Top Five: Chelsea midfielders

Frank Lampard

Chelsea have become one of the biggest and best teams in the world over the past decade, winning every trophy they can, bar the Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup. This was particularly thanks to the investment by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, but none of that success could have come without their star performers, particularly in midfield. The More...

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Chelsea

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Nickname: The Blues

Formed: 1905

Stadium: Stamford Bridge (41,837)

League titles: 4

FA Cup wins: 7

League Cup wins: 4

European Cup/Champions League wins: 1

Manager: Jose Mourinho

 

 

Chelsea were formed in 1905, and are actually based in nearby Fulham.

The side had to wait until 1955 for their first success, when they won the Football League.

The club had to wait yet again for more success, until they won the 1970 FA Cup and 1971 Cup Winners Cup.

The last 15 years have been the club’s most successful however, first under Ruud Gullit and then Gianluco Vialli, and then since Russian billionaire Roman Abromovich bought the club in 2003, under Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti.Chelsea News

The club won the Premier League in 2005, 2006 and 2010, and the FA Cup in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Chelsea also reached the 2008 Champions League final, where they were beaten agonisingly on penalties by Manchester United.

The pain of that loss – and John Terry’s crucial miss from the spot – lingered, and perhaps still does.

However, the pain was made a little easier in 2012 when, against all the odds, Chelsea won the Champions League for the first time.

They beat Bayern Munich on their own turf in the final in a penalty shoot-out, with Didier Drogba proving to be their talisman and scoring the winning spot-kick with his last kick of a ball for the club.

That triumph was achieved under Roberto Di Matteo, who was harshly sacked last season despite looking to be in title contention at the time.

Rafael Benitez was an unpopular choice to replace him on an interim basis, but he did guide Chelsea to Champions League qualification and won the Europa League.

During the season, midfielder Frank Lampard became Chelsea’s record goalscorer, overtaking the legendary Bobby Tambling, who was a star for the Blues in the 60s.

Benitez’s relative success was not enough to help him keep the job on a permanent basis, with Mourinho returning to the Bridge after much speculation in the summer of 2013.

Now, with uncertainty among some of Chelsea’s title rivals, Mourinho will be looking to deliver the Premier League trophy yet again for the club he holds so close to his heart.

Current squad:

Goalkeepers –

Petr Cech

Mark Schwarzer

Hilario

Thibaut Courtois (on loan at Atletico Madrid)

 

Defenders –

John Terry

David Luiz

Ashley Cole

Branislav Ivanovic

Gary Cahill

Cesar Azpilicueta

Ryan Bertrand

Sam Hutchinson (on loan at Vitesse Arnhem)

Wallace (on loan at Inter Milan)

Nathan Ake

Tomas Kalas

Kenneth Omeruo

Patrick van Aanholt (on loan at Vitesse Arnhem)

 

Midfielders –

Frank Lampard

Juan Mata

Eden Hazard

Ramires

Oscar

Willian

Michael Essien

John Obi Mikel

Victor Moses (on loan at Liverpool)

Kevin De Bruyne

Marco van Ginkel

Nathaniel Chalobah

Lucas Piazon (on loan at Vitesse Arnhem)

Josh McEachran

Christian Atsu (on loan at Vitesse Arnhem)

Oriol Romeu (on loan at Valencia)

Gael Kakuta (on loan at Vitesse Arnhem)

Marko Marin (on loan at Sevilla)

 

Strikers –

Fernando Torres

Andre Schurrle

Romelu Lukaku (on loan at Everton)

Samuel Eto’o

Demba Ba

Islam Feruz

Stipe Perica (on loan at NAC Breda)

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