Whilst Chelsea manager Avram Grant denies any unhappiness, it has been reported that unneeded striker Andriy Shevchenko is filled with melancholy. The Ukrainian forward who scored 127 goals in his career at the San Siro, has since his arrival at Stamford Bridge in 2006 only managed to hit the net five times. However, according to Grant, Shevchenko may have a major role to play in the upcoming months as forwards Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou are off to play in the African Nations Cup.
Grant told the Daily Express: “One of the reasons why I have not rushed to make a decision on signing during the African Nations Cup is we have good strikers here in Shevchenko and Claudio Pizarro.
“They are in the squad because they will be useful during that period, but not just then. I want him (Shevchenko) to be useful this month as well.
“He is not depressed. I can only judge players by what I hear when they speak with me or what I see in training. He is happy in training and he is training very well.
“When you come to a big club and you have so many big strikers; sometimes there are big names that don’t play for a period of time.”
Does Grant have a legit claim here? Or should Andriy be looking for a new (or old) home in the upcoming transfer period?