Chelsea FC
Club NameChelsea
Year Founded1905
ManagerCarlo Ancelotti
ChairmanBruce Buck
OwnerRoman Abramovich
StadiumStamford Bridge
DivisionBarclays Premier League


[edit] Club Information

In the 2009-10 season Chelsea emerged as winners of the Premier League and FA Cup, aswell as winning the Community Shield. Didier Drogba was top scorer in the league (29 goals), including his final day of the season hatrick, Petr Cech kept the most clean sheets and Frank Lampard got the most assists in the season (17 assists). Chelsea also managed to score the most goals in the league, a resounding 103 which beat their highest ever, and also concede only 32 leaving them with a massive goal difference of 71.

Chelsea currently have a very solid 4-3-3 formation which causes their oppostion a lot of problems. In goal they have a very agile Petr Cech who is a brilliant shot stopper. In defence, Chelsea's center-backs are John Terry and Alex who both have tackling and heading ability aswell as being very strong. Also in defence are Chelsea's two flying full-backs, Branislav Ivanovic and Ashley Cole, both these players are very quick and like to get up the pitch to join in the attacks. Chelsea have a tight midfield with the likes of Frank Lampard, Michael Essien and John Obi Mikel. John Obi Mikel tends to be the most defensive of the three, Michael Essien is a typical box-to-box midfielder and Frank Lampard is the most attacking with his neat passing and good lang-range shots. Chelsea's three forwards consist of Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda who both like to get down the line with pace and trickery, aswell as the ever-present clinical finisher Didier Drogba.

Chelsea have some amazing youngsters in their team aswell, the likes of Jeffrey Bruma, Patrick van Aanholt, Gael Kakuta, Fabio Borini and Josh McEachran (who is tipped to be the next Frank Lampard). However we cannot forget the Chelsea players who have been with Chelsea through thick and thin such as Henrique Hilario, Jose Bosingwa, Paulo Ferreira and Salomon Kalou. Aswell as the players who were bought last season and this season and have helped Chelsea to the title these include Ross Turnbull, Ramires, Yossi Benayoun, Yury Zhirkov and Daniel Sturridge.

[edit] Squad

No. Name Nationality Position (s) Age
1 Petr Cech CzechRepublicFlag.png GK


22 Ross Turnbull EnglandFlag.png GK


40 Henrique Hilario PortugalFlag.png GK


2 Branislav Ivanovic SerbiaFlag.png CB / RB


3 Ashley Cole EnglandFlag.png LWB / LB


17 Jose Bosingwa PortugalFlag.png RWB / RB


19 Paulo Ferreira PortugalFlag.png RB / LB


26 John Terry (captain) EnglandFlag.png CB


33 Alex BrazilFlag.png CB


38 Patrick van Aanholt NetherlandsFlag.png LB / CB


43 Jeffrey Bruma NetherlandsFlag.png CB / RB


5 Michael Essien GhanaFlag.png CM / CDM / RM


7 Ramires BrazilFlag.png CM / CDM / RM


8 Frank Lampard (vice captain) EnglandFlag.png CM / CAM


10 Yossi Benayoun IsraelFlag.png CM / CAM / LM


12 Mikel John Obi NigeriaFlag.png CDM / CM


15 Florent Malouda FranceFlag.png LW / LM


18 Yury Zhirkov RussiaFlag.png LM / LB / LWB


46 Josh McEachran EnglandFlag.png CM / CAM / LM


11 Didier Drogba IvoryCoastFlag.png ST / RW


21 Salomon Kalou IvoryCoastFlag.png ST / LW / RW


23 Daniel Sturridge EnglandFlag.png ST / LW / RW


39 Nicolas Anelka FranceFlag.png ST / RW


44 Gael Kakuta FranceFlag.png LW / RW / CAM


45 Fabio Borini ItalyFlag.png ST


[edit] Transfers

[edit] In

Player Nationality Transferred from Fee Date
Ramires BrazilFlag.png Benfica £17 million 13 August 2010
Yossi Benayoun IsraelFlag.png Liverpool £5.5 million 2 July 2010
Tomas Kalas CzechRepublicFlag.png Sigma Olomouc £5.2 million 7 July 2010
Matej Delac CroatiaFlag.png Inter Zapresic £2.7 million 20 August 2010

[edit] Out

Player Nationality Transferred to Fee Date
Ricardo Carvalho PortugalFlag.png Real Madrid £6.7 million 10 August 2010
Miroslav Stoch SlovakiaFlag.png Fenerbache £4.95 million 10 June 2010
Franco Di Santo ArgentinaFlag.png Wigan £2 million 31 August 2010
Scott Sinclair EnglandFlag.png Swansea City £0.5 million 9 August 2010
Deco PortugalFlag.png Fluminense Undisclosed 7 August 2010
Joe Cole EnglandFlag.png Liverpool Free 30 June 2010
Michael Ballack GermanyFlag.png Bayer Leverkusen Free 30 June 2010
Juliano Belletti BrazilFlag.png Fluminense Free 30 June 2010
Sam Hutchinson EnglandFlag.png Retired n/a 12 August 2010

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