Chelsea FC: My Best XI by Ross Balaam

Ross Balaam has picked his best ever Chelsea XI, he has had the pleasure of seeing some incredible talent pull on the Blue shirt over the last 50 years plus ….                                                                                                                                                                 
There are some very familiar names such as Petr Cech, John Terry and Frank Lampard but younger fans will need to ask their parents and grandparents who the likes of Ken Shellito and Charlie Cooke are.                                                                                                      
With so many names to pick from, Ross chose not only a starting XI, but also seven substitutes and a manager.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Team formation : 4-4-2.
Goalkeeper : Petr Cech.
Right back : Ken Shellito.
Left back : Ashley Cole.
Right centre back : Marcel Desailly.
Left centre back : John Terry.
Right midfield : Charlie Cooke.
Left midfield : Arjen Robben.
Defensive midfield : Micheal Essien.
Attacking midfield : Frank Lampard.
Right side striker : Peter Osgood.
Left side striker : Jimmy Greaves.
Captain : Micheal Desailly.
Vice captain : John Terry.
Goalkeeper : Peter Bonetti.
Full back : David Webb.
Centre back : Ricardo Carvhallo.
Wide midfield : Damien Duff.
Defensive midfield : Claude Makele
Attacking midfield : John Hollins.
Striker : Didier Drogba.
Manager : Tommy Docherty.



  1. dan

    July 7, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    this team is a shortcut to relegation.

  2. Rob Charles

    July 11, 2011 at 11:19 am

    cant be possible his left out Chelseas greatest ever player and generall.y excepted by everyone as their best of all time Zola, Hudson should also be in and Bonetti should be the first choice.

  3. Trevor

    July 11, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Who is Ken Shellito???

  4. Kenny

    July 11, 2011 at 11:53 am

    hahahaha-no Zola he would walk any team.

  5. Ross Balaam

    July 14, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Oops, a school boy error – I forgot about Zola!!!

    As for Ken Shellito, he was a superb right full back in the mid 60's under Docherty

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