Then came Fernando Torres in 2011.
Carlo Ancelotti, like Mourinho, had Drogba. He also had Florent Malouda and Nicolas Anelka, forming a formidable attacking trident at the tip of their attack.
Yet Abramovich wanted Torres.
Never mind the fact the Spain international had struggled with injuries at Liverpool, cutting a shadow of his former self before his Anfield exit.
The Russian felt that, if Chelsea were to win the title ahead of United, they needed Torres. They needed a striker who was, before his injury issues, one of the best on the planet.
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