Shevchenko: Injuries, coaches wrecked Chelsea chance

Andriy Shevchenko says injuries and changes of coach were to blame for his problems at Chelsea.

Andriy Shevchenko says injuries and changes of coach were to blame for his problems at Chelsea.

Currently on-loan at AC Milan, Shevchenko is looking forward to facing Chelsea skipper John Terry when Ukraine face England tomorrow night.

He said: "It will be strange meeting Terry or Rio Ferdinand again. For me and them there is a slight advantage because we know each other's strengths and weaknesses so well.

"I know Terry better than anyone else and, hopefully, I can use that information to beat him but we'll see.

"I won things at Chelsea but I would have liked to have had more minutes and scored more goals. They signed me as a goalscorer and things did not go well for me in that department.

"What with my injuries and the decisions of the coaches, I was never able to put a run of games together, which is so important for any player. In England I had good and bad times at Chelsea but it's true that people never got to see the Shevchenko that had been so good at Milan."

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