Grading the Success of Chelsea's 5 Most Expensive Transfers Under Abramovich

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Grading the Success of Chelsea's 5 Most Expensive Transfers Under Abramovich
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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is one of the wealthiest men in the world.

The Russian is the fifth richest man in the United Kingdom (The Independent) and is ranked No. 107 worldwide in the Forbes Billionaires List.

Roman’s empire started when he bought the Stamford Bridge outfit in 2003. The Sun claims he has spent upwards of £2 billion on players since then. Buying expensive players for your football club is a little easier when you are worth an estimated £6.7 billion.

During the last decade, the oligarch’s deep pockets have seen Chelsea recruit some of the most exciting players ever to grace the Premier League. The Abramovich era has also been true to the law of averages—it has witnessed some flops too.

Here we examine the five most expensive transfers of Abramovich’s tenure and grade them as a hit or a miss.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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