Despite the team name, Stamford Bridge (Chelsea’s ground) is not based in Chelsea, but instead is in the Fulham area of London (Chelsea have “enjoyed” a long-standing rivalry with their near neighbours Fulham over the years). In the last decade, following the million-pound backing of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, Chelsea have risen to great success, winning both the Premier League and the FA Cup three times each since 2000.
With regular appearances in the Champions League, Chelsea can now rightfully boast that they are one of the top three football teams in the UK. Nowadays, a list of “rivals” is more likely to feature Manchester United, Arsenal, Barcelona and Real Madrid, than local team Fulham.
The nearest railway station to Stamford Bridge is West Brompton, which is around a 15-minute walk away. After leaving the station, turn right, then right again into Brompton Cemetery. You will notice the ground on your right soon afterwards. Fulham Broadway (on the District Line) is the nearest tube station – just a few minutes from the ground. To get to Fulham Broadway, take a tube to Earls Court and take a Wimbledon-bound train.
London Heathrow is around 14 miles away. Upon arriving Heathrow, take the Piccadilly Line tube to Earls Court station (this will connect with Fulham Broadway – see rail instructions).
Chelsea can claim to be one of the top football teams in the world, a change that has only really occurred in the last decade. But with a team full of world class players and a trophy cabinet to match, Chelsea have established themselves at the very top of the game. A visit to Stamford Bridge will be a visit to remember.
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