Captain, Leader, Legendary numbers: Terry's Chelsea stats

Sport360 staff 18/04/2017

Chelsea great John Terry will leave the club at the end of the season, the Premier League leaders announced on Monday.

"John Terry and Chelsea Football Club today jointly announce our captain will leave the club at the end of the season," said a club statement.

The 36-year-old former England central defender has made 713 appearances for the west London side, third in the Blues' all-time list.

The above gallery looks at the former England skipper's remarkable career in numbers at Chelsea.

Where does John Terry rank among Chelsea's greatest players?

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EPL Valora Futbol Fans' top five

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Each week, Sport360 brings you the best five players from the English Premier League, as chosen by you the supporters through our ValoraFutbol fan ratings tool.

YOU have direct influence on who appears in each Top Five, so be sure to rate each weekend.

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1. VINCENT KOMPANY (MANCHESTER CITY) – 8.4

The Manchester City captain scored his first Premier League goal in nearly two years on Saturday in trademark fashion. Kompany towered above the rest to head home a David Silva corner-kick to break the deadlock away to Southampton.

Apart from being solid at the back, his effort was a vital contribution as the Citizens were kept at bay in the first half but his 55th minute goal paved the way for two more strikes that would see the visitors come away with a 3-0 win.


2. MARKO ARNAUTOVIC (STOKE CITY) – 8.2

Arnautovic set the tone for a Stoke City win on Saturday when he breezed past a couple of defenders before curling home a beauty from range inside the opening six minutes.

The Austrian was a thorn in Hull City’s side throughout and nearly scored another belter when he latched onto Xherdan Shaqiri’s chipped ball forward with an emphatic volley that missed the target.

3. ANDER HERRERA (MANCHESTER UNITED) – 8.2

The Manchester United midfielder played like a man possessed against Chelsea on Sunday and definitely exorcised a few demons after his sending off in the FA Cup defeat to Antonio Conte’s men earlier this year.

He produced the assist for the first goal and scored the second himself. Much of his contribution came off the ball though as he hounded Eden Hazard, suffocating the Belgian of any space to operate.


4. HARRY KANE (TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR) – 7.6

Back in the staring line-up and back amongst the goals. Kane marked his first start since recovering from an injury with a goal and an assist.

His flick on for Heung-Min Son saw Spurs doubled their lead inside 20 minutes before a clever turn inside the box saw him score the third in a 4-0 win at White Hart Lane.


5. HEUNG-MIN SON (TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR) 7.6

Son is enjoying a really good run of form and scored again on Saturday. Despite Kane’s return to the side, his form has seen him used on the left flank from where he’s been able to operate in more space and has taken full advantage of it.

He showed great acceleration to leave Francis for dead to burst into the box before nutmegging the keeper with his finish.


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United 2-0 Chelsea: Five things we learned

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Jose Mourinho guided Manchester United to a 2-0 win over his former side Chelsea at Old Trafford, effectively slowing their charge towards the Premier League title.

Goals from Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera gave Mourinho’s United a deserved victory to leave the Blues just four points clear of Tottenham at the top.

The result also kept United’s hopes of finishing in the top four alive.

Here, we look at five things we learned from the encounter.

UNITED SUFFOCATED CHELSEA

‘Lose to Chelsea and you can kiss any hopes of a top four finish goodbye.’ That would’ve been Jose Mourinho’s message to his players pre-game. United went into the encounter far more desperate for the win than their opponents and they played like it.

Everything from Paul Pogba’s remarkable recovery tackle on Diego Costa when Chelsea broke away on one occasion in the first half to Maroune Fellaini repeatedly barging blue shirts off the ball indicated that United were the more intense outfit.

Right from start, United didn’t allow Chelsea to settle, closing them down vigorously and forcing them into misplaced passes.

BACK-TRACKING DUO NULLIFY CHELSEA WINGERS

Ashley Young donned the armband and led United out of the tunnel at Old Trafford, a sight that most United fans would not have expected or likely to have taken much comfort in. However, the Englishman did a solid job on the left flank as did Jesse Lingard on the opposite side.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan was left on the bench as the most industrious wingers took to the pitch and it paid off in a big way. Not only did they dart forward at every opportunity, but they religiously tracked back and cancelled out the threat posed by Eden Hazard and Pedro.

HERRERA IS THE FUTURE OF UNITED’S MIDFIELD

Ander Herrera has been one of the big positives of United’s season but a red card at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup cost his side dearly. It’s safe to say the Spaniard redeemed himself with this performance.

He was everywhere in midfield and was all over Hazard every time the Belgian decided to venture infield. Despite the handball to intercept Nemanja Matic’s pass, the ball to play in Marcus Rashford that followed was sublime.

Herrera then capped a superb display by scoring United’s second, albeit via a deflection.

PACE AND MOBILITY CAUSE CHELSEA’S BACK THREE PROBLEMS

With every three-man central defence comes a vulnerability from wide areas, it’s upto the opposition to exploit that effectively and United did just that.

Lingard in particular was superb with his moving; David Luiz and Gary Cahill didn’t know where he was half the time. Young did his job, piercing that left side but it was Rashford’s running of the channels that made the biggest impact. His ability to drift into wide areas and use his pace was instrumental.

MOURINHO GETS IT RIGHT

There’s no doubt that Chelsea have been a constant source of pain for Mourinho since it all went awry last season. The 4-0 defeat on his return to Stamford Bridge this season would have done even more damage to his wounded ego only to then be eliminated from the FA Cup by his former side.

It seems like he’s finally worked out the winning formula though. It’s a bit cliche to label this another Mourinho tactical masterclass but many would’ve balked at his decision to leave Mkhitaryan and more curiously, Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the bench but his replacements worked perfectly, as did the system.

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