At the start of the season, it would have been unthinkable that a fit John Terry would be omitted from the Chelsea line-up for two matches running. Especially if those matches were a Champions League last-sixteen game and the League Cup final. However, The Times reports that this is firmly on the cards, with the Blues captain fearing the worst on Sunday.
The Chelsea captain has been given no assurances that he will return to lead the side at Wembley on Sunday and has confided in teammates his fears that he will not play.
John Terry and Frank Lampard may have played every match under Jose Mourinho but it’s becoming quite clear that Avram Grant doesn’t have any favourites within the Chelsea squad. The Israeli appears to be echoing the policy of England manager Fabio Capello by keeping every player on their toes and in the dark over team selection.