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Terry suffers rib injury in Chelsea victory over Benfica

Blues manager Roberto Di Matteo hopes to see his captain quickly shake off the knock and insists his side will try to play on its own terms when it faces Barcelona.

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has revealed that John Terry suffered a rib injury during the Blues' 2-1 win in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie against Benfica.

Terry was withdrawn after an hour at Stamford Bridge but Di Matteo hopes the problem will prove to be minor. The extent of the damage will be tested on Thursday ahead of Chelsea's match against Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

"He got a knock on his rib and that's why we had to take him off," Di Matteo told reporters. "We'll assess him tomorrow [Thursday] and see how he is. We hope that he is going to be okay."

Chelsea will now face Barcelona, which is looking to defend its Champions League crown, in the semifinal of the competition.

The Blues will go into the tie as underdogs but Di Matteo insisted that they would try to play on their own terms while making specific plans to deal with the likes of Lionel Messi.

"It will be exciting to play two games against probably one of the best teams in the world,' Di Matteo said. "We will find a strategy that will suit our players and our team to face Barcelona.

"I think it will be a combination [of playing to Chelsea's own strengths and attempting to cancel out Barcelona]. They obviously have some individual players that are a big threat and very dangerous, but we also have to play our game and play to our strengths."

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