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Chelsea boss Ancelotti ready to hand Terry time off

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelottti is prepared to grant John Terry leave o deal with much-publicised matters in his private life.

Headlines have provided saturation coverage of Terry's alleged affair with the ex-girlfriend of England team-mate Wayne Bridge and it has been rumoured that further revelations are imminent.

It has therefore been questioned whether the defender should remain as England skipper and a meeting with Fabio Capello regarding the subject is predicted to take place on Thursday evening or Friday morning.

There has been speculation that Terry will then be allowed by Ancelotti to miss the FA Cup clash with Cardiff on 13th February to address matters in his private life, which would include spending Valentine's Day with his wife.

Ancelotti said after Chelsea's draw at Hull: "If he needs a holiday I will give him a holiday. If he doesn't need a holiday then he will play against Cardiff.

"It is an issue for me and John Terry, it is not your problem I think."

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