Chelsea: The 5 Biggest Transfer Flops of the Roman Abramovich Era

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Chelsea: The 5 Biggest Transfer Flops of the Roman Abramovich Era
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Didier Drogba is among the success stories at Chelsea under Roman Abramovich - but who isn't?

Didier Drogba, Petr Cech, Joe Cole, Michael Essien—these players all have one thing in common in that they've been part of a blue revolution at Stamford Bridge led by Roman Abramovich's billions.

But while they have enjoyed success with so many other additions throughout Abramovich's decade in west London, there are some signings best left forgotten.

The likes of Alexei Smertin, Cameroon midfielder Geremi and Dutch defender Khalid Boulahrouz have all failed to capture the imagination during their time as Chelsea players, but they were hardly flops on account of not much being expected of them when they joined the club.

Some astronomical transfer fees have been paid at Chelsea and Bleacher Report identifies five who failed to live up to their billing.

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