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CHELSEA FC <strong>DREAM</strong> <strong>SCENE</strong><br />

The making of an iconic artwork<br />

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INTRODUCTION<br />

The SPECIAL ONE<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> Football Club commissioned<br />

international sports artist Jamie Cooper<br />

to create a dynamic artwork that<br />

endeavoured to capture the rich history,<br />

spirit and culture of our beloved club.<br />

This weighty task has been five years<br />

in the making, resulting in a magical<br />

dressing room scene at Stamford Bridge<br />

that lifts the veil on over a century of<br />

people, moments and stories that have<br />

become club folklore.<br />

This booklet takes us on a journey<br />

through this incredible scene, introducing<br />

us to Blues heroes from across the ages<br />

and revealing the many stories woven<br />

into this iconic artwork.<br />

I am humbled to be entrusted with the honour of creating this defining image for the <strong>Chelsea</strong> FC<br />

community. I have attempted to bring to life a magical moment that will warm the hearts of all<br />

true fans. Imagine the greatest Blues, together in one moment in time, swapping stories, mingling<br />

and interacting. Perhaps reliving the glory days or comparing notes on the evolution of the game<br />

throughout time. This is what we sit around and talk about as fans. What would happen if this player<br />

met that player? Who would gravitate toward whom…and what would they say?<br />

Well, come and walk with me now through our very own Blue Heaven.<br />

-JOSE MOURINHO-<br />

Manager. 2004-07. 2013-15. Games 321.<br />

HONOURS<br />

Premier League: 2004/05, 2005/06, 2014/15<br />

FA Cup: 2006/07<br />

Football League Cup: 2004/05, 2006/07, 2014/15<br />

FA Community Shield: 2005<br />

Jose Mourinho’s ‘special one’ introduction to English football when he arrived at<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> in June 2004 is iconic and he was soon backing up his words.<br />

His team got off to a flying start, first by winning the League Cup and later in<br />

the season by securing the Premier League title, setting records as they went<br />

with the then-highest points tally in Premier League history (95) and the fewest<br />

goals conceded (15).<br />

That high level of achievement continued into the 2005/06 season with the<br />

FA Community Shield won at its start and a consecutive Premier League at<br />

its conclusion. When the 2007 FA Cup was lifted in the following campaign,<br />

Mourinho already had every domestic trophy available to a Premier League<br />

manager. Capping off another superb season, <strong>Chelsea</strong> also won the League Cup.<br />

When he and the club parted company later<br />

in 2007 he was the Blues’ most successful<br />

manager, but there was more to come, as in<br />

2013 Mourinho was appointed <strong>Chelsea</strong> boss<br />

again for a second spell at Stamford Bridge.<br />

This time there were two trophies, in<br />

March 2015 when <strong>Chelsea</strong> beat Tottenham<br />

in the League Cup final, and then in May<br />

2015 as the team were crowned Premier<br />

League champions for a third time under<br />

Mourinho’s management.<br />

We have top players and, sorry<br />

if I’m arrogant, we have a top<br />

manager. Please don’t call me<br />

arrogant, but I’m European<br />

champion and I think I’m a<br />

special one.<br />

Jose Mourinho<br />

THE BRAINS TRUST<br />

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THE BREAKTHROUGH<br />

THE PIONEER<br />

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-TED DRAKE-<br />

Manager. 1952-61. Games 426.<br />

HONOURS<br />

First Division: 1954/55<br />

FA Charity Shield: 1955<br />

Appointed manager in 1952, Ted Drake’s arrival ushered<br />

in a new era that looked to the future. The <strong>Chelsea</strong><br />

Pensioner as a symbol and nickname of the club was<br />

banished by the former England centre-forward, who also<br />

modernised training while wisely recruiting lesser-known<br />

footballers to play with star striker Roy Bentley.<br />

Three years after his arrival, Drake had led <strong>Chelsea</strong> to<br />

a first league championship and, indeed, the first major<br />

silverware in the club’s history.<br />

Though such success proved unrepeatable for this<br />

manager, he is also remembered for following the<br />

title win by building a younger side that became<br />

known as ‘Drake’s Ducklings’, containing the brilliant<br />

Jimmy Greaves.<br />

Even though Ted was a dapper fellow,<br />

it didn’t stop him from getting out on the<br />

pitch and mixing it up with the players.<br />

It wasn’t unusual to see his suit trousers<br />

covered in mud after showing the lads<br />

how it was done. You’ll also notice his<br />

finger is raised. Is that to state that he<br />

was the first title-winning manager, or<br />

is he asking for that Pensioner sign to<br />

be removed?<br />

Jamie Cooper<br />

THE BRAINS TRUST<br />

-EMMA HAYES-<br />

Manager. 2012-present.<br />

Games 216 (as of 1 Nov 2020).<br />

HONOURS<br />

FA Women’s Super League: 2015, 2017/18, 2019/20<br />

FA WSL Spring Series: 2017<br />

Women’s FA Cup: 2014/15, 2017/18<br />

FA Women’s League Cup: 2019/20<br />

Women’s FA Community Shield: 2020<br />

Emma Hayes has turned the <strong>Chelsea</strong> Women’s<br />

team into winners. There was a near miss initially,<br />

but her work and recruitment led to the Blues<br />

flourishing in 2015, with the Women’s FA Cup<br />

won in the first final held at Wembley, followed<br />

quickly by a big victory on the last day of that<br />

year’s Women’s Super League season, to secure a<br />

historic league and cup Double.<br />

In 2017, Hayes guided her side to finish top on<br />

goal difference in a special, shortened season<br />

as the WSL was reorganised, and there was<br />

no stopping them as they completed a second<br />

domestic Double in 2018.<br />

Further silverware followed in 2020 when the<br />

Blues clinched the Continental Tyres League Cup<br />

for the first time and were crowned the Barclays<br />

FA Women’s Super League champions again.<br />

Hayes has also led <strong>Chelsea</strong> in our first Women’s<br />

Champions League campaigns and taken us as<br />

far as the semi-finals.


