Footy Extras

Chelsea’s legendary skipper could lost his place in the starting line-up

Chelsea may have been relieved to salvage a point against Swansea City, but John Terry left the Liberty Stadium on crutches, according to ​reports.

The Blues captain went over on his ankle in stoppage time and stayed on the pitch after the final whistle to receive treatment as the other players walked down the tunnel. The 35-year-old looked to be in a considerable amount of discomfort and distress and was unable to fully move and pick himself up.

Following the game, reports surfaced claiming Terry left on crutches in what appears to be a worrying situation for both the club and their captain. Terry now looks a serious doubt for next week’s game against Liverpool, perhaps paving the way for David Luiz to make his return after re-signing from Paris Saint-Germain on transfer deadline day.

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was bitterly disappointed with the result after Diego Costa had fired the Blues ahead during a dominant first-half performance, while saying Andre Marriner’s decision not to penalise Leroy Fer for a foul on Gary Cahill in the lead-up to Swansea’s second goal.

“It’s a bit difficult to talk about the game because we lost two points,” Conte told Sky Sports.

“I don’t want to talk about the decision [for the second Swansea goal] but I think it was a bad decision by the referee.

“I can tell you that Diego Costa from the first minute to 94 minutes… he took a lot of kicks. It’s incredible the defender didn’t finish [sent-off] before the match.”