Former Chelsea star Marcel Desailly has told John Terry that it is time for him to walk away from Stamford Bridge.
The ex-England captain has played just six minutes in the Premier League this season due to injuries and dropping down the pecking order.
Since manager Antonio Conte began operating a 3-4-3 system, Terry has failed to force his way back into the team.
David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill have been occupying the back line, and since switching formation in October, the Blues have lost just one of their 18 league games.
Considering that Chelsea have a nine-point lead at the top of the table, Terry will not be getting in the team anytime soon.
Desailly, who was ousted out of the Blues team before leaving in 2004, has told the Daily Mail that now is the time for Terry to move on.
“I left because they were faster than me, better than me and it was my time to go – their time to shine – and now it’s his time.
“It’s great to see that he’s been able to handle it. You are the captain, you have been put to the side a bit because other players are more suited for the tactics required, but you’re still there present, you are still there focused.”
Terry has been part of Chelsea’s fabric since 1995 when he joined the academy from West Ham United.
He has gone on to win four league titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League.