Zhirkov returns to Russia with Anzhi
August 6, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Zhirkov, 27, endured a difficult two years at Stamford Bridge, failing to establish himself as a regular under Carlo Ancelotti after arriving as the most expensive Russian player of all time when he moved for £18 million from CSKA Moscow.
The left-sided defender-cum-midfielder had stated his desire to return to Russia after an injury-plagued ...