Premier League A-Z: Chelsea

Premier League A-Z: Chelsea

We look at our 2020/21 opponents.

Leeds United are returning to the Premier League for the 2020/21 season after being crowned Sky Bet Championship champions.

There is much anticipation, with the Whites heading back into the top-flight for the first time in 16 years.

Ahead of the campaign, which is due to begin on 12th September,  we take a closer look at our Premier League opponents in our A-Z.

 

 

 

Name: Chelsea

 

Nickname: The Blues

 

Founded: 1905

 

Manager/head coach: Frank Lampard

 

Major Honours:

First Division/Premier League winners (6): 1954–55, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2014–15, 2016–17

FA Cup winners (8): 1969–70, 1996–97, 1999–2000, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2017–18

League Cup winners (5): 1964–65, 1997–98, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2014–15

FA Charity/Community Shield winners (4): 1955, 2000, 2005, 2009

European Cup/UEFA Champions League winners (1): 2011–12

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League winners (2): 2012–13, 2018–19

European Cup Winners' Cup winners (2): 1970–71, 1997–98

European Super Cup winners (1): 1998

 

Ground: Stamford Bridge

Stamford Bridge

 

Stadium capacity: 40,834

 

Distance from Elland Road: 199 miles

 

2019/20 league position: 4th (Premier League)

 

2019/20 top league goal scorer: Tammy Abraham (15)

 

2020/21 Premier League title odds: 14/1

 

2020/21 Premier League relegation odds: 1000/1

 

Previous encounters: 102

 

Leeds United wins: 39

 

Draws: 29

 

Chelsea wins: 34

 

Last time at home:

Wednesday 19th December 2012

League Cup quarter final

Leeds United 1 (Becchio 37)

Chelsea 5 (Mata 47, Ivanovic 64, Moses 66, Hazard 81, Torres 84)

Luciano Becchio

 

Last time away:

Saturday 15th May 2004

Premier League

Chelsea 1 (Grønkjaer 20)

Leeds United 0

Ian Harte

 

Did you know? 

- Chelsea along with Arsenal were the first sides to play in numbered shirts

- Chelsea hold the record for the longest streak of unbeaten matches at home in the English top-flight. Their run of unbeaten games stretched to 86 matches between March 2004 and October 2008

- Chelsea are the only British club to have won all three of UEFA’s major trophies – the Champions League, Europa League and Cup Winners’ Cup.

 

From the photo archive:

James MilnerSaturday 28th December 2002- 16-year-old James Milner comes off the bench to score a wonderful goal as part of a 2-0 victory at Elland Road.

 

 

 

 

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