The writing is on the wall for Mr Chelsea
John Terry will be out of contract at the end of the season and is unlikely to be offered a new deal by the Blues. The Chelsea captain has won everything there is to win in the domestic game, with his list of honours including 4 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, 2 Community Shields, the Europa League and the coveted Champions League crown.
However, time catches up with everyone and it would appear that Terry, who picked up the 2004/05 PFA Players’ Player of the Year award, is no longer the force of old. The following www.oulala.com infographic illustrates how Chelsea have coped with and without JT, as he is often referred to, during the course of this current English Premier League campaign.
Chelsea have a better win rate without Terry, are averaging more English Premier League points per game without him and conceding less goals per game when he is not in the line-up.
The veteran defender will miss tonight’s crucial return match with PSG through injury but judging by the stats it may not be a bad thing. Branislav Ivanovic and Gary Cahill, who are likely to form the centre-back pairing against the French champions, are out-performing Terry in 3 key areas – interceptions per game , tackles won per game and aerial duels won per game.
The former England captain will always remain a legendary figure at Stamford Bridge but it will be interesting to see if he looks to continue his playing career elsewhere or instead opts to hang up his boots.