Of all the stupid money being thrown around by Chelsea, the two Argentines are the ones I really can’t get to grips with. Now, neither Crespo or Veron took the Premiership by storm. At a cost of over ’30m, that’s a big waste of money to you and me. It’s spare change to Abramovich of course, but the context should be the Premiership, not just Chelsea.

Now, if those players were young twenty somethings, you might send them out on loan to get experience, hoping they’ll come back next season, wiser (Veron) and with better hair (Crespo). But why loan 29 year olds to top European clubs AND contribute to their wages? All he’s done, in effect, is buy players for another team and then subsidise their wages.