In case you caught the live telecast of Chelsea's encounter against Norwich City on Saturday either on your television set or on your mobile phone, you must have noticed the name 'Matthew Harding' being displayed on your screen on the North Stand of the Stamford Bridge. Before the kickoff of that same match, the whole of Stamford bridge remained at a standstill as a minute of silence was observed to commemorate the 25th year of Matthew Harding's tragic passing.
Chelsea have many supporters all around the world. This is why some football stars dream of playing for Chelsea in the English Premier League. Roman Abramovich has bought some top players for Chelsea since he acquired the club some years ago. Let us take a look at four players who returned to Chelsea after leaving the club.
Chelsea has sacked many managers during the Roman Abramovich era. They have sacked a total of 14 football managers since Abramovich bought the club in 2003. Photo Credit: Facebook List of managers that have been sacked by Chelsea since Abramovich bought the club. 1. Claudio Ranieri — 2004
Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea Football Club in 2003. He has quickly transformed Chelsea into one of the most famous football clubs in the entire world. Chelsea have won two UEFA Champions League titles since Roman Abramovich took over. However, the Russian billionaire has sacked many managers at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea FC recent achievements both in Europe and the Premier League can be ascribed to the investment made by Roman Abramovich in the club. Since the Russian took over the Blues in 2003, he has spent over one billion pounds (£1b) in the purchase of players to bring transformation to the club.
Real Madrid playmaker Eden Hazard may move to premier league side Chelsea in a shock 42 million pounds deal next summer. According to Daily Star, Lille academy director Jean-Micheal Vandamme has warned the Los Blancos that the 30 year old may leave the Santiago Bernabeu next summer. Roman Abramovich is reportedly eager to bring Hazard back to Stanford bridge and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is willing to negotiate.
Since Roman Abramovich took over Chelsea in 2003, there has been a management carousel at Stamford Bridge, but it doesn't mean there have been a lot of failures. Chelsea have had ten permanent managers in that time, as well as a number of interim and caretaker managers in between, but the continual change isn't because they haven't been successful.
Jose Mourinho is tenth on the list, with a fee of £9.5 million (Chelsea, 2015) Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich paid close to nine figures to split ways with Mourinho after the Blues had a poor start to the 2015/16 season, the first of a series of entries for the 'Special One' on this countdown.
Popular Russian politician and businessman Roman Abramovich were born on the 24th of October 1966. He is one of the richest club owners in the world. According to Forbes's richest person in the world 2020 list, he is the 113th richest person in the world. Abramovich's net worth is approximately $14.5 billion in 2020.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is renowned for her negotiating skills, and oversees the club’s transfer strategy. She’s believed to be Roman Abramovich’s right-hand person, and has been the brains behind big money headlines. Chelsea were unable to sign Erling Haaland last summer as the Blues were put off by Borussia Dortmund's £140 valuation.
Photo Credit: Getty Images Chelsea is a club that is not afraid to spend money in the transfer market. Since Roman Abramovich acquired the club in 2003, the Blues have spent a lot of money to develop a world-class squad. While recent big-money signings like Kai Havertz have yet to establish their value, here are some examples of when these big-money players were well worth the money.
Chelsea have established themselves as one of the most elite clubs in the world, if not the finest. The team has had significant success on the field while also building a loyal fan base off the field. After a mediocre first half of the twentieth century, the club rose to prominence under the ownership of Roman Abramovich in the twenty-first century.
Chelsea has been one of the most successful Premier League clubs, particularly since the turn of the century. The team's fortunes have changed since billionaire Roman Abramovich purchased the club in the early 2000s. Chelsea has become a force to be reckoned with thanks to treble-winning manager Jose Mourinho and a wealth of world-class players.
News of Chelsea's plan to re-sign Eden Hazard from Real Madrid has been in the air since the club owner, Roman Abramovich made his feelings clear about the player when he said he is 'increasingly convinced ' that the 30 year old Belgian will prove he is one of the best in the world again if he returns to the Premier league according to Mirror.
Chelsea have bought so many talented football players since Roman Abramovich acquired the club some years ago. He has spent more than £500 million in order to buy new players for Chelsea Football Club. This is why Chelsea have become one of the most respected football clubs in Europe.
Speculation about Eden Hazard's potential transfer to Chelsea has dominated the pages of newspapers in recent weeks. There are also some speculation regarding the possibility of the Belgian star staying at Real Madrid beyond the current season after two dismal seasons with the club. Only the La Liga championship and the Spanish Super Cup have been won by him since joining Real Madrid.
Chelsea football club of England have reportedly held talks about a sensational return for Eden Hazard but Real Madrid are said to want Reece James in return for the winger. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is confident Eden Hazard would become one of the best players in the world again if he moved back to Stamford Bridge according to El Nacional
Ever since Roman Abramovich spent his first million at Chelsea, the London side have seen an unprecedented level of success and are now one of the go-to sides in the Premier League. However, some of that success has seemingly come despite the manager Roman employed at the time, not because of him.
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In 2003, Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea football club and immediately transformed the London club from a small English club to a formidable team in Europe, competing for both domestic and European titles. Abramovich's huge financial investment is the reason why Chelsea is considered one of the best football clubs in Europe today.
A media outlet in Spain claims that there's a potential that Chelsea will re-sign Madrid's Eden Hazard. According to El Nacional, the men in blue, Chelsea could pay €40 million to bring the Belgian striker back to Chelsea. They also added that Roman Abramovich is still a very big fan of Hazard.