A look at the stories making the back-page headlines from Wednesday's national press.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Jose Maria Olazabal said the spirit of Seve Ballesteros would be with his European team "every step of the way" at this week's Ryder Cup after it was revealed that each of the players' bags would be embellished with an iconic image of the Spaniard. Also: John Terry made what could be his final appearance for some time as he captained Chelsea in their comprehensive Capital One Cup victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
THE TIMES: Manchester United were plunged into a deepening defensive crisis yesterday when Nemanja Vidic was ruled out for two months after undergoing a knee operation. Also: Chants of 'only one England captain' rang around Stamford Bridge last night as John Terry returned from his FA hearing at Wembley to lead Chelsea into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup on the back of their biggest victory in 21 months.
THE SUN: Ashley Cole is ready to share an England dressing room with Rio Ferdinand. Also: Gabby Agbonlahor's double sent Manchester City crashing out of the Capital One Cup.
DAILY STAR: Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic will miss the next two months of the season after undergoing knee surgery. Also: John Terry raced from Wembley to play for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last night.
DAILY MIRROR: John Terry put his off-field problems behind him with a Shining display last night. Also: Manchester United's title challenge was dealt a big blow last night when Nemanja Vidic was ruled out for at least two months.
DAILY MAIL: Chelsea have called in police after six wallets, nine mobile phones and several watches were stolen from staff and players at the training ground in yet another amazing security breach at the club. Also: Roy Hodgson remains reluctant to recall Rio Ferdinand to the England squad despite John Terry's retirement, according to sources close to the England manager last night.
THE INDEPENDENT: John Terry was applauded and cheered by Chelsea supporters last night having opted to play in his club's Capital One Cup win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, in spite of being midway through his Football Association disciplinary hearing for alleged racial abuse. Also: Graeme McDowell has warned his European team-mates of the intimidating task they face when they begin their defence of the Ryder Cup.
THE GUARDIAN: The European Ryder Cup captain, Jose Maria Olazabal, has claimed Rory McIlroy's current form is approaching that of Tiger Woods in his prime. Also: After shivering through much of the first half of the English summer the West Indies have identified the Sri Lankan hills as the perfect venue to claim a slice of revenge, served warm if not necessarily dry.
DAILY EXPRESS: The US Ryder Cup team have been ordered to target world No1 Rory McIlroy in the belief that his scalp will hand them a huge psychological boost. Also: Roy Hodgson has called on England to be more ruthless in pursuit of success.