Blues worry over Ash ‘n JT injuries
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.”