Terry and Lamps dropped for Carling Cup Final

Last updated : 21 February 2008 By Paul Lagan
John Terry and Frank Lampard have been dropped for Sunday's Carling Cup Final at Wembley.
Sources close to the club have revealed that Chelsea captain and vice-captain will not start against Spurs.
Avram Grant has decided that John Terry, who played against Huddersfield Town last Saturday is not good enough to captain the side.
His number two Frank Lampard who scored his 101st goals for Chelsea in the same game is considered not good enough to start the game also.
It's an extraordinary decision by Grant who is under pressure to land his first trophy for Chelsea after winning his one and only trophy in an illustrious career, also a cup in his native Israel a couple of years ago.
Terry and Lampard were not even supposed to be on the bench for Chelsea's woeful trip to Athens for their match against Olympiakos.
But both piled pressure on Grant who relented and put them on the bench instead.
Lampard was rewarded for this act by trotting out for the last four minutes in the drab 0-0 draw which puts Chelsea's future in the Champions League into question.
A score draw by the Greek side at Stamford Bridge in two weeks time will see Chelsea eliminated and the chance for Roman Abramovich to show-off on his home soil in the Moscow final gone.

Terry and Lampard's future at Chelsea will come into question.
Terry is signed up but will now think his loyalty to his one and only club is just one way.
While Lampard is yet to pen a new deal. This could spark interest from Juventus and Barcelona who want the dynamic midfielder.
AC Milan and Manchester United will be looking at Terry and think now is the time to test Chelsea's resolve and Terry's sense of loyalty.
Either way, the dropping of both talismen will fill Spurs players and fans with added belief that they can win the final.
If they do then Grant's position will be under greater scrutiny than it is at present.

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