The Chelsea Football Club has a long history that dates back to 1877. There are not many sports franchises in the world that can claim such a storied history. While others in the United Kingdom have been staples for over one hundred years, Chelsea is one that continues to see its fan base loyal and dispersed.
The club has won multiple titles over the years and when the Premier League was formed 26 years ago, chose to break with tradition and join the league, created to help teams become more financially stable due to television royalties and marketing deals.
The club itself was formed in 1905 and in short, the order became known for acquiring the big names in the sport of soccer. However, the club spent the first 50 years chasing a major title, and it wasn’t until 1955 that the first of many titles to follow was realised. The team began in the first division and remained so for nearly 40 years where they were semi-finalists five times before finally winning the FA Cup in 55 as a result of Coach Ted Drake leading the team to victory.
The clubs latest victory came in 2016/2017 when they won the Premier League, Cup. Previously, the won in 2004/2005, 2005/2006 and 2009/2010. As history has shown, the clubs slow beginnings has risen to great success and Chelsea is now considered a top competing team in the Premier League.
Chelsea F.C Coaches
Head coach Antonio Conte manages the coaching staff at Chelsea. Conte is the fifth coach from Italy to manage the club. Previously he managed the Italian National team, and Angelo Alessio holds Juventus F.C. The First assistant coach position; he is joined by Antonio Conte’s younger brother Gianluca Conte.
Gianluca Spinelli is in charge of managing the goalkeepers. Spinelli previously coached the Italian squad for twelve years before moving to Chelsea. The club also employs several fitness coaches including Paolo Bertelli, Julio Tous and Chris Jones. They are assisted by Constantino Coratti who carries out the responsibilities as an assistant fitness coach.
In addition to the head coach, assistant coach and fitness coaches, Chelsea employs an assistant goalkeeper coach (Henrique Hilario). Additionally, there is management staff in place to assist the coaches in player development, fitness, player analysis, nutrition, and medical care.
Chelsea F.C Stadium
Chelsea F.C plays at the Stamford Bridge stadium. Built in 1877, it is long steeped in the tradition of football in the United Kingdom. It has undergone multiple renovations in the 70’s and 80’s and cost overruns nearly saw the stadium lost before being saved by new ownership. Its most recent renovation took place in the 90’s and it now seats 41,631.
Leagues Chelsea F.C Plays In
The Chelsea Football club plays in the Premier League and to date, it has won a total of six titles. These include winning the FA Cup seven times, the League Cup Championships five times, the FA Community Shields, four times, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups twice, the UEFA Champions League once and the UEFA Super Cup once.
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