Hill-Wood said: "I found it surprising Chelsea had only 25,000 for a Champions League game. Our fan base probably started in the 30s and it's been handed down from father to son and so forth. It takes 100 years to build and about 100 minutes to destroy. You're got to be very careful you don't destroy it.

"Money is irrelevant to history and how big your club is. Maybe not irrelevant, but it's better not to have too much money because you then don't go and squander it.

"Chelsea talking about world domination is bulls***. I don't want to run Chelsea down, but one has to concede Manchester United and Liverpool are probably the biggest names in UK football and probably throughout the world. For Chelsea to think they are suddenly going to dominate Manchester United and Liverpool is fantasy."