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Top 5 best defenders at Chelsea

25 Feb 2022 | 15:28 | Football

 Let’s take a look at 5 excellent defenders in Chelsea history according to author Sushan Chakraborty of Sportskeeda.

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5. Cesar Azpilicueta

Coming to Chelsea in 2012, over time, Azpilicueta proved his worth in the defense of the home team. He plays versatile, can kick well as a full-back and central defender.

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Azpilicueta is a factor that coach Tuchel believes in.

After 10 seasons with the London club, the Spanish defender has achieved many successes with most of the noble titles such as: Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League, Europa League, European Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. Currently, he is still a player who receives the trust of coach Thomas Tuchel.

4. Marcel Desailly

The former French player was with Chelsea from 1998-2004. He is also a versatile player when he plays well in both central midfield and central midfield positions. Desailly always shows enthusiasm and strength when competing. During his time with The Blues, the former player born in 1968 won 3 titles: FA Cup, British Super Cup and European Super Cup.

3. Ricardo Carvalho

Ricardo Carvalho was brought to Chelsea by coach Jose Mourinho in 2004. Unlike the pure English central defenders, Carvalho showed intelligence and efficiency in play. He and John Terry formed the key central defender duo of the Stamford Bridge home team, helping the team to win the 2004/05 Premier League title, quenching the thirst for 50-year titles for NHM.

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Carvalho is a smart central defender.

His excellence in the heart of defence helped the Blues win a total of 3 Premier League titles, 3 FA Cups, 2 League Cups and 1 Super Cup.

2. Ashley Cole

Chelsea’s acquisition of Ashley Cole encountered many mixed opinions. He was one of the best left-backs in English football at the time and decided to give up Arsenal to join the city’s rival.

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Cole is one of Chelsea’s outstanding left-backs.

Leaving behind the controversy, Cole continues to show his class in the Chelsea ranks. With his speed, cunning, attack – on defense rhythmically, he was an important key to the success of the home team in the 2006-2013 period.

1. John Terry 

Author Sushan Chakraborty thinks John Terry is the best Chelsea defender to date. In addition to his expertise, the influence of the former England midfielder on the play as well as the spirit of the whole team is worthy of respect. He was with the club from 1998 to 2017 and experienced many ups and downs.

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Terry is associated with the golden age of Chelsea.

His excellence in defense contributed greatly to the golden era of the Blues from 2004 to 2013 with prestigious titles. Such as 5 Premier League titles, 1 Champions League, 5 FA Cups and 1 Europa League .

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