Guus Hiddink has admitted Chelsea captain John Terry will miss the crucial Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stamford Bridge on 9 March. The first leg in France saw the Blues suffer a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Ligue 1 winners.
The 35-year-old limped off during the west London club's 5-1 victory over Newcastle United on 13 February with a hamstring injury. He has not featured since his side's league win against the Magpies and his manager was hoping the central defender could be fit to face PSG.
The Chelsea boss confirmed that he has to be cautious while dealing with Terry's injury situation. The Dutchman remains hopeful that the defender could return for the FA Cup quarter-final clash against Everton on 12 March.
"I don't think John will make it on Wednesday. For the time being, there has not been enough development to put him on the list," Hiddink said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"It's not worse — he trained and had treatment on Saturday morning, and he can run, but he cannot go into a longer stretch where you have to accelerate. There he has to be careful.
"When he is ready to do so, maybe on Tuesday, he will play in a practice match, but I don't think he will make it. Hopefully, let's see what can be done for next weekend."
Terry joins Kurt Zouma in the Blues' treatment room as the France international is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines. With two first choice centre-backs out of action, Branislav Ivanovic will join Gary Cahill in the heart of the back-four against PSG.
Chelsea will have to overcome their first-leg deficit in order to progress to the next round of Europe's elite club competition. The Blues star Willian believes that the Premier League champions can make it to the quarter-final of the Champions League, but admitted it will be difficult for the English outfit.
"From the first minute, we have to show them what we want. We know they will want the ball and to keep possession, but we will have to keep them under pressure," Willian explained.
"We are more confident because we play at home. It will be difficult but we can qualify – I think we can do it. There is always pressure at Chelsea to win titles, we know that. But I hope we can give Guus at least one trophy before he leaves."