Chelsea's chief executive, Ron Gourlay said:
This sounds great. I think basing your entire team around a player that hasn't been good for three years is a great plan. This is like if you were trying to build a house and you were helping out your sister by letting her son do it for you, even though the last few buildings he made fell down and exploded, and then he turns up on time and runs around the building site for quite a while and suddenly 3 months later he's put down about 8 bricks and there's some bits of wood lying around. No house. And also he's completely shit but you're paying him £200,000 a week anyway so he might as well do something. It's either that or hide him.