Who would replace John Terry?

The whole footballing world is talking about Chelsea’s decision not to offer club captain John Terry a new contract in the summer – but who...

The whole footballing world is talking about Chelsea’s decision not to offer club captain John Terry a new contract in the summer – but who will replace him?

Many footballers would jump at the chance to represent a club like Chelsea, but since winning the 2014/15 Premier League title things haven’t gone according to plan with Jose Mourinho leaving the Stamford Bridge side, players like Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas failing to replicate their form from the previous season, and now club legend Terry being told his services are no longer needed.

It is important to note that Chelsea do not have a new manager in place next season, so the exit door is not completely closed for the former England skipper. If the new man in charge happens to be a fan of Terry then it will be highly likely that the 36-year-old will remain in some capacity.

Well until then we will assume Terry will be leaving Chelsea – Who will replace him at the heart of the Blues defence?

John Stones - Everton

The Everton defender would be the obvious choice to replace Terry at Stamford Bridge. The 21-year-old former Barnsley centre-half has already been tipped to be a future England captain and if he goes to a team like Chelsea, who regularly play in the Champions League, then he will only get better.

Talk of him joining Chelsea has died down in recent weeks, as reported by, but if they want a long-term replacement for Terry then Stones is definitely their man, the main problem is the price. If Terry’s replacement is going to bought on the cheap then they will have to forget about signing Stones because Everton will not sell him for less than £35 million.

Marquinhos – Paris Saint Germain

Brazilian international Marquinhos is getting rave reviews in France at Paris Saint Germain and the former Corinthians and Roma centre-half or right-back would be a perfect fit at Stamford Bridge.

Marquinhos is the same age as Stones, 21, and it makes sense for the Blues to be chasing youngsters if they are confident they will be as good or reliable as Terry. You cannot to be chopping and changing when it comes to your back four, a settled defensive live will more than not guarantee success.

Jose Maria Gimenez – Atletico Madrid

If Chelsea are to pursue their interest in the likes of Stones and Marquinhos then it is going to cost them millions of pounds, but if they look hard enough they could pick up someone for half the price and just as good.

There is a young man at Atletico Madrid who is making a lot of headlines with his performances, Jose Maria Gimenez, and he could be the one for Roman Abramovich and he would not break the bank. He won’t necessarily come cheap, but the transfer fee will be a lot lower than if they went for Stones or Marquinhos.

Reports from Spain suggest this 21-year-old has a great future in the game – whether that is in La Liga or the Premier League remains to be seen. He stands at 6 foot 1 and is very quick off the mark, he is also strong and good on his feet plus he has an aggressive streak that would stand him in good stead over in England.

Aymeric Laporte – Athletic Bilbao

The 21-year-old France U21 international would be a sensation in the Premier League and if anyone can stump up the €50 million release clause fee.

Laporte has already made over 100 appearances for Athletic Bilbao since joining the club in 2012 from Basconia and the La Liga club will not give up their star defender without a fight seeing as he only signed a new deal to remain at the club until 2019 last June.

Gerard Pique – Barcelona

This may be the most unlikely transfer target on the list, but if Chelsea are serious in replacing Terry with a world class defender then they have to consider Gerard Pique.

Pique does have Premier League experience, albeit very little from his time at Manchester United, and over the years he has turned into one of the best central defenders in the world.

Whether he would be willing to leave Barcelona for Chelsea is a different matter entirely, but in the world of football you don’t get if you don’t ask. Not only is Pique an accomplished defender, he also knows how to score goals as well.

Make sure you check out Dazzle Casino before and after Chelsea games!


N'Golo Kante better than Claude Makelele? is dedicated to providing UK players with reviews and bonus offers from a variety of poker rooms that accept PayPal.
For the best Irish free bets try for a full range of betting bonuses available to Irish players
Get the best online bingo bonuses for Irish players at along with exclusive deposit bonuse
Looking to bet on football? then why not check out for the latest football specials and sign-up bonuses
For the best FREE BETS & hottest sign-up offers; Best Betting Sites UK is the site to visit
Have a break from the footy & play the latest online slots @ You could get lucky!
Check out for the best new football betting offers around.
Chelsea to win the title? Find out what the bookies are offering at your newest online betting site



Google +

The Football Blog Network

If in a hunt for a proper bookie, check out this betting site for proper comparison and ratings.
Get your Sky Bet Promo Code today for the internets best free bets and bookies offers.
Make sure you get one of these great betting offers for the next Chelsea game.
Take a look at the best gambling websites for betting on the football.
High roller players from the United Kingdom choose the recommended Luxury Casino Mobile with VIP deposit bonuses and high comp points.
If you're looking for the best casino deposit bonuses take a look at to get the biggest bang for your buck on your initial deposit at all the best online casino sites
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit
Play at Casino Legend today to get the biggest online casino bonuses available.
"For all those who enjoy a bet on side games and slots we recommend trying out the legendary slot here where you can get a range of deposit bonuses"
Fancy playing some casino slots online? Get the best ruby slippers slot machine bonuses and free spins available
Learn the ins and outs of poker, casino and what not, with an expert in anything related to betting. Go on Betminded and see for yourself.
Betting on the football? Make sure you claim the best free bet offers for 2016
Head on over to Free Bets No Deposit Required for the latest live football previews and free tips along with bundles of Free Bets No Deposit offers currently available from the UK Bookmakers.
Betting on Chelsea? Make sure you’re singed up to the best betting websites to get the most for your money.
For reviews of the UK’s leading bookies check out
Football live scores and results on live football. All the latest football scores.
Australia football. Australia football news and more.
Before buying anything online, make sure that you look for promo codes at AwesomeCoupons to help save money on your purchase.
Play the best casino where you can win real money online
Visit New Casino Free Spins and get the best bonus offer from trusted operators.
Make sure you have a go on our Mobile Slots before and after Chelsea games!
Get the best online free bets at Max Free Bets
Chelsea fans can visit the latest bettingsites to get the very latest promo code for football betting.
Read this detailed guide how to download bet365 app at and install it on any Android OS device or tablet.
Learn everything you might need to know about the best bingo sites at in order to play wisely.
Complete list of all free bets in the UK where you can gamble for free but win real money.
We recommend when comparing for new betting sites for football