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Quiz! How many of Chelsea's 50 biggest transfers can you name?

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The Blues have made the first big splash of the January window by snapping up Dortmund's Christian Pulisic. But when all's added up, who makes this cut? 

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Ooo-er, we say. Pulisic to Chelsea had been doing the rounds as a rumour for quite some time, but it was still something of a surprise when Borussia Dortmund dropped the news on Twitter that their American starlet would move to Stamford Bridge next summer.

Maurizio Sarri had been reasonably quiet in the summer – if you can consider breaking the world transfer record for a goalkeeper quiet – but has set the ball rolling in 2019 with a smart-looking piece of business at Stamford Bridge. 

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Chelsea fans are used to deals like this happening now, and have been for a decacde-and-a-half – but the summer of 2003 was one like no other. Roman Abramovich finally had what he wanted – a Premier League football club that had qualified for the Champions League but needed his help.  

Financially stricken no more, Chelsea duly pumped their squad full of high-profile internationals, spending an eye-watering £121 million on no fewer than 12 new players that summer (14 if you count the two keepers they drafted in on free transfers too). And that was just the beginning – Abramovich's era would continue to be characterised by spending, short-term managerial stints and, most importantly, success. 

Thus, most – but not all – of the 50 players below are from the Russian oligarch's era of elegance at Stamford Bridge. We've given you each star's transfer fee and the club they came from; all you have to do is tell who who arrived to collect their big fat pay rise in the 10 minutes provided.

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