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A Ten Year Challenge - A Best XI

With us celebrating TEN years, this week, since Roman Abramovich took charge of our club and elevating it to another level, we`ve a challenge for you all.

We`d like you to put your thinking caps on and come up with the ultimate starting eleven from the players that have been at the club during the Abramovich era.

Now you can go with whatever formation you decide, the choice is all yours.

So, take your time, ponder and stick your best eleven in the comments box below this article!




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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 1 2013

Time: 4:35PM

Your Comments

My best ever chelsea first eleven under abramovich is.....cech,cole,ivanovic,luiz,azpilicueta,ramires,lampard,hazard,mata,oscar and torres
Vincent Udoh
Cech, Ivanovic, Desailly, Terry, A.Cole, Makalele, Lampard, Essien, Duff, Robben, Drogba. Not good to think that most haven't been adequately replaced!
aslaram
Very optimistic Vincent Udoh!
aslaram
Cech Ivanovic Carvalho Terry Cole Makelele Essien Lamps Mata Robben Drogba
Orangebear
Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Carvalho, cole. Makelele, Lampard, Hazard, Mata, Orscar and Drogba
Romeo shinshima
4-4-3: Cech, Ivanovic, Carvalho, Terry, Cole, Makelele, Lampard, Essien, Gudjohnsen, Mata, Drogba
JakeCFC96
Hmm this should be good------ Cech- Ferreira Terry Carvalho Cole- Makelele Lamps -Robben Mata Hazard- Drogba (4-2-3-1)....... Tough leaving out Ballack, Essien
syed230183_chelseafc
Standard 4-3-3 formation. Cech, Ferreira, Carvalho, Terry, Cole, Makelele, Lampard, Mata, Duff, Drogba, Gudjohnsen.
ChelseaLover123
4-3-3 cech,iva,cavalho,terry,cole, essien,ballack,lampard,hazard,robben, drogba.....
Desmondadonis
Cech, Iva, Riccy, JT, Cole, Maka, Lamps, Robben, Mata, Hazard, Drogba (4-2-3-1)
RadioactiveD
Cech - Iva, Carvalho, JT, Cole - Maka, Lamps. Essien - Mata, Gudjohnsen, Drogba.
ben_Crisp
Team picks itself really Cech, Brana, Ricardo, JT, Ash, Maka, Lamps, Mata, Robben, Hazard and Didi.
Anarchy
Ambrosio, Boulahrouz, Ben-Haim, Huth, Del Horno, Sidwell, Jarosik, Smertin, Kezman, Pizarro, Shevchenko (4-3-3)
Orangebear
chech...ferrera..carvalo..terry..cole...essien...lamps.. mata...hazard...robben...drogba
shlok27
cech , azpilicueta , terry , carvalho , a.cole , makalele , lampard , ballack , robben , drogba , hazard .. 4, 3 , 3
tholhinando
Hilarious, Orangebear.
RadioactiveD
Cech, Iva-Terry-Cavalho-A.Cole, Makalele-Essien, Duff-Lampard-J.Cole, Drogba. Tough but 4-2-3-1 with the above players...
Ikdaniels
@orangebear- Lmao!!
syed230183_chelseafc
Cech,Iva,Carvalho,Terry,Cole,Makalele,Ballack,Lampard,Hazard,J.Cole,Drogba.
bashmuk
Cech iva jt luiz cole Robben frankie maka hazard mata drogba Subs Carlo essien Ramires Ricardo ballack duff (kakuta if only) ;)
Shedend
Lmao @Orangebear.......urs is the flop team of the decade under Roman, can't believe you left out Torres and Quaresma. Lol
Tugay08
Haha, Torres has won stuff so stays out. Quaresma was a loan so didn't really matter. Shaun Wright-Phillips was a shout but I did manage to catch his best game at the Bridge around my birthday so he stays out for that.
Orangebear
Cech, Ivanovic-Terry-Carvalho-A.Cole, Makalele-Essien-Lampard, Robben-Hazard. Drogba
ZeeNut
@syed and Radio,exactly like yours!
Chelsea n Torres Fan
quite surprise that people never include ramires and david luiz...
Chelsea n Torres Fan
