The Blues skipper John Terry could be axed from Chelsea line-up in today’s UCL match against Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv after a disappointing starts to the season.
The 34-year old centre back was one of the most outstanding centre back last season. His performances and great leadership skills lead the Blues to win both the EPL title and Capital One Cup and also earn himself a place in the EPL team of the year squad along with his fellow team mate Ivanovic, Matic, Costa, Cahill, and Hazard.
However, Terry has been a shadow of himself this season, he was substituted at half time in 3-0 loss to Manchester City and was also sent off against West Brom in Chelsea’s only win this season. Although he feature in last week game against the Toffees but could not really do anything to help his team win the game. It is also worthy of note that Terry is one of the highest earners in the Blues’ squad with current wage of £175,000-a-week.
Speaking in the UCL pre-match conference yesterday, the Blues boss Jose Mourinho was positive that his team will get back to form in no time;
“Three months ago we were the best team in the country, the best manager, the best players. We’re not happy but we know what we are – and what we are is what the fans sing every game: champions of England.
“Even though we have started so badly – and it really is badly – somebody cannot take that away. Nobody can steal our trophies, our history.
“You can try, but you can’t do that. We know what we are. Champions of England.”
However, Mourinho also stated that some changes would be made in the team today as they face M Tel Aviv and I strongly believe the Blues skipper could play from the bench both in today’ match and also weekend match against the Gunners