Man Utd boss Ferguson: Terry absence hurts Chelsea

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson feels Chelsea will miss John Terry for tomorrow's blockbuster.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson feels Chelsea will miss John Terry for tomorrow's blockbuster.

Ferguson believes that the absence of Terry will have a vital bearing on Sunday's potentially decisive encounter at Chelsea.

He said: "Players who have been at the club for a number of years like Terry, [Ashley] Cole, [Frank] Lampard and [Petr] Cech give them stability.

"Continuity with their kind of experience must help the dressing room. Terry will be a loss for them because he has been such a dominating figure. He is their captain, he has experience and he can be a ruthless defender. His presence a lot of the time was the most important thing for them. You will always miss a player like that."

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