Daily Mail’s journalist Nick Harris has prepared a list of the worst transfers in the history of Chelsea.
1. Slobodan Rajkovic – £3.8m
He joined Chelsea in 2005 from OFK Belgrade. The Blues never acquired a work permit for him so he never made a debut at Chelsea.
2. Jiri Jarosik – £3m
Arrived to Chelsea from CSK Moscow. At the beginning Mourinho was satisfied with his performances,but then he signed Micheal Essien. So that Jarosik has been loaned to Birmingham before joining Celtic on permanent deal.
3. Mateja Kezman – £5.5m
He joined Chelsea in 2005 from PSV. In 2004 he was called Dutch Footballer of the Year as he scored 105 goals in 122 performances. But since he joined Chelsea scored only four goals.
4. Asier del Horno – £8m
The Spanish defender who spent only one season at Stamford Bridge. He made only 26 appearances for the Blues. He will be remember probably only because of the red-card received for a faul on Lionel Messi.
5. Khalid Boulahrouz – £9m
Joined Chelsea from Hamburg. From the very beginning of his stay at Stamford Bridge was non-stop injured.
6. Yuri Zhirkov – £18m
He was signed on a special request of Roman Abromovich but he failed to impress everybody.
7. Marko Marin – £7m
Joined Chelsea in 2012 from Werder Bremen. He made six league appearances in three years which means, that he cost more than £1m per each Chelsea league game.
8. Adrian Mutu – £15.8m
Joined Chelsea from Parma. He will be remember for a cocaine scandal and a drugs ban.
9. Juan Veron – £15m
Called rhe worst pound-for-pound purchase in the Abramovich era. He made seven appearances during his four years at Stamford Bridge.
10. Juan Cuadrado – £25m
Chelsea’s recent flop. Joined the Blues last summer from Fiorentina. He failed to make any real impact on the Premier League.
11. Andriy Shevchenko – £30m