RAPID-FIRE ROBERTO<br />

THE COMPLETE PLAYER<br />

-ROBERTO DI MATTEO-<br />

-RUUD GULLIT-<br />

Midfielder. 1996-2000. Games 175. Goals 26.<br />

Manager. 2012. Games 42.<br />

HONOURS<br />

-As player-<br />

European Cup Winners’ Cup: 1997/98<br />

FA Cup: 1996/97, 1999/00<br />

Football League Cup: 1997/98<br />

FA Charity Shield: 2000<br />

UEFA Super Cup: 1998<br />

-As manager-<br />

UEFA Champions League: 2011/12<br />

FA Cup: 2011/12<br />

Roberto Di Matteo, along with Didier Drogba, has the claim to be <strong>Chelsea</strong>’s<br />

cup final goal king.<br />

The Italian midfielder announced his prowess at hitting the target when he<br />

scored on his home debut in 1996 and he completed that first season in<br />

glorious style with one of the most famous goals in <strong>Chelsea</strong> history. With just<br />

43 seconds on the clock in the 1997 FA Cup final, Di Matteo smashed the ball<br />

in from distance to set the team on the way to ending a generation-long wait<br />

for a major trophy.<br />

He followed that up with a goal in the League Cup final the following year and<br />

the winner when <strong>Chelsea</strong> lifted the FA Cup again in 2000, but he was not only<br />

about goals. His all-round game and slick passing contributed much to one of<br />

the club’s most successful periods.<br />

Though a bad leg break brought a premature end to Di Matteo’s playing career,<br />

his Midas touch was in evidence again when, as caretaker manager following<br />

the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas midway through the 2011/12 season, he<br />

led the side to another FA Cup triumph and, most famously of all, past Napoli,<br />

Benfica and Barcelona in the Champions League and then onto the final, where<br />

Bayern Munich were beaten in their backyard and <strong>Chelsea</strong> became European<br />

champions for the first time. He and the club parted company later that year.<br />

THE BRAINS TRUST<br />

Both Ruud and Roberto<br />

had most unusual<br />

managerial careers. That<br />

is why, despite being<br />

incredible players, I<br />

thought it more interesting<br />

to depict them in their<br />

off-field roles. Short<br />

tenures at the reins but<br />

with incredible success<br />

and abrupt endings! Ruud<br />

also managed Roberto,<br />

particularly in the FA<br />

Cup final in 1997, so<br />

there was some nice<br />

symmetry between them.<br />

Note the stopwatch in<br />

Roberto’s hand.<br />

Jamie Cooper<br />

Midfielder. 1995-98. Games 64. Goals 7.<br />

Manager. 1996-98. Games 83.<br />

HONOURS<br />

-As player-<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> Player of the Year: 1995/96<br />

-As manager-<br />

FA Cup: 1996/97<br />

Only a short while before he arrived at Stamford<br />

Bridge in 1995 it would have been unimaginable<br />

for Ruud Gullit to join <strong>Chelsea</strong>. The talented<br />

Dutchman had an enormous reputation on the<br />

world stage but English football was changing<br />

and so were the Blues. This was our big move to<br />

push towards the elite - and it worked.<br />

Heralding a ‘foreign invasion’ of other players<br />

from Europe who proved great value for money,<br />

Gullit’s complete game not only raised the club’s<br />

profile but also helped crystallise an attractive<br />

style of play under Glenn Hoddle’s management.<br />

When in 1996 Hoddle moved on to take charge<br />

of the England team, Gullit was the overwhelming<br />

popular choice to be appointed as <strong>Chelsea</strong><br />

player-manager. By the end of his first season,<br />

having made great signings and liberated the<br />

talent in the team even more, he coolly led the<br />

team out at Wembley in the FA Cup final, where<br />

Middlesbrough were defeated and <strong>Chelsea</strong><br />

had hands on major silverware for the first time<br />

since 1971. Contract difficulties and a dip in form<br />

resulted in Gullit’s departure the following season.<br />

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MR CONSISTENCY<br />

BUTCH THE BABE<br />

THE BRAINS TRUST<br />

-JOHN HOLLINS-<br />

Midfielder. 1963-1975. 1983-84. Games 592. Goals 64.<br />

Manager. 1985-1988. Games 147.<br />

HONOURS<br />

-As player-<br />

FA Cup: 1969/70<br />

European Cup Winners’ Cup: 1970/71<br />

Football League Cup: 1964/65<br />

Second Division: 1983/84<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> Player of the Year: 1969/70, 1970/71<br />

-As manager-<br />

Full Members’ Cup: 1985-86<br />

John Hollins was a complete midfield player who clocked up almost 600 appearances for the club during<br />

two separate spells. A product of the club’s outstanding youth system in the early 1960s, Hollins made his<br />

professional debut at the age of 17 and never looked back.<br />

He was a mainstay of the iconic teams that won the League Cup, FA Cup and European Cup Winners’<br />

Cup in the space of a few seasons. Hollins was a superb distributor of the ball, covered vast areas of<br />

ground and weighed in with his fair share of goals. He scored 64 times in 592 appearances, and his two<br />

Player of the Year trophies point to his popularity among supporters during one of the most exciting times<br />

in <strong>Chelsea</strong>’s history.<br />

He left Stamford Bridge in 1975, but returned eight years later for a final stint as a player as we won<br />

promotion from the Second Division. Shortly afterwards he replaced John Neal as manager, a position he<br />

held for two-and-a-half years, during which time we won the Full Members’ Cup at Wembley.<br />

I thought it fitting that Wilkins and Hollins should be together, symbolising the<br />

chain of leadership passed from one to another. And of course, the heartthrob<br />

‘Butch’ Wilkins is holding one of his fan’s scarves.<br />

Jamie Cooper<br />

-RAY WILKINS-<br />

Midfielder. 1973-79. Games 198. Goals 34.<br />

HONOURS<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> Player of the Year: 1975-76,<br />

1976-77<br />

A prodigious talent from a very young age,<br />

the 18-year-old Ray Wilkins became our<br />

youngest-ever captain in 1975, succeeding<br />

John Hollins.<br />

He was a natural in the role, and his ability<br />

earned him an England call-up while still<br />

a Second Division player. He led a young<br />

Blues side to promotion in 1976/77, and<br />

was undoubtedly the star of the team. His<br />

good looks and sparkling personality made<br />

him a celebrity away from the pitch, too.<br />

Still, even Wilkins’ talents could not help<br />

a team that was being crippled by a lack<br />

of investment. He suffered his second<br />

relegation with the club in 1979 and was<br />

immediately transferred to Manchester<br />

United for £825,000.<br />

After a long playing career, Wilkins moved<br />

into coaching and was twice assistant<br />

manager at <strong>Chelsea</strong>, under Gianluca Vialli<br />

from 1999 to 2000, and from September<br />

2008 to November 2010, under Luiz Felipe<br />

Scolari, Guus Hiddink and Carlo Ancelotti.<br />

He passed away in April 2018, aged 61,<br />

with the tributes that followed highlighting<br />

just what a wonderful man he was.<br />

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SUPER FRAN<br />

KING CANNERS<br />

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH<br />

-FRAN KIRBY-<br />

-PAUL CANOVILLE-<br />

-KERRY DIXON-<br />

Forward. 2015-present.<br />

Games 109. Goals 68 (as of<br />

1 November 2020).<br />

HONOURS<br />

FA Women’s Super League: 2015,<br />

2017/18, 2019/20<br />

FA WSL Spring Series: 2017<br />

Women’s FA Cup: 2017/18<br />

FA Women’s League Cup: 2019/20<br />

Women’s FA Community Shield: 2020<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> Women’s Player of the Year:<br />

