Monday, July 27, 2009

Operation FC (Chelsea)

Which football club comes to your mind upon seeing a crest bearing an upright blue lion, which is looking backwards and holding a staff? Yes! none other then Chelsea. The west London football club which has been making waves in the English Football circuit from its inception in 1905.

Also known as The Blues, because of the blue colour they appear to be so attached to. Although, the shades changed over the years, in the crests and Home/Away kits but the basic colour remained the same. This nickname was widely accepted among Chelsea's fan-following when the 1972 single "Blue is The Colour", rocked the UK Singles Chart with the voices of the then Chelsea's playing eleven.

This top-tier English football club has been English champions three times, and has won the FA Cup five times, the League Cup four times and the UEFA Winners' Cup twice.

The home ground of Chelsea is the 40, 065 capacity Stamford Bridge (although I always misunderstood it to be "Stanford Bridge").

Chelsea's traditional kit colurs are Royal Blue shirts and shorts with white socks. Their current shirt sponsors are "Samsung".

Chelsea's most prominent rivalries are; Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Man U, Leeds United and Liverpool.


  • Founded: 14th March 1905
  • Ground: Stamford Bridge (40. 000+ capacity)
  • Owner: Rowan Abramovich (Russia)
  • Manager: Carlo Ancelotti (Italy)
  • Chairman: Bruce Buck (USA)
  • League: Barclay's Premier League
  • Last Season Position: 3rd
  • Captain: John Terry (UK)
  • V. Captain: Frank Lampard (UK)
  • 2009 Player of the Year: Frank Lampard (UK)
  • Did You Know: C.F.C was initially founded for Stamford Bridge as the owners thought that such a big ground (it had 100,000 capacity then) required a club of its own!
  • Official Site:
  • Current Squad:
    • Petr Cech (Czech Republic)
    • Henrique Hilario (Portugal)
    • Ross Turnbull (UK)
    • Branislav Ivanovic (Serbia)
    • Ashley Cole (UK)
    • Ricardo Carvalho (Portugal)
    • Jose Bosingwas (Portugal)
    • Paulo Ferriera (Portugal)
    • John Terry (UK)
    • Alex (Brazil)
    • Juliano Belletti (Brazil)
    • Sam Hutchinson (UK)
    • Michael Mancaienne (UK)
    • Michael Essien (Ghana)
    • Frank Lampard (UK)
    • John Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
    • Michael Ballack (Germany)
    • Florent Malouda (France)
    • Yuri Zhirkov (Russia)
    • Deco (Portugal)
    • Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine)
    • Franko Di Santo (Argentina)
    • Joe Cole (UK)
    • Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast)
    • Claudio Pizarro (Peru)
    • Scott Sinclair (UK)
    • Salomon Kalou (Ivory Coast)
    • Daniel Sturridge (UK)
    • Nicolas Anelka (France)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

could hav bin betta...

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