Lampard Will Succeed As Chelsea Manager, Says Terry

Last-Gasp Goal Gives Lampard Winning Start With Derby
In this file photo taken on February 25, 2017 Chelsea and England former football player Frank Lampard gestures to the fans on the pitch at half-time during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Swansea at Stamford Bridge in London. PHOTO: Adrian DENNIS / AFP

 

Frank Lampard can be a successful manager of Chelsea due to his work ethic and ability to thrive under pressure, says close friend and fellow club legend, John Terry. 

Lampard — who along with Terry won a treasure trove of trophies including three Premier League titles and the 2012 Champions League — is expected to leave second-tier Derby after just one season in management and become Chelsea’s new manager.

Maurizio Sarri’s departure for Juventus after one season — in which they won the Europa League and qualified for the Champions League — opened the way for Lampard’s return.

Terry told the Daily Mail it is not because of their close friendship he believes Lampard — who will become the 14th manager since Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003 — will succeed in difficult circumstances.

He believes Lampard has the right stuff to meet the challenges head-on. The thorniest could be the fact that Chelsea cannot replace their star player Eden Hazard — who signed for Real Madrid — due to a transfer ban although they are appealing it.

“After the season he has had with Derby and with Chelsea’s transfer ban in place, there is no-one better equipped than Frank to succeed at Chelsea,” said Terry.

“It is perfect timing for him and the club.”

Terry, who is an assistant coach at newly-promoted Premier League outfit Aston Villa, said Lampard is excellent in dealing with pressure.

Dedication

“Frank was under pressure to succeed at Chelsea the day he arrived from West Ham (2001) and he never hid from that,” said Terry.

“He reveled in it and went on to become Chelsea’s greatest-ever player.

“What made him that player was his desire to drain every ounce out of his body and that of everyone around him in training.

“People would be amazed at his goal return but they just didn’t realise how much dedication was put into that and his whole game.

“He is just as exacting on himself now as a manager.”

Terry says that Lampard can use the transfer ban to get the best out of the young players coming through the Chelsea academy.

Sarri was criticised for not playing talented youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi enough and appeared reluctant also to field Ruben Loftus-Cheek, despite the 23-year-old midfielder having caught the eye for England at the 2018 World Cup.

“For some time, perhaps only myself and Ruben Loftus-Cheek had come through the academy to become regulars and that has probably left many young players questioning their future,” said Terry.

“Callum Hudson-Odoi will be assured he has a big role to play at Chelsea.

“Having Frank in charge and the transfer ban will give young players throughout the academy belief that there is a genuine pathway into Chelsea’s first team.”

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John Terry Leaving Aston Villa After Promotion Failure

Aston Villa’s English defender John Terry applauds their supporters ahead of kick off in the English Championship play-off final football match between Aston Villa and Fulham at Wembley Stadium in London on May 26, 2018. Ian KINGTON / AFP

 

Former England captain John Terry said Thursday he was leaving Aston Villa and admitted he was “still hurting” after failing to help the Championship club reach the Premier League.

The former Chelsea defender came to the former European champions on a one-year deal last July and made 35 league appearances, the last coming in Saturday’s play-off final defeat to Fulham at Wembley.

Terry, 37, wrote on his Instagram page: “Today I part ways with Aston Villa Football Club. I’m very proud to have had the opportunity to play and captain this great and huge club.

“I have given my everything this year both on and off the pitch and I’m still hurting today that we never managed to get back to the Premier League, where this club 100 percent belongs.”

A club statement thanked Terry for his “effort and professionalism” and added: “John is a true leader and was everything and more that we hoped.

“Hugely popular and influential in the dressing room, he played a real captain’s role in creating the incredible bond the players shared with our supporters, and vice-versa. We hope he looks back on his time with Villa fondly and we wish him the very best as his career moves forward.”

Terry’s teammate in Premier League-winning teams, Frank Lampard, announced on Thursday that he was making his first move into management with Championship side Derby County.

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John Terry To Leave Aston Villa After Promotion Failure

John Terry To Leave Aston Villa After Promotion Failure
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 26, 2018, Aston Villa’s English defender John Terry applauds their supporters ahead of kick off in the English Championship play-off final football match between Aston Villa and Fulham at Wembley Stadium in London on May 26, 2018. Ian KINGTON / AFP

 

Former England captain John Terry said Thursday he was leaving Aston Villa and admitted he was “still hurting” after failing to help the Championship club reach the Premier League.

