Striker Didier Drogba has said that he learned a lot from expensive flop Andriy Shevchenko. The Russian left Chelsea to return to former club AC Milan on loan, and has now re-joined another of his former clubs, Dynamo Kyiv on a permanent deal.
According to Goal.com, Drogba said: “I learned a lot from Shevchenko. He was and is still a great player,” the 32-year-old said, before adding: “Strikers have to defend, not only be scoring goals, and create goals. Now most teams play 4-3-3, the objectives of the striker have changed.”
Blues in for Bothroyd.
Chelsea could be about to swoop for Cardiff hitman Jay Bothroyd. Carlo Ancelotti is familiar with the striker from his time with Perugia in Italy, and the Daily Star reports that the former AC Milan boss could be preparing a move in the face of a striker crisis.
Bothroyd is one of the new recruits in the England squad to face France at Wembley tomorrow night, and could be available on a free transfer at the end of the season. Former club Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton, Fulham and Aston Villa are also likely to chase the striker’s services.
Terry out longterm.
Bad news for Chelsea fans today, as captain John Terry could be on the sidelines for months, according to BBC Sport. Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti told the press following the home defeat to Sunderland that Terry wouldn’t be available for England tomorrow night, but the nerve problem in his right leg could keep him from first team action.
Ancelotti said: “It could be months although that’s the pessimistic view. We don’t know the route of the pain and he can’t keep struggling so he has to get to the source of the problem.”