What makes a good wing man? It's an issue Tom Cruise raised in the 1980s classic Top Gun, but when Bleacher Report ponders the issue in the 21st century, we're thinking about a wing man of a different variety, not jumped-up Air Force pilots such as Val Kilmer's Iceman.
Throughout the history of football, wingers have been the creative heartbeat of teams, feeding their more glamorous teammates up front with the ammunition to score goals and win championships.
Some bring raw pace, while others provide a bags of tricks or the ability to land the ball on a sixpence with their talent for whipping in a cross. Whatever it is, though, a winger is essential to any team's success, and Chelsea have had their fair share of gifted stars to fill the position over the years.
Sit back as Bleacher Report counts down our five favorite Blues wingers.