The former Chelsea defender came to the former European champions on a one-year deal last July and made 35 league appearances, the last coming in Saturday’s play-off final defeat to Fulham at Wembley.

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Terry, 37, wrote on his Instagram page: “Today I part ways with Aston Villa Football Club. I’m very proud to have had the opportunity to play and captain this great and huge club.

“I have given my everything this year both on and off the pitch and I’m still hurting today that we never managed to get back to the Premier League, where this club 100 per cent belongs.”

A club statement thanked Terry for his “effort and professionalism” and added: “John is a true leader and was everything and more than we hoped.

“Hugely popular and influential in the dressing room, he played a real captain’s role in creating the incredible bond the players shared with our supporters, and vice-versa. We hope he looks back on his time with Villa fondly and we wish him the very best as his career moves forward.”

Terry’s teammate in Premier League-winning teams, Frank Lampard, announced on Thursday that he was making his first move into management with Championship side Derby County.

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Football Transfers: 10 Major Signings So Far

It has been an amazing transfer window ahead of the 2017/18 season, as various European clubs signed a quite number of players to boost their fortunes.

Football Transfers: 10 Major Signings So Far

Here, Channels Television has compiled a list of 10 major deals in “no order of importance,”  involving some distinguished footballers.

Wayne Rooney – Manchester United To Everton (Free Transfer)

Rooney Aims To Bring Trophies To Everton
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On Sunday, July 2017 Manchester United and former England captain, Wayne Rooney, rejoined his boyhood favourites Everton on a two-year deal.

Rooney, who also wears the number 10 shirt at Everton, has played more than 550 games for Manchester United, scoring 253 goals to become their all-time leading scorer.

At United, he won the Champions League, five English Premier League titles and the FA Cup. He was also the Footballer of the Year in 2010.

John Terry – Chelsea To Aston Villa (Free Transfer)

John Terry Named Aston Villa Captain
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The former Chelsea and England captain John Terry signed a one-year contract with Championship club Aston Villa on a free transfer.

He was confirmed as the club’s captain for the 2017/18 season 12 days after he joined the club.

Terry led Chelsea to five Premier League victories as well as four FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Europa League and one UEFA Champions League title triumphs since 2004.

He is one of five players to have made over 500 appearances for Chelsea and is also the club’s all-time highest scoring defender.

Romelu Lukaku – Everton To Manchester United (Undisclosed Fee)

Lukaku Joins Manchester United From Everton
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Lukaku penned a five-year contract with Manchester United with the option of a further year earlier in July.

Although his transfer fee was officially undisclosed, it was reported to be worth an initial £75 million, plus £15 million in add-ons.

Alexandre Lacazette – Lyon To Arsenal (€53 million)

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Lacazette signed a five-year deal for Arsenal, a deal that surpassed the €50m which the Gunners paid to sign Germany’s Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in 2013.

Lacazette previously played as a winger for Lyon, before becoming a striker. In his overall style of play, the 26-year-old has been compared to former Arsenal striker Lan Wright by fellow Frenchman Gerard Houllier.

Kyle Walker – Tottenham Hotspur To Manchester City (£50 million)

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Walker signed a five-year deal with Manchester City, one of his former club Tottenham rivals.

The fee for the 27-year-old made him the world’s joint most expensive defender along with David Luiz who left Chelsea for PSG in 2014.

Bonucci – Juventus To AC Milan (€42 Million)

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Leonardo Bonucci left Juventus for AC Milan after his long-term relationship with Coach Massimiliano Allegri reportedly deteriorated.

The 30-year-old centre-back was said to have joined Juve’s rivals for €42 million move on a five-year contract.

Tiemoue Bakayoko – Monaco To Chelsea (£40 million)

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On 15 July 2017, Bakayoko joined English side Chelsea on a five-year deal for a fee around the margin of £40 million.

Bakayoko who plays as a defensive midfielder, breaking up attacks and making driving forward runs, is Chelsea’s second major summer signing after they brought in defender Antonio Rudiger from Roma.

Mohamed Salah – Roma To Liverpool (£36.9 million)

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Salah, 25, has been a long-term target, with Liverpool missing out on his signature three years ago when he joined Chelsea before embarking on an underwhelming spell in the Premier League.

