Chelsea: top 30 players - Number 29

Stamford Bridge

He may have won the Premier League title at Blackburn, but Graeme Le Saux enjoyed the best years of his career playing at Chelsea.

Graeme Le Saux endured his fair share of ups and downs at Chelsea, but no-one can question the achievements of the left-back during his two spells at Stamford Bridge.

The Jersey-born player was spotted playing in a local tournament and over the course of the next six years, he would play 120 times for Chelsea before he was sold to Southampton after throwing his shirt to the ground after being substituted.

It would take just four years for Le Saux to return to Chelsea as the Blues splashed out a English record transfer fee for a defender to bring him back to Stamford Bridge. The following three campaigns would see him pick up five trophies, although he would fail to add a second Premier League medal to his collection.

Le Saux would become one of the casualties during the crazy summer that unfolded after Roman Abramovich purchased the club, but that should not take anything away from his time with Chelsea.

He played an integral part during the first years of Chelsea's transformation from an upper mid-table outfit to regulars in European competition, and the only reason he left the club after 330 appearances was to push through the deal for Wayne Bridge.

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