Chelsea are set to meet Manchester City for the FA Cup next Sunday, and manager Guus Hiddink provided an update on our current injury situation ahead of the weekend's match. Hiddink told the press that defender John Terry, who picked up a hamstring injury in our Newcastle game last week, won't be fit to play.
Guus says John Terry will not be fit for this weekend's game. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 19 fevereiro 2016
Guus adds JT has been working with the physios out on the pitch but he still has too many problems to play this Sunday. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 19 fevereiro 2016
Guus hopes to have JT back for next weekend but he isn't certain yet and doesn't want to take any risks. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 19 fevereiro 2016
Despite Terry's absence, Hiddink is confident that the defensive line that held Paris Saint-Germain to two goals in the Champions League last Tuesday is more than competent to pick up the slack against Manchester City.
Guus says that while the absence of JT is a loss, he has complete confidence in his replacements as proven by the performance in Paris. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 19 fevereiro 2016
Guus: 'I will make hardly any changes because we take the FA Cup very seriously.' #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 19 fevereiro 2016
The only other player that won't be fit to feature in the match is Radamel Falcao, who's still recovering from his latest knock.
Hiddink says Falcao is the only other absentee for this weekend's game. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 19 fevereiro 2016
So, we should expect to see the same line-up from the PSG game against City. Hopefully the continuity will spur us into another good performance, this time with a positive result to match.