- Fernando Torres:
Torres was sensational when he arrived in the Premier League to play for Liverpool. His goal scoring abilities were unquestionably wonderful with the Reds and he surely managed to shock many when he decided to join Chelsea in January 2011. Unfortunately for him, that was the start of a torrid time for the Spaniard as he struggled immensely in front of the goal, went low on confidence and has never been the same player he was at Liverpool or Atletico Madrid once.
- Andriy Shevchenko:
Shevchenko was a beast of a striker during his time at AC Milan. He was immensely clinical and it is when Chelsea paid a record fee for him, he was gifted the opportunity to play in the Premier league. With a lot expected from him, the Ukrainian failed to deliver in English football as he struggled to adapt to the physicality of the league. Disappointingly, he managed to score only eight times in his three year spell with the Blues.
- Adrian Mutu:
Mutu was signed from Parma to replace the great Gianfranco Zola. Sadly, the move didn’t work out in spite of a good start to Mutu’s Chelsea career. With time, his form dipped and his relationship with the then Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho took a downfall. To add more misery, he failed a cocaine drug test and was released by the Blues in October 2004. Mutu was touted to do very well in the Premier league and had it not been for his off the field antics, he would have surely been a delight to watch.
- Shaun Wright- Philips:
Shaun had a wonderful time with Manchester City, which inspired a move to join the Blues in London. His time at Chelsea saw him struggle to get a start due to a star studded Chelsea squad and in spite of the then interim manager Avram Grant giving him regular chances later on in his Chelsea career, Shaun failed to deliver. He managed to score only four times in his 81 appearances for Chelsea. In the process, he also saw himself left out of the England squad more than often.
- Winston Bogarde:
After having unproductive spells at both Barcelona and AC Milan, Bogarde joined Chelsea on a free transfer. Due to his high wages, he was already under immense pressure to perform, to which he failed to deliver. Bogarde was a liability at Chelsea as he refused to move away from the Blues in the name of respecting his contract. He managed to make 12 appearances in his four years at Chelsea, resulting in a pathetic signing in the history of Chelsea.