When considering my options for this article I decided that I needed to focus on players who exchanged clubs for large fees, and delivered very little in terms of output or resale value. There are a few players who I suspect might be added to the list by the time this season is over, but for the moment I will stick to the certainties.
The cover photo is of Fernando Torres who joined Chelsea from Liverpool last January, and had a very poor start to his career at the club. Chelsea have had their fair share of big money failures, but if Torres fails he will be the biggest failure of all. There is no doubting his talent, but sometimes a player just doesn't fit in at a club, and it looks like it might be the case with Torres.