Chelsea Cup win for John Terry - Andre Villas-Boas

Chelsea captain John Terry
Terry was renamed England captain in March

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has dedicated the club's Carling Cup win over Everton to captain John Terry.

Terry, who was not in the squad for the 2-1 extra-time victory, faces a Football Association investigation into allegations he racially abused Anton Ferdinand in Sunday's defeat at QPR.

"I think all the players would like to dedicate it to John Terry," he said.

Meanwhile, QPR have denied reports Paddy Kenny, Clint Hill and Shaun Derry have been called to give evidence.

Terry has referred to the incident with Ferdinand as a "misunderstanding".

Some viewers claimed video replays from Sunday's match between the sides showed Terry using racist language in the 1-0 defeat, while the FA says it has received a complaint. The Metropolitan Police has also announced it is assessing evidence from the incident after receiving a complaint.

But in a statement, the 30-year-old said his accusers "have leapt to the wrong conclusions about the context of what I was seen to be saying".

"I would never say such a thing - and I'm saddened that people would think so," he added.

England captain Terry, who said he welcomed the FA investigation believing it would clear his name, sat out the match against Everton as a booking would have ruled him out Saturday's Premier League clash with Arsenal.

In his absence, Daniel Sturridge's injury time winner ensured Chelsea's passage to the quarter-finals after Everton's Louis Saha had equalised after Salomon Kalou's opener.

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Villas-Boas gives Terry backing

After the game, Villas-Boas would not answer questions about the allegations for fear it could prejudice the FA investigation.

On Tuesday, the Portuguese gave his backing to Terry and declared the matter to be closed.

The FA has no plans to suspend Terry as England captain pending the outcome of their inquiry.

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