Chelsea FC is an English professional football club based in London. The club was founded in 1905 and plays in the Premier League. So far, Chelsea have won the national championships six times, they won the FA Cup eight times, the League Cup five times, the European Cup II twice, the UEFA Europa League twice and the UEFA Champions League once. Chelsea was one of the few top European clubs to win, together with Manchester United, Ajax, Juventus and Bayern Munich, all three of the UEFA main competitions (European Cup I / UEFA Champions League, European Cup II, and UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League) . Chelsea is also the only European club to be the title holder of both the UEFA Champions League (2011/12 season) and the UEFA Europa League (2012/13 season) at the same time.
Chelsea play their home games at the Stamford Bridge stadium, which has 41,841 seats. On July 1, 2003, Chelsea was sold by Ken Bates for about 200 million euros to the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. Since this takeover, some have nicknamed Chelsea "Chelski". Abramovich is said to have spent about 1.5 billion euros on salaries and transfer fees so far.
Chelsea's traditional equipment consists of a full blue shirt and shorts, earning the club the nickname The Blues.