John Terry has had a busy week walking up and down the stairs of the English FA. Surprisingly, after being acquitted by the court, he is facing a FA trial over his racist comments which he is being accused of insulting Anton Ferdinand. The four man panel is expected to deliver a verdict later this week and Terry is far from immune from a long suspension if he is found guilty.
The player attended the hearing on Monday and Tuesday this week, preventing him from training with his team-mates, with his availability for the Capital One Cup tie against Wolves only confirmed early on Tuesday afternoon.
He faces more disruption during the course of the week. “We will cover all our bases. There are ways and means around it when it comes to training. We’ll be in constant contact with John. The fitness coaches and medical staff will get around him and make sure he’s prepared in the best way possible. We’ll deal with that. John’s a positive person who loves the club. He’s very enthusiastic about playing, and he’s been fine, dealing with the situation at hand, coming in and doing what he has to do at the club,” said Chelsea’s assistant manager Eddie Newton.
The conclusion is that Terry’s love and passion that he has for Chelsea, will help him come through the next games. He views as Chelsea as his number one love and passion in life and will put his body on the line for the club. That’s the character of the guy.
On the other hand Chelsea, meanwhile, have called in Surrey police to investigate the theft of six wallets, nine mobile phones and several watches stolen from the club’s academy building at their Cobham training base earlier this month. “A number of personal items were recently stolen from the academy dressing room area,” said a spokesman. “The matter is currently being investigated by the police.
“CCTV footage is being handed to them and confirms the thefts were carried out by a lone intruder not connected with the training ground site. Other local premises near to the training ground were targeted that day and may be connected. Nobody at Chelsea is under suspicion,” concluded the police.