John Terry exit announcement may harm Chelsea's title ambitions, says Gary Neville


So John Terry is Mr Chelsea, he's done everything.

Terry has a huge honours to his name after winning the likes of the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup during his time in the FA Cup.

Wilkins, who worked with Terry at Chelsea between 2008 and 2010, thinks the former England global still has a "burning desire" to play football and will undoubtedly be frustrated at being given a watching brief as his beloved Blues edge towards Premier League glory.

The Blues fans will strongly disagree with Spurs' claims about King and will point to Terry's success in an argument.

Terry, who made his debut for Chelsea as a 17-year-old in a 1998 League Cup match, has gone on to score 40 Premier League goals over 19 years.

He had to fight tooth and nail for a new contract a year ago, only to then emerge as Chelsea's most important defender at the start of the season.

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Drogba and Terry played together for nine seasons in total over two separate spells, from 2004 until 2012 and in 2014-15.

"From coaches, teammates and staff to the fans who have given me so much support down the years, I can't thank you enough". I think he's still got so much to offer.

At 36, Terry's playing time at Stamford Bridge has been limited to a handful of cameo appearances this season and the defender insists he is "eager to carry on playing and so will be looking to continue with a new challenge", once this campaign finishes.

He wrote: "From day one you've been a true Leader, when I first met you and didn't know who you were but said to me "welcome to Chelsea".

At 36, Terry insists that he is "eager to carry on playing and so will be looking to continue with a new challenge", and while the announcement was to be expected, one aspect of the statement has left two of the defender's former global teammates scratching their heads. That's what made him the most successful captain in the club's history. "I will of course always be a Blue and am desperate to end my final season as a Chelsea player with more silverware". America might be an option, but I'd like to see John stay in the Premier League. "He's a great player, but also a great man and for me it's fantastic to have a person like him to help me in my first season at Chelsea".