Thursday 18 January 2018

Conte hopeful Terry will be fit to face Pool

Diego Costa celebrates
Diego Costa celebrates

Antonio Conte is confident John Terry will be fit to take on Liverpool after the Chelsea captain suffered an ankle injury in a controversial 2-2 draw at Swansea.

Terry's participation for Liverpool's Premier League visit to Stamford Bridge on Friday was thrown into doubt when he pulled up in the closing stages of the match.

The Chelsea captain reportedly left the Liberty Stadium on crutches.

"I don't know the extent of the injury but tomorrow we will see the situation about his ankle," said Chelsea manager Conte.

"But he is a warrior and I am not worried."

Chelsea dominated before the break to lead through Diego Costa's 18th-minute goal.

But Gylfi Sigurdsson's penalty and Leroy Fer's disputed goal within a few minutes of each other saw Swansea take an unlikely lead.

Costa, however, salvaged a point for Chelsea with a spectacular bicycle kick - despite some claims of a foul - nine minutes from time, his fourth goal of the season saving the Blues' unbeaten record.

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