When Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea Football Club in the summer of 2003, he changed the shape of European football. Since that time, Chelsea has emerged as an annual front-runner for English and European glory.
In Chelsea's pursuit of becoming the largest club in the world, Abramovich's billions have bought some of the largest names in the world. Some of those names have gone on to find massive success in West London. Meanwhile, some of the boys growing up not too far from Stamford Bridge have carried Chelsea to the global success Abramovich craves.