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Terry makes Chelsea return after two-month absence

The former England captain made his first appearance since November 11 in the 4-0 win over Stoke, giving away a penalty that was crashed over the bar by Jon Walters

Chelsea captain John Terry made his return from a two-month absence with a knee injury against Stoke City on Saturday.

The defender was named as a substitute for the fixture at the Britannia Stadium and replaced Juan Mata after 80 minutes.

Former England captain Terry, who made an appearance for the Chelsea Under-21s earlier in the week, has been out injured since November 11 after a challenge with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

Terry came on against Stoke with his side already leading 4-0 thanks to two own goals from Jonathan Walters, a penalty from Frank Lampard and a long-range strike from Eden Hazard.

It wasn't all easy-running for the captain, however, as he gave away a late penalty when clipping Walters. But thankfully for Terry, the striker blazed his penalty over the bar to cap a poor performance for him.


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