Chelsea have had a fine season under the guidance of Antonio Conte but long-serving captain John Terry has fallen out of the pecking order, in what could be his last year at Stamford Bridge.
In a rare start against Peterborough United in the FA Cup this weekend, Terry earned himself a straight red card in the 4-1 victory and now faces time on the sidelines due to suspension.
Making just eight appearances for the first-team this season, having signed a one-year deal at the end of the last campaign, Terry’s time at Chelsea seems to be coming to a close and Antonio Conte stated he cannot decide the veteran’s future on his own.
“Now we are in January. First of all, these decisions need to be made with the club, not alone. I’m pleased for John because he’s shown me great commitment when I’ve asked him to play and also when he doesn’t.”
“He’s helping me a lot in the changing room. He’s proving himself to be a good player and, above all, a good man.”
Having been with the first-team since 1998, Terry is part of the furniture in West London and filling the void left by the experienced central defender will certainly be a tough task.