Chelsea Team News & Injury Update: Terry, Ba, Cech & More…
Chelsea welcome Wigan Athletic to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon looking to get back to winning ways. Here is team and injury news update for the game.
Chelsea welcome Wigan Athletic to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon looking to get back to winning ways after last weeks disappointing 3-2 defeat to Newcastle.
Ahead of the game, interim boss Rafa Benitez has been speaking at his weekly press conference and gave the clubs official website a team news and injury update with the latest on John Terry, David Luiz, Petr Cech and Demba Ba.
The bad news is that captain Terry is ruled out of the game after suffering inflammation on his troublesome knee. Benitez confirmed the problem is not serious but is enough to force him to miss the Wigan clash.
There is better news on striker Ba who is available despite breaking his nose against Newcastle while goalkeeper Cech will also play despite a broken finger forcing him to miss the Czech Republic game in midweek. David Luiz is also in contention after playing for Brazil against England on Wednesday and Eden Hazard returns from his three-match ban.
Oriol Romeu remains on the sidelines and Benitez is still without the services of Nigerian duo John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses as they contest the final of the African Cup of Nations on Sunday. Here is what Benitez told Chelseafc.com:
‘The first one is I am really pleased with the medical department, they are doing a great job,’
‘We have just two players injured, Oriol Romeu, a long-term injury, and now John Terry has inflammation in his knee. It’s not serious but he will not be available tomorrow.
‘David Luiz, Petr Cech and even Demba Ba will be available. With different situations but they will be available.
‘That is really important. We cannot use Mikel or Victor Moses who are in the African Nations final but I am really pleased to have two more players and more options. It is much better.’
So now we’ve seen the team news, what would be your starting line-up for the game? Get involved in the comments section.
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