FITNESS ISSUES

The fitness of the two vital players has become a matter of concern for the Chelsea team management before their all important Premier League match against Wigan Athletic which is going to be played at Stamford Bridge on 9th of February.
Demba Ba and Petr Cech suffered injuries in Chelsea’s last match against Newcastle United.

Chelsea lost that match by 2-3.
Demba Ba suffered a serious nose injury after being collided with Fabricio Coloccini. That was a nasty collision and Ba was in a lot of pain while coming out of the ground. It seems to be unlikely that he will be able to get fit for the match against Wigan.

On the other hand, Cech injured his finger while trying to make a save in the first half of that match. According to the medical reports, his finger has fractured and because of that injury, he will not be able to play for Czech Republic in the friendly match against Turkey.

Cech is expected to take part in the training session on Wednesday and on the basis of how he will feel while training, the decision will be taken about his participation in the match against Wigan.

Talking to the reports about his injury, Cech said, “I was trying to punch the ball and in doing that, I had a slight collision with a Newcastle player. I didn’t feel that much pain in my finger at that time. But, after the match, I was sent for X-ray on a precautionary basis and the X-ray reports showed that the finger had fractured.”

“I will train tomorrow and then, let’s see what happens. If I will feel that the finger is troubling me and I will not be able to give my 100%, I will definitely withdraw myself from the match.”