Crisis club Chelsea – although second in the Premiership is the kind of crisis most clubs would kill for – are fair game at the moment. And Arsenal‘s Alexander Hleb has taken the opportunity to have a potshot. The Belarussian has claimed Andriy Shevchenko is too old to adapt to the English game.
Hleb, aged 25, says the 30-year-old Chelsea striker left it too late to make his move. He added: "I was never convinced he would be able to play in England. I donâ€™t have anything against him. I respect him and rate him as a player. The Italian and English leagues are two very different propositions. And the younger a player is, the easier it is for him to adapt and get to grips with English football." [Rob Parker, Via The Sun]