Chelsea Handed Major Injury Boost Ahead Of Hull Clash
Chelsea have been handed a major injury boost with a key man set to make his return from injury for this weekend’s trip to Hull City, according to reports
Chelsea have been handed a major injury boost with John Terry set to make his return from injury for this weekend’s trip to Hull City, according to the Mirror.
Terry has been forced to miss the West Londoners last three matches after suffering an ankle ligament injury during the final stages of the Blues draw at Swansea City earlier this month.
The 34-year-old was photographed leaving the Liberty Stadium on crutches and has been posting updates of his recovery on social media as the Chelsea skipper battled to return to fitness in recent weeks.
Terry was hoping to make his comeback against Arsenal last weekend but suffered a minor setback and was forced to watch on as Antonio Conte’s side were easily beaten by their London rivals at the Emirates.
However, it looks like Terry is set to make his comeback as the Mirror claim that the long-serving defender has now returned to full training and has been passed fit to make his return to action for Saturday’s trip to Hull City.
The news will come as a welcome relief to Conte as Chelsea have sorely missed their captain in recent weeks with Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Arsenal coming after a 2-1 home loss to Liverpool.
Conte may opt to switch to three at the back now that Terry is available again but if the Italian tactician decides to stick with a flat back four, Gary Cahill is the man likely to make way this weekend.
The former Bolton centre-back was badly at fault for Arsenal’s opening goal at the Emirates and has looked well below his best at times this season so Terry is expected to replace his former England team mate and start alongside David Luiz at Hull.
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