The fee was a club record, eclipsing the £35m spent on Andy Carroll in 2011.

Pepe – Real Madrid To Besiktas (Free Transfer)

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Pepe proceeded to Besiktas on a free transfer on July 4 after playing with European Champions Real Madrid for 10 years.

He is expected to earn €9.5 million in total during the two-year contract, plus €4,000 for each match.

The 34-year-old defender joined Real from Porto in 2007 for 30 million euros, winning the La Liga title in his first campaign.

James Rodriguez – Real Madrid To Bayern Munich (Loan)

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On 11 July 2017, it was announced that James was loaned to German side Bayern Munich on a two-year long deal.

The 25-year-old Colombia international made 22 La Liga appearances for the European and Spanish champions last season, scoring eight goals and featured six times in the Champions League.

James is a versatile footballer who can play in several positions across the midfield or front line.

John Terry Named Aston Villa Captain

John Terry Named Aston Villa Captain
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Former England and Chelsea skipper John Terry has been appointed as the new captain of Championship side Aston Villa.

The 36-year-old takes the armband from James Chester and wore it for the first time on his Villa debut in the pre-season friendly against Shrewsbury Town.

Terry joined the club earlier in July, signing a one-year deal with the club as manager Steve Bruce sets his sights on mounting a push for promotion.

Meanwhile, Shrewsbury defeated Villa 2-1 on Saturday afternoon with goals from Zak Jules and Arthur Gnahoua in the restart before Henri Lansbury scored a last minute penalty for Terry’s team.

John Terry Joins Aston Villa

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Former Chelsea and England captain, John Terry, has signed a one-year contract with Aston Villa.

He joins the Championship club for their promotion campaign on Monday.

The owner and Chairman of Aston Villa, Tony Xia, confirmed the signing of the former Chelsea captain on Twitter and said that a further announcement would be made by the club during the day.

Terry has led Chelsea to win five Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Europa League and one UEFA Champions League title since 2004.

He is one of five players to have made over 500 appearances for Chelsea and is also the club’s all-time highest scoring defender.

In 2007, he became the first captain to lift the FA Cup at the new Wembley Stadium in Chelsea’s 1–0 win over Manchester United, and also the first player to score an international goal there, scoring a header in England’s 1–1 draw with Brazil.

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John Terry To Leave Chelsea At End Of Season

John Terry To Leave Chelsea At End Of SeasonChelsea Football Club and their captain, John Terry, jointly announced on Monday that the defender would leave the club at the end of the season.

Expressing their gratitude to the 36-year-old, the Blues said he has given them at least two decades of dedicated and exceptional service.

They added that he also displayed the utmost pride at wearing the Chelsea shirt, something he has done on 713 occasions since his debut in 1998, scoring 66 goals.

Terry is Chelsea’s third highest all-time appearance-maker, and has captained the club a record 578 times.

He said he would decide on his future in due course, stating his commitment to helping the club achieve success in the ongoing season.

“After 22 years, there is so much to say and so many people to thank at this great football club. From coaches, team-mates and staff to the fans who have given me so much support down the years, I can’t thank you enough.

“There will be opportunities for me to speak further about this over the coming weeks. I will decide on my future in due course, but for now I am committed to helping the team achieve success this season,” he said.

FA Cup: Chelsea Cruise Past Peterborough 4-1

FA Cup: Chelsea Cruise Past Peterborough 4-1Pedro scored twice but captain John Terry saw red as Chelsea eased to a 4-1 win over Peterborough United in the third round of the English FA Cup on Sunday.

The Blues made nine changes for the third-round tie with Michy Batshuayi and Willian both getting goals.

Chelsea will know their fourth round opponents in Monday’s draw.

Liverpool’s youngest ever starting eleven failed to break down an obdurate Plymouth defence as they were held to a goalless draw at Anfield.

Ten-man Middleborough made it into the fourth round with a 3-0 win over championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

Fulham beat Cardiff City 2-1.

Chelsea Offer John Terry One-Year Contract

John Terry, ChelseaChelsea captain, John Terry, has been offered a new one-year contract on Friday.

The Blues confirmed the English professional footballer’s extension on its website and twitter handle.

