Bad news for the Blues as double fitness blow hits the club.
Although Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night was considered a good result, there is bad news concerning injuries for the club.
Both goalkeeper Petr Cech and captain John Terry were taken off during the game at the Vicente Calderon Stadium and the prognosis for the duo is not good.
“Petr Cech’s season is over,” manager Jose Mourinho told the club’s website.
“Don’t ask me to explain it technically, but it’s over. With John, we’ll have to play in the final for him to play with us again.”
Mourinho lined up a relatively defensive team in the Spanish capital in order to grind out a result and the tactic proved to work when the Blues came away with a goalless draw.
However, the blow of losing experienced players in Cech and Terry will not help the west London club’s cause of progressing to a second final in the last three years.
They will also be without Frank Lampard and John Obi Mikel for the game at Stamford Bridge next Wednesday as the midfield pair picked up yellow cards and earned themselves a suspension.
With the team now five points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool in the race for the title, with just three games left to play, it means Europe is their only chance for silverware upon Mourinho’s return to English football.
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