Some fantastic news for Chelsea fans this morning – captain John Terry is reportedly in the running to play a part in the trip to Newcastle on November 28.
A nerve problem in Terry’s right leg was expected to keep the England rock out of action “for months,” but according to The Telegraph the centre-back has made a miracle recovery and could return within just over a week.
The exact nature of the complaint is “a tightening of the piriformis muscle in the gluteal region, which can lead to sciatica and hinder the nerve.”
Alex set for return.
Speaking of the Blues’ defensive crisis showing signs of easing, Alex is being drafted into the squad ahead of this afternoon’s visit to Birmingham.
The Brazilian expects to undergo a knee operation next week, and says he is fine to face the Midlanders today.
He was on the bench for Brazil’s clash with Argentina earlier this week, and feels that while surgery is inevitable he should be OK until the operation is carried out. According to Sky Sports, Alex said: “I need surgery, and maybe after the game I will go to Brazil and do the operation on Thursday. Arthroscopic surgery is easy to do, and I can play on Saturday to help the team.”
Wilkins seeks legal action against.
Former assistant Ray Wilkins is seeking legal advice over his dismissal from the club. Wilkins has admitted that he feels his enforced departure was “unfair,” and has sought advice from the League Managers’ Association.
Sky Sports reports that Wilkins, who began his playing career at Stamford Bridge, said: “I enjoyed a fantastic relationship with the staff, players and the supporters and I now wish them all the very best for the future. The LMA’s legal advisors are assisting me in obtaining answers to a number of questions arising from my undoubtedly unfair dismissal, and all efforts are being made to reach an amicable solution. I therefore will be making no further comment at this stage.”