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Ferdinand tries to fill Vidic’s boots with optimism


With the news that Nemanja Vidic will be out action for Manchester United for at least 8 weeks, his defensive partner Rio Ferdinand has played down fears that United’s results will suffer in his absence, but is there a smidgeon of false confidence from the former England captain?

Chelsea's John Terry continues as captain despite racism ruling

John Terry With Medal

John Terry will captain Chelsea at Arsenal on Saturday with his manager, Roberto Di Matteo, insistent the squad has not been unsettled by an 11-month process which ended this week with a Football Association independent regulatory commission finding the defender guilty of using abusive language with racial connotations directed at Anton Ferdinand.