Chelsea FC captain John Terry reiterated his desire to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond this season following the Blues’ 1-1 draw against Manchester United. The Englishman however revealed that there has been no communication with the club regarding a new contract.
John Terry is fast closing in on 700 appearances for the club, but the Chelsea legend is unlikely to reach further milestones at Stamford Bridge with his contract set to expire at the end of the season. The 35-year-old announced after his side’s 5-1 FA Cup win over MK Dons last week that he expects to retire elsewhere and that there would be no ‘fairy tale ending’ to his Blues career.
It was a clever political move by Terry, who no doubt foresaw the backlash against the club from Chelsea fans, and if his comments following the Manchester United game are anything to go by, his contract situation is likely to receive much attention every week as the season reaches its conclusion — much like what happened with Frank Lampard in 2013.
The Blues’ skipper reiterated his desire to stay following Sunday’s entertaining 1-1 draw, but revealed that there is no ongoing communication between himself and the club regarding a new deal. The former England captain is quoted by Mail Online as saying: “It’s a difficult one. The club is the most important thing but there’s no communication at the moment.
“I said what I had to say, that’s how it is. I’ve made it very clear I want to stay. The fans were incredible, for me the best fans in the world. What they’ve done for me, I’ll never forget – those memories will stay with me forever.”
Zouma injury a spanner in the works for Chelsea’s plans to move on from Terry
Chelsea’s young centre-half Kurt Zouma suffered a horrific knee injury against United on Sunday and the 21-year-old is facing months on the sidelines leaving the Blues with only two fit senior defenders in John Terry and Gary Cahill for the rest of the season.
The nature of Zouma’s injury is such that he could well miss the start of next season, if not a significant portion of it, meaning the club may have to re-evaluate their plans for John Terry. So far all signs have been pointing towards the fact that Abramovich wants to move on from the ‘old guard’ and wants a fresh start in the summer. However, Zouma’s freak injury could influence the final decision with regards to John Terry’s future at the club.