It has now been stated that John Terry will return to action in the upcoming days, after recovering from his recent ankle injury and will be available for Chelsea’s clash at Stamford Bridge against Manchester United at the weekend. The news has been confirmed by manager Antonio Conte himself, who would have been relieved with the addition of his skipper back to his squad.
The Blues’ skipper has not featured for the west London outfit since early September and was an absentee from training on Thursday as well, which had raise several speculations about his fitness once again.
Just when it had seemed that the ex England international was on the verge of regaining full fitness once again, the injury was further aggravated.
Despite, all such claims, the 35-year-old centre-back will be fit for Jose Mourinho’s return to the Bridge, after being sacked by the club last term and eventually joining the Red Devils at the start of the current campaign.
Conte spoke in his recent interview and stated, “John is in good shape. He trained with the team (on Friday). He solved his problem with his ankle. He’s available for the game.”
The defensive star missed five weeks of action and last played against Swansea City, though was present on the bench in the 3-0 triumph over champions of England, Leicester City.
His return to the team would be a huge boost, not just for the manager, but for the players as well, as both teams will battle it out for all three points on Sunday night.