Chelsea: Conte issues updates on Terry, Zouma, Fabregas

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has an in-form side which is about to add a trio of big names.

Only one of the three, John Terry, could come back this weekend, though, as Kurt Zouma and Cesc Fabregas are moving towards a return after the international break.

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Conte also said he’s not considering Fabregas’ future with the club. Despite rumors of a January loan or transfer, the Chelsea manager said it’s too early for such talk.

On Terry, from Sky Sports, the defender’s return is based on variables outside of his fitness:

“I give one more day for selection, to take the best decision for the team. It is difficult to change the team when we’re playing well.

“John is available, he is in good form. After his ankle injury he is there a second whole week. He trained with us, he’s in good form. I don’t see any problem.”

These are interesting times for Terry’s future at Chelsea, as Conte must deal with the defender’s legend status at the club in addition to concerns over whether the English center back can work well in his 3-5-2 formation.

That’s especially true considering that Zouma is coming back, and Chelsea only has Premier League play until the FA Cup begins for PL teams in January. Playing time is scarce, as Chelsea will have several CBs in the mix for playing time alongside David Luiz.