8 Facts About Chelsea Football Club

1. Chelsea Football Club is an English professional football club based in Fulham, West London.

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2. In 1982, Chelsea Football Club were, at the nadir of their fortunes, acquired by Ken Bates for the nominal sum of £1, from Mears' great-nephew Brian Mears for £1.

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3. In 2009, under caretaker manager Guus Hiddink, Chelsea Football Club won another FA Cup.

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4. Stamford Bridge freehold, the pitch, the turnstiles and Chelsea Football Club's naming rights are now owned by Chelsea Football Club Pitch Owners, a non-profit organisation in which fans are the shareholders.

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5. From 20 March 2004 to 26 October 2008, Chelsea Football Club went a record 86 consecutive league matches at home without defeat, beating the previous record of 63 matches unbeaten set by Liverpool between 1978 and 1980.

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6. From 2009 to 2013, Chelsea Football Club were unbeaten in a record 29 consecutive FA Cup matches.

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7. On 26 December 1999, Chelsea Football Club became the first British side to field an entirely foreign starting line-up in a Premier League match against Southampton.

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8. In May 2007, Chelsea Football Club were the first team to win the FA Cup at the new Wembley Stadium, having been the last to win it at the old Wembley.

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