By Philips Sunday
Chelsea captain John Terry is set to miss Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 first leg with Paris St Germain (PSG) with a hamstring injury has he couldn’t travel along with the Chelsea squad to France today.
The 35-year-old picked up the injury towards the end of the first half of Saturday’s 5-1 Premier League victory over Newcastle United.
The former England captain underwent a scan on Sunday and took part in Chelsea’s open training session on Monday afternoon, with fans having high hopes that he will feature in Tuesday’s clash with PSG but the club later announced he had not traveled with the squad to France.
A statement on Chelsea’s official website read: “John Terry has not traveled due to a minor problem with his hamstring and ligament.”
Should he recover before Chelsea’s FA Cup fifth round tie with Manchester City, Terry will be making his 700th appearance for the London club. Terry is out of contract at the end of the season and last month said his deal would not be extended. The club maintains an offer may be forthcoming.
Meanwhile Brazilian midfielder Oscar who missed the Newcastle game with a calf problem, traveled with the squad to Paris, while United States defender Matt Miazga could make his debut after joining the traveling party.
Due to inform defender Kurt Zouma (knee) which has ruled him out of the season, Academy defender Jake Clarke-Salter has been drafted in to replace the French star.