Massive Injury Setback: Another Striker Out for Next 3 Matches While Pato Still Not Ready

Chelsea winger Pedro has been ruled out of the upcoming games against Norwich, Stoke and Paris Saint-Germain. The Spaniard suffered a hamstring injury in the 2-1 win over Southampton and was substituted seven minutes into the game.

Following the game, Guus Hiddink provided an update on the former Barcelona star’s injury. “We have a tight schedule, Norwich on Tuesday then we have Stoke and then Paris Saint-German and then the Everton game,” Hiddink said.

“I think he might be fit at that time but I don’t know if he’s fit for the Everton game.”

Hiddink also revealed that club skipper John Terry is slowly working on regaining his fitness, and he could play in a behind-the-doors practice match in the coming days.

Along with Zouma, Terry has been a huge defensive miss for the Blues. Baba Rahman’s error-strewn display exposed the vulnerability of Chelsea’s makeshift defence, and the club is desperate to have Terry fit for the upcoming Champions League game against PSG.

Hiddink said about Terry: “He was working last week. We’ll see how we react and if he needs a game we might organise a game, an intense game.”
Alexandre Pato is yet to make his first team debt as he continues to work on his match fitness.