Benitez admits Chelsea have missed Terry "leadership"

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez admits they've missed John Terry's leadership.

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez admits they've missed John Terry's leadership.

Terry, 32, has not started a first-team game since being carried off with damaged knee ligaments in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on November 11.

He has since managed 45 minutes for Chelsea’s Under-21 team and 10 minutes in last week’s 4-0 win at Stoke and is short of match fitness.

But boss Benitez, who has won just two of his seven home games in charge, said: “We have many players with experience but that doesn’t mean you are a leader. So it helps to have people with John’s mentality.”

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