Nickname: The Blues, The Pensioners
Ground: Stamford Bridge (41,631)
Major Honours: 6 – English top tier, 7 – FA Cup, 5 – League Cup, 1 – Champions League, 1 – Europa League, 2 – Cup Winners’ Cup
You don’t have to be a rich megalomaniac to own a major London football club, but it helps. And who in the football world is richer or more megalomaniacal than Chelsea’s Russian sugar-daddy, Roman Abramovich?
The Blues’ modern success is almost entirely thanks to Papa Roman’s fiscal generosity, but they’re now genuinely among the leading names in English football. Who says the UK needs foreign investment, eh?