The Blues boss reveals the injured Brazilian duo should return to face Spurs and insists his captain will also be fine to play despite picking up a knock against WiganChelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas insists captain John Terry will play against Tottenham on Thursday evening despite picking up a knock in Saturday’s 1-1 draw away at Wigan, while Ramires and David Luiz should also both return.
Terry appeared to jar his knee after an aerial challenge with Latics striker Franco Di Santo with just over a quarter of an hour remaining at the DW Stadium, while the Brazilian duo did not even travel with the squad as a result of minor injuries.
Villas-Boas admitted his skipper remains in discomfort, but insisted the England international would play through the pain barrier during Thursday’s crunch clash against Spurs.
“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,” Villas-Boas told reporters.
“Ramires should be fine as well. He’s progressing and will be able to play, and maybe David Luiz too.”
Jordi Gomez’s late equaliser came at a time when Chelsea’s season appeared to be gathering momentum again, but Villas-Boas maintains his side have not been discouraged by the setback.
“We go there with our confidence unaffected,” the Portuguese added.
“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.”
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