Boss reveals Terry concern
Chelsea may have to make do without skipper John Terry for Saturday's Premier League clash with Newcastle due to a neck injury.
The Blues centre-back picked up the problem in his side's 4-2 win over Reading on Wednesday evening, and he is now facing a race against time to be fit for the weekend according to his manager Roberto Di Matteo. The Italian has a ready made replacement though if the 31-year-old is forced to miss out as Brazilian defender David Luiz has recovered from the knee problem that kept him out against the Royals. Di Matteo said: "John is struggling. He's a great leader and it's a big loss for us." The Chelsea boss has also moved quickly to play down speculation about Luiz's future after his absence in midweek, as rumours persist about a possible switch to Barcelona. He was warned by the club in the week after posting on Twitter that he was ruled out of the Reading game by injury, but Di Matteo has insisted he won't be fined for that minor indiscretion. The former West Brom chief was also unconcerned by the 25-year-old's decision to attend the Barca game against Real Madrid, claiming he was only visiting the Nou Camp as part of a sponsorship commitment. Di Matteo added: "David went to a sponsor's event. In the modern day, football players have sponsorship deals. "As long as it doesn't affect their performance, players try to obligate those duties. "We generally don't fine our players for tweeting, although we remind them of the responsibilities they have. "He remains a very important player at Chelsea."