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The worst Chelsea Deadline Day signings

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02 Sep 2013, 15:30 IST

With all the fuss on deadline day about who is coming and who is going, it is easy to forget that a deadline day transfer does not always work out.

From taking time to settle down, to the timelines stopping the club from doing enough due diligence, we have had our share of deadline day flops and misfires.

Fortunately Chelsea have not done too much business on deadline day, but here are some of the ones that did not quite work out.

Fernando Torres – £50 million

Torres was already in decline when Chelsea chose to buy him for 50 million pounds (Getty Images)

A pick that will divide Chelsea fans given the fact we have won two European trophies since he has arrived, but given his inflated deadline day transfer fee, he delivered a poor return on investment for the club.

Fernando Torres was at his best, one of the top strikers in the world, yet he was on the decline before Chelsea signed him and since signing two-and-a-half years ago has yet to recapture his best form.

His commitment has been good and after failing to become a goal scoring machine he will become a squad option under Jose Mourinho. He still has a chance to contribute even if he is not the player the club expected for £50 million.

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