Chelsea are guilty of ignoring youth development

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Chelsea won’t win anything with kids if they don’t start playing them

Date: 26th April 2014 at 10:01pm
Written by Cal Byrne

July 2nd 2003: the day Roman Abramovich acquired Chelsea Football Club for £140m. Abramovich had just saved the club from near certain financial ruin, but the relief of salvation was soon overtaken by fear for the future. Very little was known of Abramovich apart from the fact that he’d managed to amass an incredible fortune at a relatively young age. Personal financial security confirmed, it seemed that the Russian oil tycoon was ready to have some fun. And Chelsea FC appeared to be his new plaything. There were immediate assurances from the club that this was not the case. Roman Abramovich was a businessman and he would run the club accordingly. The £121m spent on players in owner’s first transfer window may have suggested differently, but all were soon comforted ... Read More

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