Conte discusses Terry’s chances of facing Liverpool after injury

Date published: Sunday 11th September 2016 8:13

John Terry: Defender injured late on at Swansea

Antonio Conte is confident Chelsea captain will be fit to face Liverpool after picking up an injury in the 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 and Conte said more about Terry’s condition would be known on Monday.

“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 deservedly 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.

“It’s very difficult to talk about the game and the final result because I think Chelsea deserved to win,” said Conte.

“We created a lot of chances to score many goals, and I think we were dominating the game when we were leading 1-0.

“But in only two minutes we were losing 2-1.

“For the second goal I think everyone can see the foul on (Gary) Cahill and there is a big mistake from the referee.

“I also want to say that this can happen for one side or the other side. I don’t want to complain, but this is the reality.

“But we had a fantastic reaction, the players showed we did not want to lose and we tried to win until the end.

“It is a pity because I think we lost two points today. Now we must look forward and prepare the next game.”

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