It’s almost hard to believe that Chelsea are just one year removed from winning the Premier League and the League Cup – yet nearly one-third of the 2015-16 season is complete and at hovering just above the relegation zone.
It’s been 20 years since Chelsea finished outside the top six in the Premier League, but that was when the club had some of their greatest legends playing at the height of their careers.
Here is a look at 15 incredible Premier League legends who helped Chelsea achieve greatness since the formation of the League.
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15. Ricardo Carvalho
A defensive genius who paired well with John Terry en route to ten trophies.
14. Gustavo Poyet
A tough midfielder who scored 36 times in just 105 appearances for Chelsea.
13. Marcel Desailly
The 1998 World Cup winner from France was a star defender for six seasons, winning the FA Cup in 2000.
12. Claude Makelele
Five solid seasons as a defensive midfielder for Chelsea with back-to-back Premier League titles and a trebel to his credit.
11. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
He had a short but successful run at Stamford Bridge, scoring a whopping 70 times in just 136 league appearances – a goal every other game.