The 10 Best Chelsea Players Of All-Time

Chelsea is one of the greatest English football clubs coming from London, which entrepreneur Gus Mears founded in 1904. The Blues has a long history and a miracle run from the early 2000s to the 2010s, winning the EPL and Champions League. Certainly, Chelsea is always among the top teams in the Premier League but has been in the shadow of Manchester City and Liverpool in recent years. But they somehow managed to defeat Man City in the 2020/21 Champions League final.
It was 8 years since the Blues won the 2012 Champion League with the club’s legends. Today, we would love to name some of the greatest players who have become a part of the club’s history. Let’s scroll down and check them out!

#1 Eden Hazard

Chelsea Players Of All-Time, Eden HazardSource: eurosport

Chelsea Career: 2012-2019
Eden Hazard is the best-attacking midfielder that Chelsea has ever owned. The Belgian would have made his way higher up this list if he had spent the rest of his career in west London, but he moved to Real Madrid to fulfill his dream.He was lightning-quick on the ball will amazing dribbling skills and positional awareness. He had also no problem in scoring, netting 85 goals in 245 matches!
Major Achievements: Premier League (x2), FA Cup, League Cup, Europa League (x2)

#2 Peter Osgood

Chelsea Players Of All-Time, Peter OsgoodSource: twitter

Chelsea Career: 1964-1974 & 1978-1979
Osgood was regarded as the immensely gifted talent of Chelsea during the 1960s and ‘70s which saw the Blues enjoy some trophy-laden years. He is known as a combination of power, finesse, and instincts.
Major Achievements: FA Cup, League Cup, European Cup Winners' Cup

#3 Ron Harris

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Chelsea Career: 1961-1980
Harris spent nearly two decades in the club, gaining a reputation as one of the country’s toughest-tackling defenders and the nickname “Chopper. His most memorable match was the win in the 1970 FA Cup Final, where he performed his best.
Major Achievements: FA Cup, League Cup, European Cup Winners' Cup

#4 Dennis Wise

Chelsea Players Of All-Time, Dennis WiseSource: caughtoffside

Chelsea Career: 1990-2001
Known as a goalscoring midfielder, Dennis Wise was a terrier when he came in snapping at the heels of his opponent in possession. After three years at the London’s west side, Wise was pointed to the captain as he showed the link between the old school English values and the incoming talent.
Major Achievements: FA Cup, League Cup, European Cup Winners' Cup
Kerry Dixon

#5 Kerry Dixon

Chelsea Players Of All-TimeSource: thehardtackle

Chelsea Career: 1983-1992
Scoring two goals in his debut, Kerry Dixon soon proved himself as a key player at the front line of the Blues, alongside David Speedie and winger Pat Nevin. Their combination brought back nearly 200 goals, helping Dixon win the golden boot in 1985. He scored 193 goals in 9 years he spent in West London, becoming the third all-time top goalscorer of the club.
Major Achievements: Second Division (x2), Division One Top Scorer, Division Two Top Scorer

#6 Petr Cech

Chelsea Players Of All-Time, Petr CechSource: goal

Chelsea Career: 2004-2015
Petr Čech is undoubtedly the greatest goalkeeper of Chelsea, who could never be tarnished by the four seasons he spent on the other side of the capital with London rival Arsenal.
The former Czech Republic international was part of four league-winning defenses but his first title, under José Mourinho in 2004/05, saw him concede just 15 goals throughout the whole season.
Major Achievements: Premier League (x4), FA Cup (x4), League Cup (x3), Champions League, Europa League

#7 Didier Drogba

Chelsea Players Of All-Time, Didier DrogbaSource: goal

Chelsea Career: 2004-2012 & 2014-2015
Drogba is Chelsea’s best-ever forward. He played for Chelsea from 2004 to 2012 and, in 226 games, scored an amazing 100 goals. Drogba was a powerful core for the Ivory Coast national team, netting 65 goals in 105 appearances. His best moment is known for slotting the winning penalty kick to beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final.
Major Achievements: Premier League (x4), FA Cup (x4), League Cup (x3), Champions League

#8 Frank Lampard

Chelsea Players Of All-Time, Frank LampardSource: transfermarkt

Chelsea Career: 2001-2014
Frank Lampard is regarded as Chelsea’s best-ever midfielder. Lampard was an incredible on-field control and could do it all, pass, dribble, score, and tackle. He played 429 games for Chelsea and scored 147 goals!
Major Achievements: Premier League (x3), FA Cup (x4), League Cup (x2), Champions League, Europa League

#9 Gianfranco Zola

Chelsea Players Of All-TimeSource: dailystar

Chelsea Career: 1996-2003
His skill, technique, and free-kick abilities quickly saw him adored by Chelsea supporters who normally felt blessed to be in such proximity to the Italian's magic. The impact Zola made on the Blues can be seen by what happened when he agreed to leave the Blues and play for Cagliari after seven successful years in 2003, the summer Roman Abramovich would buy Chelsea.The deal didn't materialize but Chelsea's number 25 remains one of their greatest players.
Major Achievements: FA Cup (x2), League Cup, European Cup Winners' Cup

#10 John Terry

Chelsea Players Of All-Time, John TerrySource: goal

Chelsea Career: 1998-2017
John Terry is known as Chelsea’s best-ever defender. Terry is regarded as one of the best central defenders of all time. He was a massive presence for Chelsea and did a mind-blowing job keeping their structure and organizing the defensive line. Terry played 492 matches for Chelsea!
Major Achievements: Premier League (x5), FA Cup (x5) League Cup (x2), Champions League, Europa League
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