19. Diego Costa Returns From Preseason Overweight
One would think pocketing hundreds of thousands in weekly earnings would be enough to deter a player from surrendering peak physical condition during the off season. In the always curious case of Diego Costa, the Chelsea striker returned for the 2015-16 season looking out of sorts both in front of goal and the mirror. With only two goals in all competitions to his name by early October, Costa blamed his misfiring start to the campaign on a few extra kilos he added during the Blues’ post-season celebrations.
18. John Terry Private Cobham Tours
On paper, it sounds like a dream come true for Chelsea supporters, but John Terry offering private tours around the Blues’ state-of-the-art training facilities is a news story the former England captain will want you to forget. In December 2009, Terry allegedly accepted a cash sum of close to £10,000 as payment to escort a trio of undercover reporters on a behind-the-scenes tour of Cobham. Although the incident is reportedly caught on video, the defender has been cleared of any wrongdoing by both then manager Carlo Ancelotti and the London club.