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    Chelsea FC:
    "The Blues"
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    Chelsea FC:
    "Double Winners"
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    "Stamford Bridge"
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New book - First Football Histories: The Chelsea FC story

The Chelsea FC story is the second in the First Football Histories series of books from The Football Ground. It is not intended to be a comprehensive history of Chelsea FC from training ground to the trophy cabinet. It is written as a story for the fans – a narrative of characters, scenes and events that provide an introduction to some key moments in the club’s history; from its foundation in England’s ‘Edwardian’ era through to the modern day, and a country contemplating its departure from Europe.

Ironically, it is in Europe where many of the most compelling Chelsea stories and successes can be described, from being the only British club to have won the European Cup Winners’ Cup twice and the only team from London club to lift the Champions League trophy. Chelsea’s European pedigree stretches back to the very first European Cup competition more than 60 years ago when they were the original British team to be invited to take part.

Aimed at teenage readers and above, it is hoped that, as the flow of history weaves its way in and out of times and places, readers will step off at different points and explore more about football clubs, competitions, countries and players for themselves - as well as the general social and political history providing the backdrop to each tale.

You can find reviews of this book on amazon. Just search for the title or 'Mark Rasdall' in any amazon store and the titles will appear. You can download the digital version to a Kindle or Kindle app on PC, iPad, iPhone and other devices.

Readers in the UK can click on either of these links to purchase digital or print editions from amazon directly.

The print edition is also available from all good bookshops, worldwide.

ISBN: 1979288119 



Football Newsstand

Breaking Football News - Chelsea FC

Trending Football News on Social Media: Chelsea FC

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Chelsea set to hand Antonio Rudiger new deal https://t.co/VO5EciRvy8
It was a rather snowy affair for the Blues away to Norwegian side Tromso, inside the Arctic Circle on this day in 1… https://t.co/qACIA9i7iJ
Many layers to this story… https://t.co/XB0hHtcMS4
Chelsea 2-2 Man Utd... We never give up! 💪
Matthew Harding's Blue and White Army!

Local Football News: Chelsea FC

Football Club Background and History

Football Cub and Management: Chelsea FC

Club Contact Details: Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS
Telephone: 020 7958 2190 

Club Nicknames: The club's nickname was originally "The Pensioners" because of its association with The Chelsea Hospital - home to British war veterans known as 'The Chelsea Pensioners.' It is now "Blue Lions" or, officially, "The Blues."




Honours Chelsea F.C.

What have they won?
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Stamford Bridge
Bruce Buck
Antonio Conte

Location: The club is based in Fulham in the Royal Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, South-West London, England.

Football League: Chelsea FC

Chelsea currently play in the Premier League in England

History of Football: Chelsea FC

Chelsea Football Club was founded in 1905 by Edwardian businessman, Henry Augustus Mears, a football enthusiast who was concerned that London still did not have a club in the First Division of the Football League.

Mears felt there was potential for an old athletics ground – Stamford Bridge – to be developed and a new team formed specifically for football, named Chelsea F.C.  (Stamford Bridge F.C., Kensington F.C. and London F.C. all having been rejected). 


Chelsea F.C. Book Selection

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First Football Briefs: 

A look at different football matches and league fixtures featuring Chelsea Football Club throughout the history of soccer, highlighting key players, managers and football facts. 

Chelsea v Arsenal

Chelsea v Manchester United


First Football Reads:

This series comprises recommended articles and links to pieces covering football history.

Premier League clubs face stadium expansion plans

Football Match Day

Match Day: Chelsea FC - Football Fixtures, Scores, Tickets, Television, Podcasts

Match Day: Chelsea FC - Football Ground - Information and Directions

Match Day: Chelsea FC - Football Results, Match Reports, Statistics, Tables

Match Day: Chelsea FC - Football Videos:

Football Fans, Opinion and Debate

Football Blogs, Fanzines and Fan Sites: Chelsea FC

Football Forums: Chelsea FC

Football Supporters Clubs: Chelsea FC

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