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Chelsea Trophies
Premier League winners: 2005, 2006, 2010
Division One winners: 1955
Division Two winners: 1984, 1989
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League Cup winners: 1965, 1998, 2005
European Cup Winners: 2012
Europa League Winners: 2013
European Cup winners: 1971, 1998
European Super Cup winners: 1998

louis-van-gaalIt promises to be a record breaking transfer summer in England as Manchester United are poised to spend close to £200 million to get back into race for the Premier League title again. How will last season’s top four of Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal react to United’s spending spree? Will they match it with one of their own?

The transfer window re-opened on the final day of the domestic season and will close at 23:00 BST on Monday, 1 September.

Clubs could buy domestic players again once they had played their final game of the season. International deals can go through from 10 June.

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Radamel Falcao defends Monaco move - videoJust over a month ago, BeIn Sports broke the story that former Atletico Madrid and current Monaco star Radamel Falcao was heading back to Madrid to join the European Champions.

Falcao, who I consider to be the best center forward in the world, seemed like a natural fit for Madrid. While defenses were scared of Madrid’s BBC (Bale, Benzema, Cristiano) attack last season, they would have been terrified at the thought of facing Bale, Falcao and Ronaldo.

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Romelu Lukaku ChelseaRomelu Lukaku wants to leave Chelsea and make a permanent switch to Everton this summer according to the clubs head of recruitment Ian Atkins.

Atkins was on TalkSport today and said that the Chelsea striker, who spent last season on loan at Merseyside wants a permanent move to Goodison:

“Romelu had a terrific season for Everton last year and I know everyone at the football club wants to see him back.”

“Hopefully things can be sorted out, I think he’s quite settled in his mind that he wants to come to Everton, and hopefully he’ll be pulling on our blue shirt again next term.

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DrogbaThe last time we saw Chelsea legend Didier Drogba in a Chelsea shirt he was holding up the Champions League trophy after leading to Chelsea to victory over Bayern Munich. Drogba’s last kick as a Chelsea player was to score the winning penalty kick that night in Munich. Drogba left Chelsea as very few players have. On top of the world. His place as in Chelsea history assured for generations to come.

After a brief spell with Shanghai Shenhua, Drogba played for Galatasaray and even played against Chelsea in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge last season.

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lampsNew York City FC are finally expected to officially announce next week what we have known for weeks now. That former Chelsea and England star Frank Lampard is heading to Major League Soccer.

With NYC FC not beginning play in MLS until next season, Lampard is expected to joinNew York’s sister club Melbourne City FC on loan until then.

During his 13 years at Chelsea, Lampard became the club’s all-time record goal scorer and won three Premier League titles and the Champions League, the Europa League and four FA Cups.

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Ashley-Cole-RomaAshley Cole has joined AS Roma on a Bosman from Chelsea where the 33-year-oid defender has signed a two-year deal.

A statement on the Giallorossi’s website announced the signing:

“AS Roma SpA announce that a two-year contract, with an expiry of 20 June 2016, has been signed with the footballer Ashley Cole. The agreement also includes the option, on the part of the club, to extend the contract by a further season.”

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diego-costa2It was a poorly kept secret that Atletico Madrid and Spain stoker Diego Costa was heading to Stamford Bridge and on Tuesday, Chelsea confirmed signing the striker.

A statement on the Chelsea website read:

Chelsea Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa, with Chelsea meeting the buy-out clause for the Spanish international.

A statement on the Atletico website added:

“Diego Costa communicated to us at the end of last season his wish to be transferred to Chelsea FC and today the two entities have reached an agreement for the transfer of his rights, by which the London club is obligated to pay the buy-out clause in the contract between player and club.

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Radamel Falcao defends Monaco move - videoIt would be the blockbuster deal of the summer if it is true. According to BeIN Sports, Monaco striker Radamel Falcao has agreed to move to Real Madrid and that the deal will be announced once the World Cup finishes.

Falcao was not happy with life in Ligue 1, and according to the Spanish newspaper AS, the Columbian striker told his agent Jorge Mende to get him back to Spain, where he starred for cross-town rival Atletico. AS reports that Falcao had at least four offers from the Premiership (Chelsea, Manchester City, Spurs and Liverpool), but rejected them all.

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Cesc-ChelseaChelsea have been handed their Premier League fixtures for the upcoming season. The Blues take on two of the newly-promoted sides in their first two games, travelling to Burnley before hosting Leicester at Stamford Bridge.

The end of the season looks a lot more difficult for Jose Mourinho’s side as the Blues face Man United (H), Arsenal (A) and Liverpool (H) in late April and early May. This is also the time of Champions League quarter and semifinals setting up some potential rotation concerns for Mourinho.

Premier League Schedule
August 16: Burnley (A) – Buy Chelsea Tickets
August 23: Leicester (H) – Buy Chelsea Tickets
August 30: Everton (A) – Buy Chelsea Tickets

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man_city_titleThe 2014/15 Premier League fixtures have been released and while last season Manchester United were fuming about the tough start to the season they had, this time it is the blue side of Manchester that is complaining.

The first five matches for Manchester City are Newcastle (A), Liverpool (H), Stoke (H), Arsenal (A) and Chelsea (H). The good news is that three of the five matches are home, but to play the three other sides that qualified for the Champions League in your opening five games is brutal, especially when so many players are involved in the World Cup and will have a shortened preseason.

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