Chelsea has become a hotbed of talent when it comes to combative French midfielders.
Blues legend Claude Makalele dominated midfields all over the Premier League during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Now N’Golo Kante is pitching in with sensational performances in Antonio Conte’s engine room.
But there’s one French superstar who you’d be forgiven for forgetting he was ever there. We almost did.
Didier Deschamps was the ultimate forgotten man at Chelsea. Towards the end of an illustrious career that saw him lift the World Cup with his country and win a few Serie A titles (while playing alongside Conte) at Juventus, Deschamps rocked up at Stamford Bridge.
During his time in west London, not only did he win the FA Cup, he even chimed in with an uncharacteristic goal, bagging against Hertha Berlin in the Champions League.
Deschamps graced the Bridge with his presence during the 1999-2000 season, before heading for the final campaign of his professional career with Valencia.
Somehow, we forgot all about him…