Chelsea receive huge fitness boost as Antonio Conte welcomes back key man this weekend

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Chelsea captain John Terry will reportedly make his comeback from injury against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The 35-year-old hasn’t played since suffering ankle ligament damage in the 2-2 draw with Swansea City last month, and his absence has been noticeable, particularly in disappointing defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal.

Antonio Conte’s side have conceded nine goals in seven games in the Premier League so far this season, the second-worst defensive record out of the top 10 teams, and so the return of their influential captain will be a major boost for the team.

According to the Evening Standard, Terry joined his teammates in a training session at the end of last week, and having come through without suffering any setbacks, he’s in line to make his comeback against the defending champions.

The former England international is due to resume training today after being given the weekend off, and along with those that didn’t travel on international duty, Conte will continue to prepare his men for the weekend clash with Claudio Ranieri’s side.

It’s added that the Italian tactician will still continue to monitor Terry through the week to ensure that he’s fully fit to play, but the early suggestions are that he will be available for selection and given his importance to the team, it’s expected that he will be brought straight back into the line-up.

Conte has looked to switch to a back-three this season, and so it remains to be seen how Terry fits into that plan and who he’s partnered with to ensure that it works efficiently and makes Chelsea a more solid defensive unit.

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