The Premier League has announced that it is to introduce a hall of fame to recognise players with exceptional skill and talent who have graced the competition since its start in 1992.
The first two inductees to the hall will be announced on Thursday 19th March
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said: “Since 1992, the Premier League has been home to world-class players who have defined generations and provided us with compelling football season after season.
“A place in the Premier League Hall of Fame is reserved for the very best. It will be an occasion for our fans around the world to look back over the years and help us celebrate some truly exceptional playing careers.”
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In order to be considered for the hall, players must be retired and only their career in the Premier League is taken into account.
So, which former Chelsea players should be included in the halll? Take a look at some of the options below:
Now the head coach at Stamford Bridge, the former midfielder spent almost his entire career playing at the Stadium in the blue shirt. He signed from West Ham in 2001 and left 13 years later.
In his time at Chelsea he won; three Premier League titles (2005, 2006 and 2010), four FA Cups (2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012), two League Cups (2005 and 2007), a Europa League (2013) and a Champions League (2012).
The England international also became the top goalscoring midfielder in Premier League history with 177 goals to his name, over 50 more than second placed Steven Gerrard.
Drogba played in the Premier League for Chelsea on two separate occasions, his first spell coming between 2004 and 2012, while he returned to Stamford Bridge for one season for the 2014/15 campaign.
During his time at the club Drogba won four Premier League titles (2015, 2010,…