Chelsea Skipper John Terry Rubbishes Fitness Claims

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Old man Terry can go twice a week.

Chelsea skipper John Terry has told the club not to worry about his fitness amidst growing fears that he can no longer cut the frantic pace of the Premier League, the Daily Mail reports.

The 32-year-old has made just 22 appearances in all competitions this season and interim manager Rafa Benitez has implemented a rotation policy with the squad.

But the ex-England man has made the decision to speak out and declare himself fit enough to handle 180 minutes of football a week after he joined follow veteran Frank Lampard on the bench for Sunday’s FA Cup semi final defeat to Manchester City.

Terry has missed large chunks of this season thanks to suspension and injury. At the start of the season he was handed a four match ban after being found guilty of racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand and in December he suffered a knee ligament injury that saw him miss 16 first team games, including the club’s involvement in the World Club Cup.

The experienced centre back clashed with Benitez in February after their defeat to Manchester City and many believe that their relationship has reportedly been irreparable ever since. The Spaniard has since preferred to play Branislav Ivanovic and David Luiz ahead of Terry.

Chelsea have also been linked to a move for Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches this summer.

However, Benitez will be out the door at the end of the season and with Jose Mourinho rumoured to be returning, Terry could find himself back in the squad more often if the Portuguese maestro does make his comeback at Stamford Bridge.

 

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