Chelsea captain John Terry has insisted that he can play two games in a week following questions over his fitness.
The 32 year old, who is fifth in the list of all time appearances for the club, was an unused substitute in Sunday’s FA Cup Quarter Final defeat to Manchester City, and has started just twice in the league this calendar year.
Interim boss Rafael Benitez had stated on Sunday that Terry could no longer manage playing two games in quick succession.
However, the former England skipper has said that while he accepts he is not likely to be Benitez’s first choice, he is keen to feature as much as possible as the Blues push for a top four finish; a quest that recommences with tomorrow’s short trip to Fulham.
Chelsea can consolidate their position in the top four with three points, as fifth place Tottenham Hotspur don’t play until they face champions Manchester City on Sunday.
Elsewhere, Kevin De Bruyne is reportedly being targeted by Borussia Dortmund, according to reports in Germany.
The Champions League semi-finalists have allegedly made a bid of £14.5 million for the midfielder, who is currently on loan with fellow Bundesliga side Werder Bremen.