Chelsea Football Club is one of the most successful teams in England over the last decade with enormous support all around the world. The Stamford Bridge club, founded in 1905, regularly attracts over 40 000 fans at its home ground. The Blues have been English champions five times, and have won the FA Cup seven times, the League Cup four times, Community Shield four times and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup twice.
They are the first club to win all three major competitions (Uefa Champions League, Uefa Cup Winners’ Cup and Uefa Cup/Europa League). The 2014/15 season was Chelsea’s 101st competitive season, 25th consecutive season in the top flight of English football, 23rd consecutive season in the Premier League, and 109th year in existence as a football club. It was a successful season as they once again became the Premier League Champions.
Chelsea holds the record for the highest ever points total for a league season (95). The club’s 21-0 victory Jeunesee Hautcharge in the Uefa Cup Winners’ Cup in 1971 remains a record in European competition. The club has been led to victory by Jose Mourinho for three of its five league titles.
With a new season comes new players. Mourinho decided to bring Radamel Falcao, Nathan, Danilo Pantic and Asmir Begovic as a goalkeeping option. Leaving the team were Petr Cech, Didier Drogba, Patrick Bamford, Lewis Baker, Jordan Houghton among others.
The Blues will now be looking to win the league title for a second straight year for the second time while Mourinho still dearly wants an elusive Champions League title with the club. The Portuguese has already won Europe’s top competition with FC Porto and Inter Milan previously.