Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has set out his vision for Chelsea and admits he would like to create an institution that will dominate the game for the next 100 years.
The Russian billionaire owner of Chelsea writes in the foreword to a new book on the club of his strategy to “build the most successful football club in the world”.
“Everything we have done so far is geared to this,” he says.
“I hope to carry this forward in the true blue tradition of Chelsea but also build even stronger foundations to last us the next 100 years.
“When I became involved in Chelsea, I had little idea how much joy and excitement it would bring me,” he adds.
“I can think of no more fitting tribute to our centenary season than to enter it as the Premiership champions. That is like a dream come true.
“It was 50 years since our previous title and everybody’s working hard to ensure we will not have to wait that long again.
“In future we hope to bring even more joy than you (Chelsea fans) have experienced over the last 100 years.
“In order to do this many challanges lie ahead. We want to retain the Premiership title and, of course, challenge again in Europe.
“Maybe this year we can go one stage better and go to the Champions League final.”