Of course £50m of that total was spent on Liverpool’s Fernando Torres who made his debut against his old team.
The Blues other major buy at half that amount was defender David Luiz from Benfica who started on the bench.
Torres had a chance in the first minute, then was brilliantly tackled by Jamie Carragher as the Spaniard shaped to pull the trigger, but apart from that he had a game to forget along with his new colleagues.
The first period was littered by mistakes from both teams but Chelsea’s laboured approach play rarely threatened the visitor’s backline.
Those that did stay saw a late Blues rally in which Florent Malouda had a shot well saved and Ivanovic had a strong penalty appeal turned down after a push by Glen Johnson.
Referee: Andre Marriner
Venue: Stamford Bridge
03 A Cole
17 Bosingwa (David Luiz 73)
12 Mikel (yellow card) (Malouda 71)
09 Torres (Kalou 66)
04 David Luiz,
02 G Johnson
04 Meireles (Poulsen 83)
17 Maxi (Aurelio 75)
21 Lucas (yellow card)