VILLAS BOAS DEFENDS TERRY

In the swirling midsts of another scandal, at least John Terry can count on the support of his manager at Chelsea Football Club. Whilst many in the press (and certainly on the internet) are willing to castigate JT for his use of a racist slur, AVB insists that Terry is not letting it affect him, and believes to the very end that there has been a misunderstanding.

John Terry has always maintained that the words he is captured screaming on videos across the net were taken out of context - it misses off the first bit where he screamed that he would never say those words.

LAMPARD SUPPORTS TERRY

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard insists captain John Terry should not take any flak for his red card against Tottenham.

The defender has been heavily criticised for his dismissal in the defeat at White Hart Lane and manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted his skipper may have 'lost control'. The centre-back's performance against Tottenham added to questions about the quality of his displays, while he was stripped of his country's captaincy in the wake of the Wayne Bridge saga earlier in the campaign.

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