Soccer The Best Chelsea Players of All Time  

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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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1
1,011 231
Frank Lampard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Frank Lampard Midfielder

2
1,015 196
Didier Drogba is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Didier Drogba Forward

3
740 195
John Terry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
John Terry Defender

4
794 189
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Eden Hazard Midfielder

5
644 153
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Petr Čech Forward, Goalkeeper

6
596 144
Gianfranco Zola is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Gianfranco Zola Forward, Midfielder

7
410 143
Claude Makélélé is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Claude Makélélé Midfielder

8
413 127
Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Ashley Cole Defender

9
326 118
Michael Ballack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Michael Ballack Midfielder

10
305 115
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

11
280 94
Marcel Desailly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Marcel Desailly Defender, Midfielder

12
273 150
Branislav Ivanović is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time

13
246 86
Willian Borges da Silva is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time

14
216 100
Peter Osgood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Peter Osgood Forward

The Best Soccer Players of All Time

15
212 71
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time

16
259 99
Thibaut Courtois is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
RachelRay added Thibaut Courtois Goalkeeper

17
241 88
David Luiz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
_1443804229675 added David Luiz Defender, Midfielder

18
214 77
Joe Cole is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Joe Cole Forward, Midfielder

19
256 105
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
RachelRay added Arjen Robben Winger, Forward, Midfielder

20
222 121
Juan Mata is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Juan Mata Forward, Midfielder

21
237 104
Roberto Di Matteo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Roberto Di Matteo Midfielder

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22
92 12
Michael Essien is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
shisu added Michael Essien Defender, Midfielder

23
159 61
Ramires is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Lovemore added Ramires Midfielder

24
168 75
Jimmy Greaves is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Jimmy Greaves Forward

25
228 114
Diego Costa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
RachelRay added Diego Costa Forward, Midfielder

26
97 24
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Cesc Fàbregas Midfielder

27
181 85
Ricardo Carvalho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Ricardo Carvalho Defender

28
160 72
Nicolas Anelka is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Nicolas Anelka Forward, Midfielder

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29
136 55
Damien Duff is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Damien Duff Defender, Forward, Midfielder

30
160 75
Eiður Guðjohnsen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Eiður Guðjohnsen Forward, Midfielder

31
150 72
Gianluca Vialli is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Gianluca Vialli Forward

32
137 82
Dennis Wise is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Dennis Wise Midfielder

33
161 140
Oscar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Oscar Midfielder

34
81 61
Ron Harris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Ron Harris Defender

35
87 43
Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
GeordiePetrie added Hernán Crespo Forward

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36
50 15
Deco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
shisu added Deco Midfielder

37
88 57
Ray Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Ray Wilkins Midfielder

38
73 42
John Obi Mikel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
BlueBlood added John Obi Mikel Midfielder

39
87 60
Frank Leboeuf is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Frank Leboeuf Defender

40
37 9
Salomon Kalou is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
shisu added Salomon Kalou Forward

41
77 51
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
tate24 added Fernando Torres Forward

42
42 17
Gary Cahill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
shisu added Gary Cahill Defender

Best Players On Chelsea

43
77 60
Kerry Dixon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Kerry Dixon Forward

44
85 67
Gus Poyet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Gus Poyet Forward, Midfielder

45
43 21
Nemanja Matić is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
shisu added Nemanja Matić Midfielder

46
80 62
Carlo Cudicini is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Carlo Cudicini Goalkeeper

47
81 65
Tore André Flo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Tore André Flo Forward

48
22 3
César Azpilicueta is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Nickel Low CJ added César Azpilicueta Defender, Midfielder

49
29 9
Emmanuel Petit is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
shisu added Emmanuel Petit Midfielder

50
76 61
Peter Bonetti is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Peter Bonetti Goalkeeper