Chelsea 6 Wolves 0: match report
Read a full match report of the Capital One Cup third-round game between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday Sept 25 2012.
John Terry made what could be his final appearance for some time as he captained Chelsea in their comprehensive Capital One Cup victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Terry had spent little time on the training ground in the preceding days, with much of Monday and yesterday taken up at Wembley, where he has been facing a Football Association charge of racial abuse against Anton Ferdinand.
The former England captain announced his retirement from international football after training on Sunday, following a brief appearance as a substitute against Stoke the day before, and then did some light fitness work ahead of last night’s game.
Not that he needed to be at his sharpest against a Wolves side who simply capitulated . Terry barely broke sweat as his side coasted to a three-goal lead inside the opening 17 minutes and won at a canter. But Terry will be sweating on the outcome of his FA hearing, which is expected later this week.
If the independent tribunal finds him guilty, Terry could be suspended with immediate effect, possibly beginning with Chelsea’s visit to Arsenal on Saturday. The club have contingency plans ready should he be absent, as they did on Tuesday before the player declared himself ready to play after half a day at Wembley.