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Chelsea F.C. - Book Selection

At The Football Ground we are constantly researching and writing about football history that has already been made, as well as searching for links to breaking football news.

We have put this football book selection together to cover the history of the Chelsea Football Club.

This process includes finding and reviewing relevant football books which are available through amazon as both hard-copy and/or Kindle items. By clicking through to items via this website - available to all users for free - The Football Ground earns a small royalty to support its research programme. At the same The Football Ground accepts no responsibility for any external transactions between users of this site and any or all third-parties.

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First Football Histories: The Chelsea FC story

The Chelsea FC story is the second in the First Football Histories series of books from The Football Ground. It is not intended to be a comprehensive history of Chelsea FC from training ground to the trophy cabinet. It is written as a story for the fans – a narrative of characters, scenes and events that provide an introduction to some key moments in the club’s history; from its foundation in England’s ‘Edwardian’ era through to the modern day, and a country contemplating its departure from Europe.

Ironically, it is in Europe where many of the most compelling Chelsea stories and successes can be described, from being the only British club to have won the European Cup Winners’ Cup twice and the only team from London club to lift the Champions League trophy. Chelsea’s European pedigree stretches back to the very first European Cup competition more than 60 years ago when they were the original British team to be invited to take part.

Aimed at teenage readers and above, it is hoped that, as the flow of history weaves its way in and out of times and places, readers will step off at different points and explore more about football clubs, competitions, countries and players for themselves - as well as the general social and political history providing the backdrop to each tale.

Unlike other football history books, the First Football Histories series will be updated at the end of each season and so will never fall out-of-date.

You can find reviews of this book on amazon. Just search for the title or 'Mark Rasdall' in any amazon store and the titles will appear. You can download the digital version to a Kindle or Kindle app on PC, iPad, iPhone and other devices.

Readers in the UK can click on either of these links to purchase digital or print editions from amazon directly.

The print edition is also available from all good bookshops, worldwide.

ISBN: 1979288119 



Chelsea F.C. - A Selection of Books available on amazon

Title: Chelsea: The Complete Record

Author: Rick Glanvill

Published: August 2015

Title: Over Land and Sea: Chelsea FC in the Great War

Author: Alexandra Churchill

Published: July 2015

Title: Diego Costa: The Art of War

Author: Fran Guillen

Published: July 2015

Title: Commitment: My Autobiography

Author: Didier Drogba

Published: November 2015

Title: José Mourinho: Up Close and Personal

Author: Robert Beasley

Published: September 2016

Title: Mourinho

Author: José Mourinho

Published: October 2015

TitleChelsea FC: The Official Biography: The Official Biography - The Definitive Story of the First 100 Years

Author: Rick Glanvill

Published: July 2006

Title: Chelsea Fc in the Swinging '60s: Football's First Rock 'N' Roll Club

Author: Greg Tesser

Published: August 2013

Title: Chelsea On This Day: History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year

Author: Mike Donovan

Published: November 2013

Title: JT: Captain, Leader, Legend: The Biography of John Terry

Author: Ollie Derbyshire

Published: January 2010

Title: Got, Not Got: The Lost World of Chelsea Football Club

Author: Derek Hammond

Published: April 2015

Title: The Official Chelsea FC Programme Book

Author: Chelsea F.C.

Published: April 2016

Title: Goals in Life: My Autobiography: Bobby Tambling

Author: Bobby Tambling

Published: September 2016

Title: Chelsea Cult Heroes: Stamford Bridge's Greatest Icons

Author: Leo Moynihan

Published: October 2012

Title: The Chelsea FC Miscellany

Author: Rick Glanvill

Published: October 2015

Title: The Special Ones: Chelsea By The Fans

Author: John King (Editor), Martin Knight (Editor)

Published: August 2006

Title: Celery! Representing Chelsea in the 1980s

Author: Kelvin Barker

Published: November 2015

Title: Ossie: King of Stamford Bridge

Author: Martin King, Martin Knight, Peter Osgood

Published: October 2003

Title: When Football Was Football: Chelsea: A Nostalgic Look at a Century of the Club 2015

Author: Andy Sherwood

Published: December 2015

Title: Roy Wonder: The Story of Roy Bentley Chelsea Champion

Author: Roy Bentley, Jim Drury

Published: October 2005

Title: Dennis Wise: The Autobiography

Author: Dennis Wise 

Published: October 2000

Title: Hail, Claudio!: The Man, the Manager, the Miracle

Author:  Gabriele Marcotti, Alberto Polverosi

Published: November 2016

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