Sport Replacing Chelsea captain Terry not easy for Conte

22:15  21 april  2017
22:15  21 april  2017 Source:   Goal.com

Replacing Chelsea captain Terry not easy for Conte

  Replacing Chelsea captain Terry not easy for Conte The Chelsea boss acknowledged replacing the centre-back and captain will be difficult, but believes it is part of a process the club must go throughAntonio Conte believes Chelsea have a tough task ahead of them in finding a replacement for departing captain John Terry.

Gary Cahill was treated in hospital for a small kidney stone and is a major doubt for Chelsea 's FA Cup semi-final, boss Antonio Conte has said, but captain John Terry is unlikely to replace him.

Gary Cahill was treated in hospital for a small kidney stone and is a major doubt for Chelsea 's FA Cup semi-final, boss Antonio Conte has said, but captain John Terry is unlikely to replace him.

TerryIvanovic - cropped: Chelsea captain John Terry instructs former team-mate Branislav Ivanovic © Provided by Goal Chelsea captain John Terry instructs former team-mate Branislav Ivanovic

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have a tough task ahead of them in finding a replacement for departing captain John Terry.

It was announced on Monday that Terry, who made his senior Chelsea debut in 1998 having come through the club's youth system, is to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season when his contract expires.

Having won four Premier League titles, a Champions League and numerous other cup competitions during his Blues career, Conte acknowledges that Terry will be a big miss for Chelsea.

"It is not easy, because don't forget that, this season, some players [who have left] have been very important for this team," Conte told a pre-match news conference ahead of the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham.

"They brought a lot of history to this club and I'm talking about [Branislav] Ivanovic, [John-Obi] Mikel and, next season, also John.

"It's not easy to find the right replacement and it's for this reason that I continue to speak about how we have to build something important, to replace players that have been here for many years. They achieved a lot of great results for this club.

"Now we have to find, together, the new players to replace these great players and write the history for this great club and I hope everyone understands this."

The best in Premier League history - Lampard lauds old Chelsea pal Terry .
John Terry and Frank Lampard will always be linked to a trophy-laden era at Stamford Bridge and the respect between the pair remains strong.Frank Lampard has hailed outgoing Chelsea captain John Terry as the greatest defender in Premier League history and the "last man standing of an incredible era" at Stamford Bridge.

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