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Roman Abramovich

The Russian billionaire who owns Chelsea FC

  1. Fernando Torres: The New Shevchenko?

    How manager Carlo Ancelotti will re-configure his system to incorporate Torres remains to be seen, though it’s worth nothing that there will be an ominous spectre hovering over his head when it comes to bedding in his new superstar – an ominous spectre that has perhaps come to characterise Abramovich’s oil-soaked tenure in West London, the £30 million signing of Andriy Shevchenko.


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  2. Who do Chelsea really owe their current success to?

    “Scolari reckons that Chelsea’s success is all down to him”, “Scolari insists that Chelsea’s current domination of England is thanks to him” and “I made Chelsea Great!” are ludicrous statements from a number of newspapers this morning. However unfounded the headlines from various newspapers were this morning; they do raise an interesting question. How much, or little, have Chelsea’s previous 6 managers, in the last 7 years, contributed to the current success of the club?


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  3. Chelsea’s Worst Signings Under Roman Abramovich

    Chelsea have made approximately 50 signings since the take-over of Roman Abramovich. About£470 million (and William Gallas) has been spent on these players – that averages out at just over £9 million (and one of Gallas’ hands) per player. Taking money spent, time consumed, bad memories and general disappointment into account, here is a list of the 10 worst signings of Abramovich’s ownership.


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