Chelsea can now look back at the last decade as a memorable one that saw them continue to compete at the elite level.
The Blues won two Premier League titles, two Europa Leagues, two FA Cups and a League Cup during the decade, but perhaps most importantly was the 2012 Champions League win in Munich.
There have been a number of incredible players that have played their role in the success, but who has been the biggest transfer bargain of the decade?
Cesar Azpilicueta moved to Stamford Bridge for £7million (Guardian) back in 2012 from Marseille and he’s the number one pick as the biggest bargain.
The 30-year-old is still going strong in the Blues team now as the club captain and he’s made a phenomenal contribution to the club.
It’s no exaggeration to state he was at one point one of the best defenders in the Premier League for a number of years and played a vital role in two title wins.
His incredible versatility to play either full-back role or at centre-back highlights his class, as well as becoming a big leader in the dressing room.
But above all the Spanish defender has hardly missed a game due to his professionalism and commitment, which is why he’s become a club legend in the process and his £7million transfer was an absolute steal.
N’Golo Kante: It seemed remarkable that Chelsea won the race for the French midfielder after his heroics in Leicester City’s 2015/16 Premier League title triumph. He’s proven to be a £30million (BBC) bargain for the Blues, as he has been a world-class player for a number of years and won three pieces of silverware at Stamford Bridge.
Gary Cahill: Chelsea snapped up the defender for just £7million (BBC) from Bolton Wanderers in 2012 and toking back the was a masterstroke. He took on the mammoth task of following in the footsteps of John Terry and the no-nonsense defender won two league titles at the club.
Eden Hazard: There was much excitement around West London when Chelsea signed Hazard for £32million (BBC) in 2012 and the attacker lived up to the hype. The Belgian playmaker left a club legend last summer when he exited for Real Madrid and is one of the most exciting individuals to ever wear the Blues shirt.