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Chelsea fans react badly as John Terry remains sidelined

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Chelsea fans have come out in droves on Twitter to allay their concerns about the possibility of defeat in their upcoming fixture against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday following a tweet from the club's official Twitter account.

@ChelseaFC  tweeted: 'Antonio Conte says John Terry hasn't recovered from his injury yet and won't be available tomorrow. #CFC'

The former England centre-back picked up the injury when he was caught by Swansea City midfielder Leroy Fer as Chelsea took on the Swans at the Liberty Stadium on September 11.

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Terry left the Liberty Stadium on crutches that day, and has since missed out on two fixtures.

The injury saw Terry sidelined during his side's home defeat at the hands of Liverpool - who beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge - and also for their away victory over Leicester City, where they beat the Foxes 4-2 in the EFL Cup.

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The upcoming match against Arsenal will be the third match in a row that Conte will be without his first choice centre-back, while Blues defender Kurt Zouma also remains out despite returning to training following a knee injury.

Arsenal are not without their share of injury headaches, however.

Arsene Wenger will be without midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who is struggling with a hamstring injury, and there are also doubts over the fitness of striker Olivier Giroud, who has been out for the last two weeks with a toe problem.

You can see some of the tweets below.

Although Chelsea do have a strong squad, the fans' fears may well be justified. Arsenal are coming into this tie on a good run of form, with the Gunners scoring eight goals in their last two outings.

Arsenal have won their last three Premier League fixtures on the bounce, that last of which being a 4-1 demolition of Hull City at the KCOM Stadium last Saturday. They also managed to score four goals in their last outing, which was an EFL Cup third round tie away to Nottingham Forest.

Conte may still hold a slight psychological advantage over his counterpart tomorrow, however, as Conte was part of the Juventus side that beat Arsenal in Turin back in 2002.

It was a defeat that knocked Arsenal out of that year's Champions League competition. 

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