Quiz - Name this ‘lost’ Chelsea XI

Words: JJ Dunning
Photo: Getty Images / Clive Rose

Premier League Champions Chelsea went missing in the 2015/16 season. But can you name these nigh-on-forgotten Blues players from the last 20 years?

In season 2015/16, reigning Premier League Champions Chelsea went missing.

Manager José Mourinho, who signed a new, £30million, four-year deal in August 2015, was sacked just before Christmas. Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard, who was the reigning PFA Player of the Year, only mustered four goals all season. While Guus Hiddink’s second spell as interim boss allayed early-season relegation concerns, the Blues finished 10th, missing out on European football for the first time since the 1996/97 season.

Meanwhile, former Blues manager Claudio Ranieri led Leicester City to the Premier League title. Maybe owner Roman Abramovich shouldn’t have sacked him back in 2004?

Of course, not everyone who’s been let go from Stamford Bridge has gone on to be a huge success.

If you can tell your Emerson Thome from your Samuele Dalla Bonna, if you remember hapless obscurities like Mineiro and Quique De Lucas, or if you just like reminiscing about dodgy footballers of years gone by, we have the perfect quiz for you.

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