Interim manager, Guus Hiddink, who is preparing for his final Premier League match against champions, Leicester City, at the Stamford Bridge on Sunday said that Terry was considering the offer.

The 35-year-old former England defender would be out of contract at the end of the season.

He made his debut in 1998 and has played more than 700 games for the West London side.

UCL: Chelsea Captain, Terry To Miss PSG Game

ChelseaChelsea FC captain, John Terry, will miss Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Paris St Germain at Stamford Bridge due to injury.

Diego Costa, Pedro and Kenedy were all involved in the team’s final training session before the game, but John Terry was absent as the 35-year-old central defender is still struggling with a hamstring problem that has kept him out of the last five matches.

Confirming the fears, Terry said on Instagram on Tuesday. “I’m gutted to be missing the PSG game.

“It’s so frustrating missing any game but these big Champions League nights at the Bridge are unbelievable and it hurts as a player not to be involved.

“I have thrown everything at my injury trying to get back fit but sometimes you have to let the injury settle. thankfully I’m on the mend and hope to be back soon.”

Diego Costa missed Saturday’s draw with Stoke because of a minor tendon injury, but he joined the group in training on Tuesday, as did Pedro who suffered a hamstring injury at Southampton.

John Terry and Kurt Zouma were the only absentees from the Chelsea first team squad.

PSG lead 2-1 from the first leg in Paris.

EPL: Chelsea Set For Norwich, Leicester Loses Kante

EPLChelsea manager, Guus Hiddink, has confirmed Brazilian Alexandre Pato could make his debut soon for his side but that there is competition among the strikers.

The English Premier League champions signed Pato from Corinthians in January on loan until the end of the season but the 26-year-old has lacked match fitness.

Chelsea will face Norwich City in Tuesday night’s EPL clash and Hiddink says he is pleased with the progress of his squad since he took over in December.

Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri, says midfielder, N’golo Kante, will miss the night’s English Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion with a hamstring injury.

Coach Ranieri said that the defensive midfielder would also miss the trip to Watford on Saturday.

Leicester lead second-placed Tottenham Hotspur by two points with 11 games left and Coach Ranieri admits his side still has a lot to play for.

Chelsea Have Quality To Overcome PSG – Hiddink

ChelseaGuus Hiddink says his team are improving with every game and believes they have the quality to overcome Paris Saint-Germain and progress in the Champions League.

The absence of the skipper, John Terry, who has a minor problem with his hamstring and ligament, is a big blow, but Hiddink feels they are well equipped to cope.

“Well, it was not a decision made by me,” said the Chelsea manager.

“He was having too much trouble to travel. We made a test this morning and it didn’t work out well, so the decision was made to leave him at home. He was, himself, also convinced he could not be of worth to the team at the moment.

“He has a bit of a problem on his hamstring and on the tendon in that area. That’s why we had the test this morning and we decided he would not participate. It will be difficult to say whether he can play this weekend. That’s why we’d prefer him to keep undergoing treatment back at Cobham.

“We’ve practised with other people in at central defence, so it was not a surprise for the players that we had to make some changes. Of course, not having John is a bit of a setback. He’s a leader. But I’m not the type of coach to moan and moan. We have to go on. The players who will replace him I have complete faith in them.”

The current form of the team notwithstanding, Hiddink considers the Champions League a winnable trophy for Chelsea.

“It’s about winning the Champions League, not looking just to get back into it next year,” said Hiddink. “You have so many good teams, though, it’s very difficult. It’s beautiful to win a big, big cup.

“We are growing. Everyone knows the situation of Chelsea in recent months and weeks. We have, step by step, tried to establish more security in the team. To play with the quality of players we have.

“We are not quite where we’d like to be. We’d like to have an array of games where you’ve imposed the way you like to play. We’ve tried to do that step by step. But to give even more security, you need a number of games won where you’ve controlled and been dominant.”

Paris Saint-Germain have been impressive domestically this season, but Hiddink feels the teams are evenly matched.

“It’s 50-50,” he said. “If you see where we are now and where PSG are now, they are building a very strong team and dominating the French league completely. They are 24 points ahead, and are focusing to get this Champions League. A big club has to win the Champions League.

“The league didn’t start well for us this year, and we’ve had some recovery from December up to now, but we’re desperate to get into the next round of the Champions League.

“It’s a big test for us to get into the next round and I hope we can do something to swing it to our advantage.”