Conte confirms defender return

14 Oct

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has confirmed defender John Terry is available for the visit of champions Leicester on Saturday.

Chelsea: Conte confirms defender returnChelsea: Conte confirms defender return

Terry has been missing with an ankle injury but Conte says the veteran centre-half is now fit and could be involved against the Foxes.

“Yes, he’s available he came back middle of the week whole training session,” Conte told reporters.

“I have four central defenders and tomorrow I have to choose three. One must go on the bench.”

If Terry is restored to the starting side, Branislav Ivanovic is likely to miss out again, having after being dropped for the win at Hull in Chelsea’s last outing before to the international break.

Forward Willian is absent on compassionate leave following the death of his mother, and defender Kurt Zouma remains on the sidelines with a knee injury.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Begovic, Ivanovic, Alonso, Fabregas, Kante, Oscar, Hazard, Pedro, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Moses, Costa, Matic, Batshuayi, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Luiz, Eduardo.


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