Team, situated in Fulham, London, is an English professional football club.
The club was founded in 1905 and currently competes in the Premier League, England’s highest football league.
Chelsea is one of England’s most successful clubs, with over thirty competitive titles to their name, including six league crowns and seven European titles.
Stamford Bridge is their home ground. In 1955, Chelsea won their first big trophy, the League title. In 1970, the club won the FA Cup for the first time, and in 1971, they won the Cup Winners’ Cup for the first time.
After a period of decline in the late 1970s and 1980s, the club saw a resurgence in the 1990s, with increased cup victories. Chelsea’s most successful period was the last two decades, during which they won five Premier League titles, two UEFA Champions League titles, and two UEFA Europa League titles.
Chelsea is one of only five clubs in the world to have won all three of UEFA’s major club competitions, the first English club to do so, and the only London club to do so.
Chelsea won the Champions League for the second time, defeating Manchester City 1-0 in the final, thanks to Kai Havertz’s first-half goal, as Pep Guardiola’s overthinking proved costly once more in the all-English final.
After Kai Havertz scored a first-half goal in Saturday’s all-English final at the Estadio Do Dragao, Chelsea won their second Champions League trophy and denied Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City their first.
In front of a 16,500-strong audience, the German kid held his cool as he sprinted through and avoided goalkeeper Ederson before sliding the ball into an empty net in the 42nd minute to settle a tense match.
City, the Premier League champions, were favorites heading into the final, but they had a disastrous night in their first Champions League showpiece event.
Guardiola failed to deliver the coveted European trophy he last won with Barcelona in 2011. Despite winning three of the last four Premier League titles with City, the Spaniard failed to deliver the coveted European trophy he last won with Barcelona in 2011.
Exposure of the City
Guardiola’s team selection was unexpected, with Raheem Sterling brought in on the left flank, neither normal holding midfielder, Fernandinho or Rodri, selected, and Ilkay Gundogan left to cover the backline.
Chelsea created early chances, three of which fell to German Timo Werner, who failed to exploit — miskicking one, shooting gently at Ederson, and then finding the side-netting.
Gundogan’s already difficult assignment became, even more, tougher when he was booked in the 34th minute for a foul on Mason Mount.
Chelsea were also dealt a blow when Thiago Silva, their experienced Brazilian center-back, went down awkwardly after a header and had to limp off six minutes before halftime, being replaced by Andreas Christensen.
Chelsea, on the other hand, struck three minutes later. Mount’s wonderful through ball split the City defence, and Ederson sprinted out of his goal but couldn’t stop Havertz from sliding past him and tapping into the unguarded net.
City’s night was made worse when vital player Kevin De Bruyne suffered a concussion after colliding with Antonio Rudiger in an unintentional collision, forcing Guardiola to replace him with Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus.
Christian Pulisic came on as a substitute for Chelsea, becoming the first American to participate in a Champions League final and almost scoring when he was slipped in by Havertz, but his shot went just wide of the post.
Applaud by Kevin De Bruyne
“I’d like to emphasize that we had a fantastic season. Unfortunately, we were unable to triumph.
We tried, but we couldn’t accomplish it, and we’ll work even harder from here,” continued the Spaniard, whose team also won the League Cup.
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