Chelsea, a prominent football club, has achieved great success since 2003, winning numerous championships.
They have won the Premier League five times, the Champions League twice, and have an extensive track record of success in the FA Cup dating back to the 1970s.
Many talented players have emerged as a result of their widespread success and acquired a sizable fan base and respect. In this essay, we look into which of these guys backed Chelsea even if they never participated in team activities.
The left-back for Manchester United revealed whose team he supported as a child in response to inquiries on Twitter while he was at Southampton. When asked if he supported Chelsea, he said, "#championsofeurope yeah I am," in the affirmative. He also stated that he wants to play at Stamford Bridge, calling it his favorite venue to compete in.
Despite not being the most well-known person on the list, Lukaku made it clear that he loved Chelsea as soon as he joined the squad in 2012.
Lukaku said to SportVoetball, "I'll always be a supporter of that team," maintaining his position even while representing Everton. "The feeling doesn't go away just because I left under the worst circumstances.
Lukaku also admitted that leaving Chelsea was not the best thing for him, but he still had a lot of respect for the team.
He clarified that, as he always does after Hazard scores or assists, he sent a message to Eden Hazard after the squad won the title. Even after leaving the team under difficult circumstances, Lukaku's love for Chelsea remained.
Sancho acknowledged that his boyhood allegiances were to a different team when he signed with Manchester United in 2021.
When asked who his England hero was, Sancho responded to talkSPORT, "I'd definitely pick Frank Lampard. I won't lie: I was a Chelsea supporter when I was a kid.
Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba were two of my favorite players at the time.
"I just adore Frank Lampard and the way he played; he was so straightforward and cool under pressure.
"I enjoy such stuff."
To the dismay of the present defender, his friend revealed on social media that he used to follow Chelsea. A friend wrote on Facebook, "The New Jersey will look good on you. since you were a young child. The player wearing a Chelsea uniform was also shown in the post.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward once went on trial with Chelsea as a youngster, and as shown in famous images, he also had the team's uniform hanging on his wall.
Crouch is a Chelsea supporter despite having played for Liverpool, Tottenham, and Queens Park Rangers.
Believe it or not, Peter Osgood inspired my name, said Crouch to talkSPORT. "I was a ball boy down there, and my dad was a huge Chelsea fan in the 1970s."
"I started at QPR and I started getting tickets," he said. "My friends are QPR fans and I paid £5 to get in the lower paddock and watch Les Ferdinand and Trevor Sinclair, some top players down at Rangers.
"I used to support Chelsea, but it's hard. You kind of fall out of love a little bit when you return as a Liverpool or Tottenham player, whoever I returned with. I can no longer claim to have a strong fondness for Chelsea.
"I simply got so much abuse after things like those Liverpool vs. Chelsea Champions League and FA Cup semi-finals, stuff like that, that I decided, you know what, I'll take [my kids] down to QPR," the author said.
James, one of the top prospects in Chelsea's academy, has a close connection to the team.
Nonetheless, he was already a fan when he was a youngster. James wrote a letter expressing his feelings after Frank Lampard was fired as Chelsea's manager in 2021.
As a young Chelsea supporter, you were someone I always looked up to and idolized.
Rice played for the team before being released at the age of 14 and is openly from a family of Chelsea supporters.
Well, the entire family was Chelsea when he was growing up, he admitted.
"I have the impression that it is generally known, widely publicized, and out there. But I think that when you represent a team like West Ham, you really become a part of it. I now consider myself to be a huge West Ham supporter, as does my family.
In his early years, the Napoli winger is shown in a photo sporting a Chelsea jersey.
The graduate from Slough is a further player to have advanced from the Chelsea academy to the first squad.
He remarked, "My mum's first cousin, he's a huge Chelsea fan," after inking a long-term contract in 2022. When I was about three or four, he would take me to every Chelsea game, so I was a lifelong fan. He loves Chelsea, so I assumed that meant I should also support Chelsea. However, because I was unaware of the rivalry between Tottenham and Chelsea, I had no idea what to expect when I finally joined Tottenham.
When I was at Tottenham, I backed Chelsea in my brain, but I always wanted to defeat them to prove to the Chelsea staff and everyone else there that I wanted to join Chelsea.
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