Chelsea fans are strongly convinced that the club’s Legends XI, which competed against Bayern Munich, would outperform their current side.
This belief stems from a recent legends match at Stamford Bridge, which was held in memory of Gianluca Vialli and in celebration of Chelsea’s Champions League victory in 2012.
The Chelsea legends triumphed with a resounding 4-0 victory, with goals scored by Michael Essien, John Terry, Gary Cahill, and Tiago.
The Legends XI, under the management of Roberto Di Matteo, included former Chelsea greats such as Petr Cech, Ramires, Solomon Kalou, and Florent Malouda.
The impressive performance by these legendary players has left Chelsea fans nostalgic and speculating about how they might fare against the current squad.
Before the game kicked off, X user @CFCDUBoisclaimed that the legends team could beat the club’s current side.
“This team could actually beat our current one and I’m being dead serious,” the social media user posted, accompanied with a picture of the Chelsea legends line-up.
This team could actually beat our current one and i’m being dead serious pic.twitter.com/Qju1i5n8pY
— Dubois (@CFCDUBois) September 9, 2023
And it proved to be a popular opinion as Chelsea fans online weighed in, hilariously agreeing with the claim.
One X user wrote: “Get Lamps and Drogba in there and that team finishes higher than Luton.”
A second commented: “I love how on-point this tweet is. The only appropriate response is to use the laugh-crying emoji.”
A third joked: “Essien and Mikel will run riot on Enzo and Caicedo and won’t break a sweat!”
A fourth said: “Ramires and Essien against Caicedo they gonna have a field day.”
Another added: “Would not ‘could’.”
Chelsea’s legends XI featured some of the best players to have played for the club over the years.
They’ve won Premier League titles and the Champions League between them, with the current XI enduring a difficult period.
Chelsea, who finished in 12th place last season, find themselves in the same position this campaign, having already lost two of their opening four games.
Mauricio Pochettino has overseen defeats against West Ham United and Nottingham Forest, who secured a shock 1-0 win before the international break.
Does their legends XI beat their current outfit? Let us know what you think.