Terry eases Chelsea's injury worries

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Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has insisted he has no concerns over John Terry’s fitness after the Blues skipper played 45 minutes of their Carling Cup defeat to Newcastle.

Terry started the game at Stamford Bridge, which Chelsea lost 3-2, but was replaced by Brazilian Alex for the second half, prompting worries over wether he will be fit fir the trip to Manchester City.

However Ancelotti, who watched three players limp out of the game meaning his side finished with 10 men, has confirmed Terry was always going to be replaced at the halfway point.

The Italian said: “He played without and problems; it was in the plan to play him for just 45 minutes.”

Salomon Kalou, Yossi Benayoun and Gael Kakuta did pick up knocks during the game and the former AC Milan manager admitted the two former will miss the trip to Eastlands.

"But I don't think Kalou will be available for Manchester game, also Benayoun. It is a muscle problem so we need more time for him to rest,” he added.

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