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This day in Chelsea history.



The idea came to my head and I decided to roll with it. I'd do fanposts that describe a famous moment in Chelsea Football Club history. I'll start with it today and if you guys like it and would like to see more done, I'll keep going. So here is a famous moment in the history of Chelsea Football Club that happened on April 23.

Chelsea win their first league title on April 23, 1955.

Going way back for this one but it is an iconic moment in the club's history. The club had reached the FA Cup Final in 1915 before being in the Second Division for much of the 1920's. While the club would spend a hefty amount of high profile players the performance rarely matched the talent and the club continued to struggle throughout the 1930's. The club would continue to be stuck in fighting to stave off relegation before Ted Drake took over in 1952. Then it all kicked on.

A team including goalkeeper Charlie "Chic" Thomson, amateurs Derek Saunders and Jim Lewis, Central Midfielder Johnny "Jock" McNichol, wingers Eric "Rabbit" Parsons and Frank Blunstone, defender Peter Sillett and future England manager Ron Greenwood at centre back, as well as experienced club members, right back Ken Armstrong, left-back Stan Willemse and experienced defender John Harris. The only star might have been Chelsea legend and leading goalscorer and captain that campaign, Roy Bentley would go on to win the title. After being 12th in November a brilliant run losing only 3 in 25 set them up for that date on April 23, 1955.

On that date, Chelsea clinched the title. In front of a crowd of 51, 421 the Blues defeated Sheffield Wednesday 3-0. Peter Sillett scored his 3rd penalty in 5 games, and Eric Parsons added a further two goals his 10 and 11th of the campaign and the rout was sealed. 3 goals, 3 points, and a first league title. Truly one of the great days in Chelsea history.

If you all would like me to continue doing these posts and let me and if you would I'll upload the next one tomorrow. And I think we all know which one it is.

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