In the past, Chelsea have been blamed of paying too much for players they have targeted.
Since the Abramovich era, Chelsea have made many expensive mistakes among which the Shevchenko deal was the worst of the lot. In recent times, the £50 million for Torres too has looked a waste after the Spaniard has failed to live up to the expectations.
Though Chelsea might have been a little extravagant in their transfer deals, they have also made some very great deals. The ones involving David Luiz and recently Juan Mata have looked very promising.
Numerous articles have been made criticising Chelsea's extravagant spending habits. But in the following slides, we will look into the club's best deals so far since its creation. The ones where the club got a lot more than they paid for.