Wright-Phillips To Get A Game Sunday?

Shaun Wright-Phillips has finally given in and agreed a move back to Manchester City. He becomes Chelsea’s second departure in a week, again for an undisclosed fee although it’s thought to be in the region of £9-£10million.

Not much of a return for the £21million we lashed out on him initially, although we clearly overpaid initially and the fact he’s struggled to get in the Chelsea side, starting only 43 games won’t have helped his value much either.

The 26 year old, who agreed a four year deal, is expected to be unveiled at a press conference tomorrow and could be making his second debut for City against Sunderland on Sunday.

After signing today, the winger stated : “Obviously I’m delighted to come back to City and I just can’t wait to get started again.”

Good luck to him with that.
 

 

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Champions League Draw

The Champions League draw has taken place, along with the UEFA club awards.

 

Group A – Chelsea, Roma, Bordeaux, CFR Cluj

Group B – Inter Milan, Werder Bremen, Panathinaikos, Anorthosis Famagusta

Group C – Barcelona, Sporting Lisbon, Basel, Shakhtar Donetsk

Group D – Liverpool, PSV Eindhoven, Marseille, Atletico Madrid

Group E – Manchester United, Villarreal, Celtic, Aalborg

Group F – Lyon, Bayern Munich, Steaua Bucharest, Fiorentina

Group G – Arsenal, Porto, Fenerbahce, Dynamo Kiev

Group H – Real Madrid, Juventus, Zenit St Petersburg, Bate Borisov

 

Games will be played on:

September 16/17

September 30/October 1

October 21/22

November 4/5

November 25/26

December 9/10

 

UEFA  Club Awards

Goalkeeper – Petr Cech

Defender – John Terry

Midfielder – Frank Lampard

Forward – Cristiano Ronaldo

Club Player of 2008 – Cristiano Ronaldo

Are Chelsea Tempting Fate?

Imminent arrival, Robinho, is expected to be unveiled tomorrow, with Chelsea hopeful he will be registered in time for the game against Spurs on Sunday.

In fact, so optimistic are they that the deal is sorted, rumour has it they’ve already started taking orders for Robinho shirts. The Brazilian is to be handed the departed Andriy Shevchenko’s No.7 shirt and even before pen touches paper, the club are preparing to cash in on merchandising.

Robinho is thought to be costing Chelsea somewhere in the region of £28-£30million, so it’s hardly surprising they want a head start on recouping some of it back. However, in light of Calderon’s insistence that the deal is far from done yet, is this a case of Chelsea counting their chickens?

Let’s hope it doesn’t backfire.