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Sport Conte: Terry will be a loss

19:56  21 april  2017
19:56  21 april  2017 Source:   skysports.com

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If you ask me if next season it is a serious loss yes, I think so. Terry looks set to miss out on a place in Chelsea's side for the semi-final clash against Spurs despite the likely absence of Cahill, with Conte hinting Nathan Ake will play.

Antonio Conte says he understands and respects John Terry ’s decision to leave Chelsea but insists the defender will be a "serious loss " to the club.

Antonio Conte says he understands and respects John Terry’s decision to leave Chelsea but insists the defender will be a "serious loss" to the club.

The Blues and the 36-year-old skipper both announced on Monday that he will leave Stamford Bridge after 22 years when his contract expires in the summer.

Terry has won 14 major trophies since making his debut in 1998 but has struggled for game-time this season, with Conte preferring to go with Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill and David Luiz in a three at the back, but the Italian says his departure will hurt the team.

John Terry to leave Chelsea at the end of the season

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“We have to respect his decision. If you asked me if it is a serious loss next season, I will say yes. Conte is reluctant to play Terry anywhere other than as the central man in his back three.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has praised the professionalism of veteran defender John Terry , who will leave the club at the end of the season.

"I am not surprised about this [the reaction]. I am repeating that John, for me in this first season, is very important. He is helping me on and off the pitch," Conte said.

"He is a great captain, the problem is that John wants to play regularly and for this reason we have to respect his decision. I was a footballer and when you arrive at this point of your career, and your body tells you to continue it is right to.

"We have to respect his decision. If you ask me if next season it is a serious loss...yes, I think so. I am seeing what John is doing this season in the changing room. We are building a foundation and he is important to this."

Chelsea play Tottenham at Wembley in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final but Conte could be without Cahill after revealing that the defender was treated this week for a small stone in his kidney.

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Head coach of “Chelsea” Antonio Conte admitted that the withdrawal of defender John Terry will be a serious loss for the team. 36-year-old Englishman had earlier said that he would leave the camp of “blue” in the summer after 19 years.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has praised the professionalism of veteran defender John Terry , who will leave the club at the end of the season.

The 31-year-old was admitted to hospital on Tuesday after training and released on Thursday following treatment and tests but the Blues boss says it is "very difficult" for Cahill to be ready for the cup tie.

"He arrived at the training ground with a bit of fever," Conte said. "Our doctor preferred to bring him to the hospital and to check his condition. Not a serious problem, but now Gary is getting better and is improving a lot.

"If you ask me for tomorrow, my answer is it is very difficult. This period is not a lucky period for us."

Asked whether Terry could come back into the side to replace Cahill, Conte added: "This is a semi-final and in this season we try to have in every position two options - the player that usually players and another.

"When John plays it is more central, but that is David Luiz. I have to think about the right solution."

Gus Poyet: John Terry could make a move to China .
With John Terry set to leave Chelsea at the end of the season when his contract expires, there’s been a lot of talk about what the club legend plans on doing next. There have been reports that he could stay in the Premier League with both West Brom and West Ham linked in recent weeks with a free transfer move for Terry while moving abroad remains an option as well. Ex-Blue Gus Poyet, now manager of Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, believes that the former England captain could make a lucrative move to China in the summer. “It is a great opportunity for him and for all the teams here (in China), including us. The latest change of the quantity of foreigners on the pitch stops some clubs from bringing in defenders, but we are talking about a special one. “It is a great possibility that China will be one of the possible situations for John Terry in the future. “It is a very difficult decision whether to stay in England or go abroad. I would like him not to play in the Premier League for another club – maybe I’m a little bit selfish.” Terry came off the bench during last night’s 4-2 win over Southampton to make his 714th appearance for Chelsea, but just his 11th this season and it’s clear that Antonio Conte, while he values Terry’s experience and leadership, wants to go with other options at the heart of his defence.

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