Sam Allardyce wanted former Three Lions and Chelsea defender John Terry to return to the England set-up, according to a report by The Times.
Big Sam made moves to end the skipper exile from the national team but the Football Association did not like such moves.
John Terry has branded Frank Lampard is the best player he has trained with.
The former Chelsea midfielder is widely known as one of the hardest working players around. Even though Lampard was heavily criticised for the lack of obvious talent during his early days at West Ham, he more than made up for it with a lot of hours on the training ground. It helped him become one of the best players in the world, as he proved the same by winning numerous honours with Chelsea including the Champions League.
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new three-year-and-half deal that will keep him at Stamford Bridge till 2020 says the club. The Spaniard joined The Blues from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille in 2012 for a fee of £7 million.
Many had no idea who he was when he arrived England and as at when he signed for the Abrahamovic-owned club, many took him to be nothing more than a “back-up-perfomer” in Chelsea’s defence orchestra.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists that captain John Terry remains an integral part of the team even after switching to the 3-4-3 formation in recent weeks.
The switch to this formation, which has been the default option for Conte throughout his managerial regime, has been a major factor in the club’s superb form over the last five games. Chelsea have been looking like a team possessed and it has pushed the second in the table after struggling earlier in the campaign.
The club captain of Chelsea, John Terry might be making his way to the Chinese Super League as the veteran player has recently been linked with Guangzhou Evergrande and considering his current situation in the English outfit, there is a realistic chance of the experienced defender making his way out of Stamford Bridge and ending his playing career with the club that he made his debut with back on 1998.
John Terry is 35 years old and he was initially expected to leave Chelsea in the previous season of 2015-16.
The 35 year old Chelseacaptain has been unable to recover from an ankle injury on schedule.
This means until the international break, Terry would not feature in any games for Chelsea.
Antonio Conte has hinted that he may use the same formation with three defenders at the back for the upcoming game against Leicester City.
Chelsea recently had to be without captain John Terry for almost a month and their form has not been good during this period. Terry has not played since the 2-2 draw with Swansea City back at the start of September. The poor run of form forced Conte into adopting a formation that he has favoured at all of his previous clubs – 3-4-3. The Italian has achieved a lot of success with this formation and it was surprising to see him go with a regular back for in the initial few months at Chelsea.
Antonio Conte is not sure why David Luiz has not had a great welcome from the Blues’ supporters.
The boss reckons the 55-time capped Brazil international is blessed with all the Footballing capability and he just has to be rightly guided.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard almost went through an entire Premier League campaign without finding the back of the net, as the club endured a difficult 2015-16 campaign.
However, he did not take long to open his account for the 2016-17 season, as he scored from the penalty spot with aplomb in the opening game against West Ham. Even though he did not score from open play, Hazard was at his imperious best with his dazzling runs that made him a nightmare for the opposition. He created numerous openings for his teammates while also try his luck from long range.
After much talk about an impending exit for Chelsea legend John Terry in the summer, the club decided to extend his stay by offering him a one-year extension at the last moment.
Club legend Ken Shellito, though, believes that it was a wrong decision since Terry does not deserve a new contract at this age.Shellito is one of the oldest Chelsea players still actively following the club. He represented the blues in the 1960s as a defender and he went on to make more than 100 appearances for the club. Back then, Chelsea were not as successful as they are now.