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
2,285 461
Frank Lampard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Midfielder
2
2,316 401
Didier Drogba is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Forward
3
2,018 392
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Midfielder
4
1,684 399
John Terry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Defender
5
1,267 274
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Forward, Goalkeeper
6
1,187 262
Gianfranco Zola is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
7
486 75
N'Golo Kanté is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
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8
832 281
Claude Makélélé is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Midfielder
9
874 237
Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Defender
10
658 269
Michael Ballack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Midfielder
11
435 97
Michael Essien is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
shisu added Defender, Midfielder
12
565 242
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Defender, Forward, Midfielder
13
486 203
Peter Osgood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Forward
14
558 287
Branislav Ivanović is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
15
364 87
César Azpilicueta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Nickel Low CJ added Defender, Midfielder
16
481 181
Marcel Desailly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder
17
441 169
Roberto Di Matteo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Midfielder
18
428 165
Joe Cole is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
19
403 153
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
20
376 145
Ricardo Carvalho is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Defender
21
351 137
Jimmy Greaves is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Forward
22
313 121
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Midfielder
23
481 212
David Luiz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
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24
349 136
Ramires is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
Lovemore added Midfielder
25
482 218
Diego Costa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chelsea Players of All Time
RachelRay added Forward, Midfielder