Chelsea and Manchester City are two of the biggest club in England right now. Over the past decade the clubs have gone head to head to be regarded as EPL’s finest. Many big players have played for these clubs and today let us have a look at some of the players who played for both Chelsea and Manchester City in the Premier League.
Here are the top 10 players who played for both Chelsea and Manchester City –
10. Scott Sinclair
Chelsea signed Sinclair from Bristol Rovers in July 2005. At Chelsea he spent periods on loan at Plymouth Argyle, Queens Park Rangers, Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace, Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic before signing for Swansea City in 2010. He became a regular at Swansea and his good form led him to four-year contract with champions Manchester City in August 2012.
Sinclair’s time at City was hardly interesting and he was loaned to West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa. He joined Villa on a permanent contract in 2015, and moved on to Celtic in August 2016.
9. George Weah
Current President of Liberia, George Weah played a very short number of games across brief spells at Chelsea and City in 2000, but is remembered fondly in both London and Manchester. He also won the FA Cup playing for Chelsea.
8. David Rocastle
After a lengthy career at Arsenal, via a season at Leeds United, midfielder Rocastle came to Man City for 1993/94 campaign and then joined Chelsea. He stayed at Chelsea until 1998 including two loan spells at Norwich City and Hull City.
7. Terry Phelan
Phelan joined Manchester City from Wimbledon for £2.5 million at the start of the 1992–93 season, equalling the British record transfer fee for a defender as well as equalling the club’s record fee. At City, Phelan made 122 appearances over three and a half seasons. Arguably the best goal of Phelan’s career came at Maine Road for City in an FA Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur when the full-back ran the length of the pitch skipping several challenges and keeping his cool to slot home.
Phelan moved to Chelsea in November 1995, where he spent two years on the fringes of the first team before moving to Everton. He is best remembered, though, for being part of Wimbledon’s ‘Crazy Gang’ FA Cup winners in 1988.