Mourinho Confirms This Chelsea Duo Will Start League Cup Clash After Arsenal Snub
Jose Mourinho has confirmed that John Terry and Radamel Falcao will start against Walsall after being axed for Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday
Jose Mourinho has confirmed that John Terry and Radamel Falcao will start against Walsall after being axed for Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Arsenal, according to the Mirror.
Terry was surprisingly left out by Mourinho for Saturday’s crucial victory over the Gunners at Stamford Bridge after previously being dropped for the Blues 4-0 Champions League win over Maccabi Tel Aviv in midweek.
Kurt Zouma has struck up an impressive partnership with Gary Cahill at the back and the young French centre-back justified his selection after scoring the opening goal against Arsenal at the weekend.
It spells bad news for Terry and the skipper now faces the humiliation of playing for Chelsea’s second-string against Walsall in their Capital One Cup clash on Wednesday night.
Terry will be joined by Radamel Falcao with the Colombian international set to replace bad-boy Diego Costa in attack, with Mourinho confirming to reporters that the duo will start against the League One high-flyers at the Banks’ Stadium.
“Yes, I (will) play (Radamel) Falcao. Diego goes on the bench,” Mourinho is quoted as saying by the Mirror
He was then asked if Terry would play at Walsall and answered:
“Sure, of course.”
Playing in the League Cup is the latest sign that Terry’s days as a first team regular at Chelsea look numbered. The 34-year-old has gone from being a key member of Mourinho’s side who played every minute of every league game last season, to being axed for big Premier League and Champions League games in favour of turning out in the League Cup.
Terry is out-of-contract at the end of the season and it remains to be seen whether he’ll be able to do enough to earn himself another deal or if his glittering Stamford Bridge career is now coming to an end.
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