John Mortimore was the midfielder who scored 10 goals from 279 matches and had won the Football League Cup of 1965. Terry Venables was one of the important players of Chelsea football club to win the 1965 League Cup who scored in the final. Venables scored 26 goals in 202 appearances for the club. Peter Houseman’s major contribution for the club is the success of 1970 FA Cup. John Hollins was a midfielder in the beginning of his career and later changed as centre back. Hollins played 592 matches for Chelsea football club and scored 69 goals. Hollins made 167 successive appearances for the club which is a club record. Tommy Baldwin scored 17 goals in his first season in Chelsea FC. Ian Britton scored 34 goals in 289 games for Chelsea. Frank Lampard set a record of 164 successive appearances for Chelsea.
Top ten midfielders of Chelsea football club are:
1. John Mortimore
2. Terry Venables
3. Peter Houseman
4. Dennis Wise
5. John Hollins
6. Tommy Baldwin
7. Ian Britton
8. John Bumstead
9. Frank Lampard
10. Joe Cole
Franco Di Santo is playing as a striker for Chelsea football club in English Premier League. Franco is an Argentinean player who made his debut for Chelsea FC reserves and scored a goal against Fulham reserves in a 2-2 match draw. Franco also scored a hat-trick against Tottenham Reserves. Franco made his debut in full first team against Tottenham Hotspur football club. Didier Drogba is playing as a center forward and the seventh all time highest scorer of Chelsea. Drogba scored more goals than other foreign players in Chelsea and he is the captain of Cote d’Ivoire National football team. Salomon Kalou plays as a forward for the club and often used as a winger. Kalou scored the winning penalty goal for Chelsea FC by beating Manchester United football club to get the trophy of 2009 FA Community Shield. Daniel Sturridge plays as a striker and scored his first League goal for Chelsea in a victory against Stoke City. Sturridge scored 4 goals for Chelsea football club in 2009-10 campaign of FA Cup which made him the leading scorer of FC Chelsea. Nicolas Anelka is a player with good pace won the PFA Young Player of the Year Award in 1998-99.
Best attackers of Chelsea football club are:
1. Franco Di Santo
2. Didier Drogba
3. Salomon Kalou
4. Daniel Sturridge
5. Nicolas Anelka
The football is a team game that is played between two teams including eleven players a side. Out of these eleven players, some plays the game as defenders, some plays as attackers and some players play it as midfielder. The midfielder’s role is considered to be the strongest as it is the link between defenders and attackers. Let us look at world’s best midfielders in football during 2005-2010.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo: With his all-round dribbling, shooting and tackling abilities, Cristiano Ronaldo is considered to be one of the best midfielders in the world and he has the good capability of converting the scoring opportunities into the goal.
2. Ronaldinho: A Brazilian with the brilliant all-round skills is also considered to be one of the best mid-fielders in the world today. He can pass the ball to any corner of the ground with his sheer skills.
3. Lionell Messi: A player who won FIFA’s best player of the year award in 2009 is currently world’s best midfielder who has skills to score goals from the long ranges and he can also pass the ball to all the corner of the ground.
4. Frank Lampard: The Englishman has always helped the England to win the games with his sheer skills and footwork. He has also converted lots of opportunities into the goal for England.