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Roman Abramovich's Chelsea Era In Pictures
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Chelsea Greatest Moments

The Stamford Bridge outfit has come a long way from being a mid-table and struggling club into a multi-millionaire club.

The club's previous owner Ken Bates had bought the club for a mere £1 in 1982. At that time the West London outfit was in rags and neck-deep in financial troubles. Bates developed the team's financial conditions and he sold the club for a record £140 million to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.

After the takeover in 2003 the Blues' have emerged from the rags and developed into a top club of world football. They are regarded as one of the richest clubs in the world and is the club of dreams of numerous promising and older stars. Various players have arrived at Stamford Bridge and earned fame and glory for themselves as well as the club.

In this slideshow we will take a picturesque view of  the club's journey since the takeover by new owner Roman Abramovich. 

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