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CFC's 2012 Summer Spending: how does it compare?

I meant to post this yesterday, but with all the crazy events of the day, I forgot.


With Chelsea's summer dealings now complete, we have an opportunity to compare this year's window with previous years since Abramovich bought the club. I compiled this using transfermarkt.com, and it is very interesting to look at how much we've felt we needed to spend at the start of each season. It was also funny looking at some of our stranger deals of recent years. Hope you like it!*

(*The transfer sums all seem slightly more than what was noted by the press at the time of the transfers. I can only presume this includes ALL external fees, including agent fees etc. if you have any ideas let me know in the comments.)

ROBBIE'S CHELSEA REVOLUTION



2012/13

Marko Marin Werder Bremen £8.624.000
Eden Hazard Lille £35.200.000
Thorgan Hazard Lens £880.000
Oscar Internacional £26.400.000
Cesar Azpilicueta Marseille £7.744.000
Victor Moses Wigan Athletic £10.120.000

TOTAL = £89.144.000




AVB'S "PROJECT"

2011/12

Thibaut Courtois KRC Genk £7.876.000
Raul Meireles Liverpool £11.880.000
Ulises Dávila Guadalajara £1.760.000
Juan Mata Valencia CF £23.496.000
Romelu Lukaku RSC Anderlecht £19.360.000
Oriol Romeu Barcelona B £4.400.000


TOTAL = £68.772.000




KING CARLO'S TIGHT BUDGET

2010/11

Matej Delac Inter Zapresic £2.640.000
Yossi Benayoun Liverpool £6.160.000
Ramires Benfica £19.360.000


TOTAL = £26.160.000

2009/10

Yuri Zhirkov CSKA Moscow £18.480.000
Ross Turnbull Middlesbrough free transfer
Daniel Sturridge Man City £6.380.000
Nemanja Matic MFK Kosice £1.540.000

TOTAL = £26.140.000



BIG PHIL AND HIS PORTUGUESE


2008/09

José Bosingwa FC Porto £18.040.000
Deco FC Barcelona £8.800.000

TOTAL = £26.840.000



MOURINHO'S ROAR


2007/08

Florent Malouda Lyon £16.720.000
Belletti FC Barcelona £4.840.000
Claudio Pizarro Bayern Munich free transfer

TOTAL = £21.560.000

2006/07


Henrique Hilário Nacional free transfer
Michael Ballack Bayern Munich free transfer
Salomon Kalou Feyenoord £3.520.000
Andriy Shevchenko AC Milan £40.480.000
Ben Sahar Hapoel Tel Aviv £440.000
John Obi Mikel FK Lyn £20.768.000
Khalid Boulahrouz Hamburger SV £11.616.000
Ashley Cole Arsenal £6.512.000 + William Gallas


TOTAL = £83.336.000


2005/06

Shaun Wright-Phillips Man City £27.720.000
Lassana Diarra Le Havre £3.960.000
Harry Worley Stockport U19 £198.000
Asier del Horno Athletic Club £10.560.000
Michael Essien Lyon £33.440.000

TOTAL = £75.870.000


LET'S BUY EVERYONE!


2004/05
Arjen Robben PSV £15.840.000
Petr Cech Rennes £11.440.000
Alex Santos £10.120.000
Paulo Ferreira FC Porto £17.600.000
Mateja Kezman PSV £6.600.000
Tiago Benfica £10.560.000
Didier Drogba Marseille £32.560.000
Ricardo Carvalho FC Porto £26.400.000

TOTAL = £132.120.000

2003/04
Claude Makélélé Real Madrid £17.600.000
Glen Johnson West Ham £7.304.000
Njitap Geremi Real Madrid £8.800.000
Damien Duff Blackburn £23.320.000
Wayne Bridge Southampton £9.240.000
Juan Sebastián Veron Man Utd £19.800.000
Aleksey Smertin Bordeaux £4.840.000
Joe Cole West Ham £8.712.000
Adrian Mutu Parma £16.720.000
Hernán Crespo Inter £22.880.000

TOTAL = £139.216.000


To summarise this summer ranked 3rd in the club's history in terms of money spent, behind only to the start of the Roman days.

By year:

1.) 2003/04

2.) 2004/05

3.) 2012/13

4.) 2006/07

5.) 2005/06

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