Antonio Conte has revealed that Chelsea captain John Terry will lift the Premier League trophy on Sunday, despite barely featuring this season.
The Blues won the title last Friday but must wait until after their final game of the season against Sunderland to get their hands on the silverware.
There was some uncertainty over who would have the honour of lifting the trophy at Stamford Bridge following a season in which the armband has been shared around.
Gary Cahill, who had started every Premier League game this season before last night’s 4-3 win over Watford, has been skippering the side when Terry hasn’t played.
Meanwhile N’Golo Kante has been recognised as the team’s standout player having won both the PFA and FWA Players of the Season awards this season.
However it will fall to Terry, who will leave Chelsea at the end of the season (and possibly retire), to do the honours.
‘I’m looking forward to seeing him lift the cup and I think the players want to see this too. It is the right finale for John,’ Conte explained last night.
Conte went on to explain the loss that Terry would be to the Blues, despite the 36-year-old making just his fifth Premier League start last night.
‘He took his decision to play regularly every game [elsewhere] and for this reason he preferred to leave Chelsea. I don’t know where.
‘For us it’s a big loss because he helped me a lot off the pitch. He’s always sending the right message to the other players. It’s a pity for me but I must respect his decision.
‘At the minute his heart, body and head tell him he wants to continue to play so it’s right to allow him to. John wants to continue his career and I wish for him and his family all the best. Chelsea will always be his home. He’s a great man and a legend for Chelsea.’
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It will be Terry’s fifth Premier League title and will add to the many other trophies he’s hoisted above his head during his Stamford Bridge career.