'The physicality you needed was incredible': Albert Ferrer on the English game and how he adapted

Former Chelsea defender Albert Ferrer.
Former Chelsea defender Albert Ferrer. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Moving from Spanish football to the rough-and-tough nature of the English game isn't for everybody.

Albert Ferrer, the former Chelsea defender, moved from Barcelona to Stamford Bridge back in 1998 and spent five years with his beloved Blues.

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Matthew Holt

Bio: Matthew is a freelance journalist and has currently racked up bylines for Manchester United, Manchester Evening News, GOAL and SPORTbible to name a few. A long-term sufferer of Scunthorpe United, he currently resides in the north-west after escaping the smog of North Lincolnshire.