Chelsea legends Petr Cech, Ashley Cole and John Terry have all been nominated for induction into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
The Premier League Hall of Fame was created in 2021 as a way to recognise the achievements of the greatest names to have graced the English top flight since it became the Premier League in 1992, with the league considering it the highest honour they can bestow.
Cast your vote for Cech, Cole and Terry to join the Premier League Hall of Fame
There are already two Chelsea legends on the list, with Frank Lampard among the inaugural members and Didier Drogba added last year, but they could be joined by three more former Blues in the 2023 additions.
Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have already been confirmed as the first managers to be included in the Hall of Fame, but three players will be named alongside them in this year’s inductees, with Cech, Cole and Terry on the 15-man shortlist.
Petr Cech is the most successful goalkeeper in Chelsea and the Premier League’s history, with his 202 clean sheets in the competition – 163 of them for the Blues – remaining a record by a comfortable margin, having received the Golden Glove award for the top-flight’s most clean sheets in a record four separate seasons. The 24 shut outs he managed in his very first Premier League campaign in 2004/05 is also still unmatched.
The goalkeeper’s debut season here also brought the first of his four Premier League titles, all of which were won under the captaincy of Terry, Chelsea’s most successful skipper of all-time.
John Terry earned five winner’s medals himself, becoming the first person to captain any club to five Premier League titles shortly before departing Stamford Bridge in 2017. Terry’s 492 Premier League appearances for Chelsea is a club record and his 41 goals in the competition is more than any other defender has managed.
Cole already had two Premier League winner’s medals in his possession from his time with Arsenal when he joined Chelsea in 2006, and added a third with the Blues in 2010, becoming one of only two players to have won the Double of Premier League and FA Cup with two different clubs in the process.
Three of the 15 nominated players will be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2023, with the final selection decided by a public vote in conjunction with the Premier League awards panel and 16 existing members of the Hall of Fame.
You have until 6pm on Monday 10 April to have your say on who joins the illustrious list in 2023 by voting at the Premier League website, with the new inductees being revealed on Wednesday 3 May.