Soccer

Cheer for Chelsea

2014-04-29 14:54
Petr Cech trains for Chelsea. Photograph: Sky Spor
Petr Cech trains for Chelsea. Photograph: Sky Sports
  Gallery

See all the best pics from the first leg of the Champions league semi-final between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea.

Cape Town - According to skysports.com website, Petr Cech, John Terry, Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto'o have all trained for Chelsea ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.

Cech missed Sunday's 2-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield after he was replaced in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final with a dislocated shoulder injury following a collision with Atletico's Raul Garcia.

The goalkeeper has told Sky Sports he is fit to play in this week's return leg at Stamford Bridge, when Chelsea and Atletico will battle it out for a place in the final after a goalless draw in Spain.

Skipper Terry, who injured an ankle in the match at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, joined Cech in training on Tuesday to give Chelsea a major lift, after Jose Mourinho claimed prior to the Liverpool match that both players were likely to miss the remainder of the campaign.

It would still be regarded as a risk if Mourinho, who suggested Cech would require an operation, selects the goalkeeper.

Mark Schwarzer came on for Cech at the Vicente Calderon and offers an experienced alternative, having kept a clean sheet against Liverpool at the weekend. Whoever is fielded in goal, Chelsea need the defensive reinforcement talismanic skipper Terry would provide. Terry could come in alongside Gary Cahill, with Ashley Cole dropping out for Cesar Azpilicueta at left-back and Branislav Ivanovic at right-back, reuniting Mourinho's preferred back four against Atletico.

Striker Eto'o and influential attacker Hazard were also back in training on Today at Cobham after recent lay-offs.

Hazard last played in the 2-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on April 8, while Eto'o was last involved in the defeat by Sunderland 11 days later.

The availability of any of the quartet would provide a boost for Mourinho, who is without suspended midfielders Frank Lampard and John Obi Mikel as well as ineligible pair Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah.

Read more on:    chelsea  |  champions league  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.