The Chelsea football club has an illustrious history that dates back many decades. In this article we will be looking at a few of these historical facts and reasons why Chelsea has become a giant in the field of football. This club was established in the 1900’s and its name is always on the list of the top 4 clubs in the English Premier League. A few other similar teams include Liverpool, Arsenal FC and Manchester United.
Chelsea FC is affectionately known as “the blues” by fans all over the world due to the fact that they have won countless trophies and titles over the years. They’ve faced top clubs such as FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Real Madrid etc. We will now look at a few of Chelsea’s achievements.
1. They have the record for the highest total points for a league season as well as the lowest conceded goals during a league season.
2. The longest winning streak at home, winning 86 matches from the 20th March, 2004 to 26th October, 2008.
3. They have the record for the highest home attendance match which happened on 2nd October, 1935 against Arsenal where they had an attendance of a whopping 82,905 people!
4. They became the first team to win the FA Cup at the new Wembley Stadium on the 19th May, 2007.
The Chelsea FC is also known to recruit the best players from all around the globe using its extensive budget. In fact, they became the first British football team to have a field of players that are all completely foreign. This first happened at the game against Southampton in December, 1999 (a Premier League match).
In closing, the Chelsea football team has quite the history and they undoubtedly have a very bright future ahead of them. We look forward to seeing what new victories lie ahead!