Villas Boas Denies Tactical Terry Booking
November 28, 2011
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Chelsea defender John Terry has this week been accused of getting himself booked on purpose against Wolves last weekend as the club regained their winning spirit to win 3-0, a booking which means that he will miss the clubs Carling Cup game against Liverpool.
Reports about the potential ‘tactical’ booking came after it was revealed that the defender would miss out on the Carling Cup clash, clearing his slate in time for the Premier League fixture that could well have a big effect on the clubs push to get back into the title race.
Terry was booked by match referee Lee Mason during the game last weekend for wasting time while taking a throw in, a basic offence that professionals tend to use as a way to clear their potential suspension slate, five yellow cards in a season resulting in a one match ban.
Chelsea boss Andre Villas Boas told reporters that the incident was not pre-planned and not something that the player had done in order to get himself purposely banned for the game at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night.
Portuguese boss Villas Boas simply said that “Ashley Cole was looking for the best options but couldn‘t find any so Terry‘s out on Tuesday.”
The former Premier League champions have not had the best run of form recently and manager Villas Boas has come under pressure for his lack of winning creativity but with Terry missing the cup game rather than their next league fixture, the club will have a better chance to be able to take all three points from their next game, a must if the Chelsea boss is to keep his job.