In June 2003, after Kenneth Bates agreed to sell Chelsea, Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich descended on Stamford Bridge. Since then, Chelsea has changed drastically, winning other honours such as the Premier League and the Champions League.
Since Abramovich became the new owner of the club, Chelsea have won 20 trophies. These honors won in 18 years can be said to be very good; because in the previous 98 years, Chelsea only had 14 trophies. Let’s take a look at how Abu invested when he became the boss and see who was the first player he bought!
The Argentine striker came to Chelsea from Inter Milan for 26 million euros, and left in free form in 2008 and returned to Inter Milan; before that, he was loaned to AC Milan and Inter Milan. He played for Chelsea in the 2004-2004 season and 2005-2006 season. During this period, he participated in 73 games and won a Premier League championship and a Community Shield Cup championship.
The Irish midfielder joined the Blackburn Rovers for 24.5 million euros and moved to Newcastle for 15.5 million euros in 2006. He played 125 times for Chelsea, winning two Premier League titles, a League Cup and a Community Shield.
The Argentine midfielder joined Chelsea from Manchester United for 21.5 million euros and was sold to the University of La Plata for 2.2 million euros in 2006. From 2004 to 2006, he was loaned to Inter Milan and only played for Chelsea in the 2003-2004 season. He played 14 times at Chelsea and did not win the championship.
Makelele came to Chelsea from Real Madrid in 2003 for 20 million euros. Before finally joining Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent, he played for Chelsea for five seasons. He participated in 217 games during the period, winning two Premier League titles, one FA Cup title, two League Cup titles and one Community Shield Cup title.
The Romanian striker joined Chelsea from Parma for 19 million euros, but after being positive for cocaine and having a poor relationship with Mourinho, he only stayed at the club for one season. He played 38 times for Chelsea and won the Premier League title.
England’s left-back joined Chelsea from Southampton for 10.5 million euros until a transfer to Manchester City for 13 million euros in January 2009. He was loaned to Fulham for a few months in 2006. During his time, he played 142 times for Chelsea and won one Premier League title, one FA Cup title and two League Cup titles.
Geremi came to Chelsea from Real Madrid for 10 million euros, where he played for four seasons. During this time, he participated in 109 games and won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup title, two League Cup titles and one Community Shield Cup title.
The former England midfielder joined Chelsea from West Ham United for 9.9 million euros, and played for Chelsea for seven years; until 2010 he joined Liverpool freely. During this period, he participated in 281 games for Chelsea and won ten titles: 3 Premier League titles, 3 FA Cup titles, 2 English League Cup titles, and 2 Community Shield Cup titles.
In 2003, the former England right-back came to Stamford Bridge for 8.3 million euros. In the 2006-2007 season, he was loaned to Portsmouth and was sold for 5.5 million euros and stayed there. He played 71 times for Chelsea, winning the Premier League twice and the League Cup once.
The former Russian defensive midfielder joined Chelsea for 5.5 million euros and was loaned to Portsmouth in August of the same year. He was loaned to Charlton in the 2003-2004 season and to Charlton in 2005-2006, and then sold to Dynamo Moscow for 1.5 million euros. He played 25 games for Chelsea and won a League Cup and Premier League title.