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Black History Month: Chelsea players before Paul Canoville

Famously, Paul Canoville played a major part in Chelsea Football Club history by becoming the first black player to appear in our men’s first team. But the story for black players at the club did not start there. As part of Black History Month, club historian Rick Glanvill has researched three who preceded Canoville, dating back to the 1930s, and he shares their tales here…

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It’s been a while - Chelsea’s longest gaps between league meetings

Chelsea face Brentford in a league match for the first time in over 74 years today. Is this the Blues’ longest-ever gap in league games against another side?

16 Oct 2021
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Where Are They Now: Chelsea’s last team to play at Brentford

Almost nine years have passed since our last trip to Brentford, which was an FA Cup fourth-round tie at Griffin Park in January 2013. We look back at the Blues line-up that day and bring you up to speed with what they’re doing now.

15 Oct 2021
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Brentford and Chelsea connections: Nine things you may not have known including Chopper, Mount and South Dakota

On Saturday, Chelsea and Brentford will meet in a league game for the first time since 1947. However, there has still been plenty of crossover between the two clubs, and here we delve into the history books to bring you some trivia about the Bees and the Blues you may not know…

14 Oct 2021
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The evolution of Chelsea’s club-record winning run

Five years ago this month we began a club-record run of victories in all competitions by beating Southampton. Here’s a look back at how that record has changed over the years, dating back to our very first season 116 years ago…

02 Oct 2021
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Did you know? Eight lesser known facts about Chelsea vs Juventus

Ahead of the fifth competitive match in our history against Juventus, and the third in Turin, we have dug out some little known pieces of trivia linking the two clubs.

29 Sep 2021
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Chelsea’s biggest win ever – 50 years on from 21-0

We tell the story of how one of the great Blues sides became paired with part-time minnows in European competition, and of the goal-laden two matches that followed…

29 Sep 2021
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‘Keep it tight at the back and I’ll do the rest for you’ – Jimmy Greaves remembered by John Sillett

John Sillett played with Jimmy Greaves throughout the legendary striker’s four years at Chelsea and they were great friends, with Sillett and his fellow defenders often thankful for Greaves’ extraordinary rate of scoring when goals were going in at both ends of the pitch. Following Greaves passing on Sunday, we spoke to Sillett who shared some special memories from both on and off the pitch…

22 Sep 2021
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The day Jimmy captained the Blues - and scored four!

Following the death of Jimmy Greaves on Sunday, we tell the story of the day he captained Chelsea for the first and only time, saying his farewells in the way he knew best...

21 Sep 2021
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Golden strikes – Chelsea’s oldest Premier League scorers

With his opening goal in our 3-0 victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, Thiago Silva became one of the oldest players to score for Chelsea in the Premier League. So where does the veteran Brazilian defender rank on our top-five list?

21 Sep 2021
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Tambling on Greaves: ‘Chelsea’s most natural goalscorer was like Lionel Messi’

Bobby Tambling was asked to take over from Jimmy Greaves as Chelsea’s main striker and in becoming our all-time leading scorer prior to Frank Lampard, he succeeded. Here Tambling recalls what he learned from watching Greaves in action, explains why he was so crucial to the Chelsea side of the time, and remembers when he was desperate to play in goal...

20 Sep 2021
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Demba Ba’s big Blue moments

With former Chelsea striker Demba Ba announcing his retirement as a player on Monday at the age of 36, we take a fond look back at five of his most important matches during his time in west London.

16 Sep 2021