Carlo Ancelotti has already lost a number of key players to injury. The long list of injured players at Chelsea continues to grow with the latest additions being Didier Drogba and Alex. They now join Petr Cech, Yuri Zhirkov, and Yossi Benayoun on the treatment table. The news just gets worse for Ancelotti after Michael Mancienne revealed that he would like a permanent transfer to a club.
Mancienne raised a few eyebrows when he was called up to the England squad for an International friendly by Fabio Capello but he has failed to establish in Chelsea’s first team. He is not physically imposing to be a centre-half and not great at
defensive midfield either. Not the ideal combination for success in Chelsea’s multi-national squad.
“I’ve been at Chelsea since I was a kid and I’d love to break into the first-team, but it’s hard for any young player knowing how much quality they’ve got. I’ve had two seasons on loan at Wolves and had regular games and really enjoyed it. Now I want to be settled at one club,”
He is 22 now and it is fair to say that he has passed the stage where development comes for most players.
But is selling him at a point when Alex is injured and Carvalho on the verge of a transfer the best decision?