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The greatest player in our history is...


CunningStunt
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On a serious level, I just don't know. Drogba, Zola, Lampard and JT have all been "great" in their own right. It's just a question of how greatness is defined?

Pure talent: Gianfranco Zola

Greatest individual contribution towards winning silverware: Didier Drogba

Consistency at the highest level: Frank Lampard

On-pitch leadership, resilience, longevity and quality: John Terry

It all depends on what you see as the most significant quality.

For me personally, I'd lean towards Drogba.

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The greatest player for me is Osgood. His charisma and loyalty, added up with the fact that he was a brilliant footballer who performed when it mattered the most, makes him a clear cut winner for me. I would also, probably a bit surprising, put Wise up in the top 3-list, but that's just a personal choice.

However, the best player I've ever seen play for us is Drogba. Some of his displays, the two legs against Munich in 04-05 in particular, are still the greatest I've ever seen from a center forward. He made Lucio, in my opinion the then best central defender in the world, look like a mix of Cundy, Rougvie, Senderos and Cygan.

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Lots of different eras to choose from. It's hard to choose a "greatest" or "best" because, unlike what others that aren't fans would believe, there is a TON of history at this club.

If I had to choose one, it would be Peter Osgood. A true legend and a man that will always have his name linked with Chelsea Football Club.

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Are there any documentaries (either recorded or written) of Peter Osgood, for us, kids?

Ossie: King of Stamford Bridge is a great read, but its quite difficult to get hold of now. My copy is at my parents so if I can dig it out I will PM you and send you it.

And the answer to the question is Ossie, every single time its Ossie. If we ever get a player better than him in the modern era then we will win every trophy with ease.

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Frank seemed on course to get the place on the pedestal until his injury during Carlo's second year . Until then I was pretty sure he was the greatest player to wear Chelsea blue.Now however I would say Drogba.The last two seasons and Drogba's previous contributions make him our greatest player imo.

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