John Terry sustained a nasty-looking bruise and cut to his ankle over the weekend in a training ground challenge from Marcos Alonso. We know this because he was generous (and morbid) enough to post a short yet gruesome video on Instagram of a Chelsea doctor stitching it up.
JT was not on the bench for Sunday’s game against Burnley, presumably because of the stitches he received less than 24 hours prior, but he was back in full training today (Tuesday) and should be fit to face Wolves in this weekend in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Terry’s recovery is good news in light of David Luiz’s continuing knee concerns, and should allow Conte to rest all three of the usual starting three-man backline, as well as both wing-backs.
I would expect a defense of Ake, Terry, and Zouma to start against Wolves, though depending on how much we trust either Kenedy or Aina to replace the wing-backs, we could possibly see Ake on the left flank instead and one of either Cahill or Azpilicueta slotting in alongside all the backups.