Sport Conte admits Chelsea captain Terry unlikely to replace Cahill in FA Cup semi-final

17:51  21 april  2017
17:51  21 april  2017 Source:   Goal.com

Chelsea captain Terry unlikely to replace Cahill at Wembley

  Chelsea captain Terry unlikely to replace Cahill at Wembley Antonio Conte is set to be without Gary Cahill, who had treatment on a kidney stone, for the FA Cup semi-final with Tottenham.Gary Cahill was treated in hospital for a small kidney stone and is a major doubt for Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final, boss Antonio Conte has said, but captain John Terry is unlikely to replace him.

Chelsea fear they could be without their captain , Gary Cahill , for Saturday’s eagerly anticipated FA Cup semi - final against Tottenham Hotspur, with the England defender struggling to recover from an illness which has affected him all week and saw him hospitalised for two days.

Gary Cahill is a major doubt for Chelsea 's FA Cup semi - final with Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday after being admitted to hospital this week, according to reports. Conte is unlikely to use the illness and injuries as explanations for the loss to United.

garycahill - Cropped: Chelsea defender Gary Cahill © Provided by Goal Chelsea defender Gary Cahill

Gary Cahill was treated in hospital for a small kidney stone and is a major doubt for Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final, boss Antonio Conte has said, but captain John Terry is unlikely to replace him.

England defender Cahill arrived at training on Tuesday with a fever and was admitted to hospital before being released two days later after undergoing tests.

Chelsea are to meet Premier League title rivals Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday and, while Conte stated that Cahill's illness is not serious, the Italian does not envisage him being fit to play.

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Conte: Terry will be a loss

  Conte: Terry will be a loss Antonio Conte says he respects John Terry’s decision to leave Chelsea but insists the defender will be a "serious loss" to the club.Antonio Conte says he understands and respects John Terry’s decision to leave Chelsea but insists the defender will be a "serious loss" to the club.

Gary Cahill is a major doubt for Chelsea 's FA Cup semi - final with Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday after being admitted to hospital this week, according to reports. Conte is unlikely to use the illness and injuries as explanations for the loss to United.

Chelsea could hand an FA Cup lifeline to John Terry in Saturday's semi - final against Tottenham after Gary Cahill was taken ill. Defender Cahill was admitted to hospital on Tuesday and released on Thursday after a bug hit Stamford Bridge.

"This period is not a lucky period for us," he told a pre-match news conference.

"When we started to have training on Tuesday he arrived at the training ground with a bit of a fever and then we preferred our doctor to bring him in the hospital and check his condition.

"It is not a serious problem, but now Gary is getting better and improving a lot. If you asked me for tomorrow [Saturday] my answer is very difficult, very difficult.

"Yes, [he had] a fever but then he had a problem, but not a serious problem but the doctor preferred him to be in the hospital and solve the problem."

With Cahill set to miss out, Chelsea have a void in their three-man defence but Terry, who announced last week that he is to leave the Blues after 19 years at the club, is not necessarily guaranteed to come in.

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  Replacing Chelsea captain Terry not easy for Conte After John Terry's departure from Chelsea was announced, Antonio Conte acknowledged that the iconic captain will be difficult to replace.Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have a tough task ahead of them in finding a replacement for departing captain John Terry.

Chelsea fear they could be without their captain , Gary Cahill , in Saturday’s FA Cup semi - final against Tottenham, with the England defender struggling to recover from an illness which saw him hospitalised for two days.

But current team captain Gary Cahill is still struggling with the sickness bug and is almost certain to miss tomorrow’s Wembley clash. Chelsea line-up predicted to face Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi - final . Thu, April 20, 2017.

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"This is a semi-final and in the season we tried to have in every position two options," Conte added.

"I think the right position for John when we play with three centre-backs is in the centre and the player playing there now is David Luiz.

"I have to make the best decision for the starting 11, we tried different solutions."

Conte can understand why so many fellow Premier League managers have expressed their interest in signing Terry, whose lengthy list of accolades include four league titles and a Champions League winner's medal.

"I'm not surprised about this. I am repeating in every press conference that John, in my first season, is very important, he's helping me on the pitch and off the pitch," he said.

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"For us he's a good captain and the problem is that John wants to play regularly. For this reason, I think that we have to respect his decision because I was a footballer and I know when you arrive at this point of your career, and your mind and body told you continue, you feel you can continue and can play regularly.

"We have to respect his decision. If you ask me next season is it a serious loss, I think so."

Cahill glad to have avoided op .
Gary Cahill feared he would need a season-ending operation to remove his gallbladder after he spent time in hospital.Chelsea's Gary Cahill feared he would need a season-ending operation to remove his gallbladder when he spent time in hospital last week.

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