2017/18<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> Women’s Players’ Player of<br />

the Year: 2017/18<br />

Nothing in the women’s game in 2015<br />

signified more that <strong>Chelsea</strong> were going<br />

places than the signing of Fran Kirby,<br />

the best young talent in an England<br />

team that had just finished third at the<br />

World Cup.<br />

Soon it was her two goals in a win<br />

against Sunderland that secured the<br />

club’s first FA WSL title, and she followed<br />

that by scoring <strong>Chelsea</strong>’s first Women’s<br />

Champions League goal in a win over<br />

Glasgow City.<br />

A born finisher, her prolific form continued and she fired her team to an FA Cup<br />

final in 2016 and won its goal of the season. Injury then intervened but she<br />

returned to remarkably finish league top scorer in the 2017 Spring Series despite<br />

only featuring in five matches.<br />

In the 2017/18 Double-winning season, Kirby cashed in with 25 goals, including<br />

one in the FA Cup final win over Arsenal. PFA and FWA Player of the Year<br />

awards followed and although serious illness has hampered her in recent<br />

times, she is back and scoring and remains one of the most famous female<br />

footballers around.<br />

Winger. 1982-86. Games 103. Goals 15.<br />

HONOURS<br />

Second Division: 1983/84<br />

Paul Canoville was a true ground<br />

breaker, being the first black player<br />

to put on the <strong>Chelsea</strong> shirt in a<br />

competitive match.<br />

He made his debut in 1982, becoming<br />

an important part of the team that won<br />

the Division Two title in 1983/84, but<br />

being such a symbol of change brought<br />

with it many challenges back then.<br />

Canoville weathered a storm of abuse,<br />

significantly much of it from a section<br />

of those supposed to be his own<br />

supporters. It took a long time but<br />

gradually he became appreciated<br />

and his name was sung, not least on<br />

a famous night at Hillsborough when<br />

he was the spark in an incredible<br />

comeback in a cup game. Injury cost<br />

him much of his career but he is now<br />

a regular matchday employee at<br />

Stamford Bridge.<br />

Striker. 1983-92. Games 420. Goals 193.<br />

HONOURS<br />

Second Division: 1983/84, 1988/89<br />

Full Members’ Cup: 1985/86, 1989/90<br />

Kerry Dixon arrived in 1983, restoring<br />

a touch of glamour to a previously<br />

impoverished <strong>Chelsea</strong> attack, and over<br />

nine seasons became one of the most<br />

loved players in the club’s history.<br />

His start was rapid, accumulating 34<br />

goals for the season as the club romped<br />

to promotion after five years away from<br />

the top flight. He scored a hat-trick on<br />

the day it was achieved and headed the<br />

goal that added the Second Division title.<br />

His impact on the First Division the<br />

following season was equally impressive.<br />

He finished up as the league’s joint-top<br />

scorer with 24 goals while <strong>Chelsea</strong><br />

finished sixth in the table.<br />

Unfortunately, the following season an<br />

injury put him out for over a month and<br />

had an even longer-term impact on his<br />

explosive pace. <strong>Chelsea</strong> were relegated<br />

in 1988 but the quest for promotion<br />

brought back Dixon’s prolific scoring<br />

and he became a goal-maker too, with<br />

impressive crossing added to his game.<br />

He scored 25 league goals as the team<br />

returned to the top division at the first<br />

attempt and a year later a further 20, to<br />

help <strong>Chelsea</strong> finish fifth. His 193 goals is<br />

the club’s third-best tally.<br />

Both these guys showed an internal strength that I really admire.<br />

Dixon, for his determination to succeed despite not being in a strong<br />

team for most of his career. And Canoville, for his courage to face the<br />

brunt of what was straight-out racism while keeping on forging ahead.<br />

He was also the music man in the dressing room, with his ‘matchday<br />

mix tapes’ being a popular feature of the pre-match hype and postmatch<br />

celebrations.<br />

Jamie Cooper<br />

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THE CAT<br />

THE UNSTOPPABLE STOPPER<br />

-PETER BONETTI-<br />

Goalkeeper. 1960-79. Games 729. Clean sheets 208.<br />

HONOURS<br />

FA Cup: 1969/70<br />

European Cup Winners’ Cup: 1970/71<br />

Football League Cup: 1964/65<br />

Second Division promotion: 1962/63, 1976/77<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> Player of the Year: 1966/67<br />

Peter Bonetti, or ‘The Cat’ as he became known due to<br />

his incredible reflexes and graceful agility, was <strong>Chelsea</strong>’s<br />

first-choice goalkeeper for nearly two whole decades and<br />

consequently is the second-highest appearance-maker in the<br />

club’s history.<br />

His crowning glory came in 1970 when <strong>Chelsea</strong> played big<br />

rivals Leeds United in an FA Cup final that stretched over<br />

two brutal games. It was in no small part due to Bonetti’s<br />

saves that <strong>Chelsea</strong> lived to fight another day in the replay<br />

at Old Trafford.<br />

There, despite limping badly for most of the game due to an<br />

early challenge, he again made big saves before <strong>Chelsea</strong><br />

emerged victorious for the first time in the famous competition.<br />

Bonetti followed that up by being in goal when the team won<br />

its first European trophy the next year and many more star<br />

performances followed.<br />

‘The Cat’ was an innovator too when it came to the goalkeeping<br />

craft. Truly one of the <strong>Chelsea</strong> greats.<br />

Goalkeeper. 2004-15. Games 494. Clean sheets 228.<br />

HONOURS<br />

Premier League: 2004/05, 2005/06, 2009/10, 2014/15<br />

UEFA Champions League: 2011/12<br />

UEFA Europa League: 2012/13<br />

FA Cup: 2006/07, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2011/12<br />

Football League Cup: 2004/05, 2006/07, 2014/15<br />

FA Community Shield: 2005, 2009<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> Player of the Year 2010/11<br />

