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How Much Do You Know About Chelsea FC?

Test your knowledge on the new Premier League champions.

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  1. 1. First things first, in what year were Chelsea FC founded?

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    1901
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    1905
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    1911
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    It was 1905!

    The club was founded on 10 March 1905 by Gus Mears in The Rising Sun pub (now The Butcher's Hook), right opposite the present day entrance to Stamford Bridge.

  2. 2. A number of different names were considered before they settled on Chelsea FC – which of these was NOT an option?

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    Stamford Bridge FC
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    Imperial FC
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    Kensington FC
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    London FC
  3. 3. How long did Chelsea have to wait between their first and second league titles?

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    34 years
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    47 years
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    50 years
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    It was 50 years!

    Roy Bentley captained the side to their first ever league title in 1955, and in 2005, John Terry managed the same.

    It was 50 years!
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  4. 4. Everyone knows that Chelsea play in blue, but what is the official colour of their home strip?

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    Royal blue
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    True blue
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    Palatinate blue
  5. 5. On Chelsea's greatest ever night – the Champions League final in 2012 – whose corner did Didier Drogba head in to send the game into extra time?

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    Frank Lampard
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    Juan Mata
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    Florent Malouda
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    Salomon Kalou
  6. 6. How many mangers, including all interims and caretakers, have Chelsea had since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003?

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    8
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    9
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    10
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    11
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    It's 10!

    Yep, Abramovich has worked his way through a whopping 10 managers since buying the club. Claudio Ranieri, José Mourinho, Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Ray Wilkins, Guus Hiddink, Carlo Ancelotti, André Villas-Boas, Roberto Di Matteo and Rafael Benítez have all been in charge, with Mourinho of course returning for a second spell.

  7. 7. Chelsea are a club with a lot of firsts to their name – which of these is NOT true?

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    They were the first British club to field an entirely foreign starting line-up
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    They are the only English club to have won all three of UEFA's major cup competitions
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    They were the first English club to use squad numbers on their shirts
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    They were the first English team to score three own goals in a single match
  8. 8. Chelsea opened the scoring after just 42 seconds in their 1997 FA Cup final victory over Middlesbrough – but who scored the goal?

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    Roberto Di Matteo
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    Gianfranco Zola
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    Eddie Newton
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    It was Di Matteo!

    Eddie Newton added the second in the 2-0 victory.

  9. 9. Who was voted the club's greatest ever player in a 2012 fan poll?

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    Peter Osgood
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    Frank Lampard
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    Didier Drogba
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    Gianfranco Zola
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  10. 10. Which vegetable has a strange association with Chelsea, and has actually been banned from Stamford Bridge?

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    Leeks
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    Celery
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    Brocolli
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    Runner beans
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    It's celery!

    It's unclear why the tradition actually started, but Chelsea fans have songs about celery and also throw the vegetable from the stands in celebration. It was banned from Stamford Bridge in 2007 after Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas was pelted with it when taking a corner. Back then, it never looked as if he'd one day go on to wear the blue shirt himself...

    It's celery!
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  11. 11. Chelsea won their first ever FA Cup in 1970 via a replay – but who did they beat?

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    Tottenham Hotspur
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    Leeds United
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    Aston Villa
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    It was Leeds!

    After a 2-2 draw at Wembley, Chelsea won the replay 2-1 in extra time at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Peter Osgood and David Webb.

  12. 12. Frank Lampard became Chelsea's all-time leading goalscorer when he netted twice against Aston Villa in May 2013, but whose record did he break?

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    Roy Bentley
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    Kerry Dixon
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    Bobby Tambling
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    It was Bobby Tambling!

    Lampard scored his 202nd and 203rd goals to pass Tambling's record at Villa Park. The midfielder finished his Chelsea career for 211 goals.

    It was Bobby Tambling!
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  13. 13. What was the score when Chelsea won the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup against Stuttgart in 1998?

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    1-0
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    2-0
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    2-1
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    It was 1-0!

    Gianfranco Zola scored the winning goal for the Blues.

  14. 14. Chelsea famously demolished Arsenal 6-0 last season on Arsene Wenger's 1,000th game in charge. Who were the five scorers that day?

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    Eto'o, Schürrle, Hazard, Oscar (2) and Salah
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    Eto'o (2), Terry, Hazard and Oscar
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    Schürrle, Hazard, Eto'o, Willian and Salah (2)
  15. 15. Who do Chelsea fans laud as "the king" of Stamford Bridge?

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    Jose Mourinho
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    Ron Harris
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    Peter Osgood
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    Didier Drogba
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    It's Osgood!

    There's a statue of the legendary striker outside of Stamford Bridge.

  16. 16. Who is the club's current number 7?

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    Oscar
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    Ramires
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    Willian
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    Juan Cuadrado
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  17. 17. In the song "One Man Went to Mow", which is sung by fans during matches, what is the name of the dog?

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    Stamford
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    Ossie
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    Spot
  18. 18. Which of these players has more Premier League appearances for Chelsea?

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    Dennis Wise
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    Ashley Cole
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    Marcel Desailly
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    It's Dennis Wise!

    He played 261 times in the league for the Blues, while Cole appeared 229 times and Desailly 158 times.

  19. 19. The Blues won their first league title of the Roman Abramovich era in 2005 – who did they beat to wrap up the winning points?

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    Fulham
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    Manchester United
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    Bolton Wanderers
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    It was Bolton!

    Frank Lampard scored twice in a 2-0 victory at the Reebok Stadium.

  20. 20. Which of these players NEVER scored a hat-trick in Chelsea colours?

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    Fernando Torres
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    John Spencer
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    Gianluca Vialli
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    Tore Andre Flo
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  21. 21. Chelsea's most recent FA Cup triumph was over Liverpool in 2012. The Blues won 2-1 that day, but who scored their goals?

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    Drogba and Lampard
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    Ramires and Drogba
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    Mata and Ramires
  22. 22. Who holds the record for being the youngest player to ever make a Premier League appearance for Chelsea?

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    Josh McEachran
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    Mikael Forssell
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    Jody Morris
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    It's Jody Morris!

    He was 17 years and 43 days old when he made his top flight debut against Middlesbrough.

  23. 23. Can you name this Norwegian defender who was Chelsea's player of the year in 1995?

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    Erland Johnsen
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    Frode Grodås
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    Bjarne Goldbæk
  24. 24. Complete this chant: "We all follow the Chelsea, over land and sea, and..."

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    Milwall
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    Leicester
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    Tottenham
  25. 25. Petr Cech set the record the most Chelsea clean sheets with his 208th in January 2014 – whose record did he break?

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    William Foulke
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    Carlo Cudicini
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    Peter Bonetti
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    It was Peter Bonetti!

    "The Cat" made a total of 729 appearances for the club between 1960-1979.

    It was Peter Bonetti!
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  26. 26. And finally, Chelsea captain and number 26 John Terry has been at the club since his youth days, but did play for one other club during a loan spell – who?

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    Luton Town
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    Nottingham Forest
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    Swindon Town
 
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