Huge! Chelsea Legend Ready To Play For Another Year at the Stamford Bridge
From the 15th place in the points table to the 1st in just a year’s time, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea have made a great comeback into the top of the Premier League table, 13 games into the season.
Their victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend gave them their 7th consecutive victory this season, taking them back to the 1st place with just a point over Manchester City and Liverpool close by.
Ever since the loss to Arsenal at the Emirates, Conte, who shifted to a back-3 system saw his team concede just the one goal, that from Harry Kane this weekend , and has changed the entire Chelsea side into match winners helping them to the 1st place.
The likes of Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, N Golo Kante, Victor Moses and David Luiz have all been in sublime form recently and have helped the side turn things around early in the season.
But one person who is unable to get into the starting XI under Conte is club captain John Terry.
With no Cup football at all till the start of the FA Cup, Chelsea has stuck to a single starting XI for most games this season with the manager using Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Gary Cahill at the back while Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso have been superb as wing-backs.
Conte has stuck to these 5 players at the back leaving the likes of Branislav Ivanovic and Kurt Zouma without a chance to start. This has seen the England veteran have very little chance of making it back into the starting XI at the club without injuries.
The 35-year old extended his contract late last season after it looked like he was set to leave the club in the summer and it is that time of the year where speculations have started to make the rounds about him leaving the club.
At 35, Terry does not have too many games left under his belt but he is the most experienced defender in the league and can help Chelsea stay strong at the top of the Premier League table.
Conte may yet spend on centre-backs in the January transfer window but Terry is an integral part of the club and it is now understood that he might yet extend his time at the Bridge.
The former England skipper has already received offers from China, Turkey and the MLS and can start negotiating in January but recent reports suggest that Terry wants to stay in London for yet another year,
Speaking to the media recently, Terry said, “I still want to play for a couple more years, whether that is here at Chelsea or somewhere abroad, I don’t know. It’s an option.
“I am contracted to Chelsea for this season and then will see after that. I’m doing my coaching badges. I don’t know if I want to be a coach but I want to do my badges and pass.”
He went on to say that winning the Premier League again is what is keeping him going and that he hoped to repeat the feat under Antonio Conte this year and the next.
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