Blues defender will still lift trophy should they beat the Portuguese though.
Chelsea captain John Terry is struggling to win his race to be fit to take part in Wednesday night’s Uefa Europa League final against Benfica in the Netherlands, reports the Daily Mail.
Terry, 32, suffered a badly-twisted ankle in the Blues’ crucial 2-1 win against Aston Villa at Villa Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, with the defender being stretchered off midway through the second half in apparent agony, even needing the help of oxygen.
And it now appears highly unlikely that ‘interim’ head coach Rafa Benitez will risk the experienced centre back when the west London club take on the Portuguese giants at the Amsterdam ArenA.
In fact, the former England skipper may not even be offered a place on the Chelsea substitutes’ bench by the Spaniard, despite reportedly trying to convince the ex-Liverpool boss of his fitness.
Terry has featured in 574 matches for the Blues since making his debut for the club in 1998, however, he is still expected to lift the Europa League trophy should they overcome Benfica.