It was a year ago when Chelsea paid Liverpool £50m for Fernando Torres, who signed a £200,000 per week contract at the London club.
This means Chelsea have already committed at least £69.5m to have Fernando Torres in blue. What was the return? He started 29 games, came off the bench in 15 games.
He scored 5 goals and dished out 9 assists.
The calculation is simple then: Chelsea had paid £1.5m for each game Torres played in. One could also claim that they paid £13.9m per goal, or £7.2m per assist.
What could Chelsea have done with this kind of money?
Well, Chelsea could have bought Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with the money they spent on each goal he scored.
They could have paid 72% of their academy’s annual budget with what they paid for every Torres assist.
Chelsea could have paid Demba Ba’s (15 goals in 19 EPL games) annual wages with what they paid for one single game of Torres in their shirt.
There are a lot of teams that spent a lot of money, but nobody throws his money in the bin better than Roman Abramovich.