Guus Hiddink remains confident that Chelsea will be able to cope without the presence of defender John Terry at the back.

The Chelsea captain recently suffered an injury that has made him a major doubt for the game against Paris St Germain in the Champions League. This game is of massive importance to the club especially given that this represents the best opportunity of qualifying for the next season’s competition.

The blues are struggling in the 12th place owing to poor form since the start of the campaign. Terry, whose future at Chelsea hangs in the balance, recently suffered an injury in the 5-1 win against Newcastle United.

Terry failed to pass a late fitness test on Monday according to Hiddink. Hence, the club will not risk them even for this important match, which will take place at the Parc des Princes. Chelsea, however, remain confident that the player will be available for the return leg at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have come up against PSG in the last three seasons of the Champions League. Last season saw the rise of the French club as a true giant after they knocked out the English champions despite being down to 10 men in the second leg.

Hiddink is yet to suffer a defeat since coming back to Chelsea on a second spell as an interim manager."We had the problem in the previous game against Newcastle and we have practiced, not because one player got an injury, but we do a lot of practising where we put other people in central defence. So it was not a surprise for the players that we had to make some changes. Of course, not having John is a bit of a set-back, as a leader. But I am not the type of coach or manager who starts moaning, moaning and moaning,” said Hiddink.