Chelsea were not always competing for honours at the top of the English game. They were a mid-table club for the most part until the arrival of their Russian Billionaire owner Roman Abramovich.
His take over in June 2013 has brought a lot of success to the London club with 5 Premier League titles, 1 Champions League, 1 Europa League title at the top of their cabinet.
We take a look at 5 Players that were instrumental to these successes.
The French man revolutionised the defensive midfield position while at Chelsea. The midfielder had great awareness to go with is combative style to make him one of the best holding midfield players of the last 2 decades. He won 2 EPL titled as well as the FA Cup, League Cup and community shield.
As controversial as he was during his 3-year spell at Stamford Bridge, there is no denying his achievements for the club. The club’s 2014/2015 and 2016/2017 league triumphs were largely due to his goals. The manner of his departure to Atletico Madrid was largely criticised and with 59 goals scored is very much loved by the Blues’ fans.
‘Captain Fantastic’, the centre back was a rock at the back for the Blues and was a part of all the successes of the Abramovich era. His leadership qualities were second to known and his loyalty to the club – even choosing to play in the championship in order to avoid a meeting with Chelsea – will never be forgotten.
Possibly the best midfield player in Premier League era Lampard was a part of most of the successes of the modern era. He is the club’s all time leading goalscorer with 211 goals in his 13-year spell. He won 3 EPL titles, 4 FA cups, the Champions League and the Europa League with Chelsea.
The Ivorian is very much the ‘Legend’ in the eyes of Chelsea fans. With 2 successful stints at the club; 4 EPL titles, the Champions League, Europa League, FA cups, league cups and 164 goals scored. Strong, skilful, good in the air and a deadly finisher he is one of the greatest imports of the Premier League era.