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Here we look at the Chelsea FC record appearances of all-time. Which Chelsea players have made the most appearances? Chelsea FC player appearances? 

Here we have a list of the top 10 Chelsea FC top appearances. All-time Chelsea FC leading appearances? Chelsea FC Champions League appearances? 

Which Chelsea player has made the all-time most appearances for the Blues?

Ron Harris (Chopper) has made the most appearances ever for Chelsea FC. The tough defender is a legend at Stanford Bridge after making 795 appearances for the Blues.

Chelsea FC record appearances (All-time appearances)

Competitive matches only.

  Name Years League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
1 Ron Harris 1961–1980 655 64 48 27 1 795
2 Peter Bonetti 1959–1979 600 57 45 26 1 729
3 John Terry 1998–2017 492 58 37 124 6 717
4 Frank Lampard 2001–2014 429 58 34 117 10 648
5 John Hollins 1963–1975,
1983–1984
465 51 48 27 1 592
6 Petr Čech 2004–2015 333 33 17 103 8 494
7 Dennis Wise 1990–2001 332 38 30 38 7 445
8 Steve Clarke 1987–1998 330 36 26 12 17 421
9 Kerry Dixon 1983–1992 335 20 41 0 24 420
10 Eddie McCreadie 1962–1974 331 41 22 16 0 410

Other appearances include: Charity/Community Shield, Football League play-offs, Full Members Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.

Most notable players

John Terry and Frank Lampard are the two most famous players for Chelsea. The layers were legends from the last decade that make the list. Lampard broke the record for most consecutive games for Chelsea but then he got sick shortly afterwards.

It’s not a surprise John Terry is so high up in third considering he was at the club for almost 20 years. John Terry is also one of Chelsea’s best ever defenders.

Legends

legends such as Ron “Chopper” Harris and Dennis Wise are heroes at Stamford Bridge along with Peter Bonetti. Meanwhile, Didier Drogba and Branislav Ivanovic were very close to making the top 10 but fall just out of it. With 381 and 377 appearances respectively. Additionally, another legend, Peter Osgood, was 14th with 380 appearances.

However, current Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard is only 39th on the list. Hazard has made 288 appearances for the club.

Chelsea FC Individual records- Chelsea FC record appearances

The most appearances in total – 795, Ron Harris (1961–1980)

Most League appearances – 655, Ron Harris (1961–1980)

Highest FA Cup appearances – 64, Ron Harris (1961–1980)

Most League Cup appearances – 48, John Hollins (1963–1975 and 1983–1984) and Ron Harris (1961–1980)

The Most appearances in UEFA competitions – 124, John Terry (1998–2015)

Most consecutive appearances – 167, John Hollins, 14 August 1971 – 25 September 1974

Top highest consecutive League appearances – 164, Frank Lampard, 13 October 2001 – 26 December 2005

The Most appearances in a single season – 64, Juan Mata, Oscar and Fernando Torres, 2012–13

So, who is the most internationally capped player? Frank Lampard is with, 103 appearances while at Chelsea (106 in total), England

First Blues player to play for England – George Hilsdon, 16 February 1907

The First Chelsea player to play for England at the World Cup – Roy Bentley, 1950 World Cup, 25 June 1950

First foreign (non-UK) player – Nils Middelboe (Denmark), 15 November 1913

Youngest player – Ian Hamilton, 16 years 138 days, vs. Tottenham Hotspur, First Division, 18 March 1967

Oldest player – Mark Schwarzer, 41 years and 218 days, vs. Cardiff City, Premier League, 11 May 2014

First substitute – John Boyle, who replaced George Graham vs. Fulham, First Division, 28 August 1965.

Current Chelsea Team

The current Chelsea team has a majority of players who have played less than 100 matches for the club. Amongst the senior members, there is Gary Cahill, the club captain, Cesar Azpilicueta, Eden Hazard, David Luiz and Willian.

The highest cap holder in the current Chelsea team is Cesar Azpilicueta with 319 appearances followed closely by Gary Cahill at 289 appearances.

See also…

Chelsea FC players and their houses