Sport Chelsea captain Terry unlikely to replace Cahill at Wembley

17:50  21 april  2017
17:50  21 april  2017 Source:   Goal.com

Conte admits Chelsea captain Terry unlikely to replace Cahill in FA Cup semi-final

  Conte admits Chelsea captain Terry unlikely to replace Cahill in FA Cup semi-final The Blues boss is set to be without his stand-in skipper, who has had treatment on a kidney stone, but won't bring his club captain in at WembleyGary Cahill was treated in hospital for a small kidney stone and is a major doubt for Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final, boss Antonio Conte has said, but captain John Terry is unlikely to replace him.

However, Cahill is adamant that Terry ’s stature is such that he would never feel he could replace him. “I would never try to fill John Terry ’s boots. You can never fill that position,” said Cahill , who has received unstinting praise for his captaincy as Chelsea close in on a domestic double.

Chelsea fear they could be without their captain , Gary Cahill , for Saturday’s eagerly anticipated FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur, with Related: Has José Mourinho reminded Spurs how to beat Chelsea in the Cup at Wembley ? | Jonathan Wilson. Terry has managed only 366 minutes in

garycahill - Cropped: Chelsea defender Gary Cahill © Provided by Goal Chelsea defender Gary Cahill

Gary Cahill was treated in hospital for a small kidney stone and is a major doubt for Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final, boss Antonio Conte has said, but captain John Terry is unlikely to replace him.

England defender Cahill arrived at training on Tuesday with a fever and was admitted to hospital before being released two days later after undergoing tests.

Chelsea are to meet Premier League title rivals Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday and, while Conte stated that Cahill's illness is not serious, the Italian does not envisage him being fit to play.

"This period is not a lucky period for us," he told a pre-match news conference.

Replacing Chelsea captain Terry not easy for Conte

  Replacing Chelsea captain Terry not easy for Conte After John Terry's departure from Chelsea was announced, Antonio Conte acknowledged that the iconic captain will be difficult to replace.Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have a tough task ahead of them in finding a replacement for departing captain John Terry.

Gary Cahill has insisted that he would never attempt to replace John Terry at Chelsea . Following an injury sustained to the Blues skipper at the start of September, the England international has taken over as the captain on the pitch and has kept the

Chelsea legend John Terry 's captaincy of the Premier League giants is an impossible act to follow, admitted his successor Gary Cahill in Tuesday's Evening Standard. But secondly, I never thought for one minute, or will ever think, that I'm replacing him.

"When we started to have training on Tuesday he arrived at the training ground with a bit of a fever and then we preferred our doctor to bring him in the hospital and check his condition.

"It is not a serious problem, but now Gary is getting better and improving a lot. If you asked me for tomorrow [Saturday] my answer is very difficult, very difficult.

"Yes, [he had] a fever but then he had a problem, but not a serious problem but the doctor preferred him to be in the hospital and solve the problem."

With Cahill set to miss out, Chelsea have a void in their three-man defence but Terry, who announced last week that he is to leave the Blues after 19 years at the club, is not necessarily guaranteed to come in.

"This is a semi-final and in the season we tried to have in every position two options," Conte added.

Replacing Chelsea captain Terry not easy for Conte

  Replacing Chelsea captain Terry not easy for Conte The Chelsea boss acknowledged replacing the centre-back and captain will be difficult, but believes it is part of a process the club must go throughAntonio Conte believes Chelsea have a tough task ahead of them in finding a replacement for departing captain John Terry.

Chelsea legend John Terry ’s captaincy of the Premier League giants is an impossible act to follow admitted his successor Gary Cahill in Tuesday’s Evening Standard. But secondly, I never thought for one minute, or will ever think, that I’m replacing him.

Gary Cahill has faced many challenges in his Chelsea career but replacing John Terry as captain may have been the hardest of the lot.

"I think the right position for John when we play with three centre-backs is in the centre and the player playing there now is David Luiz.

"I have to make the best decision for the starting 11, we tried different solutions."

Conte can understand why so many fellow Premier League managers have expressed their interest in signing Terry, whose lengthy list of accolades include four league titles and a Champions League winner's medal.

"I'm not surprised about this. I am repeating in every press conference that John, in my first season, is very important, he's helping me on the pitch and off the pitch," he said.

"For us he's a good captain and the problem is that John wants to play regularly. For this reason, I think that we have to respect his decision because I was a footballer and I know when you arrive at this point of your career, and your mind and body told you continue, you feel you can continue and can play regularly.

"We have to respect his decision. If you ask me next season is it a serious loss, I think so."

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