01 Aug 2019
A look at unique records scripted by Chelsea
English football has produced the most number of world-class clubs over the years.
One of them is Chelsea Football Club, established in 1905.
They have won six league titles with the last coming in 2016-17.
Chelsea were also crowned European Champions in 2011-12.
On the same note, we look at some of the unique records scripted by the club and its players.
Record 82,905 fans witness tough clash between Chelsea and Arsenal
It is always entertaining to play in front of a capacity crowd.
It was a tough clash as the match finished 1-1, with Joseph Bambrick and Jack Crayston scoring for Chelsea and Arsenal, respectively.
Frank Lampard: Chelsea's goal-scoring machine
Just like any other top English club, Chelsea too have produced a number of legends.
In terms of scoring goals at will, Frank Lampard beats everyone.
He scored 211 goals in 648 matches for the club.
Further, he also remains their joint second-most goal scorer in domestic league with 147 goals, along with Kerry Dixon.
Bobby Tambling leads the chart with 164 league goals.
Ron Harris: Chelsea's most reliable man and defender
Besides scoring goals, delivering consistent performance in as many matches as possible is also an achievement.
On the same note, Ron Harris holds the record of having played the most number of matches for the club.
Having joined the club in 1961, he went on to play a whopping 795 matches for the club across 19 years, until 1980, before leaving for Brentford.
Jose Mourinho: The chosen one
It was under Jose Mourinho that Chelsea enjoyed a golden run and became a force to reckon with.
Under the Portuguese, Chelsea won the Premier League title for the first time in 2004-05.
In his five-year tenure, across two stints, at the club, he managed to win eight trophies, including three EPL titles, the most by any manager of Chelsea.
A look at some other Chelsea records
Biggest win: 13-0 vs Jeunesse Hautcharage (European Cup Winners' Cup, 1971)
Youngest player: Ian Hamilton, 16 years 138 days
Oldest player: Mark Schwarzer, 41 years and 218 days
Most points earned in a season: 99 in 46 matches (1988-89 Second Division)
Highest transfer fees received: £88.5 million (Eden Hazard to Real Madrid)
Highest transfer fees paid: £71.6 million (Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao)