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Chelsea's Champions League winning squad: Where are they now?

Only John Terry, Gary Cahill and David Luiz are still playing for Chelsea

19 May 2017, 19:03 IST

Their City. Their Stadium. Our Trophy. 19th May 2012 - the day no Chelsea fan will ever forget. While every other club fan called it a boring final, only Chelsea fans saw it in a different way. Ten soldiers and a brick wall on the battlefield keeping the insurgency from entering the palace.

With John Terry suspended, Chelsea went into the match with Frank Lampard as their captain. Cech along with the Chelsea defender was in full form that at night. Bayern Munich had the home advantage but still, could not break through the Chelsea defence.

Interim manager Roberto DiMatteo gave Ryan Bertrand his first-ever game in the Champions League. England left back was played at the left winger and went up against the likes of Philipp Lahm. The youngster did a brilliant job and ensured that he played as an extra cover for Ashley Cole.

Of the Chelsea 2012 Champions League winning squad, only John Terry, Gary Cahill and David Luiz remain at Stamford Bridge. Here's a look at what the team that won Chelsea their only Champions League title is up to these days:

#1 - Petr Cech

MUNICH, GERMANY - MAY 19:  Goalkeeper Petr Cech of Chelsea saves a penalty by Arjen Robben of Bayern Muenchen during UEFA Champions League Final between FC Bayern Muenchen and Chelsea at the Fussball Arena Mnchen on May 19, 2012 in Munich, Germany.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Robben stopped at Cech-post

The Czech International was Chelsea's main man on the night. He made tremendous saves in the match and also kept out three penalties in the evening. He saved Robben's penalty in extra time and then went on to deny Holly and Schweinsteiger in the penalty shootout.

Cech remained at Chelsea for another three season before moving to London rivals Arsenal. He was then replaced as Chelsea's number one with Thibaut Courtois by Jose Mourinho in the 2014-15 season. The goalkeeper believed he had a couple of seasons of top-level football left in him and asked Chelsea to let him go. The Blues sold him to the Gunners for a fee reported to be around £10 million.

Arsene Wenger made him Arsenal's number one, and he has guided the club to finish as runners-up in the 2015/16 season. His form has not been up to the level this season and is reportedly set to lose this number one position at the club next season.

Ross Turnbull (#2) and Hilário (#3) were the other two senior keepers named in the Chelsea squad that season but didn't play a single game. Ross Turnbull is with Leeds United right now while Hilario has retired and is a goalkeeping coach at Chelsea.

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