Zhirkov doubtful for Shield clash

Yuri Zhirkov is doubtful for Chelsea's Community Shield showdown with Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday after suffering a knee injury.

Last Updated: 07/08/09 at 15:20

Zhirkov: Injured in training

Zhirkov: Injured in training

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Coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that the Russian is struggling to be fit in time for the clash after picking up a knock in training.

Midfielder Joe Cole is also likely to miss out as he continues rehabilitation work on his knee.

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