•Chelsea’s injury woes continue. Team doctors predict that John Terry could be out for “months” due to a nerve problem in his right leg. Ancelotti has been dealing with a bad spat injuries to his star men. Frank Lampard has his ongoing problems and Drogba recently was sidelined because he had Malaria.
The problem with Terry’s injury is that doctors are not sure what the source of the pain is. The defender has been dealing with this problem since the close of last season.
Terry had to sit back and watch his side collapse against Sunderland on the weekend, and he has also pulled out of the England friendly against France this week.
Source: BBC Football
•Also, defender Alex is likely to miss the next 6-8 weeks. He was out of the last two Chelsea fixtures because of ongoing knee injury.
•An interesting read about Chelsea’s current situation:
Chelsea start to pay the price for summer of cost-cutting
•The Glazer family announced that their £220 million debt will be paid off by 22 November.
In October, the club recorded a loss of £83.6 million for the year endinf June 30.
The £220 million loan was taken out in August 2006 as part of the Glazer family’s £790 million takeover of Old Trafford.
Where exactly the money is coming from is still not clear, but it is rumoured that the family have some new lucrative investments.
David Gill, Manchester United’s chief executive said: “I can’t speak for any other club but the United fans should not be concerned. We have a long-term financing structure in place, excellent revenues that are growing, we are controlling our costs and we can afford the interest on our long-term finance.”
• One of my favourite midfielders of the years gone by, Robert Pires is reportedly joining Aston Villa. The former Arsenal man was let go by Villareal and is currently a free agent. He has since been training with the Gunners. The last time Pires played in the Premier League was in May 2006, a memorable match, as he scored in his last game for Arsenal.
Aston Villa assistant manager Gary McAllister said: “Robert has been training at Arsenal. I know the boss and Arsène Wenger are very friendly and I believe he’s going to join us in the next two or three days. It’s perfect. I am sure he will arrive at the training ground in good condition.
“He’s a player everyone can look up to because of what he has achieved.”