Former England captain John Terry is on his way to Dubai to spend Valentine's Day with his wife.
The 29-year-old will join Toni and their three-year-old twins, Georgie John and Summer Rose at five-star hotel Le Royal Meridien.
"John has been given a few days leave and he will not play on Saturday," said assistant Chelsea boss Ray Wilkins.
The footballer boarded a flight to Dubai on Thursday to visit his family, who have been staying in the Emirate since the allegations about John's private life emerged.
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