When Chelsea sign a new star, one usually-overlooked line some way down their big-money contract tends to read: ‘The player’s normal retirement age is 35 years.’
By that reckoning, John Terry – the star who seems to have always been there – is well into borrowed time already. On Wednesday, the Blues’ ‘Captain, Leader, Legend’ turns 36.
Out of the side, with little prospect of getting back in regularly and with a contract that expires in a few months’ time, once again this looks like the end of the road.
John Terry turns 36 on Wednesday and his long serving career at Chelsea could be nearly over
The legendary defender is not in Antonio Conte’s side and does not look like regaining a place
Terry was pictured celebrating Chelsea’s win at Manchester City last Saturday in the stands