In June 2003, Ken Bates sold Chelsea to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich for £140 million. Over £100 million was spent on new players.
Chelsea transfers in and out] under Abramovich
Andriy Shevchenko an indulgence by Abramovich was a failure and waste of money.
Sutton and Torrers were no better. There were others.
But that said they managed to recruit enough football masters to produce one win after another. So many good times!!!
Its 2017 and looking forward to more great football at Stamford Bridge. Going for more trophies this year.
But what have we got?
The loss of Nemanja Matic [who for me was not at his best for many months] to Manchester United could turn out a disaster… and in his first match for United plays a masterly match!
We have the boorish Costa who is currently cleaning up his act on the beaches of Brazil. What happened there?
Two weeks to go till the Transfer Window closes and we still need at least two masters to maintain the high standards set in the past.
Furthermore, Chelsea seem to do most things the most expensive way!
Perhaps the answer lies in the proper management and use of the Chelsea Youth Academy?