Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has received a massive double boost ahead of the Champions League last-16 first-leg game at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night (16 February), after both John Terry and Oscar were able to train with the rest of the squad during Monday's session. Academy centre-back Jake Clarke-Salter and recent recruits Pato and Matt Miazga also took part in the final training session at Cobham.
The participation of the Chelsea duo had been thrown into question, with the captain limping off in the first-half of the 5-1 win over Newcastle United, and Oscar missing the game entirely with a calf issue.
Hiddink himself claimed after the win over the Magpies that the trip to PSG could come too early for Terry, leaving Gary Cahill as the only fit senior defender in the squad following the recent injury to Kurt Zouma.
"Tomorrow we will know. He has, hopefully, a small muscular problem, but tomorrow we will know how serious it is," the Dutch manager said, as quoted by Sky Sports. "Midweek is already Tuesday and we have just two days to recover. I think teams need at least three days but we don't have it, so we will see what will be the outcome tomorrow," he added.
But it looks as though Terry, as well as Oscar, will be ready for Tuesday night after the club confirmed their participation in the final training session before leaving for Paris.
"John Terry and Oscar were both able to take part in the final training session before the Champions League Round of 16 first-leg match in Paris tomorrow [Tuesday]," the club confirmed. "The squad, which included young Academy central defender Jake Clarke-Salter, completed their training preparations at Cobham early this afternoon prior to travelling to France."
Terry, whose next game will be his 700th Chelsea appearance, and Oscar were present when the players headed out to begin their warm-up, as were recent signings Pato and Matt Miazga. Nemanja Matic is serving a one-match suspension tomorrow.