Chelsea v Tottenham: A Chelsea team led by John Terry is better than without him tomorrow.
After announcing his impending departure from Stamford Bridge after 22-years, John Terry is line to come in from the cold and Captain th...
After announcing his impending departure from Stamford Bridge after 22-years, John Terry is line to come in from the cold and Captain the side at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham.
If you ask any genuine, realistic Chelsea supporter of the defeats we have suffered this season to Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Manchester United, all of them would say the same thing - Chelsea lacked leadership and ideas.
In all of those games, there has been no-one to give the team a rollicking, to get them going and to demand better. It was almost as if the defeats were just accepted and we played out game to pack our bags and go home.
Do you think that a team with John Terry leading the side would have accepted that? Would that team that were awful at Old Trafford last Sunday with John Terry playing have given a much more committed performance?
There will be plenty made if John Terry is drafted into the side to replace Gary Cahill who has had to spend two nights in Hospital this week with illness. Plenty will be made of his lack of game time, his age, his pace and the fact that he is leaving the club. However, I wouldn't anyone else to come in as Cahill's replacement in that back three because of what he brings to the defence.
John Terry brings a voice on the pitch, he brings organisation and leadership and that for me is what we need right now to calm things down, to re-focus and to get this title run-in back on track with the added bonus of potentially beating Tottenham at Wembley thrown in.
It's funny at times how things pan out though isn't it. JT announces that he will be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season and quotes "limited chances" at Chelsea as the main reason. Tomorrow afternoon at Wembley all the signs indicate that he will get that chance he has been waiting for.
A Chelsea team in present circumstances, led by John Terry is better than a Chelsea team without him at the moment and he MUST play.
What do you think?