The days of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich splashing the cash on big name players and star signings seem to be over.
A look at Chelsea’s track record in transfers in the last three seasons compared to previous times will tell you how Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is plying the line with caution.
The Russian boss doesn’t just want Chelsea to be self-sufficient but also become profitable every year, probably a model Arsenal are all too familiar with.
Chelsea have made £100m in the last three years from selling players who have made 10 or fewer league appearances.
The likes of Nathan Ake and Asmir Begovic with Bertrand Traore have left the club this summer for around £40m and they all weren’t regulars at the club.
With Chelsea looking to finance a new stadium, is this a good business model? Or is the board taking this too far?