Ancelotti – Zhirkov fitness still an issue

The Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti is still worried about the injury to new signing Yuri Zhirkov, but is hoping that he will not need surgery. The winger was picked for the Russia national team but didn’t figure in either game over the international break.

‘At the moment we don’t think that he needs surgery,’ says Ancelotti.

‘He didn’t play with the national team because he wasn’t fit enough but he is improving. He is working with the team and next week we have to control his body and if he improves, he can start to play matches.’

Chelsea fans are waiting anxiously to see the only big signing we made this summer, If he is as good as Guus Hiddink thinks he is, it may well be worth the wait.

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