Hiddink gives latest Chelsea injury update ahead of PSG clash
Guus Hiddink delivers the latest Chelsea injury news ahead of their crunch Champions League clash with PSG on Wednesday
Guus Hiddink has confirmed that John Terry is unlikely to be fit to feature for Chelsea in Wednesday’s Champions League showdown with Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues captain has been out of action since the 5-1 Premier League win over Newcastle United last month due to a hamstring injury.
Although the veteran defender has not suffered a setback in his recovery, Hiddink admitted that the former England skipper will probably miss Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg in west London.
Speaking to Chelsea’s website, Hiddink said: “We’d like to have all our defensive players available, but I don’t think John will make Wednesday.
“For the time being there has not been enough development to put him on the list on Wednesday. It’s not worse – he can run, but he still cannot go into a longer stretch which you do when you accelerate – there he must be careful.”
The Blues interim boss was somewhat more optimistic about the chances of Diego Costa being back available for selection after the striker was sidelined with a tendon injury.
The manager continued: “He had a little bit of a problem with a tendon. He could have started, to be honest, but then the risk was there and afterwards I might be left saying, ‘Why did I risk him?'”
Chelsea, who drew 1-1 with Stoke at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in the Premier League, head into their game with PSG trailing the Ligue 1 champions 2-1 after the first leg in Paris last month.