John Terry doubtful for Liverpool clash next weekend after picking up Ankle injury
Chelsea failed to get the three points in a hard-fought affair at Swansea and the result is not the only cause for concern for manager Antonio Conte.
Club captain John Terry, having undergone a difficult afternoon at the back, was seen limping after picking up an ankle injury in the final minute of the Premier League clash.
Terry was clipped by Leroy Fer, scorer of Swansea’s second goal, sending the centre-back flying.
The Englishman looked in agony as he made his way over to the travelling Chelsea fans after Andre Marriner had blown his whistle.
And the 35-year-old was pictured leaving the Liberty Stadium on crutches, throwing his availability for Friday’s match against Liverpool into doubt.
Terry took to Instagram on Sunday night to express his frustration at picking up the knock, sharing an image of his foot wrapped up.
Conte was unsure of the extent of the problem but did not seem concerned by the situation ahead of the visit of the Reds.
‘I don’t know the extent (of the injury),’ he said. ‘Tomorrow we’ll see the situation about his ankle. He is a warrior. I’m not worried.’
Terry’s defensive partner Gary Cahill was clearly unimpressed with Fer’s challenge that lead up to Swansea’s second goal.
‘It’s a clear foul.,’ he said. ‘I’m frustrated. Come on, seriously! You could be sat on the moon and see it is a clear foul.
‘I took the touch away from [Fer], he came through the back of me. It was clear as day and seeing it back has made me even more angry.
‘It’s all fun and games for the fans isn’t it, but it’s the players who suffer. That kills me and kills my team. We have dropped two points which is massive in this league.
‘Look at my face! It’s incredible. I said to the referee ‘there’s three of you that can see that’. There were two fouls, and between the officials they have said that they couldn’t see it. For me that is incredible.’
Chelsea were in complete control of the match in Wales but self-destructed with mistakes by Thibaut Courtois and Gary Cahill after Diego Costa’s opener, before the striker rescued a point with his acrobatic second.
culled from dailymail.co.uk