Tickets for our trip to Chelsea's Stamford Bridge on Saturday 21st September (5.30pm) are now available to all supporters with a previous Booking History.
Inside the opposition
One of the most successful teams in the Barclays Premier League after the 2003 takeover by Roman Abramovich, local rivals Chelsea are always a tough test for the Whites. The club is the only London side to have won the UEFA Champions League (2012) and is also the only British team to have won all three main UEFA competitions.
Chelsea’s first major success came in 1955 when it won the First Division title then it followed that up with a League Cup win in 1965 and an FA Cup trophy in 1970, 1997 and 2000. However, the real silverware began to arrive as Russian billionaire Abramovich poured money into the side and reaped rewards under Jose Mourinho when it won the back-to-back title in 2004 and 2005, then claimed four more FA Cup trophies.
Although the managerial situation at Stamford Bridge has never been truly settled under the Russian’s regime, Mourinho has now returned to the club for his second stint after they finished in third position last season. With the ‘Special One’ at the helm and European success behind them, the Blues are a fearsome proposition and arguably the most important team to beat for the Fulham faithful.