John Terry Still The Focal Point At Chelsea
With so many things changing over the years at Chelsea, John Terry continues to be a mainstay.
With an owner like Roman Abramovic, anything is possible. There have been quite a few managers during Terry’s tenure at Chelsea. Nevertheless, the former England International has managed to maintain excellent on the pitch.
Even though Terry has been stripped of the captains arm ban for club and country, he has managed to regain it while demanding respect and showing leadership. He was once alleged to have slept with a teammates wife and racially abused Anton Ferdinand, the brother of Rio Ferdinand, a player who Terry partnered in the heart of the England defense for a decade; his resolve never wavered. He is the epitome of a leader and a true legend at Chelsea.
During current manager Jose Mourinho‘s first stint, it was then that Terry solidified himself as one of the best centerbacks in the world. There were grumblings that Terry along with Ferdinand’s skills had weakened. It looks that way for Ferdinand but unlikely in Terry’s case.
Terry has been inspirational this season and has been a consistent first choice for Mourinho over talented Brazilian International David Luiz, which was a surprise to many including myself.
Terry is what a captain should be and his performances this season have shown he has a lot left in the tank. The supporters in London must be thrilled with Terry’s play and if he keeps up his current form, he will garner recognition for being placed in the team of the season.