Ray Wilkins cuts a popular figure at Stamford Bridge. Having played for the side for six years in the 1970s, he then returned over the past few years as both caretaker boss and as a coach.
So it only makes sense that he is asked to pick his best Chelsea XI of the past decade since the club won their first Premier League title.
Many of the names are as you’d expect, but with one glaring inclusion – Brazilian midfielder Willian.
Why Wilkins has plumped for Willian rather than Michael Ballack, Michael Essien, or even Joe Cole is just bizarre.
See who he’s picked below.
GK: Petr Cech
A virtual ever present over the past decade up until this season. Cech is still regarded as one of the finest goalkeepers in the world.
LB: Ashley Cole
A creative and defensive force at Stamford Bridge, the Blues are unlikely to find another left-back like him.
CB: John Terry
He may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Terry is a Chelsea legend through and through.
CB: Ricardo Carvalho
Class personified. The Portuguese stopper formed a strong partnership with Terry during his time at the club.
RB: Branislav Ivanovic
Unquestionably one of the greatest signings the club has move over the past ten years.