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WE’VE MET BEFORE – Crystal Palace

In the lead up to our Semi-Final clash at Wembley on Sunday, Paul Waterhouse looks back at previous FA Cup encounters against Crystal Palace. Chelsea and Crystal Palace both have an F.A. Cup link that stretches all the way back to the 1905-06 season when Chelsea were in their first campaign in league football. Crystal […]

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The Doc and The Lord

Ahead of our match against Burnley, Tim Rolls looks back our past encounters in the 1960’s A trip to Turf Moor on Saturday. It could be lively, but probably not as edgy as such games were sixty years ago. Encounters between Chelsea and Burnley in the early- and mid-1960s were often enlivened by an ongoing […]

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A Fitting Memorial to Jack Whitley

Weʼre raising £5,500 to recognise former Chelsea FC player, Jack Whitley, with a memorial on his grave in Brompton Cemetery Go to our Just Giving page to donate.  Read below to find out more about the background to the project or a short piece endorsing the project on the official Chelsea FC web site. In […]

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The continued search for Chelsea FC’s heritage

Our firmly established Brompton clean up group reconvened on 8 October 2016 during another international break.  The intrepid gardeners gathered at the Fulham Road gates of Brompton Cemetery and did the rounds of the final resting places of Messrs Janes, Kirby, Maltby and Mears, tidying up around the plots and leaving them clear and accessible […]

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Jack Whitley – in search of a loyal past Chelsea player

As part of our ongoing Brompton Cemetery clear up sessions and club heritage work, Rick Glanvill, Chelsea FC’s historian, has been finding out more about one particular past Chelsea player: 11 April 1878 • Born Seacombe, Cheshire, England Joined Chelsea aged 29 in 1907, having previously played for secretary-manager David Calderhead at Lincoln City. Goalkeeper […]