What if Chelsea were a ‘two-man team’?

Ollie Irish

24th, November 2009

24 Comments

Much talk already this season about Liverpool being a “two-man team”, ie. Steven Gerrard and Nando Torres.

With that in mind, I thought it’d be fun (hold that thought) to look at each Premier League club and apply the same thinking…

So far we’ve done Arsenal, Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers.

Today, after a wee sabbatical, it’s the turn of the mighty Chelsea.

I’d like you to clear your mind… think of Carlo Ancelotti’s powerful squad as a two-man team (like Liverpool)… hold that thought…

Which two players do you see?

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I see Michael Essien and Frank Lampard. So no room for JT or the Drog in this elite unit.

Who you got?

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24 Comments

  1. Davy says:

    It has to be Lampard but I would go with Drogba instead of Essien

  2. Dickie says:

    This is probably the toughest yet. It’s definitely between the four of Essien, Drog, Lamps and Terry. I’d go Essien and Lamps. If you take them out, Chelsea are in real trouble, whereas they could probably replace JT (Alex) or Drog (see against Wolves).

  3. Roman's Soldier says:

    Hmmm…. such as a brilliant squad chelsea have, it has to be JT and Drogba. Frank comes a very close third but has too many off games for my liking.
    The only person in the side though who cannot be replaced is Cech. Tough one this!

  4. Ray says:

    Essien and the rest

  5. Abhi says:

    i wudnt count out ballack too… two games chelsea lost this season were without him…

  6. terry lynch says:

    has to be drogba and a.n. other. do people realise that essien missed september to mid february last season which culminated in chelsea finishing 7 points behind the team from the borough of trafford. so i would say drogba and essien.

  7. Peter says:

    How stupid is it to choose two players from about 11 who are all important. You could choose Cech, or Bosingwa, or Terry, Lampard, Drogba, Ballack, Essien, Mikel, A.Cole or even Anelka. This two-man team article needs to be killed off now, it got silly when you started on Arsenal as a two-man team. Sure, Liverpool may be all about Torres and Gerrard, but what about Benayoun or Reina. No team is a two-man team, so please stop this stupid article.

  8. Kriste says:

    Yes! I agree with Peter

  9. Anonymous says:

    Lampard and Lampard

  10. NADIM says:

    WELL I WOULD SAY ESSIEN AND JHON TERRY FOR THEY COVER THE TEAMS BACK THOUGH I AM A VERY VERY BIG ADMIRER OF DIDIER HE IS MY BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD. LAMPARD BALLACK AND DECO SHOULD BE REPLACED SOON BY YOUNGER PLAYERS.

  11. sairam says:

    LAMPARD AND JT!!!! THEY’RE DEF. NO. 1!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. stanley says:

    as the young frenchman kakuta’s cameo was the best i have seen in the squad and also j cole i think if chelesea plays kakuta drogba j cole and anelaka at the top of the diamond they will be unstopable

  13. stanley says:

    kakuta and j cole alwayzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz true blueeeeeeeeeeeee

  14. cho says:

    it would be da case of de reds….livpool.but che s not da red its da blue if u remove ne plyr frm da main squd de r still stronger dan before!!!!!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    i dont think chelsea has oly 2 best player dat u could choose so id call it a 11 man team orelse a 12 man coz d fans at stamford bridge also count

  16. deano says:

    without doubt jt & frankie boy jnr are the back and front bones of the mighty blue army….chelsea for the treble…come on chelsea!!!

  17. Quincy says:

    No i’m sure chelsea needs Terry ro win! So: Terry and Lampard

  18. Aniket says:

    John Terry And Frank Lampard
    JT is absolutely irreplaceable, he not only is the greatest defender but also is a brilliant leader. Most of the chelsea’s success is down to him.
    Lampard, for now, seems irreplaceable, but I think within 2 years, his place is most likely to get shattered….
    As far as this article is concerned, why not view this as an article about “2 Most important players of a team?”

  19. trstra says:

    Chelsea is not that type of squad, where if you lost two players you’ve lost whole team…

  20. Chringle says:

    Sam Dalla-Bonna and Jody Morris

  21. Lamps says:

    Ancelotti and Wilkins :-)

  22. eamogomez says:

    pound and rouble

  23. Bobbly says:

    JT & Fat Frank

  24. Foasjiano says:

    Cech and Lampard (Brick Wall & Playmaker/Goal Scorer)

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