Petr Cech enjoyed a glorious 11-year career at <strong>Chelsea</strong>, in<br />

which he won every major club honour, set a new clean-sheet<br />

record, and became the highest overseas appearance-maker<br />

in club history.<br />

Keeping a clean sheet on his debut in 2004 was a sign of things<br />

to come. In that first season, he set a new Premier League record<br />

of 1,025 minutes without letting in a goal. He kept a record 24<br />

clean sheets as we stormed to the title, conceding just 15 goals<br />

along the way.<br />

The following season Cech excelled again as we retained the title,<br />

and he then had to recover from a life-threatening fractured skull<br />

sustained at Reading in October 2006. He did so with typical<br />

dedication and hard work, and at the end of the season took<br />

his place in goal for the first FA Cup final at the new Wembley<br />

Stadium, keeping a clean sheet as we beat Manchester United.<br />

It was the first of four FA Cups Cech won, with further final<br />

highlights including a saved penalty in the 2010 final, and a<br />

miraculous stop to keep out Liverpool’s Andy Carroll in 2012.<br />

Undoubtedly his finest night in a <strong>Chelsea</strong> shirt came in Munich<br />

a couple of weeks later, when a truly outstanding performance<br />

paved the way to Champions League glory. He saved a penalty<br />

during extra time and got his hand to two more spot-kicks in the<br />

shoot-out prior to Didier Drogba’s decisive kick.<br />

In January 2014 Cech surpassed Peter Bonetti’s clean sheet total,<br />

and left the following year having made 494 appearances for the<br />

Blues and won 13 major honours, by far the best record by any<br />

goalkeeper to have played for <strong>Chelsea</strong>.<br />

-PETR CECH-<br />

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TWINKLE TOES<br />

BIG GAME PLAYER<br />

Winger. 2012-19. Games 352. Goals 110.<br />

HONOURS<br />

Premier League: 2014/15, 2016/17<br />

UEFA Europa League: 2012/13, 2018/19<br />

FA Cup: 2017/18<br />

Football League Cup: 2014/15<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> Player of the Year: 2013/14, 2014/15,<br />

2016/17, 2018/19<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> Players’ Player of the Year: 2014/15, 2018/19<br />

Eden Hazard is one of the most popular players to have<br />

pulled on <strong>Chelsea</strong>’s blue shirt and if evidence of that is<br />

needed, his four <strong>Chelsea</strong> Player of the Year awards is<br />

unmatched by any of the other club greats.<br />

He joined the freshly-crowned European champions in<br />

2012 and, although he missed the final, played his part in a<br />

campaign that added the Europa League to the collection<br />

a year later.<br />

Individual accolades came as the Belgian bloomed in<br />

the years that followed. The part he played in returning<br />

the Premier League trophy to Stamford Bridge in 2014/15<br />

was recognised by the awarding of the Football Writers’<br />

Association Footballer of the Year and the PFA Players’<br />

Player of the Year.<br />

By now he was the team’s primary weapon of attack,<br />

with his touch, dribbling technique, trickery, acceleration,<br />

accurate low shooting and ability to turn and ride-out a<br />

tackle to the fore.<br />

-DIDIER DROGBA-<br />

Striker. 2004-12. 2014-15. Games 381. Goals 164.<br />

HONOURS<br />

Premier League: 2004/05, 2005/06, 2009/10, 2014/15<br />

UEFA Champions League: 2011/12<br />

FA Cup: 2006/07, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2011/12<br />

Football League Cup: 2004/05, 2006/07, 2014/15<br />

FA Community Shield: 2005, 2009<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> Player of the Year: 2009/10<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> Players’ Player of the Year: 2006/07<br />

A physically impressive centre-forward when he signed<br />

for <strong>Chelsea</strong> in 2004, Didier Drogba grew and grew and<br />

grew in presence and achievement until he became the<br />

ultimate man for the big occasion.<br />

In his debut season he helped the club win our first<br />

league title in 50 years, and a year later that became<br />

back-to-back championships. Goals in League Cup<br />

and FA Cup finals began to set a trend and the Premier<br />

League Golden Boot was won twice, including in 2010,<br />

the year <strong>Chelsea</strong> won the Double.<br />

But the Champions League final of 2012 stands above<br />

all else. Drogba scored a late equaliser to force Bayern<br />

Munich into extra time in Munich, and then he defeated<br />

them with the final penalty in the shoot-out with what at<br />

the time appeared to be his last <strong>Chelsea</strong> kick.<br />

However he was back at <strong>Chelsea</strong> three seasons later<br />

and that return almost inevitably conjured up another<br />

league title.<br />

Another league title followed with Hazard contributing 16<br />

goals, and he won and scored the penalty which beat<br />

Manchester United in the 2018 FA Cup final before he<br />

completed his <strong>Chelsea</strong> trophy haul in the way he started,<br />

with the Europa League.<br />

His performance in the final against Arsenal when he<br />

scored two goals emphasised what many believed, that<br />

by the time he left the Premier League he was the finest<br />

playing in the competition.<br />

This image summed up one of the key emotions I am trying to<br />

capture in this scene - the pure joy of victory. This leap into<br />

the air is an iconic image of him. But it was not from the 2012<br />

Champions League final. I have used artistic licence to put<br />

him in the kit of that day as that was his defining moment and<br />

a perfect farewell performance, although he returned a few<br />

seasons later for yet another title.<br />

Jamie Cooper<br />

-EDEN HAZARD-<br />

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CENTRE STAGE<br />

BOBBY DAZZLER<br />

-FRANK LAMPARD-<br />

Midfielder. 2001-14. Games 648. Goals 211 (club record).<br />

Manager. 2019–present. Games 66 (as of 1 November 2020).<br />

HONOURS<br />

-As player-<br />

Premier League: 2004/05, 2005/06, 2009/10<br />

UEFA Champions League: 2011/12<br />

UEFA Europa League: 2012/13<br />

FA Cup: 2006/07, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2011/12<br />

Football League Cup: 2004/05, 2006/07<br />

FA Community Shield: 2005, 2009<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> Player of the Year: 2003/04, 2004/05, 2008/09<br />

Frank Lampard was an emerging youngster when he was bought from West Ham<br />

in 2001 to replace the goalscoring from midfield previously supplied by departing<br />

players. Few could have predicted how successful that recruitment would be.<br />

By the time he left 13 years later, he had surpassed striker Bobby Tambling to become<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong>’s leading scorer of all time with 211 goals, an incredible total for a midfielder<br />

and one that marks him down as one of the greats.<br />

Lampard’s incredible stamina, game awareness and ability to link-up with quality<br />

team-mates around him stood out too (he is fourth in the Premier League’s all-time<br />

assists) and he was one of the lynchpins during a long period of unprecedented<br />

success for the Blues. Among many triumphs are scoring the goals on the day the<br />

