Thursday 18 July 2013
Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.
Shaun Wright-Phillips became Chelsea's fourth signing of the summer of 2005 when he joined the Barclays Premier League champions from Manchester City.
The 23-year-old, who had been at City since 1998, signed a five-year deal with the London club to join Asier Del Horno, Scott Sinclair and Lassana Diarra in completing moves to Stamford Bridge.
"We're delighted that Shaun has joined us," Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon said. "He'll be a fantastic asset to the team and squad. This carries on the Chelsea policy of investing in young, top English talent."
Wright-Phillips made 27 appearances as Chelsea retained the Barclays Premier League title in his first season at the club but had to wait until April 2007 for his first League goal, when he scored twice in the victory over West Ham United.
He won the FA Cup and the League Cup in 2006/07 but after falling out of favour with manager Felipe Scolari, Wright-Phillips rejoined Manchester City in 2008 after making a total of 82 League appearances and scoring four goals in the blue of Chelsea.
Wright-Phillips spent four seasons at the Etihad Stadium before joining Queens Park Rangers in 2011.