Chelsea Handed Injury Boost With Key Man Expected To Be Available For Leicester

By on October 10, 2016

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Chelsea have been handed a major injury boost with Antonio Conte confident skipper John Terry will be available to face Leicester City on Saturday, according to the Evening Standard.

Terry has been on the sidelines since suffering an ankle injury during the final stages of the Blues 2-2 draw at Swansea City a month ago following a clash with Leroy Fer in stoppage time.

The 35-year-old was initially only ruled out for a matter of days and had hoped to return against Arsenal last month but his absence has been longer than expected due to a number of minor setbacks in training.

However, the Evening Standard claim that Terry was able to return to full training at the end of last week and came through a session with those team mates not involved in international duty unscathed.

The centre-back was then granted permission to have the weekend off but is back at Cobham today and is expected to take part in training with the rest of the squad as they begin to prepare for Saturday’s clash with Leicester City.

As long as the long-serving captain doesn’t suffer any further setbacks over the coming days, the newspaper says that Chelsea are confident Terry will be passed fit and available for selection for the visit of the defending champions to Stamford Bridge this weekend.

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The news will come as a huge boost to Conte as Chelsea have sorely missed their skipper in recent games with the club losing Premier League games against Liverpool and Arsenal in his absence before easing to a 2-0 win at Hull last time out.

Conte moved to play a three at the back formation at the KCOM Stadium so it’ll be interesting to see if the Italian tactician sticks with that system should Terry come back in to the team on Saturday afternoon.

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