John Terry has been ruled out of Chelsea’s crucial Premier League clash at Arsenal.
The Blues skipper was expected to return from the ankle injury he sustained at Swansea two weeks ago.
It was reported Terry had returned to training and only missed the midweek League Cup win at Leicester to get him fit for the Gunners fixture.
But now new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte must take his team into the home of their main London rivals without his leader at the back.
Conte confirmed: “John has been working again, but has not recovered in time for the Arsenal game.”