3 Most Famous Chelsea Players of All Time

Didier Drogba Champions League trophy

Chelsea are going through a rocky period at the moment. They suffered a thrashing at the hands of Manchester United in their opening Premier League matches although; they have improved a great deal since but their results have not been that encouraging. They suffered draws against Leicester City & Sheffield United and lost their Champions League match against Valencia. 

However, it is not all doom and gloom at the club now. They were brilliant against Wolves and recently gave a spirited performance against Liverpool. Therefore, betting fans who use Bethard bonus code shouldn’t completely discard Chelsea for their chances of finishing in the Top 4 by the end of this Premier League season. 

1- John Terry

John Terry is one of the most beloved figures among Chelsea fans. He remained at Chelsea for almost 20 years which speaks volumes about his commitment and loyalty to the club. He made 717 appearances for the Blues, with only Ron Harris and Peter Bonetti making more appearances than him. 

His strength, physicality, tackling, positioning and leadership qualities made him one of the greatest central defenders of his generation. 

His time at the club was highly successful. As a captain of Chelsea team, Terry won an incredible five Premier League titles, one Champions League trophy, 4 FA Cups and 3 League Cups. With 67 goals, he is also the club’s all-time highest scoring defender. 

2- Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba is one of the most well-known strikers in the Premier League. He came to Chelsea in July 2004 from Marseille in a club-record  £24 million fee. He was part of the new Roman Abramovich revolution and helped Chelsea win the league title in his very first season. 

However, Drogba’s most important contribution came in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich. In that match, he scored an 88th-minute equalizer and later struck the winning penalty in the shoot-out. That year, he also played a vital role in Chelsea’s FA Cup final victory against Liverpool. 

He made 381 appearances for Chelsea and scored an incredible 164 goals, and thus become the fourth-highest all-time goal scorer in the history of the club. He has also the distinction of being the first African player to score 100 Premier League goals.

3- Frank Lampard

After just one year of management experience, Frank Lampard landed the big job at Chelsea. He is rated that highly by his former club where he broke many great records and won many prestigious trophies. 

Despite playing as a midfielder, he scored 211 goals in all competitions and so became Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer. During his playing time at the club, he won 3 Premier League titles, a Champions League trophy, 4 FA Cups and a Europa League title. 

 He played a pivotal role in the 2012 Champions League semi-final against Barcelona. The Catalans were the heavy favorites but the brilliance of Lampard helped Chelsea to get ahead on away goals. Lampard was the captain in the Champions League final match against Bayern Munich.