About the club
Around and about Chelsea
1. Where is Chelsea?
Chelsea is in south-west central London, on the north bank of the River Thames. It is close to Fulham, Knightsbridge and Kensington.
2. What is the area famous for?
In the 1960s, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix could be found on Chelsea’s King’s Road. With its restaurants and boutiques, it is as famous and fashionable now as it was in the 1960s. Nowadays though, Chelsea is known for being stylish and upmarket.
3. Why can’t I find it on the London Underground map?
Chelsea is the only one of the 5 London sides in the Premier League which doesn’t form the name of an Underground station (the other teams are Arsenal, Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham). However, there is an Underground station in the heart of Chelsea’s fashionable shopping area – Sloane Square.
4. Are Chelsea tractors made in Chelsea?
No. Technically, there is no such thing as a Chelsea tractor – it’s just a nickname given to large 4x4 cars (or ‘Sports Utility Vehicles’), and driven by wealthy people who can afford the high prices. A lot of them live in Chelsea, and this is how the nickname arose.
5. What are the Chelsea Pensioners?
These are retired soldiers who live in The Royal Hospital Chelsea, a retirement home for former soldiers of the British Army. They are easy to recognize because of their old-fashioned bright red uniforms, which they still wear today.
6. Why is it sometimes said that Chelsea’s stadium, Stamford Bridge, is in the wrong place?
Stamford Bridge is actually in Fulham, not Chelsea. But it’s only a short walk away.
In the 19th century, the owners of Stamford Bridge tried, unsuccessfully, to sell the ground to another London club. But which team was it? Search the web to find the answer.
- Tottenham Hotspur
- West Ham
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