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# Chelsea

Last year
# Opportunity
Lewis Hamilton chasing trophies and profit with Chelsea bid consortium
The seven-time world champion has been named as part of Sir Martin Broughton’s group hoping to complete a takeover of the west London club.
# Fall of the Roman Empire
Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton join consortium to buy Chelsea from Abramovich
Williams and Hamilton have committed £10m each to Martin Broughton’s bid for Chelsea after Roman Abramovich put club up for sale.
# Onwards
Loftus-Cheek scores first Chelsea goal since 2019 as third FA Cup final in-a-row beckons
The Blues defeated Crystal Palace 2-0 to reach the decider.
# too good
Holders Chelsea overcome Arsenal to join Manchester City in Women’s FA Cup final
Guro Reiten and Ji So-yun found the net in a 2-0 win.
# time out
Chelsea and England striker taking second break from football due to ongoing health concerns
The 28-year-old was previously diagnosed with a heart condition at the end of 2019.
# Cash
All four shortlisted Chelsea bidders have funds in place to make purchase
The four consortiums must submit their final offers on Thursday to the Raine Group.
# karim the dream
Real Madrid edge Chelsea after extra-time in Champions League classic
Chelsea were winners on the night but lost a thrilling tie 5-4 on aggregate.
# Guidelines
Vieira questions rules as Chelsea loanee set to miss FA Cup semi-final
Conor Gallagher is likely to be unavailable to play for Crystal Palace in the final-four clash against his parent club.
# Six of the best
Chelsea rout Southampton 6-0 as Timo Werner scores twice
Mason Mount also notched a double, with Marcos Alonso and Kai Havertz the other scorers.
# no panic
Thomas Tuchel refuses to ‘make drama’ out of Chelsea capitulation to Brentford
Chelsea took the lead and yet fell to a 4-1 defeat at home.
# release the bees
Chelsea crumble at home as Vitaly Janelt scores twice in shock Brentford victory
Christian Eriksen also netted in a win that puts Thomas Frank’s Bees on the verge of cementing their top-flight status.
# Bridge too far
Chelsea Supporters’ Trust says its members do not support Ricketts family’s bid
The influential CST conducted a snap survey of members, with 77 per cent of those polled claiming not to support the Ricketts’ bid to buy Chelsea.
# Deadline
Chelsea's future to become clear with April deadline for final four bidders
Chelsea have instructed Raine to seek those future spending commitments in a bid to safeguard the west London club’s future.
# heating up
Ex-Liverpool chief and Chicago Cubs family owners have bids shortlisted in race to buy Chelsea
Sir Martin Broughton and Todd Boehly are in the hunt to take charge at Stamford Bridge.
# Sale
Saudi bid for Chelsea out of running as sale reaches a crucial stage
New York merchant bank the Raine Group has started the process of informing the prospective buyers of Chelsea of the status on their bids.
# decision
Chelsea get green light to sell tickets for away games and cup matches
The Blues were banned from selling tickets after owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned.
# no doubting thomas
Thomas Tuchel shrugs off Man Utd speculation and reaffirms ‘love’ for Chelsea
The German has been linked with a possible move to Old Trafford.
# End Of The Roman Empire
Banker, Olympic legend and ex-Liverpool chairman team up to make Chelsea bid
Chelsea’s sale could jump ahead quickly after Friday’s deadline for bid submissions.
# Last Eight
Chelsea cruise into Champions League quarter-finals
The Blues fought back to put their off-field woes behind them.
# sale and sebastian
Sebastian Coe joins former Liverpool chairman's consortium bid to take control of Chelsea
The London 2012 Olympics chief has thrown his weight behind Martin Broughton’s attempt to buy the club.
# planes trains and automobiles
UK Government raises Chelsea travel budget for Middlesbrough cup tie
The Blues had initially been limited to a £20,000 budget for their trip north.
Chicago Cubs owners confirm their plans to bid for Chelsea on Friday
The Ricketts Family hope to be able to complete the purchase despite UK and EU sanctions against current owner Roman Abramovich.
Chelsea make quick U-turn on call for Boro tie to take place behind closed doors
The Blues’ request was labelled as “bizarre” by Middlesbrough.
# No Fans
Chelsea want Middlesbrough tie played behind closed doors due to ticket sale ban
The Blues face Boro in the FA Cup quarter-final at the Riverside on Saturday.
# touch of fortune
Havertz nets last-gasp winner for Chelsea against aggrieved Newcastle
The Germany forward was lucky to be on the pitch but he scored the only goal of the game in he 89th minute against in-form Newcastle.
# Worry
No guarantees Chelsea can complete season, says Cech
The technical and performance advisor and former goalkeeper says the club must ‘go day-by-day’.
# Sanctions
Abramovich disqualified as Chelsea director by Premier League
It comes following sanctions by the British government against the Russian billionaire.
# feeling the blues
Frank Lampard thinking of friends at Chelsea in ‘tough moment’ for former club
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers, who coached previously in Chelsea’s academy, also offered his sympathy to the Blues players and staff.
# feeling the blues
Chelsea overcome off-field chaos to beat Norwich
Trevoh Chalobah, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz were on target at Carrow Road.
# Explainer
Roman Abramovich sanctioned: What does it mean for Chelsea?
The sale of the club is now in serious doubt, and while they can continue to play games, they cannot sell match tickets.
# Staying Put
Tuchel: 'Chelsea is a perfect fit. I love to be here, I love everything about the club'
Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea will ‘stay strong’ despite Abramovich sale.
# Last Eight
Rondon double sends Everton through and Middlesbrough handed Chelsea tie in FA Cup draw
Six-time winners Manchester City have been handed a tough draw as they visit Premier League outfit Southampton.
# masters decree
Premier League boss welcomes Abramovich exit, says TV deals in Russia are 'under review'
Masters also says the sale of Chelsea can be concluded ‘relatively quickly.’
# Fall of the Roman Empire
Tuchel 'can't imagine' Chelsea without Abramovich after club put up for sale
Abramovich is selling Chelsea amid the political fall-out from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
# Chelsea
Tuchel: 'You have to stop asking me these questions because I have no answers for you'
The Chelsea boss was repeatedly asked about the atrocities of the war and what Abramovich’s stance means for the club.
# spot on
Caoimhin Kelleher scores winning penalty as Liverpool defeat Chelsea in cup final shootout
A brilliant day for the Cork man at Wembley.
# Change
Roman Abramovich giving ‘care of Chelsea’ to trustees of charitable foundation
The Russian said the trustees of the club’s charitable foundation were “in the best position” to look after the club’s interests.
'We want to keep him. He needs games' - Klopp on starting Kelleher in Carabao Cup final
The Liverpool boss says ‘there’s no chance of him not playing’ in the decider against Chelsea at the weekend.
# Review
'Obviously not involved' - Tuchel offers little defence after Lukaku's lacklustre display
The Chelsea striker touched the ball just seven times during the 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace.
# Top of the World
Tuchel revels in 'incomparable' joy of Club World Cup triumph
The Blues became the third English club to win the competition after beating Palmeiras this evening.