Report: Senior figure set to start West Ham clash against Chelsea
By Emma Sanders
West Ham face a team Chelsea in the fourth round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday evening that is expected to recall John Terry.
The Evening Standard claim the 35 year-old is expected to start for Chelsea at the London Stadium after missing the last six weeks.
The former England international picked up an ankle injury during Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against Swansea early in September and will be a welcome return for the visitors.
Terry was originally expected to be back in action after just ten days but a setback in training has delayed his return.
He missed crucial clashes against Liverpool, Leicester City and Arsenal for Chelsea but has recently been on the substitute’s bench, including in the 4-0 demolition of of Manchester United on Sunday.
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Coach Antonio Conte has switched to a back three in his absence, picking Gary Cahil, David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta in defence.
But Conte is prepared to make changes for the derby at London Stadium and give Terry a chance to impress in the new system.
It is the first time the two sides have faced since West Ham moved to their new London stadium and the visitors will be hoping Terry’s inclusion will give them an added edge over their local rivals.
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