Rolando Bianchi has been delivered another snub by Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson.

Strike ace Emile Mpenza will miss Manchester City's clash at Chelsea today because of a hamstring injury.

But boss Eriksson has again ignored the pleas of Italian ace Bianchi and instead chosen £6million flop Georgios Samaras.

Bianchi said: "I'm not used to being left on the side. I have set a reasonable deadline of December for things to change.

"I don't like playing five or 10 minutes of games."