Originally Posted by SN0WMAN
One of Jose stranger signings wouldn't you say?
Occurred around the time his and Abramovich's relationship was heated. Think Abramovich was tired of giving Mourinho all the money for players and then not getting the "beautiful" football he wanted, nor the Champions League.
So that summer we ended up with Steve Sidwell, Claudio Pizarro and Tal Ben Haim on frees
I think Sidwell and Pizarro were mainly brought in because the AFCON was taking place in the January, so we needed cover for the departing Essien, Mikel and Drogba. But still, shithouse signings. Maybe a bit harsh on Pizarro, as he's rather prolific in the Bundesliga.