By Dominic Toner
John Terry will miss Chelsea’s fixture against Liverpool on Friday, it was reported on Tuesday.
Chelsea’s captain suffered an injury in the 2-2 draw against Swansea and was seen leaving the Liberty Stadium on crutches.
Sky Sports claimed on their Twitter account that Terry has strained ligaments in his foot and will be sidelined for 10 days, meaning he will definitely miss the match against Liverpool and the EFL Cup encounter with Leicester next week.
Terry has been a crucial player under Antonio Conte this season and has helped Chelsea to an unbeaten start.
Chelsea will be with senior centre-back Gary Cahill as he looks set to avoid any disciplinary action, following his comments about referee Andre Marriner.
The club’s new signing David Luiz is likely to replace Terry at the heart of the defence and the error-prone centre-back will be tested by the Liverpool attack.
Jurgen Klopp’s team have begun the season in good form and their attackers have already scored nine goals in the league.
New signing Sadio Mane has helped to supplement a Liverpool attack which is led by Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino.
Brazilian Philippe Coutinho has recently returned from a slight injury and is available for the Chelsea clash, against a side that he enjoyed great success against last season.
The midfielder scored a brace at Stamford Bridge last October as Liverpool ran out 3-1 winners.
In other Liverpool team news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Mario Balotelli scoring twice on his Nice debut.