TORRES NEARLY JOINED CITY

The Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has revealed that the club became extremely close to signing the Liverpool striker Fernando Torres before Chelsea managed to sign the Spaniard for a British transfer record fee of £ 50 million in 2011.

TERRY MAKES FIRST TEAM

The manager of Chelsea, Roberto Di Matteo, surprised everyone by not including the team’s skipper, John Terry, in the starting line up in the match against Stoke City which was played at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Terry was expected to be a part of the first XI and everyone got surprised when Terry’s name didn’t appear in the list of the players who were going to start the match for Chelsea. The skipper came to play as substitute in the 89th minute of the match.

GREAT TO BE BACK

Chelsea captain and defender John Terry has said that he is happy to be back into the first-team of Chelsea with focus on winning the titles and nothing else. The England defender was alleged to have been guilty of racially abusing the QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.

HODGSON BACKS TERRY

England manager Roy Hodgson has said that he is extremely happy that Chelsea captain and defender John Terry put in one of the best performances in recent times to help England reach the quarter-finals of the Euro 2012 amidst all difficulties.

TERRY WANTS FA CUP WIN

Chelsea captain John Terry has said that he wants the players to perform exceptionally well in the FA Cup final against Liverpool and win the cup for interim manager Roberto di Matteo.

The Italian has done an excellent job since taking over from Andre Villas-Boas midway through the season.

TERRY ADMITS GOAL WAS WRONG

Following the impressive 5-1 win over Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final, John Terry has said that the controversial goal scored by Juan Mata should have never stood.

The Chelsea captain also called for the goal-line technology to be introduced as soon as possible.

TERRY GIVES CHELSEA BOOST

John Terry has handed a massive boost for Chelsea after declaring himself fit for the match against Tottenham. Terry was unavailable for the match against Manchester city in the midweek due to the knee problem surfacing once again, and no-one was quite sure when he'd be back.

TERRY LOSES CAPTAINCY

Stuart Pearce, the new manager and caretaker of the England tem has clearly mentioned that he might not include John Terry in the Euro 2012 squad.

TERRY WANTS TO PLAY

Chelsea captain John Terry has reportedly said that he will not be ruling himself out of selection for the Euro 2012, which will take place in the summer in Poland and Ukraine.

John Terry has been recently removed from the captaincy for the second time, which has prompted suggestions that he would finally consider retiring from the international scene.

TERRY PRAISES TEAM BRAVERY

Chelsea captain John Terry has praised his team-mates for their bravery, given the way they have made goal-line clearances in the last few matches.

Goal-line clearances have ensured that Chelsea remain in the hunt for the fourth position, which will ensure Champions League qualification for the next season. Given that the opportunity to win the title seems to have vanished after a poor start to the season, Andre Villas-Boas will be hoping that Chelsea can qualify for the Champions League before starting the rebuilding process.

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