Juliano Belletti Tweets About Chelsea Exit

Chris Wright

13th, April 2010


By Chris Wright

Chelsea’s underrated utility man Juliano Belletti‘s days at the club appear to be numbered as revealed by the man himself via his Twitter account.

Speaking on the micro-blogging site, the Brazilian admitted that next month’s FA Cup Final may be his last game in a Chelsea shirt;

“Maybe [the cup final] will be my last game for Chelsea. My contract ends in June and I still haven’t decided where to go.

I’m not thinking of retiring. I will try to reach my thousandth goal… I’m 950 short.”

The versatile 33-year-old saw a move to Brazilian side Flamengo blocked by Chelsea in January due to a host of players being away on African Cup of Nations duty, but has found game time pretty scarce since then.

Surely a shrewd Premier League team (I’m thinking Fulham) would be willing to snap up Belletti on a free. I’m convinced he’s a better holding man than John Obi Mikel, but the Nigerian has youth on his side – and that it a commodity Belletti does not possess.

His days of flying down the flank from right-back may be over (or at least not as prevalent) but Belletti is still a very solid player, and I’m sure he’s capable of doing a pretty decent anchoring job at a mid-Prem level.