Chelsea Injury & Team News Update: Terry, Cech & More…

By on January 8, 2013

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Chelsea play the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi final on Wednesday night as they welcome Swansea City to Stamford Bridge.

Ahead of the game, interim boss Rafa Benitez has given a team and injury news update including the latest on captain John Terry and goalkeeper Petr Cech, as well as confirming Nigerian duo Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel will be unavailable for the foreseeable future due to their involvement in the African Cup of Nations.

Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Benitez revealed he has no fresh injury worries for the Swansea game but the Blues will continue to be without the services of first choice goalkeeper Cech who continues to nurse a groin problem.

However, there is more positive news on skipper Terry who is edging closer to a first team comeback after training well last week and could feature for the under-21 squad on Thursday.

‘We don’t have any new problems,’ he said. ‘The good news is that Terry has been training and we are considering playing him for the Under-21s on Thursday, we will have to see how he feels.

‘Hopefully he can play some minutes in the short-term. It’s a positive as before he was just doing the warm up, he’s getting closer but it depends on his reactions.

‘It will be a different kind of game, but if he is okay and can train the day after, at least we can start considering him as an option.’ Benitez told

If Terry continues to progress this week there is an outside chance he may be fit enough to face Stoke City at the Britannia on Saturday. But before then, Chelsea have the small matter of a semi-final to contend. We’ll have a full match preview up shortly.

What would your starting eleven be for the Swansea game? Get involved in the comments section below.

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  1. fidelity

    January 8, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    i want knw this players were and what positions are they going to play when we have too much squad to play with

  2. Akpan

    January 8, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Turnbull(gk), Azpiliqueta, Ivanovich, Cahill and Cole for d defence. Luiz and Ramires(DM), Hazard, Oscar and Mata(AM) and Ba as d point man.

  3. bamiduro oluwaseyi

    January 8, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    torres should be sidelined

  4. fred

    January 8, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    He should just forget about torres for now cause torres is noting but a failure and a disgrace to his generation and to all striker in the world…

  5. James

    January 8, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    The squard could be as follows; R.Turnbull (GK) Cesar Azipicuelta, Branslav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, Garry Cahil (Defenders), David Luiz, Ramires (D.M), Juan Mata, Marko Marin, Eden Hazard, Fernado Torres.

  6. Hassan Mohammed

    January 8, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Turnbull(gk), Azpiliqueta,
    Ivanovich, Cahill and Cole for d defence. Luiz and Ramires(DM), Hazard,
    Oscar and Mata(AM) and Ba as d point
    man. But torress should be given a chance to play @ least even if he is gonna start from the bench, he deserves it

  7. Hassan Mohammed

    January 8, 2013 at 10:35 pm


  8. Destiny Ehi

    January 9, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Let chelsea play 4-4-2 up frort will play torres & demba ba

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