- Match Analysis
Due to an illness, stand in Captain Gary Cahill is set to miss the Semi-final clash against Spurs this weekend.
But whether John Terry will replace him is still unknown.
While Conte says Cahill’s illness is not serious, the Italian does not see him being fit to play.
“This period is not a lucky period for us,” he told a pre-match news conference.
“When we started to have training on Tuesday he arrived at the training ground with a bit of a fever and then we preferred our doctor to bring him in the hospital and check his condition.
“It is not a serious problem, but now Gary is getting better and improving a lot. If you asked me for tomorrow [Saturday] my answer is very difficult, very difficult.
“Yes, [he had] a fever but then he had a problem, but not a serious problem but the doctor preferred him to be in the hospital and solve the problem.”
“This is a semi-final and in the season we tried to have in every position two options,” Conte added.
“I think the right position for John when we play with three centre-backs is in the centre and the player playing there now is David Luiz.
“I have to make the best decision for the starting 11, we tried different solutions.”