x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Terry tells Chelsea to put Wigan defeat behind them

Chelsea are without several players for tonight's Group D trip to Champions League debutants APOEL Nicosia of Cyprus.

Chelsea are without several players for tonight's Group D trip to Champions League debutants APOEL Nicosia of Cyprus. Michael Ballack and John Mikel Obi are missing, as well as suspended Didier Drogba and Jose Bosingwa. Ashley Cole travelled despite sustaining a knee injury in the weekend defeat at Wigan, Chelsea's first loss of the season. John Terry, the captain said it was important to put that result behind them. "There's a massive game at home [against Liverpool] this Sunday so it's important we bounce back. We can regroup, go again and put ourselves in a good position in the Champions League group as well." sports@thenational.ae