Shaun Wright Phillips open up to Struggling Under Mourinho In Chelsea in 2005

Shaun Wright-Phillips joined Chelsea from Manchester City for £21million in 2005.

Wright-Phillips was just 23-years-old at the time of the move and he went on to play 125 games for the Blues over the next five years, winning the Premier League and the FA Cup.

However he admitted he struggled to adapt to not being the key player in the side like he was at City as he was often rotated in and out of the first team.
Shaun Wright Phillips open up to Struggling Under Mourinho In Chelsea in 2005

Shaun Wright Phillips open up to Struggling Under Mourinho In Chelsea in 2005.

Despite this he was full of praise for his first Blues manager in Mourinho, and insisted he was offered opportunities to impress when asked if he was given a fair chance at Stamford Bridge by the current Tottenham Hotspur boss.

‘Yes, I did. Mourinho was a revelation for me,’ he told Four-Four-Two.

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Shaun Wright Phillips open up to Struggling Under Mourinho In Chelsea in 2005

‘He was so premeditated in so many ways. We played Spurs in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, and on the Thursday before the game he said, “This is the team, but be ready: if we’re losing, I’ll bring you on, we’re going to draw, and then we’ll go to White Hart Lane and win the replay”.That’s exactly what happened. I scored in the replay, too.

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