The current FA Cup champions matched success on the pitch with impressive financial performance last year, lifting profits by 41% to £35.1m. Turnover grew to £361.3m thanks to extra broadcasting revenue from centralised distribution, as well as increased commercial sales due to a new training-wear partnership with Carabao. The club is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, 51, and is reportedly up for sale.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank53
CompanyChelsea Football Club
ActivityFootball club
LocationSouthwest London
Sales £m361.3
Operating profit £m35.1
Main shareholdersRoman Abramovich (100%)
Staff812
Founded1905
Websitewww.chelseafc.com

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