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Chelsea skipper to miss Liverpool clash

John Terry has to be substituted. Credit: PA

Chelsea have confirmed John Terry will be out for ten days after picking up an injury against Swansea at the weekend.

The Blues skipper will now miss the game with Liverpool on Friday after straining ligaments in his foot.

John Terry’s injury suffered in Sunday’s game at Swansea is strained ligaments in his foot. He will be out for approximately 10 days.

Our captain was injured in the closing minutes of the 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium. He completed the game in pain and Antonio Conte confirmed afterwards the problem would need medical assessment.

– Chelsea statement


Jose Mourinho will be a success at Man United - Terry

John Terry says Jose Mourinho will be a success at Manchester United Credit: PA

John Terry has backed his former boss Jose Mourinho to be a success at Manchester United this season and suggests the fight between the new Premier League managers will be great for English top-flight football.

The former Chelsea manager was appointed this week as the successor to Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, while Antonio Conte takes over at Stamford Bridge after UEFA Euro 2016 and joins a host of new managerial faces in England.

Pep Guardiola will pitch up at Manchester City this summer, while the likes of Leicester City, Liverpool and West Ham United all brought in new managers at the start of, or during, last season, and Terry thinks the battle of minds on the sidelines will make for intriguing viewing in the new campaign.

It's fantastic news for Man United. I'm sure the Man United fans and players will be delighted with (Jose Mourinho's appointment) it. I've said many times before, he's the best manager I've worked under and a real delight.

It's a shame the way he finished at Chelsea this year but I wish him well because he's a great manager and a great man as well, he'll be great for Manchester United I'm sure.

I think it's great for English football, not only what Leicester achieved last year with Claudio Ranieri coming in, Jose and Pep Guardiola up in Manchester, Conte coming to Chelsea as well, there's a real fight among the managers.

I think it's going to be interesting, not only for football in general but also for the Premier League.

– John Terry

I want to finish my career at Chelsea - John Terry

John Terry wants to remain at Chelsea Credit: PA

John Terry's future remains unclear after the captain hinted he wishes to negotiate the contract extension he has been offered by Chelsea.

The 35-year-old captain, suspended for the season-concluding 1-1 draw with Premier League champions Leicester, was serenaded by fans as he bade a potential goodbye after 703 appearances since his debut in October 1998.

Terry, whose current contract expires on June 30, in January said he would be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season. The club insisted an offer may be forthcoming and it arrived last week.

The defender said it was for a "different role", hinting at reduced terms and without guarantees of a first-team place under incoming head coach Antonio Conte.

Terry endeared himself yet further to supporters when congratulating Leicester and Claudio Ranieri, the Foxes boss and his former manager, on their title success and the supporters sang "John Terry, we want you to stay".

I'm delighted Leicester have won it and I'm just glad Tottenham haven't.

I've said for a very long time I want to be here for the rest of my career. I want to finish my career here.

We'll have a few days and we'll be speaking to the club. Listen, I want to stay. The club knows that, the fans know that. We all want the same thing.

– John Terry


Hiddink unsure of Terry Chelsea future

Guus Hiddink saw John Terry sent off at Sunderland. Credit: PA

Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink believes John Terry can play on at the highest level but was unable to clarify if the captain has played his final game for the Blues.

Terry made his 703rd - and, potentially, his last - appearance for Chelsea in last Saturday's 3-2 loss at Sunderland.

The 35-year-old, who made his debut in October 1998, was sent off for the second time this season and will serve a two-game suspension.

The ban rules Terry out of Wednesday's Premier League clash at Liverpool and Sunday's fixture with champions Leicester, when a Stamford Bridge farewell was probable.

Whether it would've been the last game that's not up to me.

When I make a judgement on how he plays and his fitness on his age, he's able to play, he's able to continue.

Where? What the near future is is up to the club, it's not for me to make declarations on that.

– Guus Hiddink

Chelsea skipper could return for Spurs - Hiddink

John Terry could be back soon. Credit: PA

John Terry could have a say in the Premier League title race after all and may return for Chelsea against Tottenham on May 2.

Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink on Friday revealed Terry, who has an Achilles injury, would travel to Bournemouth for Saturday's match, with a view to a return to the squad against title-chasing Spurs.

John is very committed. He was very annoyed about his injury, but now recovering. He desperately wants to be with the team.

I hope he will step up next week and we will see how it will go in the last couple of games.

We play on Monday week. He has to step up, starting next week. He should be training with the group at least by Thursday (to be considered to face Spurs).

– John Terry
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