Terry welcomes Eto'o arrival


EtoĆ³, who has yet to comment on reports that he has retired from international football, could make his Blues debut against Everton on Saturday after penning a one-year deal with the Londoners in August.

The 32-year-old, a record four-times African Player of the Year, has been a prolific scorer at former clubs Mallorca, Barcelona, Inter Milan and most recently Anzhi Makhachkala.

"I said to him (Eto'o) 'thank God you're here' because I've had so many battles against him," Terry told Chelsea TV.

"He's such a threat, he's obviously a few years older but he still looks very sharp and hungry.

"He's got an eye for goal and I think he'll be a good addition, he was welcomed straight into the squad."

Terry believes Eto'o and fellow ex-Anzhi recruit Willian will improve as they adjust to training at Stamford Bridge.

"Eto's looked really sharp in training so far, and so has Willian," Terry said.

"You speak to them and they talk about how the intensity of their training (in Russia) is a lot different to how it is here.

"So for sure it will take them a few weeks to get their full fitness, but once they do they'll both look very good."