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Chelsea captain John Terry ruled out of Man City game

Chelsea captain John Terry is out Sunday's FA Cup fifth-round tie with Manchester City with a hamstring injury, interim boss Guus Hiddink said on Friday.

Terry is not ready to return from injury just yet. Credit: PA

Terry missed Chelsea's 2-1 Champions League last-16 first-leg loss at Paris St Germain on Tuesday night with the problem sustained in last Saturday's Premier League win over Newcastle.

The 35-year-old skipper's next appearance will be his 700th for Chelsea, who maintain a contract offer might be forthcoming after Terry revealed he would be leaving Stamford Bridge when his current deal expires at the end of the season.

Hiddink said:

He will not be fit for this weekend. I saw him this morning. He was with the physios yesterday, trying a bit on the pitch. (But) still too many problems to be fit for the weekend.

– Chelsea captain John Terry

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John Terry set to leave Chelsea under a cloud

John Terry is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club as his Chelsea career appears set to end in dispute.

There will be no fairytale ending for John Terry at Chelsea. Credit: PA

The Chelsea skipper on Sunday night revealed he would be leaving Stamford Bridge after the club opted not to renew his contract.

Terry said the incoming manager may be able to reverse the decision, while Chelsea suggested a contract offer could be forthcoming and "the channels of dialogue (remained) open".

Yet in making the club's stance public, Terry effectively issued a come-and-get-me-plea to the cash-rich clubs in Major League Soccer, China and elsewhere and it would now take a remarkable U-turn for him to stay at Stamford Bridge for a 19th season.

Terry, who says he intends to leave the Barclays Premier League, is already free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club and may do so before a permanent successor to Jose Mourinho is appointed.

Guus Hiddink, Chelsea interim boss following December's sacking of Mourinho, will address the matter on Tuesday at a media conference ahead of the Premier League clash with Watford, but his caretaker capacity means he has little influence.

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Chelsea skipper Terry calls Mourinho 'best boss ever'

John Terry has taken to instagram. Credit: Instagram

Chelsea captain John Terry took to Instagram to express his sorrow after manager Jose Mourinho was sacked on Thursday.

In an emotional post Terry described the Portuguese as the "very best boss", going on to describe Mourinho as a friend.

Mourinho was sacked after a poor start to the season for Chelsea, including some sub-par performance from Terry, leaving the club in 16th place in the Premier League.

Chelsea captain 'relieved' after beating Norwich

Chelsea captain John Terry admits he was relieved following Saturday's win over Norwich, and hopes it can kick-start their season.

Terry was relieved after Chelsea ended their losing streak. Credit: PA

The holders claimed just a fourth win from 13 games of the Premier League campaign as Diego Costa's goal secured a 1-0 success at Stamford Bridgefor the Blues to climb above their opponents to 15th in the table.

Terry told Chelsea TV:

We're delighted to win. Relieved as well. Picking up three points has been a really good feeling. Good performance to top it off as well.

Hopefully we can put ourselves on a good run of games now and climb up this table. We can build on this now and hopefully get another win on Tuesday.

– Chelsea captain John Terry
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