I guess we shouldn't go this in depth in analysing a non-native English-speaker's word choice, especially through the medium of twitter, but it looks like Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is 'hoping' midfield star Frank Lampard will be ready for the Bolton Wanderers match on Monday, a downgrade from the club's statement where he was 'expected' to be available for the match. After the two-week initial prognosis for Lampard's August groin problems turned into three and a half months out for the England man, Chelsea fans are rightfully skittish whenever he has any hint of a problem. I suspect everyone will be waiting on bated breath until he actually does shake off this calf injury and turns up at the Reebok Stadium. Here's the quote in question (emphasis mine):
Lampard is having treatment and didn’t train but I hope he will be ready for Bolton. Also JT had a little problem on his back.
-Carlo Ancelotti. Source: Press conference, via CFC Twitter.
Oh, and that John Terry blurb doesn't exactly fill me with glee, either, considering the captain's recent history of nerve problems. Terry's propensity to pick up bizarre little niggles is one of the major reasons Chelsea are believed to be pursuing Brazilian centre back David Luiz quite so vociferously. It doesn't sound like this is anything to worry about, but I'm worried anyway. Such is life with our central defensive depth.