Chelsea's 2021 Champions League Squad, Where are they now?

Chelsea's remarkable 2021 Champions League win was fueled by the presence of some absolute stars who produced stellar shows. Read this article to know where they are in the present day.

Pratham K Sharma
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Chelsea had a magnificent run back in the 2021 season

Chelsea had a magnificent run back in the 2021 season.

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Chelsea's 2021 Champions League victory was a defining moment in the club's history. Manager Thomas Tuchel, arriving ahead of the season, instilled a defensive solidity and tactical awareness that propelled them past European giants. But the landscape of the team has changed significantly since then as is the norm in club-based sports. 

Let's look into the current whereabouts of some key figures from that historic triumph:

Edouard Mendy (Al-Ahli)

The imposing Senegalese shot-stopper was a rock throughout the tournament, making crucial saves throughout the campaign, not least in the knockout stages. After a successful spell at Chelsea, he recently moved to Al-Ahli in Saudi Arabia, seeking a new challenge.

Cesar Azpilicueta (Atletico Madrid) 

The ever-reliable captain, known for his leadership and versatility, recently departed Chelsea for Atlético Madrid. He served Chelsea for a long period and is regarded as one of the club's best-ever defenders

Thiago Silva (Chelsea)

The experienced Brazilian centre-back remains a stalwart presence at the heart of Chelsea's defence. Despite his age, his leadership and calmness on the ball continue to be invaluable assets.

Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid)

A centre-back who is renowned for his aerial prowess and aggressive tackling, Rüdiger opted for a move to Real Madrid after his Chelsea contract expired. He adds strength and battling qualities to the already formidable Los Blancos defence. Like Azpilicueta, he was a part of Chelsea for an extended period.

Reece James (Chelsea)

This young attacking full-back has become a crucial player for Chelsea, offering pace, dynamism, and an eye for goal down the right flank. Injuries have hampered him at times, but his talent is undeniable. However, there is news brewing that he could be let go so that the team can fulfil its FFP commitments. 

N'Golo Kante (Al-Ittihad)

The tireless midfield enforcer was a defensive powerhouse in 2021. However, injuries and a desire for a fresh start led him to join Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad. He served Chelsea extremely well and is now doing a remarkable job for Al-Ittihad.

Jorginho (Arsenal)

A gun in Chelsea's midfield, Jorginho's technical ability and penalty-taking prowess were crucial. In a surprising move, he recently joined London rivals Arsenal, potentially adding a touch of experience and composure to their young squad.

Ben Chilwell (Chelsea)

The left-back offers an attacking threat with his pace and overlapping runs. Injuries have unfortunately disrupted his progress, but he remains a valuable option for Chelsea. He is now the club's vice-captain and has a contract that will run until the summer of 2027. 

Mason Mount (Manchester United)

A product of Chelsea's academy, Mount recently left Chelsea after rendering them service for 18 long years. He has blossomed into a key player, known for his work ethic and creativity. He's a fan favourite and a vital cog in United's attacking midfield.

Kai Havertz (Arsenal)

This young German forward was the hero of the 2021 Champions League final, scoring the only goal against Manchester City. Havertz is now a part of Arsenal's attack, offering versatility and a blend of creativity and finishing ability.

Timo Werner (Tottenham Hostpur)

While Werner's pace and movement were valuable assets in Chelsea's 2021 campaign, his finishing touch sometimes faltered. He is now a part of Tottenham Hotspur who have acquired him on loan from the Bundesliga club, RB Leipzig.

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