The Shevchenko Mystery?
After revealing last night that Chelsea had revealed that Andriy Shevchenko would not be part of the party that travelled to Liverpool, today has seen various rumours emerge.
Amongst them was a suggestion that Shevchenko had fallen out with Mourinho and subsequently been dropped whilst another suggested that his apparent hamstring injury had been picked up at differing times. According to the scurrilous out there the suggestion is that Shevchenko announced he tweaked his hamstring on Saturday against Bolton whilst another source suggested it had happened in training on Sunday.
Whilst we here at Vital Chelsea are able to offer no evidence to suggest either of the rumours is right, we are able to print what one of the greatest strikers in Europe had to say about the matter.
Here`s what Shevchenko had to say with regard to his injury,
"It is something which has been affecting my performances for the last few weeks and in the last game against Bolton I aggravated the injury. I am really sorry to miss the match and can`t be with the team to help and support them. I will remain in London and work hard on my rehabilitation to ensure I can make myself available as soon as possible"
It`ll certainly be interesting to see if any of the tabloids would like to contradict this statement. Especially considering how the Daily Mirror has already had to offer Shevchenko two written apologies since he`s been at Chelsea.