In pictures:Chelsea's 50-year wait for a league title
Russian revolution

In the summer of 2003 English football was stunned when Ken Bates sold his controlling stake in Chelsea to billionaire Roman Abramovich.

The Russian took on Chelsea's debts and spent big on the squad to try and turn the club into a league winners and a major force in Europe.

Since he took over Chelsea have lavished an incredible 213m on players.

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