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Where does Wright-Phillips fit in?

Shaun Wright-Phillips may not think so, but there could well be some similarities between Chelsea and ourselves - from his own perspective at least.

Now, with the summer additions, Wright-Phillips could find himself on the outside looking in, much like his time at Chelsea.

Mark Hughes now realistically has two players in every position. The likelihood is that he fields a 4-3-3/4-5-1 formation. I expect a central striker supplemented by Robinho and Carlos Tevez. I also see Hughes fielding a midfield trio of Ireland, Barry and either de Jong or Kompany.

Thus leaving no place for Wright-Phillips.

Of course he is going to feature throughout the season. It is a long season and Hughes will tinker with the formation at times, but his 'go to' team I don't think includes Wright-Phillips.

Not what he had in mind when he re-signed almost twelve months ago.