Chelsea take further 'confidential' disciplinary action against John Terry

The Blues have announced there will sanctions for their skipper, but will not be publicising what action they are taking against the former England captain
Chelsea have announced that captain John Terry will be further punished by the club after he decided not to appeal his charge of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.

The former England captain was banned for four matches and fined £220,000 by the FA after an independent panel ruled he had used a racial term agaisnt Anton Ferdinand in Chelsea's visit to QPR in the Premier League last season.

The club have not announced whether Terry will remain as captain at Stamford Bridge, but did reveal they thought he made the right decision in not appealing the guilty ruling, and supported the apology he made when announcing his decison not to contest the decision.

The statement issued by Chelsea reads: "Chelsea Football Club believes John Terry has made the correct decision by not appealing against the FA judgment relating to language he used at the QPR match last October.

"Chelsea also appreciates, and supports, John's full apology for the language he used. The club firmly believes such language is not acceptable and fell below the standards expected of John as a Chelsea player.

"The Board has conducted its own investigation into the matter, and considered the various issues involved. The Board has taken further disciplinary action in addition to the four-match suspension and £220,000 fine imposed by the FA. In accordance with our long-standing policy, that disciplinary action will remain confidential.

"Chelsea enjoys support all over the world. We have players and supporters from many different countries and cultures and our club is committed to eradicating all forms of discriminatory behaviour. John is fully committed to continue supporting that ongoing work."

Terry will miss Saturday's visit to Tottenham, two meetings with Manchester United and a game with Swansea.