Premier League title was captured for the first time, a winner in an FA Cup final, and<br />

wearing the captain’s armband on the night when the Champions League was won<br />

in Munich.<br />

At international level, Lampard played 106 matches for England and he returned to<br />

manage the <strong>Chelsea</strong> team he loves in 2019.<br />

I put Frank and Bobby near<br />

each other to symbolise<br />

their record goalscoring<br />

feats whilst also having<br />

Frank near his mate, John<br />

Terry. Lampard had so<br />

many great moments, but<br />

the joy he showed holding<br />

the club’s first Champions<br />

League trophy seemed<br />

fitting for him. Here he<br />

is showing it to Terry, for<br />

whom he had stepped in as<br />

captain on that day.<br />

Jamie Cooper<br />

Striker. 1959-70. Games 370. Goals 202.<br />

HONOURS<br />

Football League Cup: 1964–65<br />

For almost half a century, Bobby Tambling held the<br />

record as <strong>Chelsea</strong>’s all-time leading goalscorer,<br />

his 202 goals from 370 appearances stretching<br />

across the Swinging Sixties.<br />

The 17-year-old marked his debut with a goal<br />

against West Ham United and having been<br />

entrusted with the captaincy at 21, Tambling led<br />

‘Docherty’s Diamonds’ to promotion in 1963 and<br />

fired in a four-goal haul during the crucial final<br />

game of that season – one of eight hat-tricks or<br />

greater he scored for the club. He once netted five<br />

goals away at Aston Villa, no one has scored more<br />

in a league game for <strong>Chelsea</strong>, and four against<br />

Arsenal at Highbury.<br />

He was the first to score in a major cup final for<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong>, the League Cup in 1965 when we won<br />

our first major knockout trophy, and he was also<br />

the first Blue to score in an FA Cup final in 1967,<br />

one of an impressive 25 FA Cup goals.<br />

Though his overall goal tally for <strong>Chelsea</strong> was<br />

eventually surpassed by Frank Lampard in 2013,<br />

he remained a higher scorer in league matches<br />

with 164 to his name.<br />

Tambling moved wide later in his Stamford Bridge<br />

career but his tireless work-rate, shift in gear,<br />

ability to run as quickly with the ball as without it,<br />

and devastatingly powerful left-foot shot ensured<br />

the goals continued to flow.<br />

-BOBBY TAMBLING-<br />

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CAPTAIN. LEADER. LEGEND.<br />

-JOHN TERRY-<br />

Centre-Back. 1998-2017. Games 717. Goals 67.<br />

HONOURS<br />

Premier League: 2004/05, 2005/06, 2009/10,<br />

2014/15, 2016/17<br />

FA Cup: 1999/00, 2006/07, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2011/12<br />

Football League Cup: 2004/05, 2006/07, 2014/15<br />

FA Community Shield: 2005, 2009<br />

UEFA Champions League: 2011/12<br />

UEFA Europa League: 2012/13<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> Player of the Year: 2000/01, 2005/06<br />

The banner on display every game at Stamford Bridge says it<br />

all about John Terry – ‘Captain, Leader, Legend’.<br />

One of the great homegrowns, Terry made his debut in 1998<br />

and very soon made a centre-back position his own as well.<br />

In just his third senior season he was voted <strong>Chelsea</strong> Player of<br />

the Year and his uncompromising but technically accomplished<br />

play in defence, and natural leadership, led to Jose Mourinho<br />

making him full-time captain in 2004.<br />

There was no looking back as Terry lifted trophy after trophy<br />

after trophy, including back-to-back Premier League titles won<br />

in emphatic and record-breaking style, the Double in 2010,<br />

and although he missed the final, no one had done more in<br />

the long quest to win the Champions League which came to<br />

fruition in 2012. He skippered England, too.<br />

As well as being <strong>Chelsea</strong>’s most successful captain, Terry is<br />

the club’s third-highest appearance maker and the Premier<br />

League’s highest scoring defender.<br />

Every player in this scene is a champ but<br />

John Terry is ‘the one’, the heart and soul of<br />

the painting. What he achieved at the club is<br />

undeniable and the way he played the game<br />

endeared him to every Blues fan. He had to be<br />

smack-bang in the middle of all of this.<br />

Jamie Cooper<br />

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THE KING OF STAMFORD BRIDGE<br />

THE ASSIST MAN<br />

-PETER OSGOOD-<br />

Striker. 1964-74. 1978-79. Games 380. Goals 150.<br />

HONOURS<br />

FA Cup: 1969/70<br />

European Cup Winners’ Cup: 1970/71<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> Player of the Year: 1972/73<br />

The <strong>Chelsea</strong> team of the 1960s and 1970s was stylish and fashionable, and among them Peter Osgood was the most<br />

glamorous of all. Tall and able to glide across the pitch and manipulate the ball with seemingly effortless grace, ‘Ossie’ was<br />

a goalscorer who could also look after himself in the combative football of the era.<br />

He burst onto the scene at 17 with two goals on his debut before a broken leg halted his rapid early progress. The injury led<br />

to an altered style of play but did not stop him being at the centre of the great events that followed.<br />

He is the most recent player to score in every round of the FA Cup, helping <strong>Chelsea</strong> to victory in a replayed final against<br />

Leeds United in 1970. He equalised in the second game at Old Trafford, with an iconic diving header from Charlie Cooke’s<br />

chipped pass 12 minutes before the end of normal time.<br />

In 1971 Osgood was in the team which lifted the European Cup Winners’ Cup after beating Real Madrid, scoring goals in<br />

both games of another replayed final. It was the club’s first continental trophy. In 1972 he netted in a major cup final for the<br />

third consecutive year, albeit one <strong>Chelsea</strong> this time lost, and by the end of his <strong>Chelsea</strong> career, in which he returned for a<br />

second short spell, the man dubbed the ‘King of Stamford Bridge’ in song by the fans had amassed a mighty 150 goals.<br />