Team picks itself 4231 Turnbull Bosingwa,Cahill,Benhaim,Bertrand Mikel,Sidwell Quaresman Benayoun Marin Torres. Tough leaving out deco,shevchenko and Zirkhov.Maybe they should be on the bench.......Okay Subs:- Hilario Ake Deco Zirkhov Shevchenko Kalou
Blueozone
4-3-3....Cech-Iva-Carval-JT-Cole-Makelele-Essien-Lamp-Mata-Drogba-Robben
Blu_run
3-5-2 TurnBull- Boulahrouz, Ben haim, del horno- SWP, Sidwell, Veron, Jarosik, Smertin, Kalou, Torres, Shevchenko
crazyforchelsea
remove kalou pls..
crazyforchelsea
cech , cole , terry , alex , azpi , joe cole , ballack , lampard , mata , drogba , gudjohnsen . 442 diamond .
JackSufre
Cech; RB Gallas; CB Terry; CB Carvhallo; LB A. Cole; CDM Makalele; CM Essien; CAM Lampard; CAM Hazard; CAM Mata; STR Drogba....100% win rate....
Gian-Franco/Luca
Cech; Dave Carvalho Terry Cole; Makelele Essien; Mata Lampard Hazard; Drogba in a 4-2-3-1 formation
Drizzy
Cech- Ferreira- Carvalho -JT- Cole; Makelele -Essien -Lampard;Mata -Robben- Drogba. (4-3-3)
nelyvanile
Cech- Iva, Carvalho, JT, Ash - Essien, Lamps - Hazard, Mata, Robben- Didi
blus4eva
Cech, Ivanovic, Carvalho, Terry, Cole, Makelele, Lampard, Mata, Robben, Malouda, Drogba. Subs: Cudicini, Hasselbaink, Essien, Alex, Ballack, Hazard, Mikel....... The subs were harder than the XI to be honest. No place for Anelka, Paolo, Kalou, Duff, Wright-Phillips, Bridge, or Joe Cole. Before I get crucified for putting Malouda ahead of Hazard, I'm basing this over the full 10 years and the impact made by the players during that time. Hazard will easily overtake Malouda in 2013-14, but I think Malouda's impact in our double winning season warrants a place in the first XI for now......
Bizarre_Blue
Wow.... Just read someone else's comment regarding how few people included Luiz and Ramires. When thinking of the best XI they didn't even make my bench! They will in the future I'm sure, but not for today. We've had too many great CBs/CDMs and MFs for them to climb into contention.....
Bizarre_Blue
I remember when malouda was playing like a beast, Hazard and Duff are mere moi moi.
11bandwagon
Funny enough I did this myself yesterday on the train. But excluded players bought before Abramovich (lamps and JT), but here's my team : (4-3-3) Cech, Ivanovic, Carvalho, Terry, Cole, Makelele, Lampard, Mata, Hazard, Robben, Drogba.
Hazzabee
The Stamford Bridge pitch has been graced by great footballers playing for our darling CFC ever since Abramovic took over... Though the right back position proved problematic until recently but Azpi is just a prospect and cant even make the bench.... Here goes my eleven in 4 3 3 formation that was so successful under Mourinho: Cech Ivanovich Cavalho Terry AshleyCole Makelele Lampard Mata Robben Drogba Hazard Its really tough leaving out guys like Essien, Ballack, Gudjonsen, malouda ( when he was really Malouda )
Dexwhytecast
Cech-Azpi-JT-Luiz/Carvalho-Cole-Makelele/Essien-Lamps-Ballack-Mata/Robben-Hazard-Drogba in a 4-3-3 formation. Anelka,Ivanovic,J.Cole and Oscar are also worth the mention
Simeon23
4-2-3-1...Cech----------Cole--Terry--Carvalho--Azpilicueta----------Essien--Lampard----------Robben--Mata/Zola--Hazard----------Drogba. (SUBS: Cudicini,Ivanovic,Makelele, J.Cole,Gudjohnson,Zola/Mata,Crespo))
Psychofac
4-2-3-1 cech ferriera JT ricardo cole -maka ballack- robben lampard Joe cole/duff/mata- drogba
yash_blue
Just i will choose those players, whose bring joice, happiness, mouth and honor. Chech, terry, luis, iva, cole Mikel, lampard, .... Mata ........ DROGBA Yeah, terry must be there for 1 reason, leaderrrrrrrr
mikacfc
 

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