Chelsea football club: Premier League oldest players

Oldest Chelsea players

Below are Chelsea's oldest Premier League players and their age in years and days on the occasion of their most recent actual Premier League appearance, starting or coming on as a substitute.

For each player age is measured in years and days from their date of birth to the day of their most recent Premier League game.

PlayerAge (Y:d)Age (days)Match
Graham Rix 37:2021371714 May 1995
	
H v Arsenal
Glenn Hoddle 37:1981371314 May 1995
	
H v Arsenal
Gianfranco Zola 36:3101345911 May 2003
	
H v Liverpool
Gerry Peyton 36:2551340430 Jan 1993
	
H v Sheffield Wednesday
Mal Donaghy 36:2331338204 May 1994
	
H v Coventry City
Kevin Hitchcock 36:2171336610 May 1999
	
A v Tottenham Hotspur
Ed De Goey 36:81315728 Dec 2002
	
A v Leeds United
Henrique Hilario 35:3101309427 Aug 2011
	
H v Norwich City
Frank Lampard 35:2891307305 Apr 2014
	
H v Stoke City
Marcel Desailly 35:2301301425 Apr 2004
	
A v Newcastle United
Nigel Spackman 35:1541293805 May 1996
	
H v Blackburn Rovers
Ruud Gullit 35:1391292318 Jan 1998
	
A v Everton
Claude Makelele 35:821286611 May 2008
	
H v Bolton Wanderers
Carlo Cudicini 35:701285415 Nov 2008
	
A v West Bromwich Albion
Gianluca Vialli 34:3101272916 May 1999
	
H v Derby County
Steve Clarke 34:2541267310 May 1998
	
H v Bolton Wanderers
Graeme Le Saux 34:2051262411 May 2003
	
H v Liverpool
Mark Hughes 34:1901260910 May 1998
	
H v Bolton Wanderers
Dennis Wise 34:1551257419 May 2001
	
A v Manchester City
Paulo Ferreira 34:1211254019 May 2013
	
H v Everton
Didier Drogba 34:631248213 May 2012
	
H v Blackburn Rovers
Dave Beasant 34:281244717 Apr 1993
	
A v Manchester United
Mick Harford 34:261244510 Mar 1993
	
H v Everton
Neil Sullivan 33:3611241521 Feb 2004
	
H v Arsenal
Juliano Belletti 33:3221237609 May 2010
	
H v Wigan Athletic
Jes Hogh 33:2591231322 Jan 2000
	
A v Aston Villa
Slavisa Jokanovic 33:2531230727 Apr 2002
	
A v Middlesbrough
Michael Ballack 33:2241227809 May 2010
	
H v Wigan Athletic
George Weah 33:2171227106 May 2000
	
A v Arsenal
Gus Poyet 33:1851223919 May 2001
	
A v Manchester City
Emmanuel Petit 33:1311218501 Feb 2004
	
A v Blackburn Rovers
John Terry 33:1261218013 Apr 2014
	
A v Swansea City
Frank Leboeuf 33:1171217119 May 2001
	
A v Manchester City
Ashley Cole 33:1051215905 Apr 2014
	
H v Stoke City
Carlos Mineiro 33:911214501 Nov 2008
	
H v Sunderland
Samuel Eto'o 33:331208713 Apr 2014
	
A v Swansea City
Paul Parker 33:01205405 Apr 1997
	
H v Arsenal
Yossi Benayoun 32:3361202408 May 2013
	
H v Tottenham Hotspur
Andriy Shevchenko 32:3231201118 Aug 2009
	
A v Sunderland
Deco 32:2331192117 Apr 2010
	
A v Tottenham Hotspur
Nicolas Anelka 32:2231191123 Oct 2011
	
A v Queens Park Rangers
Albert Ferrer 32:2051189328 Dec 2002
	
A v Leeds United
Frode Grodas 32:1991188711 May 1997
	
A v Everton
Dan Petrescu 32:1241181224 Apr 2000
	
A v Manchester United
Mario Stanic 32:351172315 May 2004
	
H v Leeds United
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 32:351172301 May 2004
	
