Terry Gets Conte’s Nod To Return For Chelsea Against Leicester

Terry Gets Conte’s Nod To Return For Chelsea Against Leicester

Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, has revealed that skipper John Terry, will be available for Saturday's English Premier League lunch time kick-off game against champions Leicester City at Stamford Bridge, Completesportsnigeria.com.

Terry sustained an ankle injury in Chelsea's 2-2 away draw against Swansea in September.

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Speaking during his Friday's Press Conference, Conte said Terry will make his long-awaited return to the team.

"John Terry is available for tomorrow's game," Conte disclosed.

The former Juventus boss stated that he was working on the issue of Chelsea's weak defence and  urged his defenders to try and deny Leicester space to operate.

"I love the players who always show a good spirit. The central defenders must be very aggressive and cover the space.

"It was necessary to find a solution because it's not right that a team like Chelsea were conceding so many goals.

"We have a week between games, which gives us more time to improve the physical and tactical aspect," Conte added. 

Ahead of his meeting with his compatriot, Claudio Ranieri, Conte described him as one of the best managers around.

"The Italian people were happy Claudio won the title with Leicester, he's a good manager and a good man."

Conte played down reports making the rounds that he is on the verge of being sacked by Chelsea.

"I am focused on my work and improving the team. I have a good relationship with the club."

The former Italy coach sent his condolences to Willian who recently lost his mother.

"We are very sad for Willian, our prayers are with him and his family."

And on the importance of Ngolo Kante and Michy Batshuayi for Chelsea, Conte said:"He (Kante) is very important and we are very pleased to have him with us. He has good stamina, technique and personality."

"Batshuayi is a young player with great potential in the technical and physical aspect. He's ready to play from the start."

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