Eidur downs Robben reliance
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Eidur Gudjohnsen has hit back at those who have labelled Chelsea a one man team.Eidur Gudjohnsen has hit back at those who have labelled Chelsea a one man team in Arjen Robben's absence.
The Premiership leaders failed to break down a stubborn Manchester City backline at the weekend and the absence of Robben's explosive pace did seem to hinder their efforts.
A fractured foot has rendered Robben redundant for at least the next six weeks but his Icelandic team-mate insists Chelsea will continue to prosper without him.
Robben will miss forthcoming UEFA Champions League clashes with Barcelona and the Carling Cup final against Liverpool, with Chelsea desperate to deliver on Gudjohnsen's prediction.
"Arjen is a very special player. He brings a lot of quality into the team, but we have a big squad and will just have to make sure that the players which are fit do their jobs and play to the best of their capabilities," said Gudjohnsen.
"It is a blow, obviously, and it is a blow for him as well because it is his second serious injury in his first year for Chelsea.
"He has shown this year what he is capable of and time is on his side, he is very young, so there is a lot more to come from him, as there is from the team.
''I think the team exists of more players than just Arjen Robben. We managed well without him at the start of the season, and we will do so again.
"We have got a squad of quality players and I am sure whoever replaces him will play his best, as will the team and I think we will do our talking on the pitch and let everyone else speculate."