While Chelsea have quietly gone about their business in the transfer market this summer, CFCnet have been busy behind the scenes adding to our ranks and securing the services of a popular former player.

It is quite a coup for CFCnet as there were no big money bids, scurrilous tabloid rumours, or conflicting ‘come and get me’ messages from agents. We also would like to put the record straight and insist that no tapping-up took place whatsoever, although we can confirm that a single bottle of beer was used to tempt the former centre-back.

Giving his opinions on the latest topical issues, with a hint of nostalgia along the way, CFCnet will get the inside track on latest club developments and the world as seen through the eyes of a footballer.

Roman may have recruited Ross Turnbull, Daniel Sturridge and Yuri Zhirkov but we’ve gone one better. Keep checking in to the main site for more exciting developments.