Roberto Di Matteo quiet over John Terry captaincy

Di Matteo quiet over Terry captaincy
© PA Photos
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo refuses to reveal whether or not John Terry has been stripped of the club's captaincy.

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has refused to confirm whether John Terry will remain the club's captain.

Terry decided yesterday not to appeal his four-match ban and £220,000 fine for allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, as well as issuing an apology for the language that he used.

Di Matteo revealed that the former England international had been punished for his actions, but refused to publicise the extent of the disciplinary measures handed out.

"We do not discuss publicly the disciplinary matters we take against our players. They remain confidential. You will have to wait and see. They are internal matters, the action we take against our players, and we are not going to discuss it," said Di Matteo.

"Over the many years he has been here he has shown a lot of qualities.

"He has realised that on that day he fell below his standards and the clubs standards. For that he has received a ban and a fine and more action from the club. He is being punished for what he has said. We have all made mistakes in our life before."

Terry will miss tomorrow's game against Tottenham but could return for Chelsea's Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

Anton Ferdinand
Read Next:
Ferdinands to boycott 'Kick It Out'?
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
Championship
La Liga
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Liga MX
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
3Chelsea24155445162950
4Liverpool23138254282647
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal24126645311442
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
8Burnley249781921-234
9Everton2477102639-1328
10Watford2475123344-1126
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
12Bournemouth2467112536-1125
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
18Southampton2349102334-1121
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand