OBA THE MOON ... striker Obafemi Martins celebrates his first Brum goal

Mass exodus looms at Chelsea

Birmingham City are in relegation waters, but new signing Obafemi Martins believes he can deliver the goals that can save the club from the drop.

Obafemi joined Birmingham during the January transfer window. He was on target in Birmingham’s 3-0 thrashing of Shefield Wednesday at the weekend and he declared that bringing the club from the relegation bracket was his priority.

“I’m not the sort of guy who will come in and say I’m going to score ten or 15 goals.

“We’re in the relegation group at the moment. We need to get out of that and move up the table.
“I’m here to score goals, yes of course, but not get relegated. It’s about helping the team to do that and it doesn’t matter how many I get, as long as we stay in the league.”

He added that coming back to premier league was thrilling, considering his last competitive match was at Barcelona in the Champions League at the beginning of December.

“It’s not been easy coming back after two years to the Premier League, which is all about running. I hope to get in shape very soon,” Obafemi said

Mass exodus looms at Chelsea

…Roman to boot out Mikel, Anelka

In the wake of the loss and elimination to Everton in the FA Cup, Chelsea are expected to make big moves in the off-season. From players to their coaching staff, Blues owner Roman Abramovich is speculated to change the face of the team.

The likes of Nicolas Anelka, John Obi Mikel, Yuri Zhirkov, Paulo Ferreira and Yossi Benayoun are all also on the trading block as Chelsea are rumored to make five significant signings.

Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti, who is in the hot seat after winning a double last season; is now contending for one title this term, the Champions League.

The current Premier League and FA Cup champions sit outside the top four in the Premier League and have been eliminated from the FA Cup. With an upcoming series against Copenhagen in the Round of 16 in the Champions League Carlo Ancelotti feels no more added pressure with the loss to Everton.

The Italian could be sacked for his recent fixtures. Chelsea are set to let attack force Didier Drogba and Florent Malouda go in the offseason.

Their targets Javier Pastore and Kaka are looking to be added in the midfield, as they build a team around recently acquired Fernando Torres.

Chelsea owner hinted at a big summer transfer window in January when he flushed out £73 million on signing Fernando Torres and Benfica’s defender David Luiz. It is also being said the Santos young striker Neymar could find himself in Chelsea next year.


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