Tomorrow see’s the turn of a new year, and more importantly the turn of a new decade.
Chelsea will start the new decade away at Brighton tomorrow, and to show how much things have changed, Frank Lampard started the last decade as a key Chelsea player, now he is leading them as a manager in this one.
New decade tomorrow…
Chelsea started this decade beating Watford 5-0 and Sunderland 7-2! They topped the Premier League table and a certain Frank Lampard was their heartbeat.
He now leads Chelsea into a new and exciting decade 💙
Happy New Year to all my followers! 👊🏻 pic.twitter.com/sEWXL2QltH
— Simon Phillips (@SiPhillipsSport) December 31, 2019
It’s been a crazy ten years of some real ups and downs, and many managers coming and going. In fact, Chelsea have had 9 managers within the decade – Carlo Ancelotti, Andre Villas-Boas, Roberto Di Matteo, Rafael Benitez, Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink, Antonio Conte, Maurizio Sarri, and Frank Lampard.
But Chelsea lifted 3 Premier League titles, 3 FA Cups, 1 League Cup, 2 Europa Leagues, and of course their most triumphant achievement in their entire existence so far, winning the Champions League in 2012.
They have achieved the third most Premier League points in the decade with 740, and they gave debuts to 29 players from the youth academy.
Chelsea won 10 trophies in the last decade, the most trophies won alongside Manchester City.
The first game of this decade occurred on the 3rd of January, and it was an emphatic 5-0 victory over Watford in the FA Cup.
Chelsea lined up as follows…
(4-3-2-1) Hilario; Ivanovic, Alex, Terry (c), A Cole (Kakuta 74); Lampard, Belletti (Matic 65), Zhirkov; J Cole, Malouda; Sturridge (Borini 70).
Scorers: Sturridge 5, 68, Eustace own-goal 15, Malouda 22, Lampard 64.
Frank Lampard was obviously a goal scorer, and now he leads the club into a new era.
Talk Chelsea staff members have partook in the difficult task of choosing their team of the decade, and here is what they picked…
James Porter –
Cech, Azpilicueta, Carvalho, Terry, A.Cole. Kante, Essien, Lampard, J.Cole, Hazard. Drogba.
Edon Jakupaj –
Cech, Azpilicueta, Terry, Cahill, A.Cole, Kante, Lampard, Willian, Hazard, Mata. Drogba.
Will Faulks –
Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta. Lampard, Kante. Hazard, Mata, Willian. Costa.
Simon Phillips –
Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, A.Cole. Kante, Lampard, Hazard, Mata, Oscar. Drogba.
Chelsea have had some fantastic players over the last decade.
The most appearances for the team is as follows..
Cesar Azpilicueta 362
Eden Hazard 352
Branislav Ivanovic 329
Gary Cahill 290
John Terry 285
Petr Cech 249
David Luiz 248
John Mikel Obi 223.
The most goals scored…
Eden Hazard 110
Frank Lampard 73
Diego Costa 59
Didier Drogba 51
Fernando Torres 45
Juan Mata 33
John Terry 32.
All stats provided by the Chelsea Website.