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Chelsea's Di Matteo says team will miss Terry against Man City

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has revealed that John Terry will be missing from tomorrow night's clash with Manchester City.

The England centre-back only returned from a minor knee operation for the Champions League win over Napoli before missing the FA Cup quarter-final win over Leicester City and Di Matteo said he will again be sidelined when the Blues travel to the Etihad Stadium tomorrow.

"It's still a bit early for John," the Italian said.

"He did very well to come back in such a short period of time and we were lucky he came back so early.

"John is a crucial member of our team and a leader on the pitch so it's better when he is available but I expect him to be okay for game with Tottenham at the weekend.

"I have to manage everybody, not just one player. The run of games we face will be very demanding on the team so I have to manage that."

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