Chelsea FC is one of the most followed clubs in the football World right now. The success of the club in past two decades in terms of winning trophies is phenomenal. The London based club have won several trophies in domestic and European circuit. So here we are making the greatest XI of Chelsea FC combining all the club legends.
Here is Chelsea’s greatest XI of all time –
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GK- Petr Cech :
The Czech professional Goalkeeper is undoubtedly the best Goalkeeper Chelsea ever had. He has played 486 matches for Chelsea and kept 220 clean sheets for the club which is an all time club record. He has won 4 Premier League, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups , 1 UEFA Champions League and 1 Europa League for Chelsea. His penalty saves in the Semifinal and the Final of Champions League in 2011-12 season helped Chelsea to their first ever Champions League crown. So, the club legend definitely deserve to be there in the all time best XI of Chelsea FC.
RB- Peter Sillett :
Peter Sillett is the second highest scoring defender of Chelsea FC just behind John Terry. He has scored 34 goals in his Chelsea career which is really admirable. He has won First Division Championship for Chelsea in 1954-55 season and FA Charity Shield in 1955. His positional sense was great and he possessed the ability of scoring from anywhere of the field. His shots were powerful and many of his goals were among the best goals scored at Stamford Bridge ever.
CB- John Terry :
The ex-English International footballer is considered as the all time greatest defender of Chelsea FC. He was known for his leadership ability, aggressive tackling and great match reading ability. He won 5 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, 2 Community Shields, 1 UEFA Champions League and 1 Europa League in his playing career for Chelsea FC. The ‘Captain, Leader, Legend’ John Terry won several individual awards too in this meantime. His spirit and love for the club is really admirable.
CB- Ron Harris :
The defender commonly known as ‘The Chopper’ is renowned for his uncompromising tackles in the crucial moments of the game. He was a true leader of Chelsea FC and had led the club to win 1 European Cup Winners’ Cup, 2 FA Cups and 2 League Cups in his playing time for Chelsea.
LB- Ashley Cole :
Ashley Cole was known as one of the best left backs in the World football in his playing days. He was an attacking side back who was great in the link up plays. His crosses were deadly and his ability to cut inside was a real threat for the opponent defenders. He won 1 Premier League title, 4 FA Cups, 1 League Cup, 1 Community Shield, 1 UEFA Champions League and 1 Europa League with Chelsea.
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CDM – Frank Lampard :
The club legend could be deployed in any position in the midfield. He was one of the best players Stamford Bridge ever saw. His passing accuracy and range was phenomenal. His eye for goal and shooting ability from any distance were the keys to his success. He won 3 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, 2 Community Shields, 1 UEFA Champions League and 1 Europa League for Chelsea in his playing days. He is still the record goal scorer for Chelsea.
RM – Peter Osgood :
Peter Osgood made 289 appearances for Chelsea and scored 105 Goals which is really appreciable as a midfielder. ‘The Wizard of Os’ was phenomenal for scoring from volleys. He had won FA Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup for the club in his playing era.
LM – Eden Hazard :
Eden Hazard is one of the best dribblers of this current era. He was phenomenal since his coming days from Lyon in 2012-13 season. The Belgian Midfielder is a great passer and he can be deployed in any position from attacking Midfielder to wide Midfielder. He has won 2 Premier League titles, 1 League Cup and 1 Europa League in Chelsea colours.
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FW- Gianfranco Zola :
Zola is considered as one of the best players Chelsea ever. He was mostly used as supporting striker for his brilliant passing accuracy and dribbling ability. He was a phenomenal set piece taker too. He had won UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Super Cup, 2 FA Cups, 1 League Cup and 1 FA Charity Shield for Chelsea in his playing days.
FW- Jimmy Greaves :
Jimmy Greaves is one of the best goal scorers of his era. He had started his career at Chelsea. His cool and calm composure, high confidence level and ability to take opportunities in the opponent’s penalty box had given him success as a prolific goalscorer throughout his career. He had scored 124 Goals in 157 appearances for Chelsea which is really admirable.
FW- Didier Drogba :
Didier Drogba always performed great in big occasions for Chelsea. His approach was something different from any other striker in the football World and that made him one of the toughest opponent strikers to handle. He scored 157 Goals in 341 appearances for the club. Commonly known as ‘King DD’, he won 4 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, 2 Community Shields and 1 UEFA Champions League with Chelsea.
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