AVB allays Terry concerns
Andre Villas-Boas has calmed injury fears surrounding John Terry, with the Chelsea captain expected to feature against Tottenham.
Last Updated: 19/12/11 12:08pm
Andre Villas-Boas has moved to calm injury fears surrounding Chelsea captain John Terry, with the defender expected to feature against Tottenham on Thursday.
The Blues boss has also revealed key duo Ramires and David Luiz are on the mend and should be available at White Hart Lane.
Skipper Terry picked up a knee injury in Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw at Wigan, sparking concern he would miss the crucial midweek clash.
However, Villas-Boas says while the knock is causing the stopper discomfort, he will play through the pain barrier in the London derby.
And Brazilian duo Ramires and Luiz, who missed the Latics encounter due to minor injuries, are also in line to return.
"John Terry took a painful knock, but he seems OK now. Even if he is limping I think he will be fine for the next game," said Villas-Boas.
"Ramires should be fine as well. He's progressing and will be able to play, and maybe David Luiz too."
Wigan equalised late on at the DW Stadium on Saturday to strike a blow to the Blues' title ambitions, with Villas-Boas' men now nine points adrift of leaders Manchester City.
But the manager is adamant they will not dwell on the draw as they prepare to face Spurs, adding: "We go there with our confidence unaffected.
"It's a pity we didn't win at Wigan as it would have given a different perspective to our position in the table, but we've maintained our unbeaten run."