but parked at PSV until last season, told officials on landing at Heathrow that he is a Chelsea player. But he was subjected to a lengthy delay while his paperwork was rigorously checked over on the grounds that - as a Chelsea player - he did not have a work permi每期一肖中特肖图 t. Eventually the fed-up star, 25, decided enough was enough and promptly flew back to Brazil. Had Alex arrived at customs and told officials that he was a tourist - which he is as he is technically not yet a Chelsea player - he would
not have suffered the delay. He was stopped, however, because of his incorrect declaration of his status. A hearing for a work permit will take place next week in London. A Chelsea statement said l ast night: We are in t
he process of applying for a permit. At immigration there was a request to clarify Alexs current status. All of the paperwork was in order and was cleared to enter the country. He chose to fly back but will return when necessary. Meanwhile, Blues boss
Jose Mourinho is facing an early injury crisis with 12 players in danger of missing Sundays Community Shield showdown with Manchester United. With Michael Ballack and Wayne Bridge already ruled out of the start of the new season, Mourinho is staring at a major shortage of players ahead of the Wembley clash. Skipper John Terry, still struggling with a toe problem, was one of six men who sat out of training yesterday ahead of tonights friendly with Brondby in Copenhagen. A
ndriy Shevchenko, Paulo Ferreira and knee victims Arjen Robben, Claude Makelele and Michael Essien were all missing. HAVE you picked your team for our great You The Manager fantasy football game? Click here...