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Though they've been around since 1905, Chelsea only has risen to prominence since the dawn of the 21st century. When Roman Abramovich purchased the club in 2003, Chelsea experienced a rise unlike any other to that point, but ended up becoming the innovator in player acquisitions. Fueled by Abramovich's billions, Chelsea has bought some of the best players in the world since he's owned the club. That's not to discount the business the club did before the new owner rolled into West London. In 1998, John Terry made his debut after getting called up from the youth ranks and in 2001, Chelsea acquired its greatest player when it forked over 11 pounds to West Ham to acquire midfielder Frank Lampard. All he's done since moving across town is become the leading scorer in club history. 

Who are the greatest Chelsea player ever? While many will point to the success of the above players, including Didier Drogba, but there were more players that rest in Chelsea folklore. Giancarlo Zola, Peter Osgood and Ruud Gullit are other players who resonate with Chelsea fans due to their penchant for success during their tenure with the club.

This is the list of the best Chelsea players in club history. Take a look at this list and if you notice someone is missing, feel free to add him to this list. Vote or re-rank this list according to who you think is the greatest Chelsea player ever.
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630 131
Frank Lampard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Frank Lampard Midfielder

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2
615 134
Didier Drogba is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Didier Drogba Forward

3
454 122
John Terry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
John Terry Defender

4
456 117
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Eden Hazard Midfielder

5
370 99
Gianfranco Zola is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Gianfranco Zola Forward, Midfielder

6
393 107
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Petr Čech Forward, Goalkeeper

7
249 89
Claude Makélélé is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Claude Makélélé Midfielder

8
239 75
Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Ashley Cole Defender

9
205 84
Michael Ballack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Michael Ballack Midfielder

10
187 75
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

11
181 60
Marcel Desailly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Marcel Desailly Defender, Midfielder

12
180 88
Branislav Ivanović is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time

13
138 58
Peter Osgood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Peter Osgood Forward

14
166 62
Roberto Di Matteo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Roberto Di Matteo Midfielder

15
133 67
Juan Mata is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Juan Mata Forward, Midfielder

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127 45
David Luiz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
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17
125 48
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time

18
159 71
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
RachelRay added Arjen Robben Winger, Forward, Midfielder

19
142 61
Thibaut Courtois is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
RachelRay added Thibaut Courtois Goalkeeper

20
113 51
Jimmy Greaves is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Jimmy Greaves Forward

21
123 58
Joe Cole is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Joe Cole Forward, Midfielder

22
119 56
Willian Borges da Silva is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time

23
82 29
Ramires is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Lovemore added Ramires Midfielder

24
136 68
Diego Costa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
RachelRay added Diego Costa Forward, Midfielder

25
124 62
Ricardo Carvalho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Ricardo Carvalho Defender

26
107 55
Eiður Guðjohnsen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Eiður Guðjohnsen Forward, Midfielder

27
104 53
Gianluca Vialli is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Gianluca Vialli Forward

28
58 29
Ron Harris is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Ron Harris Defender

29
100 51
Dennis Wise is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Dennis Wise Midfielder

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81 38
Damien Duff is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Damien Duff Defender, Forward, Midfielder

31
98 52
Nicolas Anelka is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Nicolas Anelka Forward, Midfielder

32
46 15
Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
GeordiePetrie added Hernán Crespo Forward

33
63 32
Frank Leboeuf is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Frank Leboeuf Defender

34
109 91
Oscar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Oscar Midfielder

35
56 31
Kerry Dixon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Kerry Dixon Forward

36
56 31
Peter Bonetti is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Peter Bonetti Goalkeeper

37
58 36
Tore André Flo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Tore André Flo Forward

38
50 30
Mark Hughes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Mark Hughes Forward

39
50 30
Ray Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Ray Wilkins Midfielder

40
60 40
Gus Poyet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Gus Poyet Forward, Midfielder

41
48 30
Pat Nevin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Pat Nevin Winger, Midfielder

42
50 33
Bobby Tambling is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Bobby Tambling Forward

43
26 10
John Obi Mikel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
BlueBlood added John Obi Mikel Midfielder

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52 37
Carlo Cudicini is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Carlo Cudicini Goalkeeper

45
42 30
Charlie Cooke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Charlie Cooke Midfielder

46
15 4
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Cesc Fàbregas Midfielder

47
55 46
Demba Ba is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Demba Ba Forward

48
36 28
Terry Venables is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Terry Venables Midfielder

49
32 26
Roy Bentley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Roy Bentley Defender, Forward

50
29 23
David Webb is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time