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
2,631 526
Frank Lampard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Midfielder
2
2,644 453
Didier Drogba is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Forward
3
1,917 449
John Terry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Defender
4
2,318 452
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Midfielder
5
1,431 310
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Forward, Goalkeeper
6
1,337 295
Gianfranco Zola is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
7
941 323
Claude Makélélé is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Midfielder
8
1,011 262
Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Defender
9
621 115
N'Golo Kanté is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
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10
756 295
Michael Ballack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Midfielder
11
539 122
Michael Essien is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
shisu added Defender, Midfielder
12
643 315
Branislav Ivanović is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
13
634 276
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Defender, Forward, Midfielder
14
542 233
Peter Osgood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Forward
15
451 115
César Azpilicueta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Nickel Low CJ added Defender, Midfielder
16
540 195
Marcel Desailly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder
17
454 167
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
18
479 189
Joe Cole is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
19
485 193
Roberto Di Matteo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Midfielder
20
424 161
Ricardo Carvalho is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Defender
21
374 144
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Midfielder
22
549 233
David Luiz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
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23
387 155
Jimmy Greaves is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Forward
24
462 269
Juan Mata is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
25
540 248
Willian Borges da Silva is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time