11 Feb 2010

Terry to get the weekend off

12:02 pm on 11 February 2010

The Chelsea football club assistant manager Ray Wilkins has confirmed John Terry will be allowed to miss this weekend's FA Cup fifth round tie against Cardiff.

Terry was sacked as England captain last week following allegations that he had an affair with the ex-girlfriend of international team-mate and former Chelsea colleague Wayne Bridge.

According to newspaper reports, Blues skipper Terry wants the time off to join his wife, Toni, in Dubai this weekend in a bid to save his marriage.

Terry endured a torrid 90 minutes for Chelsea today as his side slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park, with the skipper at fault for both of Louis Saha's goals for the home side.