It's no longer news that Chelsea FC won her first-ever UEFA Champions League title in 2012 after coming to the final as underdogs. The west London club headed by Roberto Di Matteo at the time defeated a Bayern Munich squad which consists of Arjen Robben, Frank Ribery, Philip Lahm, Bastein Schweinsteiger, and other great players.
Over the years, football has shown us that there is a possibility that an event that took place years back can repeat itself again. In case of Chelsea football club, they have had a perfect repeat of what happened to them in year 2012 this year. The record that got to repeat itself again saw the blues won the UEFA Champions League for the second time in their history this year in May.
Thomas Tuchel is set to lead Chelsea into the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday against Spanish side Villarreal. The blues will take on the Europa league winners in what is a must win final for Chelsea. Chelsea have played this final twice in the last 10 years and both time ls they lost out to their opponents.
When Chelsea acquired the services of Thomas Tuchel, the plan was for him to come in and get the team of the poor run of results they were under with Lampard in charge and at least finish as one of the top four clubs in the country by the end of the season.
In that Chelsea's UCL winning squad of 2012, there are certain player names that always get mentioned when you relive those memories, because of the vital roles they played. However, there are several other players, who despite making important contributions to that winning team, get little or no recognition.
Chelsea football club is no doubt, among one of the best football club across the globe after they won the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup. Chelsea's last three premier league matches and results at the start of the new campaign have shown that Chelsea football club are doing great under Thomas Tuchel.
Jose Mourinho is tenth on the list, with a fee of £9.5 million (Chelsea, 2015) Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich paid close to nine figures to split ways with Mourinho after the Blues had a poor start to the 2015/16 season, the first of a series of entries for the 'Special One' on this countdown.
The Era of Chelsea's owner Roman Abramovich has witnessed a handful of world class coaches take charge of the West London club. The Russian billionaire is widely known for his "hire and fire" policy at Chelsea, which has somewhat preserved a winning culture at Stamford bridge, as the blues are currently the most successful Epl team in last decade.
1. Frank Lampard Lampard joined Chelsea from West Ham in 2001 and spent a total of 13 years at Stamford Bridge. He went on to become the club's highest goal scorer before he left in 2014. In 2019, he was appointed Chelsea manager, following the departure of Maurizio Sarri.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is widely known for splashing the cash when it comes to signing a player of his choice to strengthen the team. Abramovich has broken the money bag severally to signed top quality players and managers to keep Chelsea in contention of the title race every season.
Nine years after their last meeting, Chelsea and Juventus are set to play each other this week in the UEFA Champions League. The last time both teams met was when they were drawn in the same group in the 2012/2013 UCL season. Incidentally, Chelsea also went into that game as the reigning UCL champions.
Mo Salah and Eden Hazard are two of the best footballers in the world, Eden Hazard will forever be appaluaded for his dribbling skills while Salah is already registering himself as Liverpool FC legend. Mo Salah and Eden Hazard are these two players whom we will be comparing their stats to see who has a better EPL profile.
Photo Credit: Getty images The UCL groupstage fixtures has been set, Chelsea and Juventus are in group H. Malmo and Zenit St Petersburg are the other two teams who completed the group. Chelsea's 2021 UCL excellence really followed the trend of their 2012 season. In 2012, Chelsea sacked a coach in the middle of the season.
Steve Bruce recently parted ways with Newcastle United as the manager of the club, following the Saudi Arabia takeover. Bruce spent two years with the Magpies and oversaw his last game for them against Tottenham in a 3-2 defeat. Newcastle United have given Bruce an £8 million severance package as part of his dismissal.
Chelsea are currently a team on form having enjoyed a positive start to the season, one that currently sees them ontop of the Premier league table. As European Champions, it is only natural that they play with confidence as Champions are not expected to do otherwise especially while the season is still very young.
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Chelsea are the reigning European Champions as they defeated Manchester City 1-0 at Estadio Do Dragao in Portugal to lift up their second UEFA Champions League title in 9years, and on the 11th of August, 2021 Chelsea beat Villarreal 6-5 on Penalties to lift up their second UEFA Super Cup title in 22 years.
The Russian Billionaire and Chelsea football club owner, Roman Abrahamovic has in past years, shown how trim he is, with unsuccessful results from head coaches. This excruciating policy of the Chelsea football club owner, has seen many managers been shown the exit door or retiring forcefully to avert the embarrassment of being fired.
Chelsea thrived under Tuchel last season, winning the UEFA Champions League and finishing fourth in the Premier League last season. Within six months of Thomas Tuchel's arrival at Stamford Bridge, the German tactician turned Chelsea into a more competitive team. He built a team that every club found difficult to play against.
For most Chelsea Football Club fans, Roberto Di Matteo will forever remain a legend of the club while for others, he will just be the coach who gave the team their first UEFA Champions League title. Flashback to the year 2012, Chelsea FC was on a run of poor form under Andre Villa Boas and the team needed to improve in order to be in the race for the UEFA Champions League.
Jorginho is a Brazilian born Italian midfielder that plays for English club Chelsea in the English premier league and also for the Italian National team. Jorginho recently won the UEFA men's player of the year award after his impressive performance since January this year winning the UEFA champions league, UEFA Euro2020 and the UEFA Super cup.