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John Terry fit to face Man Utd - Conte

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John Terry to start against United

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has confirmed that club-captain John Terry will be in the starting line-up for the game against Manchester United on Sunday.

The former England international was earlier doubtful for the clash after he sustained another ankle problem in training yesterday.

However, Conte has clarified that the centre-back has got through his minor niggle, and is fully fit for a season defining game versus the Red Devils at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues had won three of their opening four league games when their skipper was in their backline. In his injury absence, they went through a lean patch which included defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal before a change in formation (3-4-3) brought life back to their stuttering campaign.

Terry is likely to be in the middle of a three-man defence that has been vulnerable at times in the absence of the veteran defender.

Chelsea are currently fifth in the league standings, three points adrift of joint leaders Manchester City and Arsenal.