PETR CECH GOALKEEPER LEAGUE STARTS: 35 Do great keepers make defences great, or vice versa? Cech undoubtedly gets fantastic cover from the fab four in front of him, but he has pulled off match-winning saves when required, notably in the Uefa Champions League second leg against Barcelona. Set a Premiership record of 1,025 minutes without conceding a goal (beating the previous best of 694 minutes, held by Peter Schmeichel) and has kept 25 clean sheets in 35 league games. JOHN TERRY CENTRAL DEFENDER LEAGUE STARTS: 35 A deserving winner of the PFA Player of the Year Award. A commanding presence at the heart of Chelsea's fantastic defence and a great leader, he has also scored vital goals. Affectionately known as 'JT' by the fans, for whom he is the embodiment of the Chelsea spirit, being the only home-grown member of the first team. He will be pushing hard next season for a place in England's World Cup team. FRANK LAMPARD MIDFIELDER LEAGUE STARTS: 35 The complete midfielder; a tireless, box-to-box player with a great passing range and an eye for goal. Now established as England's best in his position - he has scored 21 goals for club and country this season and leads the Premiership's midfielders for assists. Has made 143 straight Premiership appearances for Chelsea, the highest by an outfield player and just 16 short of the outright record set by David James when he was keeper at Liverpool. While this magnificent trio have taken most of the plaudits this season, Jose Mourinho's team ethic has been well served by a host of more unsung heroes. Claude Makelele (midfielder; 33 league starts) has to be top of the list - arguably the game's foremost holding midfielder, he is the central cog that keeps the Chelsea machine running. Damien Duff (forward; 28 league starts) was out of favour at the start of the season, but forced his way into the side after six games and has been an ever-present until being rested last night. The most striking beneficiary of the 4-3-3 system, which has given him licence to create and score vital goals. Paulo Ferreira (defender; 29 league starts) had a nightmarish Euro 2004 for Portugal but Mourinho made him his first Chelsea signing last summer and the manager's faith has been vindicated. A solid member of the meanest back four in English football history. William Gallas (defender; 26 league starts) has not conceded a single goal in 1,125 minutes of central-defensive partnership with John Terry this season, and has also filled the problematic left-back spot with aplomb. Eidur Gudjohnsen (forward; 26 league starts) has been the most reliable forward, fitting neatly into the 4-3-3 system and scoring 11 league goals. Arjen Robben (forward; 14 league starts) has had two long spells on the sidelines through injury, but we have seen enough to know that he is a world-class player. Chelsea have scored almost half of their league goals in the games he has started. Joe Cole (midfielder/forward; 16 league starts) seemed a most un-Mourinho-like player at the start of the campaign but got his chance in Robben's absence and has added new discipline to his exciting game.