MX23RW : Saturday, June 12 12:22:35| >> :120:11797:11797:

John Terry to play through the pain

Terry to play through the pain
© PA Photos
Chelsea skipper John Terry will play through the pain against Portsmouth on Sunday afternoon.

Chelsea defender John Terry will face Portsmouth on Sunday afternoon, despite needing pain-killing injections in his knee.

The England skipper, 31, was expected to miss out, but with the Blues currently nursing a number of defensive injuries, Chelsea assistant boss Roberto Di Matteo has stated that Terry could start.

"John Terry has been playing with a knock on his knee and there is an issue there. He had to play with an injection against Wolves on Monday but it's manageable and we don't think it will be a long-term problem," Di Matteo told The Sun.

"We'll have to see how painful it is after training on Saturday and then decide if he can play. We want to play out strongest available team."

Terry has made 515 appearances for the club, scoring 46 goals.

ID:12534: cacheID:12534:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:1237:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Roberto Di Matteo
Read Next:
Di Matteo: Chelsea to start "strongest" lineup

rhs 2.0
Euro 2020 fixtures
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Monday, June 14, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Todays Game Header Right
CManchester CityMan City38275683325186
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd382111673442974
5Leicester CityLeicester382061268501866
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham381981162471565
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs381881268452362
9Leeds UnitedLeeds38185156254859
11Aston Villa38167155546955
12Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38129174662-1645
13Wolverhampton WanderersWolves38129173652-1645
14Crystal Palace38128184166-2544
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914154046-641
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38511223576-4126
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3872292063-4323

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!