I had so much to work with in regard to this man’s deeds, both on and off the<br />

pitch. So, I did a bit of both. He is seen here celebrating the 1970 FA Cup<br />

win. The lid is being popped on his head by Charlie Cooke who chipped the<br />

pass for him to nod in the equaliser in the replay. But he did a lot of his best<br />

work off the field during the swinging Sixties in <strong>Chelsea</strong>. It was reported that<br />

bombshell actress, Raquel Welch, was a big fan. I’m not sure which thing I’d<br />

be more excited about, the FA Cup win or being able to catch-up with Raquel<br />

after the game. Actually, yes I do!<br />

Jamie Cooper<br />

Winger. 1966-72. 1974-78. Games 373. Goals 30.<br />

HONOURS<br />

European Cup Winners’ Cup: 1970/71<br />

FA Cup: 1969/70<br />

Charlie Cooke was brought in by manager<br />

Tommy Docherty to replace Terry Venables<br />

in 1966, a brave move with the skilful Scot a<br />

little-known player south of the border but one<br />

that paid off for the club. A team that had been<br />

nearly men before became trophy winners, even<br />

though a new manager had taken the helm.<br />

Whether playing out wide or in the middle,<br />

Cooke was the creator in Dave Sexton’s<br />

flamboyant side, the wizard of the dribble and<br />

the conjurer of chances, not least when he<br />

spotted the run and put the ball on the head of<br />

Peter Osgood with time running out in the 1970<br />

FA Cup final replay.<br />

That was followed up by European success in<br />

Greece the following year and although he was<br />

later sold across London to Crystal Palace in<br />

more troubled times, Cooke soon returned to<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> where he was a rare wise old head<br />

in a youthful squad of homegrowns who won<br />

promotion back to the top flight in 1976/77.<br />

-CHARLIE COOKE-<br />

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That chip to Osgood in 1970 was a defining moment in Blues<br />

history. I thought it would be fun to re-enact it by having Charlie<br />

placing the FA Cup lid on Ossie’s head. If the hat fits...<br />

Jamie Cooper<br />

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I GOT THERE AS SOON AS I COULD<br />

BENTLEY’S BOYS<br />

-RON HARRIS-<br />

-ROY BENTLEY-<br />

Defender. 1962-80. Games 795 (club record).<br />

Goals 14.<br />

Striker. 1948-56. Forward. Games 367.<br />

Goals 150.<br />

The image I used for Chopper was from the<br />

celebration after the European Cup Winners’<br />

Cup final in 1971. I’ve perched him on top of<br />

Charlie Cooke so he can get high enough to<br />

pour champagne all over Peter Osgood’s ‘lid’.<br />

I popped the cup in his other arm and even<br />

added some blood to the studs on his boots<br />

to reflect his ‘vigorous’ style of play!<br />

Jamie Cooper<br />

HONOURS<br />

European Cup Winners’ Cup: 1970/71<br />

FA Cup: 1969/70<br />

Football League Cup: 1964/65<br />

In an era when every team appeared to have<br />

its hardman, a destroyer primed to make life<br />

hard for fancy opposition forwards and there to<br />

protect those of his own, Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris<br />

had a reputation to match anyone.<br />

But there is far more to his <strong>Chelsea</strong> career than<br />

just tough tackles.<br />

Having made his debut as a 17-year-old in<br />

1962, and before long cemented his place as<br />

a regular in a side built on youth by Tommy<br />

Docherty, Harris was unmoved for the next two<br />

decades. His <strong>Chelsea</strong> appearance record of<br />

795 games may never be beaten.<br />

In 1967 he became the youngest person to<br />

captain a side in an FA Cup final and although<br />

that showpiece was lost, Harris lifted the trophy<br />

three years later. The manner in which he dealt<br />

with Leeds United’s danger man Eddie Gray that<br />

night only added to his repute.<br />

He was skipper again when the European Cup<br />

Winners’ Cup was added to the trophy cabinet<br />

and although that side broke up not long after,<br />

Harris notably remained and his experience<br />

was vital in helping relegated <strong>Chelsea</strong> return<br />

to the top division with a side as young as<br />

the one in which he had first staked his claim<br />

15 years before.<br />

HONOURS<br />

First Division: 1954/55<br />

Signed in the early post-war period,<br />

Roy Bentley spent eight years at<br />

Stamford Bridge. He finished top<br />

scorer in seven consecutive seasons,<br />

but most significantly of all, was the<br />

first player to captain <strong>Chelsea</strong> to the<br />

league title.<br />

In his second season, Bentley began<br />

to play slightly deeper and was more<br />

mobile than most centre-forwards<br />

of the time. It was a tactic that<br />

unsettled defenders, enabling him<br />

to regularly find the net, often with<br />

his prodigious leap and powerful<br />

heading. It also earned him the first<br />

of his 12 England caps.<br />

He was appointed <strong>Chelsea</strong> captain<br />

in 1951. The following year, Ted Drake<br />

took over the managerial reins and<br />

brought a more forward-thinking<br />

approach to the game. Captain and<br />

manager worked together in unison,<br />

fostering a strong team spirit.<br />

Bentley led the club to our first<br />

league championship in the 1954/55<br />

season. He was outstanding in the<br />

triumph, top scoring with 21 goals.<br />

He was a trailblazer on the pitch<br />

and a popular man off it, his place in<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> history secure.<br />

I always found <strong>Chelsea</strong><br />

fans a great bunch.<br />

Running out onto the old<br />

Stamford Bridge pitch<br />

and seeing the applause<br />

spread round the whole<br />

ground, all the way up to<br />

The Shed at the back,<br />

really did make you glow.<br />

When we were doing<br />

well and the ground<br />

was packed with more<br />

than 70,000 fans, it was<br />

something else.<br />

Roy Bentley<br />

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THE GOAL MACHINE<br />

THE DUTCH DESTROYER<br />

I’ve depicted Jimmy in a composed, relaxed stance to<br />

reflect his well-known demeanour. He is also holding the<br />

London A-Z and a bowler hat to reference famous club<br />

scout, Jimmy Thompson, who used to roam across the<br />

city hand-picking future stars, of which Greaves was the<br />

pick of the bunch.<br />

Jamie Cooper<br />

Striker. 1957-61. Games 169. Goals 132.<br />

Jimmy Greaves is not only considered the best finisher<br />

ever to play for <strong>Chelsea</strong> by those who saw the mercurial<br />

striker play, he is also rated the most natural goalscorer<br />

England has ever produced.<br />

Anticipation for his debut at the start of 1957/58 was<br />

huge. He had, after all, scored 114 goals in the youth<br />

team the year before. Of course the 17-year-old found<br />

the net in his first senior game, at Tottenham, hailed by<br />

one reporter as: “the greatest show I have ever seen from<br />

a young player on his league debut”.<br />

Over his four seasons at <strong>Chelsea</strong> he scored at a<br />

remarkable rate, 132 goals in 169 games, including 13<br />

hat-tricks or more. He remains the youngest to reach 100<br />

goals in English top-flight football.<br />

Although the thought of a Greaves goal conjures up a<br />

swift dart past an opponent and a careful pass into the<br />

back of the net, he could score in many ways and those<br />

who played with him swear they could not tell if he was<br />

left- or right-footed.<br />

His stats are all the more remarkable for being achieved<br />

in an often-struggling side. As fast as Greaves could find<br />

the target they were going in at the other end and on<br />

his final appearance he scored all of <strong>Chelsea</strong>’s goals in<br />

a 4-3 win. Almost inevitably the team were relegated the<br />

following year.<br />

-JIMMY FLOYD HASELLBAINK-<br />

Striker. 2000-04. Games 177. Goals 87.<br />

HONOURS<br />

FA Charity Shield: 2000<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> equalled the British transfer record when we brought<br />

