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Ancelotti backs Terry admit allegations of adultery

Carlo Ancelotti has backed under fire Chelsea and England captain John Terry after the centre-back was accused of having an extra-marital affair with the ex-girlfriend of his former Blues and international team-mate Wayne Bridge.

Terry was roundly booed every time he touched the ball yesterday at Burnley but silenced the home crowd at Turf Moor with the winning goal which gave Chelsea the win and gave The Blues a four point lead at the top of the Premier League.

'There has been no discussion about him [Terry] not being captain of Chelsea,' Ancelotti told the BBC after the game. 'I don't know why you are asking me this question.' However, according to a number of reports Fabio Capello could be set to strip Terry of the England captaincy.

Terry had previously taken an injunction out against The News of the World to block the story but that was overturned on Friday leading to the publication of the allegations that the England captain had an affair with Bridge's former partner Vanessa Perroncel.

The indiscretion could prove costly for Terry both in a footballing and a commercial context where it is alleged that, similar to Tiger Woods fall from grace, the England captain could be set to lose £4m in sponsorship deals.

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