Veron: I asked to be left out
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former Manchester United man joined The Blues for close to £17 million in the summer, but was not even included in the squad for the match against Middlesbrough at the weekend.
Veron claims that he asked to be left out, citing a lack of fitness for his failure to hit top form.
"I talked to the manager and I explained to him that best thing I could do was to stop playing in the first team so that I could train and get back to my best physical condition," said Veron.
"Remember I did not make pre-season training with Chelsea and now I want to put myself right so that I can play regularly.
"I don't want to do things the wrong way and then risk suffering from exhaustion.
"Ranieri told me that he understood and we came to an agreement.
"There are no problems between us. When the team played against Middlesbrough and I got the most out of my time to train differently."