John Terry hasn't played for Chelsea in over six weeks, since injuring his ankle in the 2-2 draw at Swansea at the start of September. But the club captain is back for Wednesday's huge EFL Cup clash at London rivals West Ham.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Antonio Conte revealed that Terry is in line to start the derby clash at the London Stadium on Wednesday night.
‘Tomorrow I will decide the starting 11 but John’s fit and he’s been training well.'— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 25, 2016
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"Yeah, he’s fit to start and in good shape but tomorrow I’ll decide the team. But John is fit. He trained very well this week and last week and he’s ready."
Chelsea fans will no doubt be excited at the prospect of seeing their leader come back into the side for what is their first visit to the Hammers' new London home.
And the general mood of Blues fans seems to be positive heading into the cup game, with Sunday's 4-0 demolition over United still fresh in the minds of supporters.
Only 5% of Chelsea fans seem worried ahead of Wednesday's clash, with the overall mood online clearly very positive prior to kickoff.