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink back to the Premier League in 2000<br />

and what we were paying for was guaranteed goals.<br />

The Dutchman never messed about when it came to the serious<br />

business of putting the ball in the net and he notched on his<br />

debut against Manchester United in the Charity Shield. Soon his<br />

thunderbolt shooting was banging them in in other competitions<br />

as well and he finished the season with the Premier League<br />

Golden Boot.<br />

Hasselbaink proved to be more than just a marksman, as he<br />

formed a telepathic understanding with Eidur Gudjohnsen, often<br />

becoming the goal-maker as well as the goal-taker. The pair are<br />

the most recent great <strong>Chelsea</strong> strike partnership we have seen.<br />

Even after much investment was made in other strikers when<br />

Roman Abramovich became owner, Hasselbaink was again<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong>’s top scorer in his final season at the club, with 17 goals.<br />

Explosive and instinctive, he was a centre-forward capable of<br />

scoring from all ranges and from every angle...and with either foot.<br />

Jimmy is enacting a couple of great moments in the<br />

Dream Scene dressing room. Firstly, three fingers up<br />

for his perfect hat-trick v Spurs in 2002. A curling right<br />

footer, followed by a header then another curler from<br />

distance, this time with his left foot! And as if that isn’t<br />

enough, what about his back-heel tickle v Leicester in<br />

2004?! Fellow back-heel specialist, Zola, knows exactly<br />

what he’s talking about.<br />

Jamie Cooper<br />

-JIMMY GREAVES-<br />

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LADEN WITH SILVERWARE<br />

THE MAESTRO<br />

-ASHLEY COLE-<br />

Left-Back. 2006-14. Games 338. Goals 7.<br />

HONOURS<br />

Premier League: 2009/10<br />

UEFA Champions League: 2011/12<br />

UEFA Europa League: 2012/13<br />

FA Cup: 2006/07, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2011/12<br />

Football League Cup: 2006/07<br />

FA Community Shield: 2009<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> Players’ Player of the Year: 2008/09, 2010/11<br />

Ashley Cole was an integral member of a backline that<br />

was the bedrock of the most fruitful period in the club’s<br />

history. He made over 300 appearances, clocking up<br />

incredible mileage with his attacking runs down the<br />

flank and defensive retreats. Many observers regard<br />

him as the finest full-back of his generation.<br />

During his time at Stamford Bridge, Cole won the<br />

Champions League, Premier League, Europa League,<br />

four FA Cups and the League Cup. It was the main<br />

European title that had eluded Cole at Arsenal, and<br />

provided the crowning glory of a fabulous <strong>Chelsea</strong><br />

career in 2012.<br />

Cole had been absolutely outstanding across both legs<br />

in the semi-final against Barcelona, and he shone once<br />

again as we defended heroically in the final against<br />

Bayern Munich, with his experience vital in helping<br />

youngster Ryan Bertrand who was deployed in front<br />

of him.<br />

As was the case in Moscow four years earlier, Cole<br />

scored from the spot in the decisive penalty shoot-out,<br />

but this time it ended in glory as Petr Cech made two<br />

saves, leaving Didier Drogba to secure the trophy for<br />

the Blues.<br />

With seven winners’ medals, Cole has won the FA Cup<br />

more times than any other player in history. When<br />

he retired from international football in 2014, he had<br />

racked-up 107 caps, making him England’s most<br />

capped full-back.<br />

Fresh from yet another<br />

victorious final, Ashley Cole<br />

celebrates some more<br />

silverware with Gianfranco<br />

Zola. Pound for pound,<br />

these two guys are about<br />

as talented and laden with<br />

silverware as you can get.<br />

Zola’s number 25 shirt<br />

hangs in his locker as he<br />

appreciates Jimmy Floyd<br />

Hasselbaink’s back-heel<br />

towards him.<br />

Jamie Cooper<br />

Forward. 1996-2003. Games 312. Goals 80.<br />

HONOURS<br />

European Cup Winners’ Cup: 1997/98<br />

FA Cup: 1996/97, 1999/00<br />

Football League Cup: 1997/98<br />

UEFA Super Cup: 1998<br />

FA Charity Shield: 2000<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong> Player of the Year: 1998/99, 2002/03<br />

Over seven wonderful seasons, Gianfranco Zola graced Stamford Bridge with flicks<br />

and tricks, skill and silverware. He achieved the impressive feat of not just being<br />

loved by the adoring <strong>Chelsea</strong> fans but admired by neutrals and rivals too, such was<br />

the guile of his craft and the charming way he carried himself.<br />

It took Franco just six months to lift silverware in west London, helping Ruud Gullit’s<br />

Blues win the FA Cup in 1997, our first major honour for over 25 years. Goals during<br />

that run against Liverpool in our memorable comeback victory and in the semi-final<br />

against Wimbledon live long in the memory, and he finished that maiden campaign<br />

in England as the FWA Player of the Year.<br />

Further trophies followed, including perhaps Zola’s most significant moment on the<br />

big stage in Stockholm when he came off the bench to make an instant impact in<br />

the Cup Winners’ Cup final, latching on to Dennis Wise’s through ball and smashing<br />

in the winner against Stuttgart.<br />

Moments and memories defined the Italian’s time in SW6 and his goal against Norwich<br />

City, a barely comprehensible near-post flick from a corner, is still remembered as one<br />

of the great FA Cup strikes. There were plenty of others among his 80 goals in 312<br />

games, including the curling free-kick that became his speciality, but it was the way<br />

