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Chelsea Handed Major Injury Boost Ahead Of Crucial PSG Clash
Chelsea have been handed a major injury boost with the news that John Terry is set to return to full training on Tuesday and will be fit to take on PSG in the Champions League next month, according to the Evening Standard.
Terry has been forced to sit and watch from the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury during the Blues resounding 5-1 victory over Newcastle United nine days ago.
The skipper sat out Chelsea’s last 16 Champions League first leg defeat to Paris Saint-German last Tuesday as well as Sunday’s thrashing of Manchester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
However, it looks like Terry is close to making his comeback as the Evening Standard claim the 35-year-old will resume full first team training with the rest of the first team squad tomorrow.
The newspaper says the Guus Hiddink is expected to be cautious with the centre-back and is unlikely to risk him for the trip to Southampton this coming weekend, however, Terry could make his comeback against Norwich City the following week.
Either way, the Standard say Terry is certain to be available for the return leg of their Champions League clash with PSG on March 9th as Chelsea look to turn around a 2-1 first leg deficit to reach the last 8.
With Kurt Zouma out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, Terry’s return will come as a welcome boost as Hiddink has been forced to deploy first choice right-back Branislav Ivanovic alongside Gary Cahill in the middle of defence recently.
January signing Matt Miazga has been rushed in to the squad early following his move in January and isn’t ready for first team football just yet, so it will be a welcome relief that Terry is set to return to bolster the defence ahead of a key run of games that will define Chelsea’s season.