List of Best Spanish Players for Chelsea – 2022 Updated

Who are the best Spanish players for Chelsea? Football club Chelsea have acquired talented players with Spanish ancestry. Today, we’ve made the decision to recall some of the most notable Spaniards to have worn Chelsea apparel.

Our five-man shortlist excludes some prominent players in favor of those who have excelled during their tenure at Stamford Bridge.

List of current Spanish players for Chelsea

Currently, Chelsea has 15 Spanish players. Take a look at the below table to see who they are.

No. Top players from until Previous club Later club Matches CHE Goals CHE
1 Marc Cucurella


04.08.2022 Brighton & Hove Albion 8
2 Saúl Ñíguez


30.08.2021 29.06.2022 Atlético de Madrid Atlético de Madrid 23 1
3 Kepa Arrizabalaga


07.08.2018 Athletic Bilbao 128
4 Álvaro Morata


20.07.2017 27.01.2019 Real Madrid Atlético de Madrid 72 24
5 Marcos Alonso


30.08.2016 31.08.2022 ACF Fiorentina FC Barcelona 212 29
6 Pedro


19.08.2015 31.08.2020 FC Barcelona AS Roma 206 43
7 Diego Costa


30.06.2014 31.12.2017 Atlético de Madrid Atlético de Madrid 120 59
8 Cesc Fàbregas


30.06.2014 10.01.2019 FC Barcelona AS Monaco 198 22
9 César Azpilicueta


23.08.2012 Olympique Marseille 483 17
10 Oriol Romeu


03.08.2011 03.08.2014 FC Barcelona Atlètic VfB Stuttgart 33 1
11 Juan Matamidfield 23.08.2011 23.01.2014 Valencia CF Manchester United 135 32
12 Fernando Torres


30.01.2011 30.08.2014 Liverpool FC AC Milan 172 45
13 Asier del Horno 


30.06.2005 30.06.2006 Athletic Bilbao Valencia CF 34 1
14 Quique de Lucas


30.06.2002 01.07.2003 RCD Espanyol Barcelona Deportivo Alavés 31 1
15 Albert Ferrer


30.06.1998 30.06.2003 FC Barcelona Retired 112 1

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Top 5 best Spanish Players for Chelsea of all time

Cesar Azpilicueta

Best spanish players for chelsea Cesar Azpilicueta
Cesar Azpilicueta

Osasuna youth product Azpilicueta spent three seasons in La Liga before moving to Marseille, where he won four significant accolades. In the summer of 2012, he moved to Chelsea, where he won the Europa League in his first season and the domestic double two years later.

Marcos Alonso

Marcos Alonso
Marcos Alonso

Spanish professional footballer Marcos Alonso Mendoza (born 28 December 1990) competes for La Liga club Barcelona and the Spanish national team as a left-back or wing-back.

He was signed by Chelsea in 2016 for an estimated £24 million after being successful with the latter club, and he went on to win numerous awards with the team, including the Premier League and UEFA Champions League titles.

Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas

Francesc “Cesc” Fàbregas Soler, a center midfielder for Italian Serie B side Como, was born on May 4, 1987. In June 2014, he moved back to London and signed a £30 million contract with Arsenal’s cross-town rival Chelsea. 

Barcelona won the Supercopa de Espaa to start the season. Fàbregas contributed five assists in a 7-0 victory over Levante in the league’s first game of the year on August 18. In 36 league games, he scored 8 goals, including braces in victories at Granada on November 10 and Getafe on December 22, the latter of which included a penalty kick.

Diego Costa

Diego Costa
Costa is one of the best Spanish Players for Chelsea

Diego da Silva Costa now plays as a striker for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League.

Chelsea revealed on July 1st, 2014 that they had decided to satisfy Costa’s £32 million buy-out clause after he passed his physical in June. On July 15, Chelsea announced that the signing of Costa, who agreed to a five-year deal with a weekly salary of £150,000, had been finalized. 

Demba Ba, a former Chelsea striker, left the team, and Costa took over with the number 19, which he had previously worn for Atlético and Spain at the 2014 World Cup.

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Juan Mata

Juan is one of the best Spanish Player for Chelsea
Juan Mata – Best Spanish Player for Chelsea

Spanish-born professional footballer Juan Manuel Mata Garca (born April 28, 1988) is a midfielder for the Turkish Süper Lig team Galatasaray. He can play on the wing, but his primary position is as an offensive midfielder in the center.

He made 174 appearances over the course of four seasons, becoming into a crucial component of the team’s midfield. Mata won the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup in his debut season after joining Premier League team Chelsea in August 2011 for a reported sum of around €28 million.

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Above is our list of the best Spanish players for Chelsea. Our five-man shortlist did not include other notable names; instead, we selected to focus on the players whose Stamford Bridge careers have been most successful. 

The Chelsea football club has signed a number of great football players of Spanish descent. Chelseawiki has chosen to look back on the lives of some of the most recognizable Spaniards to ever don a Chelsea jersey today.

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