Zhrikov’s Chelsea debut to be further delayed

Chelsea recruit Yuri Zhirkov will have to wait for his debut with the club because of a niggling knee injury.

Chelsea recruit Yuri Zhirkov will have to wait for his debut with the club because of a niggling knee injury.

The Blues take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night but will be without the Russian winger again.

Blues defender Julian Belletti will again miss whilst midfielder Joe Cole is back in full training but is not yet match fit.