John Terry set to feature

Chelsea have been handed a boost ahead of Saturday’s London derby with Tottenham, as John Terry is set to shake off a knee injury to play.

The England international missed Roberto Di Matteo’s men’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City in midweek due to the knock, but Sky Sports have stated that he has recovered sufficiently to feature against Spurs.

With Tottenham now in fourth place and five points ahead of Chelsea in the race for the Champions League qualification places, Terry’s defensive partner Gary Cahill is eager to close the gap come Saturday.

“Arsenal are having decent form and Spurs have been hit the last few games,” he told reporters, covered by Sky Sports.

“It is hard to keep that momentum going throughout the season. Spurs have been absolutely fantastic but it is tough to keep it going every single game week in, week out.

“You’ll always have a blip in the season and maybe theirs has come now.

“We’re at home, where we have some confidence now and we are looking to get the positive result we need.

“We have built some momentum of late and the camp is positive at the minute,” he concluded.

The crucial fixture at Stamford Bridge kicks off at 12.45pm on Saturday.

By Gareth McKnight