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Friday, August 17, 2007

Team Preview: Chelsea Football Club




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Chelsea FC

History

The club was formed in 1905 at the Rising Sun Pub in the Fulham district of West London.

Team Colors

Blue and white.

Playing Stadium

Stamford Bridge. Capacity of over 42,000. It was built in 1877 and remains their only home.

Team Honors

English Premier League: 2 times.
English First Division: 1 time.
FA Cup: 4 times.
League Cup: 4 times.
Community Shield: 3 times.
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 1 time.
European Supercup: 1 time.

European Players of the Year

None.

Ownership

Mr. Roman Abramovich purchased the club in 2003. He took the club off of the stock exchange, and it remains privately held.

Chairman


Mr. Bruce Buck, who is an American.

Head Coach

Mr. Jose Mourinho.

2007-2008 European Competition

Group phase of the Champions League.

Team roster and image courtesy of Wikipedia under the terms of their GNU Free Documentation License.

Current as of 14 August 2007:

No.
Position Player
1 Flag of the Czech Republic GK Petr Čech
2 Flag of England DF Glen Johnson
3 Flag of England DF Ashley Cole
4 Flag of France MF Claude Makélélé
5 Flag of Ghana MF Michael Essien
6 Flag of Portugal DF Ricardo Carvalho
7 Flag of Ukraine FW Andriy Shevchenko
8 Flag of England MF Frank Lampard (vice-captain)
9 Flag of England MF Steve Sidwell
10 Flag of England MF Joe Cole
11 Flag of Côte d'Ivoire FW Didier Drogba
12 Flag of Nigeria MF John Obi Mikel
13 Flag of Germany MF Michael Ballack
14 Flag of Peru FW Claudio Pizarro

No.
Position Player
15 Flag of France MF Florent Malouda
16 Flag of the Netherlands MF Arjen Robben
17 Flag of England FW Scott Sinclair
18 Flag of England DF Wayne Bridge
19 Flag of France MF Lassana Diarra
20 Flag of Portugal DF Paulo Ferreira
21 Flag of Côte d'Ivoire FW Salomon Kalou
22 Flag of Israel DF Tal Ben Haim
23 Flag of Italy GK Carlo Cudicini
24 Flag of England MF Shaun Wright-Phillips
26 Flag of England DF John Terry (captain)
33 Flag of Brazil DF Alex
40 Flag of Portugal GK Henrique Hilário

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