, and their second Cup Winners' Cup in 1998. In 2003, Chelsea was sold to the Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich. He paid off the club's debts and made it financially stable.

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Chelsea won the Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006, two League Cups in 2005 and 2007, and an FA Cup in 2007. The arrival of the Portuguese manager, José Mourinho, created havoc in the team. Get all the facts from Chelsea's official website.

Is Chelsea building a new stadium?

Chelsea stadium, Stamford Bridge, is commonly referred to as The Bridge. The stadium is located in Fulham, adjacent to the borough of Chelsea in South West London. The club is yet to build a new stadium.

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Why was Chelsea in debt?

Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, could not finance the construction of the new stadium because his wife took from him £1 Billion and four luxurious houses, including an £18 million Sussex estate in 2007 when they divorced.

Abramovich, however, loaned Chelsea Limited millions of dollars for it to lend to Chelsea Football Club Limited in 2015. Complicated administrative issues involved in transferring money to the club left Chelse FC broke.

Chelsea manager

The 42-year-old Frank James Lampard Junior was born on 20th June 1978 in London, England. He is a UEFA certified coach and was appointed to serve Chelsea FC on 4th July 2019. Lampard's contract will expire on 30th June 2022. Frank Lampard played for West Ham United U18, Swansea City, Chelsea FC, New York City FC, and Manchester City before he ascended to administration and coaching levels.

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Chelsea squad

The club's squad size is 36. Chelsea has 22 national team players and 26 foreigners. The most valuable departure in the club's history was Eden Hazard. He was transferred to Real Madrid at a market value of €150.00m. Chelsea players include:

Goalkeepers

  • Kepa Arrizabalaga (1)
  • Willy Caballero (13)
  • Edouard Mendy (16)
  • Nathan Baxter (31)

Centre-Backs

  • Andreas Christensen (4)
  • Thiago Silva (6)
  • Fikayo Tomori (14)
  • Kurt Zouma (15)
  • Malang Sarr
  • Matt Miazga

Left-Backs

  • Marcos Alonso (3)
  • Ben Chilwell (21)
  • Emerson (33)
  • Abdul Rahman Baba

Right-Backs

  • César Azpilicueta (28)
  • Reece James (24)
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Defensive Midfielders

  • Jorginho (5)
  • Tiemoué Bakayoko

Central Midfielders

  • N'Golo Kanté (7)
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek (8)
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek (12)
  • Mateo Kovacic (17)
  • Billy Gilmour (23)
  • Danny Drinkwater
  • Marco van Ginkel
  • Victor Moses
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Attacking midfielders

  • Mason Mount (19)
  • Kai Havertz (29)
  • Charly Musonda Jr.

Left-wingers

  • Christian Pulisic (10)
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi (20)
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Right-wingers

  • Tammy Abraham (9)
  • Timo Werner (11)
  • Olivier Giroud (18)
  • Hakim Ziyech (22)

Chelsea top arrivals

There are speculations that Chelsea has plans to sign up Declan Rice, a 21-year-old defensive midfielder from West Ham United, at a market value of €49.50m on 28th September 2020. Some of Chelsea's most expensive arrivals in history were:

  • Kai Havertz from Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Attacking Midfield): €80.00m
  • Timo Werner from RB Leipzig (Centre Forward): €53.00m
  • Ben Chilwell from Leicester (Left Back): €50.20m
  • Hakim Ziyech from Ajax (Right Winger): €40.00m
  • Edouard Mendy from Stade Rennais (Goalkeeper): €24.00m
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Chelsea top departures

Several players are set to leave the team, including Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Chelsea's latest transfer is Edouard Mendy. These are some of the most expensive players the club has transferred:

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  • Álvaro Morata to Atletico Madrid (Centre-Forward): €56.00m
  • Mario Pasalic to Atlanta (Central Midfield): €15.00m
  • Willian to Arsenal (Right Winger): Free transfer
  • Michy Batshuayi to Crystal Palace (Centre-Forward): Loan
  • Davide Zappacosta to Genoa (Right-Back): Loan

Chelsea top goal scorers

Chelsea trophies are countless. It is the only British club to win all three major UEFA trophies. Some of the best scorers in Chelsea in its history include:

  • Reece James: Right-Back
  • Jorginho: Defensive Midfield
  • Mason Mount: Attacking Midfield
  • Kurt Zouma: Centre-Back
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi: Left Winger

Chelsea profile is extensive; therefore, vital information was sieved from the vast data from reliable sources. Die-hard soccer fans who can afford to tour the Stamford Bridge stadium and other prominent stadiums do so regularly.

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