Is current Chelsea side the club's best ever? Petr Cech offers verdict

Petr Cech

Petr Cech says judgement on the current Chelsea side and where they stand in the list of all-time greats can only be made once trophies are handed out.

Chelsea are hoping that the 2014/15 campaign will prove to be the most decorated in the club’s history.

As things stand, a remarkable Quadruple remains a distinct possibility for Jose Mourinho’s men – with Premier League, Champions League, Capital One Cup and FA Cup honours up for grabs.

The Blues have enjoyed success in all of those competitions in the recent past, but have never won more than two in the same season.

This could be the year history is made, which would undoubtedly make the class of 2015 the club’s best of all-time.

There is, however, still a long way to go before new boys such as Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas can claim to stand alongside the likes of Arjen Robben, Claude Makelele, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Michael Essien from previous periods of success under the guidance of Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Di Matteo.

Pressed on how the current squad rates to those of the past, Petr Cech – a man who has seen it all – told the club’s official website: “We only judge the team when the season is finished and you can see how many trophies the team has in hand. It is difficult to say which Chelsea side in history was the best because a lot of them won trophies.

“This team has huge potential, it has been doing really well this season, we are top of the league and have been doing some brilliant games but we are empty-handed at the moment, and I don’t like to compare the teams until the season is finished.”

A 2-0 victory over Hull City on Saturday has maintained Chelsea’s three-point lead at the Premier League summit.

They are due to face Derby County in the quarter-finals of the League Cup and capital rivals Watford in the FA Cup third round.

Mourinho’s men are also about to discover who they will face at the next stage of Champions League competition, with the draw for the last-16 set to be made on Monday.

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