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Zhirkov casts doubt on Chelsea future

Yuri Zhirkov admits he is considering his future at Chelsea.

Zenit St Petersburg and Spartak Moscow are both monitoring the Russian, who saw his first season blighted by knee injuries after an £18million move to Stamford Bridge from CSKA Moscow last year.

As a left winger or full back, he is behind Ashley Cole and Florent Malouda at Chelsea and he said: "I'll certainly get a chance in the next few months and I'll try to use it completely.

"Then, in the winter, everything will probably depend on whether I got this chance and how I used it.

"We are currently in brilliant form and getting past Malouda and Cole is problematic. Everyone understands about the competition: once you are on the bench you can be there for a long time. But I will definitely get a chance.

"The thoughts when you are watching your team play are always the same: you support, worry and your soul wants to be on the pitch to help."

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