Frank Lampard Voted Ahead Of Eden Hazard As Chelsea's Best Ever Players By Fans

Eden Hazard was being heralded by some as the best Chelsea player of all time ahead of his departure to Real Madrid but in a vote by fans Frank Lampard has actually topped the charts.

On Friday night Real Madrid confirmed that they'd signed Eden Hazard, ending months of speculation and stopping the monotony of long summer transfer saga- thanks everyone.

The transfer came just 10 days after the Chelsea forward had used his side's Europa League final success to suggest that he was on the way out of Stamford Bridge.

That admission made many Blues' fans start the 12 steps to recovery with acceptance and some started to suggest that the Belgian was the greatest player to have played for their team.

However it seems that a majority of Chelsea fans don't agree. According to the vote on Ranker, Frank Lampard leads the way, with Hazard actually in fourth.

1. Frank Lampard

Lampard has been voted the club's greatest player. Image: PA Images
Lampard has been voted the club's greatest player. Image: PA Images

2. Didier Drogba

Drogba scored the winning penalty to win the Blues the Champions League final. Image: PA Images
Drogba scored the winning penalty to win the Blues the Champions League final. Image: PA Images

3. John Terry

Captain, leader, legend, third. Image: PA Images
Captain, leader, legend, third. Image: PA Images

4. Eden Hazard

Yes Eden, you are fourth. Image: PA Images
Yes Eden, you are fourth. Image: PA Images

5. Petr Cech

Cech retired at the end of the season. Image: PA Images
Cech retired at the end of the season. Image: PA Images

6. Gianfranco Zola

Zola played in a very different Chelsea team but was excellent. Image: PA Images
Zola played in a very different Chelsea team but was excellent. Image: PA Images

7. Claude Makelele

No one else has had a role named after them. Image: PA Images
No one else has had a role named after them. Image: PA Images

8. N'Golo Kante

Poor man's Makelele. Image: PA Images
Poor man's Makelele. Image: PA Images

9. Ashley Cole

Cole is another Champions League winner with the west London team. Image: PA Images
Cole is another Champions League winner with the west London team. Image: PA Images

10. Michael Essien

Essien was a major part of Chelsea's successes. Image: PA Images
Essien was a major part of Chelsea's successes. Image: PA Images

It's no surprise to see Lampard, Drogba and Terry in the top three places with the trio arguably the most influential players of the successful era since Roman Abramovich bought the club.

Lampard, now Derby County manager, is the club's all time top scorer and has been linked with a return to the club as manager this summer.

Drogba scored the winning penalty in the Champions League final in 2012, having scored the goal to take the game into extra time.

Terry captained the team to five Premier League successes, the most of any captain in the era.

Is Hazard the fourth best Chelsea player of all time or should he be higher up?

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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