Chelsea

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About the club

About the club
Season 2012/13: 
3rd place
Nickname: 
The Blues
Stadium: 
Stamford Bridge, Chelsea, London
Capacity: 
42429
Away end: 
South-East corner of the Shed End
Top scorer 12/13: 
Frank Lampard / Demba Ba
Manager: 
José Mourinho
Home kit: 
Blue shirts, blue shorts, white socks.
Away kit: 
White shirts with a diagonal blue stripe, white shirts.
Honours: 
* Premier League: 2010, 2006, 2005 * Div One: 1955 * Div Two: 1989, 1984 * FA Cup: 2012, 2007, 2000, 1997, 1970 * League Cup: 2007, 2005, 1998, 1965 * FA Charity/Community Shield: 2005, 2000, 1956 * UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1998, 1971 * UEFA Super Cup: 1998 * UEFA Champions League: 2012
Did you know: 
Former manager Luiz Felipe Scolari was the first Brazilian manager to ply his trade in the Barclays Premier League.

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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.

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Task

What do you remember about Chelsea?

Read the statements about Chelsea and decide if they are true or false.

Exercise

Task 2

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.

  • Arsenal
  • Fulham
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • West Ham

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The Premier Skills English Team

chelsea is the strongest team in the world.

Well-done!

A Quiz for students (Gulshan Samadova, Taira Akhundova)

1. What is the size of the Barclays Premier League Trophy ?
2. Who is considered the twelfth man in a football team?
3. Ryan Gigs has won more Premier League medals than anyone else. How many medals has he won?
4. Which company made freestyle football popular in the 21st century ?
5. What is the aim of freestyle football?
6. Find the name of Chinese footballer who was bought by Manchester United and lived in Europe between 2004 and 2008.
7. Who are responsible for looking after the crowd? They have to watch the fans, not the game. Find who are they?
8. Who is a kit man? What is his responsibility?
9. What is a foul? And What does the referee do if he wants to caution a player for committing a foul?
10. It's the most popular action of football players. Find the name of the skill of keeping the ball in the air for as long as possible by bouncing it off any part of the body, except the hands and arms.

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