Chelsea cancel victory parade after Manchester attack


Chelsea cancel victory parade after Manchester attack

"I couldn't care less, I promise you", Terry told journalists ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final against Arsenal.

London [U.K], May 23: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been named manager of the year and Premier League manager of the year after guiding his side's to the title glory in his first year in charge.

"I wish he were finishing his career there". "Would it be a nice farewell?" You just want to win it.

It is understood the Premier League is relaxed about Terry's orchestrated substitution midway through the first half of the champions' 5-1 win over Sunderland, despite it being forecast on social media by the Chelsea fanzine editor before kick-off.

The 32-year-old German, who retired from global football a month after winning the 2014 World Cup, will arrive at Wembley with just 37 minutes of action under his belt this season following knee surgery last summer. It's not about me, it's about us winning the trophy and giving absolutely everything to achieve it.

"Twenty two years I've been at the football club so honestly I couldn't care less what other people say". "The most important thing was winning the 30 games, we took that very seriously so we're really happy".

Arsenal, who finished fifth in the league, extended Mertesacker's contract in January.

By the time he left the field through a guard of honour formed by his teammates, it was the 28th minute.

"He's all right", Wenger confirmed.

There was more positive news, however, regarding Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is back in training after recovering from a hamstring injury, and Alexis Sanchez, who limped off against Everton but is expected to pull through.

Extra armed police will be deployed for the final, as well as the League Two play-off final on Sunday, and the Championship play-off final on Monday.

A statement on Chelsea's official website said: "Everyone associated with Chelsea Football Club offers our heartfelt condolences to those affected by Monday's terror attack in Manchester".

Terry has yet to decide whether or not to carry on playing, although Swansea manager Paul Clement has said he would like to have him after working with him when he was on the coaching staff at Stamford Bridge, appeared on the pitch with his children.

"We will have our usual security".

The bookmaker said: "Clearly the send-off was planned for the 26th minute to commemorate JT - hence why we paid out". "You want of course the best level of security".