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Chelsea hit with injury blow

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Chelsea interim boss Rafa Benitez has revealed his frustration that the Blues are still without injured captain John Terry.

Terry came off with a knee injury in mid-November and is still sidelined with no real progress made in that time with the busy Christmas period fast approaching.

The West Londoners club captain has missed some crucial league and cup games including the FIFA World Club Cup in Japan last week where Chelsea finished as runners up.

Benitez was quick to rule Terry out of their game with Aston Villa on Sunday and refused to make him available for festive games with Norwich, Everton and Queens Park Rangers.

Frank Lampard was Chelsea captain as they won at Leeds United in midweek, but the England midfielder is another one who has been in and out of the side under Rafa.

The Blues boss still can’t put a date on Terry’s return from injury.

“It’s one step forward, one step back,” Benitez told talkSPORT.

“The knee is quite complicated.

“At least he’s now on the pitch – that is positive news – but we cannot say, we cannot predict how long it will take.”

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