This year’s Premier League champions matched success on the pitch with impressive financial performance, more than quadrupling profits to £24.9m. Turnover also grew to £329.1m last year thanks to extra broadcasting revenue for participation in the Champions League, as well as increased commercial sales due to a new shirt sponsorship agreement. Player trades including Petr Cech and Ramires accounted for £49m. The club is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, 50.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank56
CompanyChelsea Football Club
ActivityFootball club
LocationSouthwest London
Sales £m329.1
Operating profit £m24.9
Main shareholdersRoman Abramovich (100%)
Staff785
Founded1905
Websitewww.chelseafc.com

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