JT: Great news but who should be the partnership now?
What great news it was yesterday, to find out that John Terry‘s injury is not a serious as first thought, and it will only be weeks and not months until he is able to return to captain the side.
Initially it looked like a real bad injury, as we all know that JT doesn’t stay down on the pitch unless he is really injured. Even seeing photos of the challenge looks awful, but thankfully it isn’t as bad as first thought.
The thing is, we have seen how weak we are at the back without him there, as RDM has looked to try and find the right balance in his absence.
David Luiz and Gary Cahill have started more games together in recent times, but we saw at Swansea and against Liverpool after JT went off, the new partnership of Cahill and Ivanovic and I wonder if that for now is the way forward?
Cesar Azpiliceuta for me had a good game the other day, and showed he can cope with the demands of the Premier League, and this gives RDM the option of moving Ivanovic into his favoured position in the middle.
According to reports, we are waiting for the swelling around JT’s knee to go down before more tests can establish just how long he would be out for, and reports indicate between two to six weeks.
RDM is now forced into making a decision in relation to how he moves forward with our defensive partnership in the middle, and after David Luiz’s performance against Shakhtar and concerns people have with his defensive abilities, you have to wonder if the Cahill and Ivanovic partnership is the way forward until JT returns?
Thank god we have good news about JT, but like I said, who does RDM decide to stick with in his absence?