As you can tell from the title, this is not going to be a pretty piece. But the fact is, for too long now, Chelsea have been guilty of overpaying, overspending and overindulging in the idea of marquee signings.
But for all of the club's superb signings in recent years, there have been some questionable ones; Tal Ben-Haim, Claudio Pizarro and Nuno Morais are just a couple of names from the Jose Mourinho era which were out of character from the big-spending West London club.
However, there has been a string of mysterious absences from the team in recent years, with Nicolas Anelka and Alex both sold in January 2012 despite their key roles in the previous season.
Try as they might, there are still some expensive flops on the books at Chelsea, and the club are desperate to get rid of them.
Find out here who they are and be sure to let us know what you think of our choices, your comments are welcomed as always.