English Premiership

Carragher: Don't let Terry leave

2015-03-03 14:17
John Terry (File)

Cape Town - Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has warned Chelsea against letting John Terry leave in the summer.

The Reds legend, who has since turned his hand to commentary, wrote in a column for the Daily Mail that Terry is "virtually unreplaceable".

Terry's contract is reaching it's conclusion, with the player himself desperate to continue playing for the Blues.

Terry, 34, has been the central figure for Chelsea since the 2000/01 season and continues to be ranked amongst Europe's best defenders, despite being on the wrong side of 30.

Carragher wrote: "John Terry is going to cause Chelsea a huge problem in the future and the cost to fix it will be enormous."

It is hard to disagree with the former Reds defender, who knows a thing or two about solid defending after shining in the Reds defense for years, Terry's performance in the League Cup final again outlined the English defender's quality.

To use Carragher's description, JT's performance was "colossal".

Carragher points out a major concern for Chelsea - Terry was the key figure of Mourinho's League Cup winning side 10 years ago alongside Petr Cech, Claude Makelele, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.

Fast forward 10 years to Sunday and all but Terry have been replaced in the spine of Chelsea's title-chasing side.

Carragher queries the price of replacing Terry, especially considering the inflated market that clubs currently have to do business in.

Manchester City forked out £32 million to bring in Eliaquim Mangala while Chelsea sold David Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain for a staggering £50 million. Both of these players are, however, a long way off of Terry's consistent level. 

Who, and for how much, can Jose Mourinho bring in to replace John Terry, when it comes time to let him leave the Bridge?

Read Jamie Carragher's full Daily Mail article HERE!

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 30 March 2019
Fulham v Manchester City, Craven Cottage 14:30
Leicester City v AFC Bournemouth, King Power Stadium 17:00
Manchester United v Watford, Old Trafford 17:00
Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town, Selhurst Park 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Burnley v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Turf Moor 17:00
West Ham United v Everton, London Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 31 March 2019
Cardiff City v Chelsea, Cardiff City Stadium 15:05
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur, Anfield 17:30
Monday, 01 April 2019
Arsenal v Newcastle United, Emirates Stadium 21:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.