Chelsea have received a major piece of positive injury news ahead of their clash with Manchester United, as Antonio Conte has revealed that John Terry has returned to fitness and will play this weekend.

The Blues skipper has been on the sidelines for a number of weeks and the West London side have reverted to a three-man defence in his absence.

Terry’s leadership and presence has been highlighted while he has been missing, with Conte’s men slumping to defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal without their defensive talisman.

However, the Italian trainer has given the home side’s fans some positive news with the fact that the former England captain will feature against United.

“John is in good shape,” Sky Sports quote Conte as saying.

“He trained with the team. He’s good. He solved his problem with his ankle and he trained very well this week. He’s available for the game.”

It will be interesting to see the makeup of the Chelsea defence upon Terry’s return, with David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta currently in the side’s rearguard.

The Spaniard may revert to the right wing-back role to accommodate the club captain, or one of the others could find himself on the bench.


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