Chelsea club captain and central defender John Terry has become a doubt for the West Londoner’s Champions League last-16 tie against Paris St-Germain tomorrow evening.
The 35-year-old was involved in a tussle with Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic towards the end of the first half and appeared to pick up a hamstring injury when he fell awkwardly. He underwent a scan yesterday and will almost certainly not be fit enough to face the French champions at The Parc des Princes.
The defending Premier League champions are already without their young defender Kurt Zouma after the French international was ruled out for six months with an anterior cruciate ligament injury. The injury was picked up during the Blues’ match against Manchester United last Sunday.
The injuries to Zouma and Terry in quick succession have left Chelsea light at the back, with Gary Cahill likely to be paired alongside a youth player or a player who is more commonly used to playing in a wingback position, such as Branislav Ivanovic or Cesar Azpilicueta.
Chelsea’s interim manager, Guus Hiddink, is not impressed with the amount of time Chelsea have been given to recover from their 5-1 victory over Newcastle. He said, “We have just two days to recover and it is something to think about in the future as two days of recovery is not enough”.