Blues worry over Ash ‘n JT in­juries

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY APRIL 12 - By MATT JOHN­SON

CHELSEA care­taker boss Roberto Di Mat­teo fears Ash­ley Cole will miss Sun­day’s FA Cup semi-final against Tot­ten­ham at Wem­b­ley – and cap­tain John Terry will see out the rest of the sea­son only half-fit.

Cole has been out with an an­kle knock since the Blues’ Cham­pi­ons League quar­ter-final sec­ond leg clash with Ben­fica.

And Di Mat­teo said: “He is one we have to as­sess over the next few days.

“We hope he will be avail­able for the next game, but we will see how he is.”

Terry re­turned for Mon­day’s 1-1 draw with Ful­ham, but Di Mat­teo claims his skip­per’s cracked ribs will not heal in time for the sea­son run-in.

“It’s go­ing to take time with John’s in­jury, it is not go­ing to hap­pen overnight,” said Di Mat­teo.

“It is a mat­ter of deal­ing with the pain. We get some painkillers and stuff like that, but ob­vi­ously there is dis­com­fort.”

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