Chelsea News: John Terry Unhurt After Inter Milan Horror Tackle

Ben BlackmoreFeatured ColumnistAugust 2, 2013

Chelsea skipper John Terry has escaped injury following a shocking challenge by Inter Milan’s Hugo Campagnaro during Thursday’s preseason friendly, reports Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail.

A rare red card was dished out to Campagnaro in the supposed friendly match following his apparent stamp on the ankle of the Chelsea man, which sparked an on-pitch flare-up between the two sides.

Mokbel reports that Terry suffered no ill-effects from the incident, marking a good night for Chelsea, who won 2-0 thanks to goals from Oscar and Eden Hazard.

Mourinho also delivered an upbeat message on the fitness of Chelsea’s record goalscorer Frank Lampard, whose preseason has been disrupted by an Achilles problem.

Lampard did not feature during Chelsea’s trip to Asia and was absent once again for the victory over Inter. The Blues face AC Milan on Sunday, and Mourinho expects the England midfielder to return after that fixture, according to the Daily Star.

Frank is recovering but of course we don't want to take risks.

Hopefully he plays - I won't say the second match but maybe the third or fourth.

Campagnaro’s lunge on Terry was not the only controversial incident of an intriguing game in America, which saw Chelsea wrongly awarded a penalty for a foul on Victor Moses that took place outside of the area.

Eden Hazard converted to add to Oscar’s sparkling opener, and Chelsea are already beginning to display the winning mentality that Mourinho previously instilled during his first stint with the club.

The Blues’ squad will only grow stronger between now and the start of the season after Mourinho opted to introduce Confederations Cup stars Juan Mata, Fernando Torres, Cesar Azpilicueta, Jon Obi Mikel and David Luiz from the bench.

Chelsea open their Premier League campaign at home to newly promoted outfit Hull City on August 18.