In one of the most anticipated matches of the season, Chelsea will be facing rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League at the Stamford Bridge on Monday. For Chelsea, only pride and a 26-year home unbeaten streak against Spurs is at stake. For Spurs, depending on the result of the Leicester match on Sunday, the Premier League title could still be a possibility. It's been 55 years since Tottenham have won the league.
Chelsea's cause has been boosted by some welcome injury news. Guus Hiddink told the press today that center backs John Terry and Gary Cahill will both return to the squad for this match. Terry had been out with a groin and then an Achilles injury while Gary Cahill had missed last weekend's win with a last-minute illness (maybe he got it from Oscar?).
"I think [Terry and Cahill] will be involved because they both participated in the training sessions. They're ok to come into the first 18. It is good to have them back because John has been out for a long period, Gary the same. John may not be able to do the full 90, but we will see."
"We still have two training sessions to go, but I'm glad that both are back for their experience. It's good to have them in a very tough and exciting game.
-Guus Hiddink; source: Evening Standard
No guarantee of starts for either player, but surely, come Monday, Terry and Cahill will be out there to show that, with the proper motivation such as this occasion, there's still some life left in their legs.