Chelsea suffered an injury blow during Tuesday’s game in Israel as captain John Terry was stretchered off following a heavy fall on his hip.
Terry, one of English football’s most famous goalscoring centre-backs, was replaced by Kurt Zouma, who did his best Terry impersonation to wrap up a 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv with this stoppage-time header.
Speaking after the match, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirmed that Terry is now a doubt for Sunday’s Premier League trip to Tottenham Hotspur.
Mourinho told BBC Sport: “The pitch is really bad. John is a doubt for the weekend but I don’t want to speak without tests.”
The scoreline perhaps flattered Chelsea, but they were certainly by far the better team against a side who have yet to earn a point in this season’s Champions League.
Gary Cahill got the ball rolling with a 20th-minute rebound off his own header, before Maccabi’s task became even harder thanks to Tal Ben Haim, who was shown a straight red card for kicking Diego Costa.
After the break, Brazilian duo Willian and Oscar added to Chelsea’s lead, before Zouma had the final word.
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