John Terry injury: Chelsea captain not fit enough to face Southampton

Terry has now missed three games

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Chelsea captain John Terry will not be fit enough to return to the side to face Southampton, interim manager Guus Hiddink has confirmed.

Terry has missed Chelsea's last two games, against Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, after coming off with a hamstring injury against Newcastle United on 13 February.

Despite Terry taking part in light training, Dutch coach Hiddink does not want to rush the 35-year-old back into action.

With Kurt Zouma also out with the rest of the season because of a serious knee injury, Branislav Ivanovic will continue at centre-back alongside Gary Cahill.

Cesar Azpilicueta will continue at right-back and Baba Rahman on the left. 

On loan forward Alexandre Pato, who is yet to make his debut, remains a couple of weeks away from playing because of a lack of match fitness, while Radamel Falcao is also out because of a groin injury.