Originally written February 13, 2013 on Fox Soccer:
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Captain John Terry traveled with Chelsea to Prague for Thursday night's Europa League clash despite missing last Saturday's defeat of Wigan with a knee injury. The 32-year-old defender was part of a 19-man Blues squad which traveled to the Czech capital for the last-32 first-leg contest against Sparta Prague at the Generali Arena. David Luiz, Demba Ba, Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel missed the trip. Luiz is suspended, Ba ineligible after representing Newcastle earlier in the competition and Moses and Mikel miss out after winning the African Nations Cup with Nigeria last Sunday. Gary Cahill, who was withdrawn from the Wigan win after suffering cramp, is available for selection by interim boss Rafael Benitez. Goalkeeper Petr Cech, who suffered a hairline fracture to his little finger on his left hand at Newcastle, is in line to face his former club. Sparta have not played a competitive match since early December due to the Czech winter break, but Cech, who played for the...
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