Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v Swansea

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 17:30

Barclays Prem

Borussia-Park

Last Game

M'gladbach 1 - 1 Swansea

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 17:00

Friendly Match

Shelvey reveals Gerrard advice

Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey says Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard advised him to remain at Anfield rather than head to south Wales.

Last Updated: 16/09/13 at 11:12 Post Comment

Jonjo Shelvey (r) with Steven Gerrard at Anfield last season

Jonjo Shelvey (r) with Steven Gerrard at Anfield last season

The 21-year-old Romford-born midfielder left Merseyside in July in the hope of securing more first-team football following three years with the Reds.

Shelvey said: "I said to him (Gerrard) that I might have to go elsewhere to get football.

"He told me 'stay here, you'll get your chance' and it was great to hear that from him but I felt I needed to get away.

"You probably think I'm mad because that's turning him down to stay there but I felt I had to come away to play.

"I'm lucky that I've found my feet at a club like Swansea."

However, Shelvey paid tribute to Gerrard who he says has been a major influence on his career.

Shelvey added: "I've always tried to emulate him as a player. He has always been my favourite player but I suppose there comes a time in your life when you can't copy him. You have got to be your own player.

"I'm not going out there every game and saying 'I've got be like Steven Gerrard'.

"I play the way I play and if that's the way he plays, then brilliant because I'd be happy to have half the career he's had."

Swansea entertain Liverpool on Monday evening at the Liberty Stadium, a match that will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 HD (7.00pm).

Footer 365

Arsene Wenger responds to Jose Mourinho taunt

Arsene Wenger has brushed off Jose Mourinho's latest taunts after the Chelsea boss said the Gunners' recent spending may come as "a surprise".

Manuel Pellegrini backs Raheem Sterling to justify price

Manuel Pellegrini insists Raheem Sterling will justify his club-record £49million price tag at Manchester City in the coming years.

Jose Mourinho: Arsenal spending way to title contention

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Arsene Wenger is buying his way into Premier League title contention.

Mail Box

Di Maria Just Didn't Fit (S**t Happens)

If a signing doesn't work there doesn't have to be a massive witch hunt. So there. Plus a detailed net spend rant, Breel Embolo, computer games and Louis van Gaal...

The Calculator Is On Wenger's Side...

Over the last five years, Arsenal's net spent is about 55% of Chelsea's, so shush your mouth Jose. Plus, Van Gaal is attacked and defended in equal measure...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company