Chelsea skipper John Terry insists that he is fully recovered from the knee problem that has haunted him for the past few months and says that he’s ready to play in the FA Cup replay against Brentford at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Terry sat out during last night’s Europa League win against Sparta Prague but took part in a vigorous fitness test on the pitch after the game. Despite the ‘who needs Terry?’ headline in the Sun I don’t believe Rafael Benitez has a problem with the captain and isn’t intending on creating one, he’s merely being careful as he argued Terry is caught in a ‘vicious circle’.
It has been hard for him to regain his fitness since the injury he suffered against Liverpool in November and because he hasn’t always been able to train with the team, it has been difficult for the manager to assess just how ready he is to return to the fold as he’s had a number of setbacks on the same injury.
But the 32-year-old remains optimistic:
“I am feeling good and strong. I am ready to face Brentford on Sunday.”
The team has lacked leadership at times this season and I hope we’ll see Terry on the pitch this Sunday.