Chelsea are confident of having John Terry back for their Premier League clash against Leicester City this weekend, with the 35-year-old missing the last few games with an ankle injury. The Blues have suffered defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal in his absence while beating Hull City in the league and getting the better of Leicester in the third round of the EFL Cup in extra time.

The Telegraph reports that Terry has recovered from the setback he received in the final few minutes of their 2-2 draw against Swansea City and will slot into the Blues backline alongside Gary Cahill or David Luiz. The Chelsea veteran trained with the first team on Thursday, 13 October, and fans will be hoping that his addition will help stem the proliferation of goals at the back, as was the case in their last few games.

Victor Moses, who missed out on playing for Nigeria in the international break, is also expected to be back in action against Leicester after recovering from a hamstring strain. Meanwhile, a few betting companies had placed bets on Conte being the next Premier League manager to be sacked following a series of dismal results. However, Eden Hazard has backed the manager to come good and believes that the team can grow under him this season.

"He is good. We started well with three wins, then we suffered two defeats after the international break and then we won again. He has tried to bring confidence to the players. We are fit because we ran a lot in pre-season! You need to do this to stay at the top. We want to improve with this manager," Hazard told the Mirror.

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John Terry is sorely missed by Chelsea, despite turning 36 in December GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images

Conte signed a three-year deal with the Blues after leading Italy to a quarter-final finish in the European Championships in France. He started the season by winning the first three games, before succumbing to a draw against Swansea and defeats against the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea.