6 former Chelsea players you didn’t know were still playing

Since Roman Abramovich rocked up at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have had more players than me and you have had hot dinners. ‘Heroes’ have come and gone, cult heroes have found their ways into the hearts of the Blues and moved onto pastures new – and quite remarkably, some of them are defying science, and still playing!

Joe Cole

The former England international was never fully appreciated as much as he should’ve been, by club or country; an absolute wand of a right foot.

Although post-Chelsea, Cole became something of an injury-prone Premier League journeyman back at West Ham, Liverpool and Aston Villa, he’s still a class above for the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Jose Bosingwa

Never understood why a bloke who earns thousands of pounds a week, wouldn’t hire a beautician to follow him round, in order to keep his eyebrows from looking like a bush from an 80s porno.

The former QPR mercenary is now being a waste of space out in Turkey for Trabzonspor.

Claudio Pizarro

Pizarro’s ability to maintain such high standards throughout his career is commendable; the former Blues striker was sixth top scorer in Bundesliga last season, and is still going strong at Werder Bremen, now.

Florent Malouda

Pretty average player for Chelsea, apart from a random season where he went absolutely mental with the goals and assists. Currently the latest player to seek a final lucrative payday out in the Indian Super League.

Tal Ben Haim

Yep, no seriously, he actually played for Chelsea.

Maccabi Tel Aviv is now where the former Bolton Wanderers centre-back finds himself. Which is about his level.

“If I knew Avram Grant was going to be the coach I would have signed for another club. It was Jose who brought me here and no one except he and I know the conversation we had when he tried to sign me the first time a year ago last January. The fact is while Jose was the coach I played most of the games and people who know me know that I would not have come here to be a reserve. I knew nothing good would come for me with Grant as Chelsea coach.”

Tal Ben Haim

Eidur Gudjohnsen

Wasn’t it great to see ol’ Eidur pop up at Euro 2016? The former frontman for the Blues didn’t call it a day after France, though, and is currently out in India with Pune City.