JT returns to boost the Blues

By Paul Lagan
Last updated : 28 January 2009
John Terry returns tonight for Chelsea's vital Premier League clash against Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge.
I spoke to JT before Saturday's FA Cup tie against Ipswich Town and he confirmed that would play tonight.
"I'm fit and ready," he declared.
"I've trained for the past two days (that was would be last Thursday and Friday) without any problems.
"The spasm in my back is gone, there are no problems."
With a good week's training behind him, JT is coming back into a side that is slowly getting its confidence back.
Three straight wins, albeit against lowly opposition, have given the fans some ground for optimism that the season is still alive.
Chelsea are currently fourth in the league and face Juventus in the Champions League next month. Before that is a trip to Watford in the FA Cup.
With the defeat against Manchester United, the title now looks like it's out of our own hands. A win tonight is essential and a win at Liverpool on Sunday key to keeping second place in the league a reality.
Defeat at Anfield will leave the Blues looking at third or fourth place realistically.
Of course Chelsea then face an away day at Aston Villa.
So, it's all up for grabs and it's all there to lose.
One player who is essential to the cause is John Terry.
"I've only missed two games through injury this season," said the skipper.
John we need you on the park for every game from now on.

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