One-hundred and twelve years ago today, March 10, Chelsea Football Club were founded in a pub across the road from a funny little place called Stamford Bridge.
Happy Birthday, old man.
In honor of the club's birthday, Chelsea Supporters Trust are raising money for a gravestone/marker for the grave of Jack Whitley, a former Chelsea player and the only one who's known to be buried in Brompton Cemetery next door to the stadium. Donate here.
Jack Whitley - help us crowdfund a fitting memorial for a former Chelsea player buried at… https://t.co/Md0fR0XFAb pic.twitter.com/vSo1WiDgG1— ChelseaSTrust (@ChelseaSTrust) March 9, 2017
And don't forget, Chelsea U18s begin the second phase of U18 league play today against West Ham. The four best teams from the North & South sections contest this mini-league, with each team playing each other just once. Chelsea and Manchester City have been far and away the best teams so far, but you never know...
KING OF THE MOUNTAIN:
If you thought this was in the bag like Chelsea's Premier League title, think again. There are new contenders, including a couple that have over 2000 votes already, I believe.
So, it's time to work work work, and pay great attention. Vote here and vote often. Thank you.
HIT IT VERY HARD
FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
12.05: U18 Premier League, 2nd phase: West Ham U18 vs. CHELSEA U18
18.00: Ligue 1, 3rd vs. 14th: Nice vs. Caen
19.30: Bundesliga, 10th vs. 14th: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Werder Bremen
19.45: Serie A, 1st vs. 7th: Juventus vs. AC Milan
19.45: Championship, 2nd vs. 10th: Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Derby County