Zola played football that resonated most of all.<br />

He was a maverick, a magician, a diminutive striker from Sardinia with stardust in<br />

his boots.<br />

-GIANFRANCO ZOLA-<br />

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LEADER BY EXAMPLE<br />

LE ROCK<br />

-GARY CAHILL-<br />

Centre-Back. 2012-19. Games 290. Goals 25.<br />

HONOURS<br />

Premier League: 2014/15, 2016/17<br />

UEFA Champions League: 2011/12<br />

UEFA Europa League: 2012/13, 2018/19<br />

FA Cup: 2011/12, 2017/18<br />

Football League Cup: 2014/15<br />

After Gary Cahill signed for <strong>Chelsea</strong> from Bolton Wanderers in<br />

January 2012, the speed at which he accumulated all the major<br />

honours was incredible.<br />

He arrived as a very good Premier League defender. He<br />

departed as a <strong>Chelsea</strong> legend and club captain, having been<br />

an integral member of a side which won a host of honours both<br />

domestically and on the European stage, including two Premier<br />

League titles and the Champions League.<br />

Cahill was a near ever-present on both occasions he won<br />

The win in the 2018<br />

FA Cup final is<br />

surely his greatest<br />

moment. Taking over<br />

the captaincy from<br />

John Terry at the<br />

beginning of the<br />

season was a terrific<br />

honour and his<br />

ability to lead with<br />

distinction after such<br />

a legend is a great<br />

credit to him. He just<br />

looks so happy in<br />

this image.<br />

the Premier League, first alongside John Terry in 2014/15, and<br />

then on the left of a back three having had to alter his game<br />

in 2016/17. Each time, the England international was rewarded<br />

for the overall quality of his performances by being named in<br />

the PFA Team of the Season, an honour he achieved on three<br />

separate occasions during his time at the club.<br />

Of course, no <strong>Chelsea</strong> supporter will ever forget the part he<br />

played on the club’s greatest night when we were crowned<br />

European champions in 2012. Having picked up an injury in the<br />

semi-final against Barcelona, there was a real chance he would<br />

not make the ultimate showpiece fixture, but Cahill played his<br />

full part in standing up to wave after wave of Bayern Munich<br />

pressure as we defied the odds to overcome the Germans in<br />

their own stadium.<br />

Fast forwarding from that initial triumph, Cahill was appointed<br />

club captain in 2017 following Terry’s departure, a decision which<br />

went down well with both fans and team-mates alike. Consistent<br />

and reliable, it was a huge honour for a man who never let us<br />

down, and was rewarded by winning the lot at <strong>Chelsea</strong>.<br />

-MARCEL DESAILLY-<br />

Centre-Back. 1998-2004. Games 222. Goals 7.<br />

HONOURS<br />

FA Cup: 1999/00<br />

UEFA Super Cup: 1998<br />

FA Charity Shield: 2000<br />

Marcel Desailly was an international football icon<br />

when he signed for the Blues from AC Milan in June<br />

1998 and his arrival cemented our standing as a<br />

destination for the very best players in the game.<br />

Prior to swapping Milan for London, the defender<br />

had triumphed in European Cup finals in successive<br />

seasons with Marseille and AC Milan, becoming the<br />

first player to lift the trophy with different clubs in<br />

consecutive seasons. Six weeks after his signing, he<br />

won the World Cup with France.<br />

Throughout six seasons at Stamford Bridge, the man<br />

nicknamed ‘Le Rock’ due to his uncompromising,<br />

tough-tackling playing style formed a formidable<br />

defensive partnership with his compatriot Frank<br />

Leboeuf, which peaked with a clean sheet in our FA<br />

Cup final victory against Aston Villa in 2000.<br />

A natural organiser and motivator, Desailly’s impact<br />

was felt long after his departure as his nurturing of<br />

a young John Terry paid dividends for decades to<br />

come. It was Terry who succeeded the Frenchman as<br />

club captain in 2004 but it was Desailly who had set<br />

supreme standards to follow, both as a defender and<br />

a leader.<br />

Marcel was apparently a man of gravitas, but that’s not how<br />

I think he should be seen in this moment of celebration. I’ve<br />

gone for a much lighter side, using an image from the 2000<br />

FA Cup final. Post-match he cradled the cup with a jester’s hat<br />

on his head. Time to let the hair down after all the hard work.<br />

Notice the T-shirt hanging in his locker.<br />

Jamie Cooper<br />

Jamie Cooper<br />

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HIDDEN SECRETS<br />

1<br />

2, 4, 5 & 6 10 & 11<br />

12 13<br />

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1. The George Hilsdon weathervane that still sits atop the East Stand<br />

at Stamford Bridge.<br />

2. Four stars for <strong>Chelsea</strong> winning all four of UEFA’s European trophies.<br />

3. The album covers represent the club’s music connections over the<br />

years, including ‘The Liquidator’ and ‘Blue is the Colour’.<br />

4. Local businessman Gus Mears decided to found his own team,<br />

<strong>Chelsea</strong>, in March 1905. The story goes that he was on the verge<br />

of giving up on the football project when his Scottish terrier bit his<br />

colleague, Fred Parker, who still supported the idea. So impressed<br />

was Mears with his friend’s reaction, he decided to take his advice.<br />

11. <strong>Chelsea</strong> fan slogans.<br />

12. Bottle of Matthew Harding Celebration Ale<br />

for the 1997 FA Cup triumph. Commemorating<br />

the late club vice-chairman, who died in a<br />

helicopter tragedy in 1996.<br />

13. Not all his best work was done on the field.<br />

Peter Osgood has Raquel Welch’s phone<br />

number in hand.<br />

14. I got there as soon as I could. Blood on Ron<br />

Harris’ boot studs.<br />

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5. Jimmy Greaves’ quote.<br />

6. John Terry banner:<br />

‘Captain. Leader. Legend’.<br />

7. Scottish terrier with a piece of<br />

Fred Parker’s trousers in his mouth.<br />

8. Ray Wilkins holds a ‘Butch’s Babe’ scarf.<br />

9. Peter Bonetti with a cat’s tail at his feet.<br />

10. Bentley’s Boys banner on the wall.<br />

15. The Swinging Sixties in <strong>Chelsea</strong> was the place to<br />

be. King’s Road sign on the wall. Lambretta scooter<br />

model below it.<br />

16. Jimmy Greaves with a bowler hat and A-Z book. They<br />

refer to <strong>Chelsea</strong>’s famous scout Jimmy Thompson, who<br />

discovered Greaves and dozens of other great players.<br />

Thompson used the London A-Z to locate promising<br />

tip-offs, and said he would eat his hat if Greaves beat<br />

his own best goals return of 29 in a season.<br />

17. The Rock - T-shirt on locker behind Marcel Desailly.<br />

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