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Founded in 1905, Chelsea FC is one of the most supported clubs in all of world football with a far-reaching and faithful fan base. Despite the popular belief that the club's fans consist entirely of those supporting the team since they were bankrolled by billionaire Roman Abramovich, the West London club has a long and rich history in English football and holds the honour of being sixth on the list of all-time English football attendances.
Also known as the Pensioners, Chelsea has lifted the Premier League title six times in their history. The majority of their trophy success has come under the Abramovich ownership having won five of their six overall, Premier League titles since 2003. The club has won six FA Cups since the turn of the century, including last season's and four out of a possible six between 2007 and 2012. Chelsea also established themselves in Europe, becoming the first London side to have won the UEFA Champions League (doing so in 2012). They are the only English club to have won all four major European trophies. Not only has the senior team been a paragon of success but so has their youth academy having won five consecutive FA Youth Cups.
At the beginning of this golden period, Chelsea spared no expense in bringing the best players and management to the club. Top-class players at the peak of their careers like Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres were added to a roster until the rise of Manchester City was easily the most expensive in the top flight. High profile managers including Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti have held the reigns during this period, although no manager has lasted more than three seasons in a cut-throat environment overseen by Abramovich. With 15 manager changes, the revolving door has not stopped, but the big money spending has.
Whilst transfer records are seemingly being broken every season, Chelsea has not been near the top of the net spend charts over the past half-decade. In fact in 2014/15, under Jose Mourinho, they became the only Premier League club ever to win the title with a negative net spend.
With Antonio Conte at the helm for two seasons, they averaged a net spend of about 40 million Euros per season, which was minuscule compared to their other Premier League rivals.
However, this past summer under the latest manager Maurizio Sarri they splurged on a couple of new players, including breaking their club's transfer record on the young Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
But with Roman Abramovich currently not allowed in the UK, there is still much uncertainty towards the club's future. Chelsea's plans for a new stadium have been put on hold for the time being and they will continue to play their games at Stamford Bridge. Stamford Bridge is owned and controlled by 'Chelsea Pitch Owners' a non-profit organization, which prevents the club's grounds from ever being sold to a property developer.