John Terry Return Means Conte Will Play 5-3-2 Against Manchester United Today

This is a guest post by a ‘friend’ of ours, a Chelsea fan discussing about the return of Chelsea’s John Terry for our clash against them tomorrow enjoy..

After weeks of being sidelined due to injury, Chelsea skipper John Terry is back and manager Antonio Conte has confirmed he will play against Manchester United on Sunday. Terry strained the ligaments in his foot in a 2-2 tie against Swansea back on September 11th, the former England international has since been missing from the Chelsea team but has now been given the all clear to participate on Sunday.

However, all we know is that he will feature, whether that’s a 20 minute appearance as a sub, or thrown straight back into a starting position; we don’t know. If he starts or not could be a big factor in Chelsea’s game plan as it could drastically change the formation. This defensive pairing of Cahill-Luiz has worked out pretty well for the Blues so far this season, but there has been times when Conte has played a 5-3-2 formation. If Terry is to start, then that 5-3-2 will most likely see Luiz and Cahill taking the middle, and Azpilecueta at right wing-back and Moreno on the left flank.

After last season’s disaster, Terry signed a one year extension on his contract, taking him until the end of this season. However, he was pretty reluctant to sign it but eventually caved in, and although he hasn’t announced anything, I would be surprised to see the legend back at the bridge next September.

For the last 2 or 3 years, every Chelsea fan has thought this is the last year for the incredible 26, and time and time again he’s proved us wrong, but this time, I’ve got a feeling this is it. He has been an absolute rock at the back for almost 500 games now for the blues, and been there for us through thick and thin.

After four premier league titles, 5 FA Cups and 1 Champions League victory, he is still roaring and dying inside until he gets back to playing at Stamford Bridge. He’s bled blue and white for 14 years, and this Saturday he returns after a seemingly never ending injury; against Jose Mourinho none the less.

But his experience will be key against Manchester United today if he is fully fit.

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