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Cheer for Chelsea

30 April 2014, 07:54

Cape Town - According to skysports.com website, Petr Cech, John Terry, Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto'o have all trained for Chelsea ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.

Cech missed Sunday's 2-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield after he was replaced in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final with a dislocated shoulder injury following a collision with Atletico's Raul Garcia.

The goalkeeper has told Sky Sports he is fit to play in this week's return leg at Stamford Bridge, when Chelsea and Atletico will battle it out for a place in the final after a goalless draw in Spain.

Skipper Terry, who injured an ankle in the match at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, joined Cech in training on Tuesday to give Chelsea a major lift, after Jose Mourinho claimed prior to the Liverpool match that both players were likely to miss the remainder of the campaign.

It would still be regarded as a risk if Mourinho, who suggested Cech would require an operation, selects the goalkeeper.

Mark Schwarzer came on for Cech at the Vicente Calderon and offers an experienced alternative, having kept a clean sheet against Liverpool at the weekend. Whoever is fielded in goal, Chelsea need the defensive reinforcement talismanic skipper Terry would provide. Terry could come in alongside Gary Cahill, with Ashley Cole dropping out for Cesar Azpilicueta at left-back and Branislav Ivanovic at right-back, reuniting Mourinho's preferred back four against Atletico.

Striker Eto'o and influential attacker Hazard were also back in training on Today at Cobham after recent lay-offs.

Hazard last played in the 2-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on April 8, while Eto'o was last involved in the defeat by Sunderland 11 days later.

The availability of any of the quartet would provide a boost for Mourinho, who is without suspended midfielders Frank Lampard and John Obi Mikel as well as ineligible pair Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah.


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