Benitez: Terry could miss festive period

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John Terry could miss Chelsea's entire festive fixture programme after Rafael Benitez admitted his recovery from knee surgery was proving more problematic than first thought.

Interim manager Benitez was hopeful Terry would be fit to return for one of the Blues' four matches over Christmas and the new year.

But he stressed that he could not "guarantee" that, adding of his captain's recovery: "It's one step forward, one step back."

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