Chelsea skipper Terry sidelined by new injury


John Terry is unavailable for Chelsea’s derby against Tottenham on Saturday and could be sidelined for three weeks.

The Blues skipper, who has not been in the starting line-up for recent matches, picked up a gluteal muscle injury in training this week.

Terry, 35, recently returned to contention following an ankle problem and had been hoping for a recall to the side.

“For tomorrow, John Terry and John Mikel Obi are not available,” Blues boss Antonio Conte revealed.

Conte believes Terry could face three weeks out
Conte believes Terry could face three weeks out

“John has a problem with his glute and Mikel has a muscular problem.

“It (Terry’s absence) will be maybe two or three weeks. I don’t know, but I think this.

“It’s important for John to recover from his injury and start good training sessions.

“It is a pity, because he recovered very well from the last injury and now he needs to start again.”

Tottenham, meanwhile, have injury concerns ahead of the derby, as left-backs Danny Rose and Ben Davies are both unavailable for the game at Stamford Bridge.

Rose is suspended, while Davies is still recovering from injury.