John Terry Injured; Captain To Miss Swansea Match

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: John Terry of Chelsea in action during the FA Cup with Budweiser Fourth Round match between Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea at Loftus Road on January 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

The fallout from David Luiz's David Luiz moment in the FA Cup match against Portsmouth has finally appeared - captain John Terry, who's been playing through an injury since colliding with a goalpost while bailing out his erratic centre back partner, will now miss the Swansea match to get treatment ahead of the Manchester United tie this weekend.

It's just a bone oedema that he has been carrying for some time since he collided with a post, if I am not wrong against Portsmouth, and this stops him a little bit. It's nothing serious but something to keep an eye on. He has had an MRI before and he should be okay for Man United.

We have a lot of positions covered of course because of our squad, we have Gary and David available and competing and hopefully we can make the right decision.

-Andre Villas-Boas. Source: ChelseaFC.com.

The manager's using posh medical terminology here - he just means a bone bruise. Anyway, with Terry out, that presumably means we're going to see a defensive line that features Gary Cahill and David Luiz as the centre back partners (assuming that Branislav Ivanovic holds down right back). Hopefully Cahill has a pretty straightforward Chelsea debut.

Villas-Boas also confirmed that both John Obi Mikel and Frank Lampard will miss the Swansea game, meaning that combined with Ramires's long-term absence we're down to four first-team midfielders for this one. Meanwhile, Josh McEachran gets stuffed back in the basket, since Brendan Rodgers isn't allowed to field him against the Blues.

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