Chelsea Shock As Alex Requests Transfer

Bloody Hell.

There’s not many headlines I read about Chelsea that surprise me but the headline I read last night suggesting Alex wants to leave was one of them.

Yeah ok, there’s been suggestions that Henk Ten Cate wanted to take him to Panathinaikos but did anyone really take that seriously?

Well, the suggestion is that Alex isn’t happy with his lack of first-team involvement having made just 12 appearances so far this season, but the man’s been out injured hasn’t he? If he’d been available for selection, he’d have played more. We’ve had both Terry and Carvalho out at one time or another and when fit, it’s been Alex who’s been called upon every time – and we’re not talking about one or two games are we? Carvalho’s barely been fit for fuck sake. What’s the problem?

Apparently Brazil boss Dunga has told Alex he needs to play more games to be considered for his country’s 2010 World Cup team but if he’s basing that on the number of games Alex has featured in this season, then that’s a cop out. I mean, we’ve played 16 games in the league for god sake and a handful of cup games. Christ, given our injuries so far this season, actually being fit enough to make 12 games is pretty good going for any Chelsea player these days.

Anyway, Alex is reported to have said “I told Chelsea a few days ago that I wanted to leave.  There are many options. But I have to think them through and see if Chelsea will let me leave in January.”

And I can only wonder if Scolari’s jaw dropped quite as much when he heard those words.


2 Responses

  1. There is more to this than meets the eye ! Alex has been a regular choice and even when Ivanovic played well he came straight back into team when he recovered from injury. There is something not right behind the scenes. Our alarming drop off in fitness, stamina and performance since Oct suggests something seriously wrong.

  2. I dunno Roman, I honestly think the stamina/performance thing is down to the age of the players now. I did read somewhere that Alex and Scolari don’t get on, but the papers will always throw that one in so its hard to say.

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