Chelsea Suffer Huge Injury Blow Ahead Of Man Utd Showdown

By on October 21, 2016

Chelsea have suffered a huge injury blow ahead of their showdown against Manchester United with John Terry set to miss out with an ankle injury, according to The Sun.

Terry hasn’t featured for the Blues for over a month after suffering ankle ligament damage during the final stages of the west Londoner’s 2-2 draw at Swansea in mid-September.

The 35-year-old’s absence was sorely felt, particularly during defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal, which prompted Antonio Conte to change his formation to his preferred 3-4-3 system.

It’s brought around a change in fortune for the Blues with Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill and David Luiz looking far more solid during consecutive victories over Hull and Leicester which has also seen them keep two clean sheets.

Terry did return to the bench for last weekend’s 3-0 win over the defending champions and he was hoping to force his way back in to Conte’s starting eleven for the visit of Jose Mourinho’s Man Utd on Sunday.

However, the Sun claim that Terry has suffered a fresh setback in training and is expected to miss the game at Stamford Bridge this weekend after being unable to train on Thursday.

The long-serving Chelsea skipper will be assessed by club medics today but the newspaper says that Conte will leave Terry out regardless of the outcome as he doesn’t want to risk aggravating the ankle any further.

However, there is slightly better news on Kurt Zouma as he’s close to making his long-awaited comeback from a serious knee ligament injury – although the Frenchman is highly unlikely to be available to face United.

Chelsea welcome United to the Bridge sitting fifth in the table and two points above Mourinho’s men so they can keep the pressure on at the top of the table with a third consecutive win on Sunday.

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