Chelsea have had many great players who have graced the team with their presence, winning trophies and playing an integral role in Chelsea's history. 

However, who gets the honour of being the greatest players in their positions for Chelsea? Well, how about a GMF Chelsea best-ever XI!

You might agree, you may disagree - whatever your opinion, join the debate by leaving your best-ever XI in the comment box below...

Formation - 4-1-2-1-2

GK - Petr Cech

The big Czech Republic stopper gets my vote for this position. His heroics during last season's success in the Champions League warrants his place in Chelsea's greatest XI. 

RB - Ron Harris

Chelsea's longest serving player making a record 795 appearances spread over 19 years. His beloved Chelsea fans nicknamed him 'Chopper' with his feisty challenges, and he'd be our tough-tackling full-back. Part of the 1970 FA Cup winning team and deservedly part of the team.

CB - John Terry (c)

Always been a Chelsea player and will always be a Chelsea legend. Chelsea's current captain has been an inspiration to fans around the globe. Puts his body on the line every single game and will always live as a Chelsea great.

CB - Marcel Desailly

Also was a Chelsea captain, the Frenchman gained the nickname the 'Rock' for his strength in the air and in the tackle. Scored some important goals and was part of the 2000 FA Cup winning side.

LB - Ashley Cole

Consistently been called the best left back in the world and has proven it at Chelsea over the last 7 years at Stamford Bridge. Coming from London rivals Arsenal, Cole had a job to do to win over the Chelsea fans, but his superb performances at left-back took care of that. 

CDM - Claude Makelele

One of the greatest of his time and was incredible during his stint at Chelsea. The Blues have longed to replace the great Frenchman - John Obi Mikel is the most recent man to attempt this. In my opinion, irreplaceable in midfield.

CM - Frank Lampard

Closing in on Bobby Tambling's all-time top goalscoring record, Frank Lampard has been an integral part of Chelsea's success over the last 12 years. He scores the important goals, including the famous two goals away at Bolton to seal Chelsea's first Premiership crown for 50 years. 

CM - Dennis Wise

A toss up between Wise and Di Matteo, but the former Chelsea captain Dennis Wise gets the nod. He is fondly looked upon by the Chelsea faithful for never say die attitude and hard-hitting tackles. The small centre midfielder has scored some memorable goals as well - the equaliser at the San Siro being the most memorable.

CAM - Gianfranco Zola

Widely regarded to be Chelsea's greatest ever player, the little Italian magician made number 25 his own. Brought from Parma at age 30, he quickly made a good impression with some memorable goals in a seven year stint at Chelsea. Goals like his winner against Stuttgart in 1998 and a back-heel goal against Norwich will be remembered for years to come.

ST - Peter Osgood

The late great Peter Osgood is a Chelsea legend. Scoring important goals to win the 1970 FA Cup against Leeds on a replay, he will never be forgotten and will always be the King of Stamford Bridge.

ST - Didier Drogba

The Ivorian will always be remembered for his heroics in Munich. Clinching a last minute equaliser to take the game to extra time and then scoring the winning penalty to cap Chelsea's greatest night in their history. For that and many other things, I think he undoubtedly deserves a spot. 

Manager - Jose Mourinho

The 'Special One' is Chelsea's most successful manager of all time winning a total of five major trophies in a three-and-a-half year spell as Chelsea manager. Now reportedly in line for a dramatic return to Stamford Bridge, I'm sure the Chelsea faithful would welcome him back.

Special Mentions - Peter Bonetti, Frank Leboeuf, Bobby Tambling, Kerry Dixon, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Roberto Di Matteo, Mark Hughes, Roy Bentley, Jimmy Greaves, Charlie Cooke.

 

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#Didier Drogba
#Ashley Cole
#John Terry
#Marcel Desailly
#Claude Makelele
#Chelsea
#Premier League
#Gianfranco Zola
#Peter Osgood
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