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Monday 21 August 2017

Terry hits out over 'double fouling'

Chelsea captain John Terry was left disappointed after the draw against Manchester United
Chelsea captain John Terry was left disappointed after the draw against Manchester United

Chelsea captain John Terry claims he and fellow defender Branislav Ivanovic were "double headlocked at every corner" during the Premier League leaders' 1-1 draw at Manchester United on Sunday.

The Blues remained unbeaten but were denied an eighth win from nine matches by Robin van Persie's last-gasp goal, which cancelled out Didier Drogba's header.

Van Persie's equaliser came after Ivanovic had been sent off for two bookable offences after twice fouling Angel di Maria, but Terry (above) suggested on Instagram that it was the Chelsea right-back and himself who were sinned against, rather than sinners.

Terry wrote: "It shows how well we are playing when you come away from Old Trafford disappointed with 1 point.

"Thanks to all the travelling fans for your great support.

Manager Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, looks set to ring the changes for Chelsea's visit to League Two side Shrewsbury in the League Cup.

The likes of Petr Cech, Nathan Ake and Mohamed Salah could feature in the fourth-round tie, but striker Diego Costa, who missed Sunday's game at Manchester United as a result of illness and a hamstring injury, is unlikely to be risked.

Loic Remy (groin), Cesar Azpilicueta and Branislav Ivanovic (both suspended) are unavailable, but midfielder Ramires, who has been out for over five weeks with a groin problem, could return.

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