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African Soccer Players Who Have Made History at Chelsea FC

Chelsea Football Club remains a top choice for many African football fans. The reason is simple. The Roman Abrahamovic-owned London club has always had a place for African soccer stars. Interestingly, most of the players who have plied their trade for the blues are from West African countries. It may be a mere coincidence or something different. But the truth is that top African soccer talents have made history at Stamford Bridge. If you are a punter, use BetMGM codes to place your bets on even more exciting football prospects at Chelsea FC this season.

Talking of African soccer players who have left a legacy at Chelsea FC, every football fan would agree that they are many. But when we talk about club history, players who have scored goals and helped the club win silverware come to mind. Meanwhile, use Draftkings Sportsbook to place your predictions on top Chelsea strikers. The following are, therefore, football players whose names will remain in Chelsea’s history books for a very long time.

Didier Drogba

You cannot talk about Chelsea’s love for African players without mention the all-time leading goal scorer, Didier Drogba. Drogba recently vied for Ivory Coast’s football leadership. For pundits, Drogba’s illustrious career is both a show of finesse and hard work. The Ivorian international scored goals for the blue out of nothing and even helped them secure one of the most memorable UCL titles. He further helped the team win four EPL titles, two league cups and four FA Cups. If you talk about a cult hero from Africa at Stanford Bridge, Drogba’s name is at the top.

Samuel Eto’o

Another big name whose name evokes euphoria among Chelsea fans is Samuel Eto’o. While he did not sign for the blues much earlier like Drogba, the player’s penchant for scoring goals is hard to wish away. The Cameroonian played a crucial role in the club’s quest for domestic and European titles.

John Obi Mikel

John Obi enjoyed a long stint at Stamford Bridge, scoring goals at will. While the career of the Nigerian international would later take an unexpected twist with the arrival of Nemanja Matic, his heroics will remain forever etched in the minds of Chelsea FC fans. Obi Mikel played alongside the current Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard.

Michael Essien

Talking about Obi Mikel and Michael Essien makes pretty much sense. The two players from African were both instrumental to the club, alongside Frank Lampard. Together, they won EPL title, Champions League and FA cup. Essien was a real force in Chelsea’s midfield and scored some stunners. However, as fate would have it, knee injuries took a toll on the player’s shining star. The midfielder’s injuries somehow affected Chelsea’s winning ways, which began taking a downward spiral.

George Weah

No one expected Gorge Weah would become Liberia’s president years after retiring from football. The player’s football talent spoke for itself at the peak of his career. While playing for Chelsea for the first time after a loan move from AC Milan, George Weah scored within 30 minutes. The 87th goal won Chelsea a tough match against Tottenham. The Liberian international would then become a hero among Chelsea fans, even helping the team win FA trophy in 2000.

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