Chelsea without Terry, but Willian targeting final

Date published: Monday 7th March 2016 9:31

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John Terry looks set to miss Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 second leg tie against Paris Saint-Germain, but Willian is targeting the final.

Terry has missed Chelsea’s last five games with a hamstring injury, but Hiddink had hoped his captain would be fit to face PSG on Wednesday and planned to include him in a seven-a-side practice match over the weekend.

However, Terry is still unable to take part in full training and so is highly unlikely to play in the crucial tie at Stamford Bridge, with next weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final at Everton his next target.

Hiddink said: “I don’t think John will make it on Wednesday. For the time being, there has not been enough development to put him on the list.

“It’s not worse – he trained and had treatment on Saturday morning, and he can run, but he cannot go into a longer stretch where you have to accelerate. There he has to be careful.

“When he is ready to do so, maybe on Tuesday, he will play in a practice match, but I don’t think he will make it. Hopefully, let’s see what can be done for next weekend.”

Despite the blow, Willian is hopeful Chelsea can overturn a 2-1 deficit to see off PSG as they look to seal a place in next season’s Champions League by winning it.

“We can win it,” said Willian. “It will be difficult because there are so many good teams. We have to think about Wednesday first and then step by step we can go to the final.

“There is always pressure at Chelsea to win titles, we know that. We have to concentrate for this game.

“To give Guus one title will be great for us, for him so we try to give him one trophy to go with.

“It’s the biggest game of the season. We know that. We have to show our quality in the game. It will be difficult for us but we can win.

“We have great quality, they have as well. Games like this are 50/50. They can win, we can win, but on Wednesday from the beginning we have to show them what we want.

“We know they want the ball and to keep possession but we have to put them under pressure and press.

“We are more confident because we play at home. It will be difficult but we can qualify.”

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