Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has stated that club captain John Terry could well return for the clash against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on May 2.
The veteran defender has been on the sidelines in recent weeks through injury, leaving the West London club slightly short at centre-half.
The former England international defender is out of contract at the end of the current season and the Blues have stated that he will not be given a new deal.
As such, the remaining games this season will be important for the experienced centre-half, despite the fact that Chelsea themselves have little to play for.
The outgoing Premier League champions could well have a big role to play in the destination of the title this season, with the Blues still to play both Spurs and Leicester at home.
Hiddink has confirmed the news that Terry is doing everything he can to face Tottenham next weekend.
“John is very committed. He was very annoyed about his injury but is now recovering. He desperately wants to be with the team,” The Express quote the Dutchman as saying.
“He has to step up, starting next week. He should be training with the group at least by Thursday [to be considered to face Spurs].”