Chelsea captain Terry facing race to be fit for Europa League final

Chelsea captain John Terry could be set to miss out on a second consecutive European final for the club, reports ESPN.

The 32-year-old picked up an ankle injury during the Blues’ comeback 2-1 win against Aston Villa, after colliding with the hosts’ defender Nathan Baker. And the defender is as yet unaware of whether he will be able to recover in time ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League showdown against Benfica.

After missing out on last year’s Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich through suspension, the skipper could be set to suffer the heartache of missing successive European finals.

It’s my ankle. I’m going to get it scanned,” Terry told the Daily Mirror. “I don’t know if I’ll be fit for Wednesday at the moment.

Following a disappointing defence to their Champions League crown, which helped cost former manager Roberto Di Matteo his job, the Blues have put in an impressive campaign in the Europa League under Rafael Benitez, securing their place in the final with a comprehensive 5-2 aggregate win over FC Basel.

Chelsea now face Portuguese side Benfica in Wednesday’s final at the Amsterdam Arena.

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