Chelsea handed huge fitness boost ahead of Mourinho’s return

Published by on October 21, 2016

All eyes will be firmly on Jose Mourinho when he returns to Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Portuguese appears to hold no bitterness towards the club who sacked him in December, but there’s no doubt he’ll be dying to get one over on Antonio Conte, the man who eventually took the permanent position in the Chelsea hot seat.

Judging by Manchester United’s 4-1 win over Fenerbahce on Thursday night, they look in good shape going into Sunday’s game, and won’t expect to be parking the bus like they did against Liverpool.

Mourinho will be well aware that Chelsea’s defence is there to be picked apart; it was the case in his final days in West London, and it hasn’t changed.

 

However, the Blues have received a huge boost ahead of the clash, following the news that John Terry has returned to full fitness, as reported by Sky Sports.

The skipper hasn’t played for over a month, and oddly enough, Conte actually needs the 35-year-old back to make up for the defensive frailties of the significantly younger David Luiz and Gary Cahill.

In what is likely to be Terry’s final year of playing for Chelsea, he will be relishing one of his final chances to take his part in one of the biggest games of the season – even if it means putting his old friend Mourinho under more pressure than ever.