Carlo Ancelotti’s 5 main players when he was at Chelsea

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Chelsea will face Real Madrid in the 2021/2022 European Champions League quarter-finals. Not only in terms of competition, there are other interesting things in the match. Carlo Ancelotti , who is now in charge of Real Madrid, must face his former club, Chelsea.

Ancelotti himself had handled Chelsea in 2009-2011. In those two seasons, the Italian coach brought the Blues to the English Premier League (EPL) trophy.

Ancelotti of course has some mainstay players at Chelsea. So, who are the mainstay players there?

1. Florent Malouda
Carlo Ancelotti’s most dependable player at Chelsea was Florent Malouda. He is a leftist who is now a French Guiana national. Malouda defended Chelsea in 2007–2013.

During Ancelotti’s management, Malouda made 101 appearances in 5 different competitions. Operating in attack, he was able to collect 29 goals and 19 assists . After leaving Chelsea, Malouda’s career continued to decline, until finally hanging up his boots in 2018.

2. John Terry
Sport Soccer07 Apr 22 | 01:45
Carlo Ancelotti’s 5 main players when he was at Chelsea
Don Carlo’s team against the Blues
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Chelsea will face Real Madrid in the 2021/2022 European Champions League quarter-finals. Not only in terms of competition, there are other interesting things in the match. Carlo Ancelotti , who is now in charge of Real Madrid, must face his former club, Chelsea.

Ancelotti himself had handled Chelsea in 2009-2011. In those two seasons, the Italian coach brought the Blues to the English Premier League (EPL) trophy.

Ancelotti of course has some mainstay players at Chelsea. So, who are the mainstay players there?

1. Florent Malouda
Carlo Ancelotti’s 5 main players when he was at ChelseaFlorent Malouda
Carlo Ancelotti’s most dependable player at Chelsea was Florent Malouda. He is a leftist who is now a French Guiana national. Malouda defended Chelsea in 2007–2013.

During Ancelotti’s management, Malouda made 101 appearances in 5 different competitions. Operating in attack, he was able to collect 29 goals and 19 assists . After leaving Chelsea, Malouda’s career continued to decline, until finally hanging up his boots in 2018.

2. John Terry
Carlo Ancelotti’s 5 main players when he was at ChelseaJohn Terry
The second player that Carlo Ancelotti relied on when dealing with Chelsea was John Terry. In the Ancelotti era, Terry was trusted to be the captain to lead his team-mates. This English defender is a product of the Chelsea academy who became one of the legends.

During Don Carlo’s management, Terry was trusted to appear in 98 matches in 5 different competitions. As a central defender, Terry is quite productive with 7 goals and 8 assists. Terry is now 41 years old and decided to hang up his boots in October 2018 after last playing for Aston Villa.

3. Petr Cech
For the position of goalkeeper, Petr Cech became Carlo Ancelotti’s main choice. The Czech Republic goalkeeper joined Chelsea in 2004/2005. Two seasons coached by Don Carlo, Cech recorded 93 appearances in 5 different competitions.

Cech’s quality in guarding Chelsea’s goal certainly doesn’t need to be doubted. He helped Chelsea in winning various prestigious titles, including when they won the Premier League title with Ancelotti. In 2019, Cech decided to end his football career.

4. Nicholas Anelka
Next, there is the name Nicolas Anelka who plays as a striker. While defending Chelsea, Anelka also became a mainstay of Ancelotti in 2 seasons. The French striker joined Chelsea in January 2008.

With an important role, Anelka played by Don Carlo in 91 appearances in 5 different competitions. From these appearances, Anelka managed to score 31 goals and 19 assists. In January 2012, Anelka left the Blues and moved to the Chinese League.

5. Didier Drogba
The last player on this list is Didier Drogba. The Ivory Coast international has become one of the best strikers Chelsea have ever had. During Carlo Ancelotti’s management, Drogba made 90 appearances in 5 different competitions.

As a striker, Drogba scored 50 goals and provided 36 assists. He is also touted as a living legend at Stamford Bridge with the various achievements he made with Chelsea. The player who is now 44 years old has ended his career in 2018.

Although not too long to handle Chelsea, Carlo Ancelotti has a pretty good record. Will he injure Blues fans by eliminating Chelsea from the Champions League?