In pictures:Chelsea's 50-year wait for a league title
Bates reign begins

Chelsea failed to build on their promise and the late 1970s saw them yo-yo between the First and Second Divisions.

Off the pitch severe financial problems also beset the club and Chelsea was sold for just 1 to businessman Ken Bates in 1982.

Bates took on the club's significant debts and vowed to turn their fortunes round.

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