Eden Hazard, a modern-day Chelsea great, was a player who ex-teammate Filipe Luis was particularly enthralled by despite an apparent lack of work ethic.
"Alongside Neymar, Eden's the best I've played with," said former Blues teammate Luis, discussing his time at the London club.
"He's up there with Messi, winning games alone.
"He didn't run to defend much, didn't train well, and five minutes before games he'd be playing Mario Kart in the dressing room.
"He trained and warmed up laces untied. But he'd go out and no one could take the ball.
"He'd dribble three or four. If opponents got too close, he'd just pull away, so powerful.
"So intelligent: one-two, combine, go alone; assist, score, everything.
"Maybe he lacks the ambition to say 'I'll be the world's best', because he could be. For talent, the best.
"Cesc had an extraordinary season too. And Costa. Then the defence was incredible. John Terry's one of the best captains I've had. Even the bench: Oscar, Obi Mikel, Mohamed Salah, [Andre] Schurrle, Kurt Zouma, [Didier] Drogba, Loic Remy. Some team."