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Chelsea: top 30 players - number 28

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Only four players are ahead of him in Chelsea's all-time goalscorers list, so Roy Bentley is fully deserving of a place among the West Londoners' elite.

 

After a relatively-successful spell with Newcastle United, Roy Bentley made the switch to Chelsea in 1948 and would proceed to write himself into the record books at the West London outfit.

 

For a time, Bentley held the honour of topping the all-time goalscoring charts at Chelsea after netting 150 times in all competitions over an eight-year period. It was a record that he held for over a decade, and although he has since been overtaken by four players, he should still be regarded as one of Chelsea's top players in their history.

 

From the moment he joined to the year that he left, Bentley was top goalscorer in each season - a feat that has never been replicated at the club. He took his time to adjust to life at the Blues, but once he found his feet, he soon established himself as one of English football's best forwards at that time, and we would represent England on 12 occasions, netting nine goals.

 

Upon his departure, he would revert to centre-back at neighbours Fulham, but he will be remembered at Chelsea for his showings in the final third.

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