Club Name: Chelsea FC Women
Founding Year: 1992
Home Stadium: Kingsmeadow Stadium
Training Ground: Cobham Training Centre
Current League: Women’s Super League
Current Manager: Emma Hayes
Rival Clubs: Arsenal, Manchester City
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Chelsea FC Women are a founding member of the Women’s Super League and are the most successful team in its history. The Blues have origins going back to 1992 as Chelsea Ladies. But they have been fully affiliated with the men’s branch of Chelsea football club since 2004.

Club name

Female sides had featured in Chelsea’s club history previous to 1992. But it was the launch of Chelsea Ladies that created the club as it is today. While Chelsea enhanced the affiliation between their teams in May 2018 by renaming their women’s team as Chelsea FC Women.

Founded as: Chelsea Ladies Football Club (1992-2018)

Name changed: Chelsea FC Women (2018-present)

Nickname: The Blues

Chelsea FC Women founding year

Fans of the men’s Chelsea side founded the club’s women’s team in 1992 after sharing their desire for a new female club. Chelsea would later bring the club in-house in June 2004 after shareholders voted to be owned and funded by the Football in the Community programme.

Home stadium

Chelsea FC Women have played their home games at Kingsmeadow Stadium since the start of the 2017/18 season. The Blues also became the sole tenants at the ground in 2020 with Chelsea’s academy. They had shared the ground while it was owned by AFC Wimbledon.

Additionally, Stamford Bridge hosts a selection of Chelsea FC Women’s fixtures. The ground first hosted one of the club’s female team’s games in October 2016 against Wolfsburg in the Women’s Champions League. It has continued to host a number of the club’s biggest games.

Previous stadium: Wheatsheaf Park (2012-2017)

Other stadiums: Stamford Bridge (2016-present)

Kingsmeadow capacity: 4,850

Training ground

Chelsea FC Women share the Cobham Training Centre with the club’s men’s and academy teams. They also have their own indoor and outside facilities at the Stoke D’Abernon site.

Chelsea FC Women current league

Chelsea FC Women entered the Women’s Super League from its inaugural season in 2011 and have remained ever-present. The Blues had competed in the Premier League National Division from 2005 to 2010, which formed the top-flight for the women’s game in England.

As well as being ever-present members of the Women’s Super League, Chelsea FC Women are also its most successful club. The Blues have lifted the title during the 2015, 2017/18, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons. They also won the one-off Spring Series in 2017.

Current league: Women’s Super League (2011-present

Previous league: Premier League National Division (2005-10)

Chelsea FC Women current manager

FC Barcelona v Chelsea FC: Semifinal 2nd Leg - UEFA Women's Champions League
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Chelsea FC Women appointed Emma Hayes as their latest manager in August 2012. She replaced Matt Beard at their helm and has remained in charge of the Blues’ female team ever since. The Blues last extended her contract in 2021 and it is expected to run to 2023.

Chelsea FC Women contact details


Phone: 0371 811 1955

Email: Online form

Address: Kingsmeadow Stadium, Kingston Rd, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 3PB

Chelsea FC Women tickets

Fans wanting to buy tickets for Chelsea FC Women’s matches can do so through the club’s official website. The Blues give priority on tickets for their women’s team to season ticket holders and official club members. Any remaining tickets are also released on general sale.