CHELSEA 2-4 BRADFORD…£200M CHELSEA STUNNED IN FA CUP BY £7,500 BRADFORD!

Chelsea’s chances of quadruple over as they blow two-goal lead against League One Bradford in roller-coaster FA Cup tie

Jose Mourinho’s chances of an historic quadruple are over after Chelsea threw away a two-goal lead against League One Bradford on Saturday. Gary Cahill and Ramires had put the hosts 2-0 in the first half but Bradford fought back through Jon Stead, former Blue Felipe Morais, Andy Halliday and Mark Yeates to cap a remarkable comeback. And in doing so, Bradford’s scorers will now be granted a permanent membership into FA Cup folklore. To those who thought the the FA Cup was dead, this was the perfect answer. They were wrong. Majorly wrong.

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

BRADFORD

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

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2924751/Jose-Mourinho-blasts-Chelsea-s-shock-FA-Cup-defeat-Bradford-disgrace.html#ixzz3PmbbU6Y1
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