21 Feb 2012

Chelsea still sweating on fitness of Terry

5:29 pm on 21 February 2012

Chelsea's under-pressure manager Andre Villas Boas is sweating on the fitness of John Terry for Wednesday's Champions League last 16 clash away at Napoli.

Terry has not played for nearly a month because of a persistent knee injury and is rated as 50-50 by Villas Boas for the first leg in southern Italy.

Villas Boas has been under the microscope with Chelsea slipping out of the top four in the Premier League and being held at home by second tier Birmingham City in the FA Cup on Sunday and he was again forced to field questions about his future at a news conference in Naples.

A fit Terry would be a huge boost for the Portuguese and he will leave it as late as possible to decide whether the former England captain is fit enough to play.