While Raul Meireles had been a success at Liverpool in his Premier League career, recent evidence suggest he may not perform to the tone of the price tag he apparently warranted.
The last two players to move between the two clubs in question have been famous busts. It started with Joe Cole, who arrived at Anfield on a free last summer, hailed as the man who would turn the club's fortunes around. He would make just 20 appearances in the Red, scoring two goals while sinking further and further down the depth chart. Unsurprisingly, he joined Lille on loan at the deadline.
The second example is the infamous one concerning Fernando Torres. The superstar left Liverpool on the January deadline this winter with Chelsea paying £50 million for his services. In his time with the club, the Spaniard has scored just one goal in 17 appearances. Torres is rapidly becoming arguably the biggest bust in world footballing history.
Joe Cole's crash didn't cost the Reds a penny. Chelsea's has so far cost them £50 million. That could rise to £65.
It wouldn't at all be surprising to see Raul Meireles fail at Stamford Bridge.