5 Chelsea Players Who Donned the No.10 Jersey

Chelsea has had some of the best players playing for them, at the highest level. They have excelled in every aspect, whether attack or defense. They have dominated the Premier League, Europe, and the world as well. Chelsea is also known for its excellent transfer system and recruitment process.

The Club has signed some world-class players in the past 20 years, some have flourished at the club whereas some have flopped. The club has seen some great players donning the no.10 jersey for the Blues at the Bridge.

Let’s take a look at some of the players who have proved their worthwhile wearing the no.10 jersey.

Juan Mata

The Spanish playmaker is one of the best midfielders in the world, who has graced the game. Mata came into the Chelsea squad from Valencia in 2011 and it took him only three years to become a legend at the Bridge. Mata recorded 35 assists and scored 20 goals for Chelsea in the 2012/13 season. He contributed to 37% of Chelsea’s goals that season and also provided the assist for Drogba during the 2012 Champions League final. Mata was wearing the no.10 jersey when he made that assist for Drogba.

Eden Hazard

There is nothing quite possible that Eden Hazard did not do at Chelsea Football Club. Except for winning the Champions League with the Blues, Hazard won every possible trophy at the Bridge. He took over the no.10 jersey at Chelsea in 2014 and rocked it for the next five years. It was a sad moment for the Chelsea fans after Hazard left the club. His 100+ goals and 80+ assists for the club have won them great laurels in his career.


Another Brazilian winger who has proved himself in the league he plays in, Willian was an excellent servant of the Chelsea Football Club. The winger left Chelsea in 2020 and joined club rivals, Arsenal. However, he played wearing the no.10 jersey for the Blues for the 2019-20 season. Willian has scored important goals, predominantly match-winning goals, and recorded 60+ assists for the Blues.

Christian Pulisic

The American came from Borussia Dortmund with very high hopes and expectations mounted his shoulders like a pile of books on a table. His skill, dribbling ability, pace, and playmaking ability are no less than Hazard. He has been deemed as a successful heir to Hazard’s legacy made at Chelsea. With little to no game time in the past two seasons, Pulisic has found it difficult to prove his worth in the Chelsea no.10 jersey so far. However, his ex-coaches and fellow teammates are aware of his abilities and what he can bring to the table.

Joe Cole

One of the best English attackers during his prime, along with the likes of Michael Owen, Joe Cole was a beast during his Chelsea no.10 days. His stats have shown how deadly of a midfielder he was for the Blues, winning three Premier League titles with the club in seven years. He later joined Liverpool and sparked up debates amongst the fans and pundits. However, his abilities and skills were never overlooked as a complete player.