Chelsea F.C. (Chelsea Football Club), also known as The Blues or previously as The Pensioners (London FC), is an English football club which plays in the Premier League and is headquartered in London. The club was founded by H.A. Mears in 1905, and has its own stadium, Stamford Bridge, which can accommodate about 41,841 spectators, located in Fulham, London.
Chelsea have spent a lot of history in the world of English football, and having success as much as two periods, throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, then in the late 1990s to the present. Chelsea have won four Premier League titles (1954-55, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-2010), six FA Cups (1970, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2009, 2010), four League Cups (1965, 1998 , 2005, 2007), and two Cup Winners Cup (1971, 1998).
In the same year (2005), Chelsea also
The first manager was John Roberson (1905-1906). Chelsea won the English Premier League (Premiership) in 1955 at Ted Drake’s tenure as manager.
Chelsea won the Premiership 50 years later, in 2005, the manager Jose Mourinho’s tenure (2004-2007), who then have the full support of the national oil billionaire Russian owner, Roman Abramovich.
won the Carling Cup by beating Liverpool. Subsequently in 2006, Chelsea won the Premiership. And in 2007, Chelsea won the Carling Cup again after beating Arsenal 2-1 and won the FA Cup after beating Manchester United 1-0 through extra time.
But due to some poor performances at the beginning of 2007/2008 competition coupled with the discrepancy with the owner, Jose Mourinho has finally resigned as manager, and then replaced by Avram Grant the former Israeli national team manager.
Early in the coaching Grant, many people are looking at one eye. However, Chelsea’s Avram Grant is able to bring a treble runner-up is in the Carling Cup before losing to Tottenham Hotspur by a score of 2-1. Followed by a runner-up under the English Premier League Manchester United and was runner-up in the Champions League after losing 6-5 on penalties from Manchester United. But these achievements are considered not good enough so that Grant had been fired at the end of the season.
In late January 2009, replacing Chelsea coach Avram Grant with Brazil, Luiz Felipe Scolari. However, Scolari are also unable to provide satisfactory performance for Roman Abramovich. So at the end of April 2009 suffered the same fate with Grant. Position vacant Chelsea manager then filled by the time Russian national team coach, Guus Hiddink, until the end of the 2008-2009 season. At the end of May, before leaving Chelsea, Guus Hiddink gives sweet memories by bringing Chelsea’s FA Cup fifth.
Early in the competition 2009-2010, Chelsea announced a new manager is Carlo Ancelotti, with the contract for 3 seasons. Provide direct Ancelotti Chelsea won the title with the 2009 Community Shield after beating Manchester United on penalties. Victory in a penalty shootout was a first for Chelsea since 1998, when Chelsea face Ipswich Town in the League Cup.
At the end of the season 2009 – 2010, Chelsea won the Premier League and FA Cup, which is the first achievement in the history of Chelsea. Chelsea also became the club managed to get a record seventh title wed. (Double winner).
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba managed to get the Golden Boot (top scorers) with a notch 29 goals. In the final game of season 2009 – 2010 dated May 9, 2010, Chelsea embarrass Wigan to score a landslide 8-0 with Drogba scoring 3 goals. Chelsea also won a record is absolutely 100% against all the big four EPL teams (Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal).
Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea sacked in May 2011 after a 1-0 defeat of Everton in the final game of the season 2010-2011.
Currently the position is filled by a former manager of FC Porto coach, André Villas-Boas