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Chelsea outcasts Malouda and Ferreira angered by reserve friendly

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By Andrew Tuft

Saturday 08 September 2012

Florent Malouda and Paulo Ferreira, the experienced Chelsea pair no longer deemed part of the first team by manager Roberto Di Matteo, were angered at being forced to play in a reserve team friendly over the international break, the Daily Mail has reported.

Malouda, 32, and 33-year-old Ferreira, have been banished from first team squad activities and were ordered to play against Charlton Athletic on Friday, a match held while the club’s senior internationals were away with their respective countries. Malouda, however, has lost his place in the France side after Euro 2012, while Ferreira cannot force his way back into the Portugal set-up.

The Mail adds that Malouda may have his No. 15 shirt taken away from him in the near future, while Malouda also revealed last week that he was to train with the reserves and youth team for the next year, the final one of his contract.

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By terry llynch on 08 September 2012 at 15:05

well andrew i've never seen such rubbish in one article in my life , and i'm in my 50s. ferreira retired from international football two years ago and is not trying "to force his way back in" He has been reserve player at Chelsea for about 5 years now and has never once complained about this. Most of the time he doesn't even make the bench but is named in Chelsea's squads for both the PL and CL this season. Doesn't seem like someone who is frozen out does it? As for malouda, he definitely is frozen out and training with the under 21s. They arranged a behind closed doors friendly for those that don't have a game this weekend because 17 of the first team squad are away on international duty. Talk about lazy shody journalism. But I suppose any old rubbish will do!

By Charles on 08 September 2012 at 12:12

Load of rubbish. Sir Cecil was spot on. Turnbull and Azpilicueta also played in this game so it wasn't just for outcasts.

By Felix Bioh on 08 September 2012 at 11:44

This is the wrong way approach Chelsea has taken toward these players. Even, if they are deemed surplus to the squard, they should let go on a cut price, instill of sending them to the youth team. This is highly disrespectful. I fully understand and see the trench Chelsea is taken for the future, but you don't just banished you senior automatically at the expense of the new and young players you are bringing in. At least, let's them stay for this season, then next year, you let them go. That would show respect and honour for the sevices they have given to the club over the years. Roberto Di Matteo has to be very careful of the decision he continues to take. Essien is out on loan; Meirelles is sold out to a Turkish club; now, it's Florent and Paulo. I am pretty sure he will do the same to Lampard, Terry, Cole, and Halarios. They Champions League is coming, and these guys understand what is takes to play in such league. The new players must sit or be blended with few of the senior players whenever bigger team like ManUtd, City, Juva, Shatax, etc are coming to the Bridge.

By Sir Cecil on 08 September 2012 at 08:51

Why waste our time with such nonsense? The players need to play reserve games if they are not involved with the first team or internationals. They don't expect to draw pay for sitting around. They would expect to play in reserve games in the circumstances, to maintain some physical conditioning. I've not read such rubbish in a long time. Do you take us for ignorami?





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