According to the latest scientific research, players who prefer their left foot have ‘inverted brain hemisphere function’, which adds an extra unpredictability in their game.
According to the statistics 80% of professional football players are right footed, which means that left footed players are something of a rarity. However, they have always left an impact on the game of football. Over the years in the Premier League, Chelsea have had some top class left footed and ambidextrous players.
Let us make Chelsea’s Best Left Foot XI in Premier League .
Petr is a Czech Republic footballer and currently Chelsea’s vise captain. Cech is the best goalkeeper in the history of Chelsea Football Club and English Premier League’s all time greatest goalkeeper as well. He holds the best clean sheets per game record. He is unarguably Chelsea’s greatest left-footed goalkeeper in the Premier League era.
Graeme Le Saux:
Le Saux has played 12 years of football in Chelsea colors and has won 36 caps with England’s National team. He was a versatile fullback who was comfortable on both right and left back positions. He was mentioned twice in PFA’s team of the year once with Blackburn and once with Chelsea.
Gallas is one of the most versatile defensive player in football history. He was comfortable playing as center back, left back, right back and also as a defensive midfielder. He had six glorious years with the Blues and played a very key role in the EPL title triumph of 2004-05 and 2005-06. He is an ambidextrous footballer who shoots with both his feet.
John Terry is the best defender in the history of Chelsea Football Club and one of the greatest defenders of his generation. He is an ambidextrous footballer as well, who is well known for his “do or die” attitude on the pitch. He has captained Chelsea for ten straight years and hence many refer to the team as ‘John Terry’s Blue Army’. Terry knows all the defensive tricks and skills. Also possesses every quality required to be called as a football legend.
Ashley Cole is one of the best left back in the history of EPL and the best left back England and Chelsea have ever had. Twice Chelsea player’s Player of the Year, 2010 England’s Player of the Year and the player with the highest number of FA Cup medals, has made 229 appearances for the Londoners in a span of 8 years, winning most of the major trophies in England and Europe.
The German legend joined Chelsea in the year 2006 on a free transfer. He enjoyed four glorious years in Chelsea colors. Ballack is well known for his pin-point passing, long balls, thunderous free kicks, penalties and jaw dropping work rate. Ballack was named as the German Footballer of the Year thrice and UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year in the 2002.
Frank Lampard is Chelsea’s all time top goal scorer with 211 goals. He is the highest scoring midfielder in the Premier League history and has the 2nd highest number of assist as well. Lampard knows every trick in the book, he scores goals, assists, defends, has strength, pace, stamina, skills, power in the shots, etc.
The Dutch footballer joined Chelsea in the year 2004 and left in 2009. He played a huge role in Chelsea’s every success story during that period. Robben is well known for his pace, dribbling, finishing and stamina. His natural playing position is right wing, but he also comforts himself on the left flank and number ten role.
The Spaniard played two and a half seasons with Chelsea, where he was named as the Chelsea’s Player of the Year twice and was the leading assist maker for two consecutive seasons. Mata was always a fan favorite and was nicknamed “Little Magician”.
Eden Hazard is currently among the top 10 footballers in the world. The 23 years old Belgian world beater joined Chelsea in the year 2013 and was named as the Chelsea’s Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year in the very next year. Eden is considered as the world’s best dribbler. He is known for his dribbling, skills, passing and stamina.
The Ivorian is Chelsea’s 4th top scorer and Ivory Coast’s all time top scorer. Drogba has won the Premier League Golden Boot twice in the year 2006 and 2009. It was Didier’s eighty-eighth-minute bullet header and final penalty which gave Chelsea their first ever Champions League trophy. Drogba is a prolific forward who is well known for his heading, long shots, strength and work rate.
Edited By: Harshal Ahire