It’s fair to say that not every Aston Villa fan was delighted when the club announced the signing of John Terry in the summer.
Despite the former Chelsea mans wealth of top-flight experience, some questioned his mobility and talent as he nears the end of his career.
However, the ex-England skipper has been a revelation in recent games in the Championship, forming a particularly strong partnership with fellow centre-half James Chester.
In fact, so far this season, only surprise contenders Cardiff have conceded fewer goals than Steve Bruce’s side.
What has been truly impressive in recent games is Terry’s ability to lead his team from the back. His communication skills are unrivalled and this is evident in the unity of Villa’s defensive unit.
Following another star performance from Terry during Wednesday’s victory over Preston, Villa fans were quick to take to Twitter and express their adulation for a man who is proving many doubters wrong so far this season…
— Liam Maguire (@Strabane_Tyrone) November 1, 2017
— Jonny Horton (@jonnyhorton88) November 1, 2017
In all seriousness, watching Terry is so beautiful, level of communication with his teammates really is on another level. #AVFC
— The Holte (@TheHolteTweets) November 1, 2017
John Terry is the best defender in the championship, dont @ me
— Rob⚽️ (@Robert_avfc14) November 1, 2017
Chuffed with tonight from Villa. Top class performance led by the ever professional, John Terry, who was excellent alongside Chezzy. #avfc
— Simon Lines (@simonlines) November 1, 2017
— Liam (ಠ_ಠ) (@Akining_) November 1, 2017