Wednesday, 30th April, 2014

Chelsea defender John Terry has revealed that he is fit to feature against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-final second leg tonight.

The centre-back picked up an ankle injury and had to be substituted during the goalless first leg last week.

It was feared that the injury was a season-ending one, and as a result he did not play in his side’s 2-0 win over Liverpool in the Premier League at the weekend.

However, the Chelsea captain recovered sooner than expected and will lead his side out against the current La Liga leaders at Stamford Bridge.


Terry, who gave an account of his injury, further insisted that the Blues are desperate to play in the Champions League final once again.

“After I went down I knew it was something a little bit more serious, normally you roll your ankle and you feel as if you can get through the game”, the ex-England international told his club’s official site.

“Unfortunately I couldn't, I had to come off and after the game I wasn't feeling great about it.

“Once I'd been ruled out of the Liverpool game the physios gave it everything over the weekend. On Sunday I went out and trained with the boys who stayed back and it was totally fine.

“Yesterday I did a full session and I did again today, touch wood I've had no problems.

“Every year we have games like this, that mean a lot to us as players, and it certainly doesn't make us any less determined to get to the final.

“Our aim at the start of every season is to get to the final, as players you want to play in the Champions League final. That's my aim and that's the aim of the players right from the word go.”

Eden Hazard is also fit for the contest, but goalkeeper Petr Cech will not be able to claim his spot between the sticks as he is still not fully fit.

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