Traditionally, Chelsea FC are known to be a team who spend a fortune in making a winning squad. Right after Roman Abramovich took charge of the club, he decided to invest heavily in the squad and now they can surely claim they have been successful in doing so. But there has also been a downside to this. In this process of getting the best players they have lost a couple of good young talents, Daniel Sturridge being the most prominent among them.
While many may not realise is that Chelsea have not always bought star players from other clubs, but instead invested in youngsters who have later turned out to be huge successes. There are lots of examples of this from the past and present squad where Chelsea have taken a player at a very tender age for a low price and then groomed the player to be one of the best in the world. Here we take a look at three such men from the present squads who are bargain buys for Chelsea.
1. Cesar Azpilicueta
The 25 year old Spanish defender was bought from Marseille for a fee of £7 million and slowly he has become one of the best in his position. The biggest asset of Azpilicueta is his versatility. Though he is primarily a right back, he can do the job of a left back with panache and in Chelsea, he is primarily manning the left back position. So vast has been the impact of Azpilicueta in the Premier League that he has been taken into a star studded Spanish team and he is being given preference over many. The fact that he is still young and has immense scope to improve as a player is also a big draw and we hope to see a lot of Azpilicueta in future.