John Terry is set to make his comeback from knee surgery against Stoke on Saturday after shockingly being named as an unused substitute in the FA Cup victory over Birmingham on Tuesday night.
When Chelsea announced that Terry was to undergo knee surgery, he was expected to be out four to six weeks. So it was a massive surprise to see him on the Chelsea bench last night only two weeks after surgery
But caretaker boss Roberto di Matteo deemed Terry fit enough for a place on the bench at St Andrew’s saying afterwards:
“John has done very well and is determined to help the club, and we’re pleased to see him. He’s available. We have to take him with small steps because he’s done well to come back in just over two weeks. But it was good to see him.”
My question is why rush Terry back against Stoke on Saturday, when the much bigger game is Chelsea’s do-or-die Champions League clash with Napoli three days later. That is the game you need Chelsea for. Not the Stoke one.
There is no way that JT is 100% fit. But giving him three or four extra days to recover before Napoli can only but help him and the team.
Would you play Terry against Stoke this weekend?