Mourinho: Terry will return…against Walsall

John Terry will make his return to the Chelsea line-up for their League Cup tie against Walsall on Wednesday, manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed.

The club captain was left out of the team for the Champions League win over Maccabi Tel Aviv and the controversial Premier League triumph over rivals Arsenal on Saturday.

Terry started every game for Mourinho in the league last season but for now will have to settle for a low-key cup tie in his bid for playing time.

Mourinho also stated Diego Costa will drop down to the bench for the game at Walsall, meaning Radamel Falcao will play from the start.

“Yes, I will play Falcao – Diego goes on the bench,” the Portuguese boss told reporters.

When asked whether Terry would play, he added: “Sure, of course.”

Chelsea started the season in poor fashion, winning just once in five games, but back-to-back triumphs without Terry have raised questions as to whether to centre-back’s first-team future is in doubt.