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The Top 50 CFC Players

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You only have to read this far down to realise their taking the piss:

45 Chris Garland

1971-75, 114 total appearances, 31 goals

Scored some good goals in the early Seventies, but I’m afraid he’s in here for reasons relating to hair, too. So much of it in one place! And when he grew a moustache, his head appeared to have been hijacked by hair. Extraordinary.

Can't make up my mind whether that or the previous entry is the bigger piss-take:

46 Ian Britton

1971-82, 289 total appearances, 34 goals

In here in recognition of ten years' loyal service between 1972 and 1982, but, more particularly, I’ll admit, on account of the hair. How did he get it to stand so tall and so still? And how was he not forever losing things in the ear flaps? Like car keys, for instance. Or even his car. Hairdressers still marvel over this.

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Yes, it's a satirical view for the most part (which i quite enjoyed) but i can testify that as you read down the numbers, the guy who put this together clearly has alot of time for Chelsea FC.

Loved the bit about Michael Essien, and Chopper.

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I really liked that list. Very entertaining too.

Not only is JT the most successful captain Chelsea have ever had, he is also the perfect embodiment of the fact that a player’s popularity increases in accordance with his willingness to get his head kicked off for the cause.

So true :D

There is no argument here: Lampard is quite straightforwardly the best midfield player in England at the time of writing, and has been since 2003.

Again. So true! :lol:

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Kerry and Robbie D shouldve been higher imo, but it was a good read and not entirely serious anyway.

Giles Smith is great value - a Chelsea fan and a massive music snob. If you like music in any shape or form i recommended his book, the best book about music i have ever read - 'Lost In Music' (perhaps along with 'Dirt: The Autobiography of Motley Crue')

Definitely one for anyone who has tried to arrange their music collection alphabetically.


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Thought it might be an idea to make a sensible Top 50 Chelsea Players list - though I've only included players that I've seen since I started watching in 1967.

01 - Peter Osgood

02 - Ron Harris

03 - Gianfranco Zola

04 - Peter Bonetti

05 - Bobby Tambling

06 - Ian Hutchinson

07 - Kerry Dixon

08 - Alan Hudson

09 - Charlie Cooke

10 - Johnny Hollins

11 - Eddie McCreadie

12 - Ray Wilkins

13 - Dan Petrescu

14 - John Terry

15 - Robbie Di Matteo

16 - Frank Lampard

17 - David Webb

18 - Marcel Desailly

19 - Petr Cech

20 - Ricardo Carvalho

21 - Eddie Niedzwiecki

22 - Dennis Wise

23 - Claude Makelele

24 - Tommy Baldwin

25 - Eidur Gudjohnsen

26 - Pat Nevin

27 - Albert Ferrer

28 - Gianluca Vialli

29 - Arjen Robben

30 - David Speedie

31 - Steve Clarke

32 - Michael Essien

33 - Kenny Swain

34 - Marvin Hinton

35 - John Dempsey

36 - Graeme Le Saux

37 - Mark Hughes

38 - Peter Houseman

39 - Steve Finnieston

40 - Micky Thomas

41 - Johnny Boyle

42 - Tony Dorigo

43 - Micky Droy

44 - Frank Leboeuf

45 - Ian Britton

46 - David Hay

47 - Carlo Cudicini

48 - Nigel Spackman

49 - Didier Drogba

50 - Paul Elliott

These didn't quite make my Top 50, but a special honourable mention must go to...

Damien Duff

Hernan Crespo

Joey Jones

Tore Andre Flo

Gary Locke

Wayne Bridge

William Gallas

Gus Poyet

John Bumstead

Steve Wicks

John Sparrow

Colin Pates

Tommy Langley

Paddy Mulligan

Chris Garland

Clive Walker

Colin Lee

John McLaughlin

Clive Wilson

Kevin Wilson

Erland Johnsen

Kevin Hitchcock

Eddie Newton

Graeme Stuart

John Spencer

Ed De Goey

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Ashley Cole

Joey Cole

Graham Roberts

Paul Canoville

Jesper Gronkjaer

Ruud Gullit

Mario Melchiot

Gordon Durie

Gavin Peacock

I took into account length of service with Chelsea, club loyalty, popularity with the fans, trophies won, personal achievement at the club, etc... On the other hand, some players had points go against them for such things as moving to the y*ds (unforgivable).

Obviously this is just my personal choice of top players from the last 42 years, and everyone else is gonna have different opinions. It'd be interesting to see what other people's lists would be, especially the older fans.

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your sh*tting me...you put in gronks but no deco...

He never made the Top 50 though! I always liked Gronks - I know his crossing was sh*te, but I liked his commitment, the way he tackled back and helped out defensively, his attitude, and his goal against the scousescum :D

I know I probably omitted some players - I can think of one straight away, Eamonn Bannon, but he wouldn't have made the top 50 anyway.

ps - Maksimov is dead right :D

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