Chelsea will be facing West Ham this Wednesday in the League Cup, as the Blues continue their quest to make the most out of the lack of European football. Ahead of the match, manager Antonio Conte provided us with a bit of good news on the injury front, as captain John Terry is fully recovered from injury and will probably start.
"[John Terry is] fit to start, he’s in good shape. Tomorrow I will decide the starting 11 but John’s fit and he’s been training well."
"We know for sure that it’s a tough game but all the players are ready to play a good game. I hope to see a good atmosphere. I know these two teams are big rivals and in England the atmosphere is always fantastic at matches."
On the other hand, right back Branislav Ivanovic remains in recovery from a muscle injury picked up during the last international break. He's already back in training according to Conte, but he's not expected to return to the pitch immediately.
"Ivanovic is better, he started to train with us from yesterday but it’s normal after an injury that he needs a bit of time to come back."
Meanwhile, midfielder Cesc Fàbregas is still out of contention due to a thigh muscle problem. Conte hopes to see the Spaniard training again with the team 'very soon'.
"Cesc is still not well, we must wait because he had a muscular problem. We must be patient but I hope to see him training with the team very soon."
-Antonio Conte; Source: Chelsea FC
Cesc's injury seems to be the biggest ongoing injury issue at the moment, but luckily his absence hasn't been felt by the team on the pitch. Still, we hope for a swift recovery for the maestro, whatever his future may hold.