H v Southampton
Florent Malouda 31:3341165713 May 2012
	
H v Blackburn Rovers
Petr Cech 31:3281165113 Apr 2014
	
A v Swansea City
Ricardo Carvalho 31:3101163324 Mar 2010
	
A v Portsmouth
Tony Cascarino 31:2451156804 May 1994
	
H v Coventry City
Didier Deschamps 31:2111153414 May 2000
	
H v Derby County
Bjarne Goldbaek 31:581138104 Dec 1999
	
A v Sunderland
Michael Essien 31:391136211 Jan 2014
	
A v Hull City
Marco Ambrosio 30:3301128825 Apr 2004
	
A v Newcastle United
Hernan Crespo 30:3011125902 May 2006
	
A v Blackburn Rovers
Dimitri Kharine 30:2721123016 May 1999
	
H v Derby County
Roberto Di Matteo 30:1171107523 Sep 2000
	
A v Manchester United
Winston Bogarde 30:651102326 Dec 2000
	
A v Ipswich Town
Branislav Ivanovic 30:501100813 Apr 2014
	
A v Swansea City
Erland Johnsen 30:281098603 May 1997
	
H v Leeds United
Fernando Torres 30:151097305 Apr 2014
	
H v Stoke City
Alexei Smertin 29:3641095730 Apr 2005
	
A v Bolton Wanderers
Mark Bosnich 29:3091090218 Nov 2001
	
A v Everton
Mark Stein 29:2961088922 Nov 1995
	
H v Bolton Wanderers
Andy Townsend 29:2891088208 May 1993
	
A v Sheffield United
Terry Phelan 29:2871088028 Dec 1996
	
H v Sheffield Wednesday
Bernard Lambourde 29:2751086810 Feb 2001
	
H v Manchester United
Jose Bosingwa 29:2511084402 May 2012
	
H v Newcastle United
Pierluigi Casiraghi 29:2481084108 Nov 1998
	
A v West Ham United
Brian Laudrup 29:2441083725 Oct 1998
	
A v Leeds United
Craig Forrest 29:2141080722 Apr 1997
	
A v Wimbledon
Raul Meireles 29:1611075425 Aug 2012
	
H v Newcastle United
Alex 29:1401073305 Nov 2011
	
A v Blackburn Rovers
Claudio Pizarro 29:1291072210 Feb 2008
	
H v Liverpool
Juan Sebastian Veron 29:531064601 May 2004
	
H v Southampton
Demba Ba 28:3231055013 Apr 2014
	
A v Swansea City
Robert Fleck 28:2661049304 May 1994
	
H v Coventry City
William Gallas 28:2631049007 May 2006
	
A v Newcastle United
Joe Cole 28:1821040909 May 2010
	
H v Wigan Athletic
David Rocastle 28:1791040628 Oct 1995
	
A v Blackburn Rovers
Nuno Maniche 28:1771040407 May 2006
	
A v Newcastle United
Paul Elliott 28:1711039805 Sep 1992
	
A v Liverpool
Gavin Peacock 28:1691039605 May 1996
	
H v Blackburn Rovers
Emerson Thome 28:1451037222 Aug 2000
	
A v Bradford City
Wayne Bridge 28:1391036622 Dec 2008
	
A v Everton
David Lee 28:1331036008 Apr 1998
	
A v Leeds United
Geremi 28:1291035628 Apr 2007
	
H v Bolton Wanderers
Gary Cahill 28:1151034213 Apr 2014
	
A v Swansea City
Ross Turnbull 28:261025330 Jan 2013
	
A v Reading
Vinny Jones 27:2431010505 Sep 1992
	
A v Liverpool
Eidur Gudjohnsen 27:2291009102 May 2006
	
A v Blackburn Rovers
Paul Furlong 27:2161007805 May 1996
	
H v Blackburn Rovers
Yuri Zhirkov 27:2121007420 Mar 2011
	
H v Manchester City
Christian Panucci 27:2061006804 Nov 2000
	
A v Southampton
Jiri Jarosik 27:2001006215 May 2005
	
A v Newcastle United
Mario Melchiot 27:1921005415 May 2004
	
H v Leeds United
Tore Andre Flo 27:1561001818 Nov 2000
	
A v Charlton Athletic
Eddie Newton 27:1541001616 May 1999
	
H v Derby County
Damien Duff 27:66992807 May 2006
	
A v Newcastle United
Chris Sutton 27:50991229 Apr 2000
	
H v Liverpool

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