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Former controversial Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu has slammed Jose Mourinho calling him selfish and fake person. The Romanian is mainly remembered at Stamford Bridge because he was sacked by Chelsea in 2004 after failing a drugs test.

Ex-Blues has stated, that in his opinion Mourinho’s position at the club is under threat not because of his results but because of his way of being as the Special One is unable to communicate with his players on a personal level.

Mutu told Mirror Football:

”He has been a great coach in the past, but as a person, he is fake.”

“He only looks after himself, and has no consideration for how his players are feeling and thinking. You could not go and talk to him.”

“As a coach, he is finished. There is no way back for him. How do you come back from something like this [current form]?”

“You can see now how many of his players look unhappy. Why? He is the reason,” 

”He cannot talk to players like they should be spoken to.”

“The first thing he does is he goes to the biggest player in his team, and tries to make him angry.”

“No matter who it was, John Terry, Frank Lampard, it is just what he does for fun. That was just his way of doing things, and he won’t change for anyone.”

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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

12. Fernando Torres – £50m
After Angel di Maria, Torres remains the most expensive player ever bought by an English club. He scored 20 goals during his four year stay at Stamford Bridge.


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Former Chelsea forward Adrian Mutu has joined FC Pune City, the Indian Super League side had confirmed.

Mutu, 36, played for Chelsea from 2003 to 2004 after joining as one of the first big buys of the Roman Abramovich era. He was sacked in 2004 after being caught taking cocaine. He has played for a series of Serie A clubs since, including Inter Milan and Juventus.

He was quoted in a statement released by his new club:

“The commitment of the management for having me as a part of the club was one of the primary reasons for me to join. This certainly will be one of the biggest challenges of my career so far and I look forward to it.

“The team has gathered some quality signings from India as well as abroad and excellent backroom staff will make us an exciting side.”

Pune City are coached by ex-England international David Platt, and he added to Mutu’s comments.

“Adrian has experience at the highest level and a professional motivation to succeed. I’ve admired him from afar for some years and am very excited at the prospect of us working together for the benefit of FC Pune City.”

Mutu is the latest in a list of high profile players to move to India after Alessandro Del Piero and Nicholas Anelka did the same.

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No club at the moment of signing the player can predict whether this transfer decision will be successful or not. Also Chelsea over the last 23 years made some spectacular transfers but there were also those less successful.

Charlie Skillen from the Sportsmail, has chosen in his opinion 10 best and 10 worst Chelsea signings of the Premier League.

1. Ruud Gullit
Definately best Chelsea’s transfer ever made. During his career, Gullit won Ballon d’Or in 1987, World Soccer Player of the Year in 1987 and 1989. In 2004 he was named one of the Top 125 greatest living footballers as part of FIFA’s 100th anniversary celebration.
2. Gianfranco Zola
Arrived to Chelsea from Parma 1996. In 249 appearances, scored 89 goals.
3. Frank Lampard
Won everything that was to win. He overtook Bobby Tambling as the club’s record scorer.
4. Petr Cech
Joined Chelsea from Rennes in 2004. He was always between the posts during Chelsea’s successes era.
5. Didier Drogba
Arrived to Chelsea from Marseille in 2004. Was Chelsea’s hero during the Champions League final in 2012.
6. Tore Andre Flo
Made 163 appearances for Chelsea and scored 50 goals.
7.  Eden Hazard
Joined Chelsea from Lille in 2012. Premier League Player of the Season 2014/15 and PFA Players’ Player of the Year 2015 .
8. Claude Makelele
One of the best defensive midfielder in Chelsea’s history.
9. Eidur Gudjohnsen
Together with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink they created the best strike partnerships in Premier League history.
10. Ashley Cole
Quoting Charlie Skillen ,,Arguably the finest left back this country has ever produced”
1. Fernando Torres
2. Andriy Shevchenko
3. Chris Sutton
4. Shaun Wright-Phillips
5. Juan Sebastian Veron
6. Winston Bogarde
7. Adrian Mutu
8. Gael Kakuta
9. Robert Fleck
10. Khalid Boulahrouz
And what’s yours 10 best and 10 worst Chelsea transfers ?


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