3) John Terry
There is absolutely no doubt that John Terry has been the pivot of success for Chelsea in the past 15 years. The Blues captain is still one of the best in the business in defense at the age of 34. But his long career has been marred by some dark spots over the years. Terry was temporarily banned after he harassed some American tourists after 9/11. He was allegedly found guilty of racially abusing his England teammate Anton Ferdinand, after which Ferdinand retired from the national team and Terry was banned for four domestic matches. Terry was also involved in a four-month affair with the ex-girlfriend of a Chelsea and England team-mate, Wayne Bridge. He was stripped of his captaincy for a year, only to be reinstated.
2) Luis Suarez
Suarez is renowned as one of the deadliest strikers in world football. Not many are better than him in scoring or creating goals, as the Uruguay forward is a complete striker. His impact on Barcelona’s performances in their treble winning campaign was immense. But Suarez is also one of the most controversial strikers ever. He has bitten three different players in his career – Bakkal while playing for Ajax, Ivanovic while playing at Liverpool, and Chiellini in the 2014 FIFA World Cup while playing for Uruguay. Suarez was also banned for eight matches when he was found guilty of racially abusing then Manchester United full back Patrice Evra. The case worsened when Suarez refused to shake Evra’s hands before the kick-off after the Uruguay striker had served the ban.