For the first time in a long time here in the Football Transfer Tavern, our resident Chelsea fans have been ordering double measures, not in celebration but rather to cheer themselves up following yesterday’s 3-0 humbling by Manchester City.
Still yet to win a game inside 90 minutes when you take into account the Blues’ pre-season fixtures to boot, the signs are worrying for Jose Mourinho and it’s not so often you say that, is it?
Branding yesterday’s defeat at the Etihad Stadium a ‘fake result’, it’s hard to agree with the outspoken Portuguese with City having looked completely convincing in their two Premier League fixtures so far leading many to claim they are the team to beat this season.
Yesterday’s game also marked another infamous moment for the Blues with John Terry having been hauled off by Chelsea for the first time in 178 starts with Kurt Zouma coming on for the long-serving star in the second half.
With the Daily Mail reporting Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness’ claims that Mourinho substituted Terry as a statement to Roman Abramovich that he needs to up the ante in the transfer market in signing Everton’s John Stones, others such as Niall Quinn believe Terry’s legs are finally starting to give way.
With Terry now 34-years-old, Chelsea fans know the club will need to source a long-term replacement for Terry sooner rather than later and with that in mind, we’ve devised a list of five outstanding candidates to eventually take over when JT retires.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 players Chelsea should sign to replace John Terry.