Chelsea have had their fair share of disaster signings over the years, especially when it comes to strikers.
The first striking catastrophe of Roman Abramovic’s era at Stamford Bridge was Adrian Mutu. The Romanian forward was let go after only a season in Southwest London for a breach of contract where he tested positive for cocaine, not that it had helped his poor form at the Bridge anyhow.
Next there was Mateja Kezman. Kezman had an almost unprecedented goalscoring record in Holland, where he notched 105 times in 122 league games for former side PSV, the kind of form that prompted the Blue’s to splash a fair bit of money for his services. Just like Mutu however, one poor season and he was gone, off to Atletico and never to return.
‘Don’t forget Shevchenko!’ came a cry from the Tavern’s corner. ‘Nor Pizarro!’ came another shout. The mention of Fernando Torres tipped the Blue’s fans over the edge. Beer everywhere ….
Now while it may be easy to ridicule Chelsea for the absurd amount of money spent on underperforming strikers, lest not forget that Abramovic and Co. have made a fair few smart moves over the years too.
One of those would certainly be current frontman Diego Costa, who has become a fan favourite at Bridge during his thus far two year tenure at the club.
Chelsea and incoming manager Antonio Conte will be searching the summer transfer window for a strike partner for the talismanic Spain international, but how life would be oh so simple if they could rewind the years and pick one of these FIVE?
PRESS THE IMAGE BELOW TO SEE THE FIVE FORMER STRIKERS!