5 Worst Transfers in Roman Abromovich Era for Chelsea FC

Chelsea FC: 5 Worst Transfers

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Roman Abramovic has made Chelsea into one of the most successful clubs in recent European soccer seasons. The Russian oil tycoon has splashed heavily on new signings since his arrival. The Stamford Bridge club has already made some major signings this summer, but it is inevitable that a soccer club makes a few bad signings. Here are the five worst signings that Chelsea have made in the Abramovich era.

5. Shawn Wright-Phillips

Shawn Wright-Phillips: FA Cup: Chelsea v Huddersfield Town
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5. Shawn Wright-Phillips

Shawn Wright-Phillips: FA Cup: Chelsea v Huddersfield Town
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Wright-Phillips was signed from Manchester City FC for $ 35 million in 2005. The former Manchester City man never really settled in at Chelsea and was sent back at a cut price. Wright-Phillips had lost the brilliance he had at Manchester City, which convinced Abramovich to shell out the big bucks.

4. Juan Sebastian Veron

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4. Juan Sebastian Veron

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Veron had been a disappointment for Manchester United FC when he had signed for them, but then Chelsea coach Claudio Ranieri thought the Argentine would be a good purchase. No one knows what Raineri was thinking, but like his stint in Manchester, he was a letdown for the Stamford Bridge club as well.

3. Andriy Shevchenko

Andriy Shevchencko: Carling Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg: Chelsea v Wycombe Wanderers
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3. Andriy Shevchenko

Andriy Shevchencko: Carling Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg: Chelsea v Wycombe Wanderers
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The former AC Milan star was plucked from Milan at the prime of his career. Shevchencko was a huge disappointment for Chelsea and was outmatched by Didier Drogba at every turn. Jose Mourinho claims that he never wanted to sign the Ukrainian striker. Shevchenko gave no indication of his decline at AC Milan, so his poor form at the Stamford Bridge was a big shock.

2. Adrian Mutu

Adrian Mutu of Chelsea is frustrated after missing a chance
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2. Adrian Mutu

Adrian Mutu of Chelsea is frustrated after missing a chance
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Mutu is another star striker who never really panned out for Chelsea. The Romanian international was just as disappointing off the pitch as he failed a drug test, which tested positive for cocaine. Mutu would go on to spend most of his time after that in courts against Chelsea who demanded payment for a breach of contract.

1. Fernando Torres

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1. Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres: Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
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The Spanish striker is the worst signing that Chelsea have made. Torres cost Abramovich and Chelsea $ 85 million. The former Liverpool ace was expected to be absolutely lethal in front of goal as he was earlier on in his career, but that has never happened. With a British record fee that Torres commanded, soccer fans expected great things that he never delivered.

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