Premier League
EPL Home
Football League
World Cup 2014
Euro Football Home
Russian Premier
Ligue 1
La Liga
Football Italiano
International Home
World Cup 2010
Euro 2012 Stadiums
Euro 2012
Denmark 2011
AFCON 2013
About Us
Write for us
Contact Us

Terry to return for Chelsea

Bookmark and Share

By Andrew Tuft

Friday 21 February 2014

Premier League leaders Chelsea will have captain John Terry available for Saturday’s game against Champions League hopefuls Everton, Sky Sports has reported.

John Terry

Manager Jose Mourinho confirmed the centre-back is available again after Terry missed Chelsea’s last few games. David Luiz is ruled out with a muscle injury and Mourinho suggested the Brazilian’s absence means Terry will go straight back into the XI.

“'If, one day, we don't have David Luiz and John the situation is more difficult. John being ready keeps our balance,” Mourinho said.

“The captain's armband doesn't mean so much, it's a voice on pitch. To have a player to transmit what I need is important,” the Portuguese continued. “John has a level of performance that gives stability to the team, especially one with lots of young people.”

Chelsea go into the game with a one-point lead over Arsenal at the top of the table, and are two clear of third-place Manchester City. The London Blues meanwhile hold a 12-point advantage over sixth-place Everton but Mourinho insists Roberto Martinez’s Toffees will provide a stern test.

Everton beat Chelsea by a single Steven Naismith goal in the first meeting between the sides this season, coming at Goodison Park in September.

“If we can beat Everton, it is a good weekend for us,” added Mourinho. “If we lose points at home, it's never good.

“It doesn't matter what happened in the past. We think we can beat them because we believe in ourselves.

“Everton are a good team, they defend well and are dangerous on the counter-attack. It's a team with good balance. They are a very good team, playing very well and getting good results. They're in a position that reflects their quality.”

See what the expert tipsters at OLBG are tipping on Chelsea v Everton

Related Articles


Papiss Cisse hit with seven-match ban


Jagielka: Everton have to improve


Get your Premier League tickets with World Ticket Shop


Wenger impressed by mentality of Arsenal pair Giroud and Sanchez


Chelsea eyeing teenage Anderlecht duo


The rise and fall (and rise?) of Wayne Rooney's Everton relationship


West Ham vs Chelsea - Premier League preview and team news





Email Address *


Please enter code on left.

Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.


No Comments have been posted yet




Premier League Football News

ArsenalAston VillaChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UtdNewcastle UtdNorwich City
ReadingQueens Park RangersSouthamptonStoke CitySunderlandSwansea CityTottenham HotspurWest Bromwich AlbionWest HamWigan Athletic






Kick Football News