Premier League
EPL Home
Football League
World Cup 2014
Euro Football Home
Russian Premier
Ligue 1
La Liga
Football Italiano
International Home
World Cup 2010
Euro 2012 Stadiums
Euro 2012
Denmark 2011
AFCON 2013
About Us
Write for us
Contact Us

Mourinho won't risk Chelsea pair Terry and Cahill

Bookmark and Share

By Andrew Tuft

Thursday 13 February 2014

Chelsea could be without first choice central defensive pair John Terry and Gary Cahill for the FA Cup game with Manchester City, the Daily Telegraph has reported, as manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t want to risk the injury-afflicted duo.

John Terry and Gary Cahill

The Blues are said to be hopeful both will be available to face City but a decision will be made over the next 48 hours. If the players don’t pass a fitness test then Branislav Ivanovic and David Luiz are expected to play at the heart of defence.

Terry has sat out Chelsea’s last two games, a 3-0 win over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Tuesday, but is understood to feel he will be ready for the cup fixture on Saturday.

Cahill meanwhile was injured in the game against the Baggies but has responded well to his initial treatment. The former Bolton defender hurt his calf against the Midlands club.

“Once I got the knock, I was struggling from then on,” Cahill said. “It happened when a West Brom player went for a header and I was on the floor, and he landed just inside my knee and calf.”

If Ivanovic and Luiz do replace Terry and Cahill it will see a further reshuffle in defence as Ivanovic has been Mourinho’s first-choice right-back. Cesar Azpilicueta would then move from left-back and Ashley Cole would return to the side, the Telegraph claims.

Chelsea went top of the Premier League by beating the Magpies and maintained their position even with the draw with Albion. City’s game against Sunderland was postponed due to adverse weather conditions while Arsenal and Manchester United drew on Wednesday.

See what the expert tipsters are tipping on OLBG

Related Articles


Burnley vs Leicester - Premier League preview and team news


Mourinho: Hazard not quitting Chelsea for Real Madrid


The Top 5 Earners in Football


Lukaku can be one of the best, says Everton boss Martinez


Mourinho: Fabregas picked Chelsea over Arsenal for trophies


The rise and fall (and rise?) of Wayne Rooney's Everton relationship


Hazard to ignore Real Madrid flattery and stay at Chelsea





Email Address *


Please enter code on left.

Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.


No Comments have been posted yet





Follow us...




Premier League Football News

ArsenalAston VillaChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UtdNewcastle UtdNorwich City
ReadingQueens Park RangersSouthamptonStoke CitySunderlandSwansea CityTottenham HotspurWest Bromwich AlbionWest HamWigan Athletic






Kick Football News