Chelsea skipper John Terry has told fans he's on a brink of a return.

Terry claims it's "only a matter of time" before he returns to the Chelsea team.

In his programme notes for Chelsea's clash with Aston Villa Terry said: "I'm doing well and just waiting for the swelling and bruising to calm down and then I can step things up.

"I'm outside doing ball work already and I can't wait to get back involved - it's just a matter of time to let things settle"