640px Roman Abramovich Chelsea

Summer of 2003, a Russian business tycoon took charge of Chelsea football club and the club would be transformed forever. With the ambition to build a dynasty at the Blues and become of one of the major footballing powers along with Manchester United and Real Madrid, Roman Abramovich went on a spending spree quite unlike the Premier League had seen before.

In the ten years since then, Abramovich has gone through 10 managers. Though he has come under much criticism for his quick fire attitude it has results, Abramovich has won everything he ever wanted and most crucially the UEFA Champions League.

In his time as well as going through plenty of managers Chelsea have spent millions upon millions on players. With club record transfer fees being smashed constantly he has been flashing the cash like it’s monopoly money.

Don’t get me wrong there has been some wonderful signings. Didier Drogba, Claude Makelele, Petr Cech, Juan Mata and Arjen Robben are on a list of many players that have shined at Stamford Bridge in the last decade.

However not all transfer work out and there are many that fail to make the desired impact at Chelsea. Here is a starting XI of Chelsea’s worst signings with Abramovich at the club.

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This article was first posted on September 3, 2013