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John Terry fails fitness test ahead of Chelsea's match against Hull City

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Contrary to earlier reports, John Terry has apparently not passed his fitness test ahead of tomorrow's game at the KCOM Stadium against Hull City.  This is according to Matt Hughes at The Times.

John Terry [has been] ruled out of tomorrow's Premier League match away to Hull City [...] it is understood that he has not been passed fit, leaving Conte with the defenders that have been badly exposed in their past two losses.

-source: Times

The Times confirm that as reported earlier in the week, Terry had been back at training and looking fit, so it's not immediately obvious whether he suffered some sort of setback or if those earlier reports were perhaps just a tad bit too optimistic.

Conte is due to address the media in a few hours and will probably confirm or deny this report.

If JT is in fact out — which, in the grand scheme of things probably not all that tragic and the upcoming international break should allow him to recover fully — Conte will have a very interesting decision to make who to start next to David Luiz.  Neither Cahill or Ivanovic fill me with great confidence at the moment as center backs, but unless we get super creative, it will be one of the two if Terry's unable to go.