Chelsea 2004/05 squad: Where are they now?

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The 2004/05 season marked a historic campaign for Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side. They won their first Premier League title, and their first league title since 1955. They stormed the division with a record 95 points and lost only once; away to Manchester City.

With the 2014/15 seeing Chelsea making early progress in winning back the title, this could be season where Jose Mourinho brings another league title to Stamford Bridge.

Here, we look at the squad that won the title in 2004/05 and where they are currently.

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Petr Cech: The Czech Republic goalkeeper is still currently at the club, but has been linked with a move away after he was dropped in favour of Thibaut Courtois.

Glen Johnson: Currently plays for Liverpool. The English right back joined Portsmouth after leaving Chelsea in 2007 and then moved to Liverpool.

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Claude Makelele: The Frenchman left Chelsea in 2008, to join PSG. He retired in 2011 and now is the manager of French side Bastia.

Alexey Smertin: After leaving Chelsea in 2006, Smertin joined Dynamo Moscow, and then later joined Fulham. Smertin retired in 2008.

Ricardo Carvalho: The Portuguese centre-back left Chelsea in 2010 and signed for Spanish side Real Madrid. He currently plays for AS Monaco.

Frank Lampard: Chelsea legend Frank Lampard was released in 2014 and then signed for MLS franchise New York City FC, but has been loaned to Manchester City.

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Mateja Kezman: Serbian striker Mateja Kezman left in 2005 and played for a host of clubs, including; Atletico Madrid and PSG. Kezman retired in 2012.

Joe Cole: Midfielder Joe Cole currently plays for Aston Villa. Beforehand, he played for West Ham, Lille and Liverpool.

Damien Duff: Irishman Damien Duff currently resides in Australia, after signing for Melbourne City. He also played for Newcastle and Fulham.

William Gallas: Frenchman William Gallas retired in 2014. Before retiring, he played for Arsenal, Tottenham and Perth Glory after leaving Chelsea in 2006.

Geremi: The Cameroonian midfielder left Chelsea in 2007, and joined Newcastle. He later joined Ankaragucu and Larissa. He retired in 2011.

Didier Drogba: After leaving the club in 2012, Drogba re-signed for Chelsea in 2014. For the 2 seasons he was away, he played for Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray.

Arjen Robben: Dutchman Arjen Robben currently plays for Bayern Munich, after signing from Real Madrid in 2009. He left Chelsea in 2007.

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Wayne Bridge: The left-back retired in 2014. He left Chelsea in 2009. After leaving, he played for Manchester City and Reading, and many loan spells.

Scott Parker: After leaving Chelsea in 2005, Parker later played for Newcastle, West Ham and Tottenham. He currently plays for Fulham.

Paulo Ferreira: The Portuguese defender retired in 2013 at the age of 34, after his release from Chelsea.

Eidur Gudjohnsen: The Icelandic striker is currently a free agent. After leaving Chelsea in 2006, he played for a number of clubs. Most notably, Barcelona.

Carlo Cudicini: Italian goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini is currently a free agent. After leaving Chelsea, he has played for Tottenham and LA Galaxy.

John Terry: English centre-back John Terry is still at the club. And he is still the captain of Chelsea, after his appointment in 2004 by Jose Mourinho.

Robert Huth: German defender Robert Huth left the club in 2006 and joined Middlesbrough. In 2009, he signed for Stoke City.

Tiago: Currently, he plays for Atletico Madrid. After leaving Chelsea, he also played for Lyon and Juventus.

So there we have the Chelsea squad that won the Premier League title in the 2004/05 season.

What do you think of that squad? And can Chelsea win the league this season? Comment below.

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