Roberto Di Matteo confident Chelsea’s defence can cope if John Terry is sidelined with a long-term knee injury
Roberto Di Matteo has played down talk of a crisis in Chelsea’s defence following the injury to John Terry saying: “At centre-back we have cover.”
Terry was due to undergo an MRI scan today after leaving Stamford Bridge on crutches and with a brace on his right knee following Chelsea’s 1-1 Premier League draw with Liverpool.
Terry was left writhing in distress 10 minutes before half-time after Luis Suarez fell on his leg following an accidental collision between the pair.
Following almost five minutes’ of treatment, he was carried off on a stretcher with his head in his hands and was attended to by club medics before being allowed home.
To compound matters, Ashley Cole was already sidelined with a hamstring problem and David Luiz was out with tonsillitis.
Di Matteo was confident Cole and Luiz would be fit for Saturday’s trip to West Brom but admitted Frank Lampard was set to miss out again with a calf problem.