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Another setback for Chelsea captain John Terry ahead of Manchester United match

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According to The Times, Chelsea captain John Terry will miss yet another game after suffering yet another ankle injury.  It's unclear if it's the same ankle that had kept him out for most of the past month and a half, or the other one.  I'm not sure which option would be more concerning.

The Chelsea captain was unable to train yesterday after sustaining his second ankle injury of the season...

Terry will be assessed today by Chelsea's medical staff, but even if he is fit to train it is unlikely that he will be risked after picking up two separate ankle injuries in the space of six weeks.

-source: Times

JT had made his return to the matchday squad last weekend, but he remained an unused substitute in Chelsea's 3-0 win over Leicester City.  Now it sounds like we may not see him play for a bit while longer.

If Terry's out, Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte will likely stick with the same back line who have managed to keep back-to-back clean sheets since the switch to the 3-4-3 formation (with Cahill, David Luiz, and Azpilicueta the three center backs).