Chelsea 2 Bradford City 4: £200m Blues can't beat £7,500 Bantams

Blues led 2-0 but were pulled back by League 1 opposition

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Chelsea's £200million men were sunk by a supermarket shelf stacker who was plucked from non-league obscurity for the princely sum of £7,500.

James Hanson was the only member of the Bradford City squad at Stamford Bridge to have cost the club a fee when he joined the League One side from Guiseley in 2009.

The rest of Phil Parkinson's parade of heroes were stitched together by a mixture of free transfers and low-key loan deals.

In contrast the total cost of Jose Mourinho's shocked stars clanged the £200m mark.

Even £99m of talent on the bench alone could not rescue Mourinho from the most embarrassing moment of his managerial career as the Bantams proved worth their weight in gold.

CHELSEA

PETR CECH: £7m

ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN: trainee

KURT ZOUMA: £12m

GARY CAHILL: £7m

CESAR AZPILICUETA: £6.5m

RAMIRES: £20m

OSCAR: £25m

JOHN OBI MIKEL: £4m*

MOHAMED SALAH: £11m

DIDIER DROGBA: free

LOIC REMY: £8.5m

Subs: Cesc Fabregas - £30m, Nathan Ake - trainee, Eden Hazard - £32m, Thibaut Courtois - £5m, Willian - £32m, John Terry - trainee, Ruben Loftus-Cheek - trainee

TOTAL COST: £200m *plus compensation

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BRADFORD CITY

BEN WILLIAMS: free

STEPHEN DARBY: free

RORY McARDLE: free

ANDREW DAVIES: free

JAMES MEREDITH: free

BILLY KNOTT: free

GARY LIDDLE: free

FILIPE MORAIS: free

ANDY HALLIDAY: free

JAMES HANSON: £7,500

JON STEAD: loan

Subs: Alan Sheehan - free, Billy Clarke - free, Francois Zoko - loan, Mark Yeates - free, Jason Kennedy - free, Christopher Routis - free, Matthew Urwin - free

TOTAL COST: £7,500

(all fees reported)

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