Chelsea captain John Terry is out Sunday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie with Manchester City with a hamstring injury, interim boss Guus Hiddink said on Friday.
Terry missed Chelsea’s 2-1 Champions League last-16 first-leg loss at Paris St Germain on Tuesday night with the problem sustained in last Saturday’s Premier League win over Newcastle.
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The 35-year-old skipper’s next appearance will be his 700th for Chelsea, who maintain a contract offer might be forthcoming after Terry revealed he would be leaving Stamford Bridge when his current deal expires at the end of the season.
"He will not be fit for this weekend," Hiddink said.
"I saw him this morning. He was with the physios yesterday, trying a bit on the pitch.
"(But) still too many problems to be fit for the weekend."
Hiddink hopes Terry will be fit to play in the February 27 Premier League game at Southampton.
But Hiddink urged caution with Terry, who will be keen to return as soon as possible.
The Dutchman added: "We have a week, I hope next weekend he will be available.
"I cannot predict it. I think we have to be a bit cautious with him as well."
Hiddink refused to react to Roy Keane’s withering critique of Eden Hazard.
The former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland captain told ITV this week: "If I was a team-mate of his I would kick him up and down the training pitch."
But Hiddink admitted Hazard, who has struggled for form this season after his influential role in the Premier League and Capital Cup One successes last season, needs to do more.
"I remember once he had a sprint on our right-hand side (against PSG)," Hiddink said.
"That’s the old Hazard and we hope to see that more frequently.
"He’s showing once, but he can show more. He’s aware of that. Now it’s up to him to step up."
Hazard on Monday, the eve of the Champions League tie, spoke of it being difficult to turn down a move to PSG, although he reiterated he was under contract until 2020.
Hiddink, who has had "small conversations" with Hazard, has no reason to suspect the Belgian in agitating for a move.
"He’s very keen to be here, he’s extended his contract, his family is happy here," Hiddink added.