The Premier League’s 20 Greatest Foreign Players. Hazard, Drogba And Another Chelsea Legend Make The List

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The Premier League is the greatest league in the world and several players from outside the UK have helped improve the quality of the league.

talkSPORT have released their top 20 foreign stars to have played in the English Premier League and three Chelsea players made the list.

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is 15th on the list and here is what talkSPORT said about the legendary striker: “Easily one of the best African players to play in the Premier League, Drogba obviously makes this list.

He won many trophies at Chelsea but what’s also impressive about the Ivory Coast man was his ability to hold off competition from great strikers, including Andriy Shevchenko and Fernando Torres.”

Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola, who was assistant to former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, is 11th on the list and here is what talkSPORT said about Zola: “Chelsea were never really close to winning a Premier League when Zola played for them but you wonder where they would’ve been without him in the years before Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.

“The Italian is viewed as one of the greatest players to have ever worn a Chelsea shirt.”

Eden Hazard, who left Chelsea for Real Madrid this summer is 7th on the list. Here is what talkSPORT said about the Belgian: “The former Chelsea man has not won as many trophies as lots of players in this list but for sheer talent, Hazard is right up there.

“The Belgian recently completed his anticipated move to Real Madrid having carried the Blues over the last couple of seasons.”

Here’s the full list:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo
  2. Thierry Henry
  3. Eric Cantona
  4. Dennis Bergkamp
  5. David Silva
  6. Peter Schmeichel
  7. Eden Hazard
  8. Sergio Aguero
  9. Vincent Kompany
  10. Patrick Vieira
  11. Gianfranco Zola
  12. David de Gea
  13. Nemanja Vidic
  14. Yaya Toure
  15. Didier Drogba
  16. Luis Suarez
  17. Jaap Stam
  18. Mohamed Salah
  19. Patrice Evra
  20. David Ginola

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