John Terry reveals how another Chelsea legend grabbed him by throat instructing him to return car he bought at 19

John Terry revealed he was grabbed by the throat by former Chelsea skipper Dennis Wise and told to return his brand new motor.

The Blues legend revealed he splurged a Champions League bonus on a snazzy set of wheels but was reprimanded by Wise and told to get on the property ladder instead.

On The Footballers Guide to Football podcast, Terry said: “I remember I was in the first team and got a Champions League bonus and I went out and stupidly bought a car with the bonus I was on.

“I was 19 at the time. I come in with my car and Wisey got me up round the throat in the corridor in front of everyone: ‘Who do you think you are? Go and take the car back.’

“So he made me go and take the car back, which I lost money on, took me around and helped me find a house, buy a house, so it was the best bit of advice.

“I was embarrassed at the time but it was the best bit of advice that I could have had.

“So I’m really grateful for all those little bits along the way, guiding the younger players, and he always not only had his eye on the first team but had an interest in the younger boys.”

Official: Didier Drogba’s son joins Italian club

Serie D side Folgore Caratese have officially signed Didier Drogba’s son Isaac.

The 20-year-old mainly operates as a central striker, but can also play on the left and the right of a front three.

Born in Paris in December 2000, Isaac Drogba played in the youth sector of Chelsea before moving to Guingamp.

The Serie D side have announced his signing through their official website.

“Folgore Catanese announce to have signed Isaac Drogba, son of Didier, on a permanent deal,” the statement, as cited by Football Italia, reads.

Isaac will now be tasked with firing his new employers towards Serie C, as they currently sit seventh in Group A of Serie D, two points outside a playoff spot.

(Watch Highlights) AC Milan captain hails Chelsea loanee Fikayo Tomori performance in win over Crotone

Alessio Romagnoli has praised Fikayo Tomori after the Rossoneri’s 4-0 win over Crotone, insisting Milan’s target is to qualify for the Champions League.

It was yet another assured performance from Fikayo Tomori on Sunday as the Chelsea loanee helped Milan keep a clean sheet in the 4-0 win over Crotone.

He got a 6.5 out of 10 in our player ratings, with the following assessment: “The Chelsea loanee used his aggressiveness to cause issues for the Crotone attack and he often won the duels.

Another positive display, therefore, although he could have been a bit more involved in the build-up.”

La Gazzetta dello Sport gave a 6.5: “Always present and rejecting. A tough player, a nice signing. Not finesse, but concreteness.”

Tuttosport meanwhile gave him a 6.5 too: “Confirmed in the centre of the defence, and his value is also confirmed.”

The England international replaced the injured Simon Kjaer and partnered Romagnoli against Crotone.

“He’s a very good player, aggressive and with quality,” Romagnoli said.

“What a player”- John Terry impressed as Chelsea star pulled off superb piece of skill vs Sheffield United

Chelsea legend John Terry was clearly impressed with Mason Mount’s performance against Sheffield United last night.

The England international scored for the Blues as they won 2-1 at Bramall Lane, and Terry was really impressed with midfielder Mason Mount once again, particularly a piece of skill where he flicked the ball over the opposition players head and advanced with it.

Terry could not understand why the commentators did not mention how good it was, and it was a pretty impressive bit of skill to say the least.

The former Chelsea captain posted on Instagram, as seen below:

Good things Callum Hudson-Odoi says about Thomas Tuchel’s training sessions

Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed that he has been encouraged by what he has seen from Tuchel on the training pitches at Cobham so far.

Speaking in an interview with Chelsea FC’s website, Hudson-Odoi said: “He [Tuchel] is looking at the Academy and looking at the young players playing already and he wants to make sure they develop well.

“So whether it is coming up to train with the first team or whether they are in the first team already, trying to get games or playing games, he wants you to improve.

“He tries that with every training session and every game, he keeps making you try to develop and working on weaknesses that you have.

“It is a good feeling to know that you can always get better day by day and you keep improving day by day because you want to do your best, not just for yourself but for the team as well.

“I feel like he has come here to try to improve everybody, as a player and as a team as well.”

Former Chelsea striker asks for huge salary, big house with private pool, security to play for Iraq club

Alexandre Pato has asked for a huge house with a private pool and family protection to join Iraq club Al Diwaniya, reports say.

The Brazilian is currently a free agent having left Sao Paulo in July 2020.

Al Diwaniya president Hussein Al-Ankoshei confirmed the club are in talks with Pato.

But according to Rudaw TV channel, the 31-year-old has tabled lofty demands while negotiating a contract.

They say Pato wants a huge salary, a big house with a pool equipped and guaranteed safety for himself and wife Rebeca, a TV host.

Al-Ankoshei alluded to the striker’s demands while confirming talks with the player.

He said: “Negotiations are ongoing, the conditions he has set are difficult to meet and there is still no final agreement, it is not easy.”

Al Diwaniya are currently 15th in the table and without a win in five games.

They are so desperate for a victory, the players are said to have been guaranteed a PS5 the next time they pick up three points.

And Pato’s arrival could help towards that.

The former AC Milan star made his name in Italy, where he scored 63 goals in 150 appearances.

But his reputation as a clinical finisher took a knock when he joined Chelsea on loan from Corinthians in 2016.

He played just TWICE after arriving in January as he struggled for fitness, despite scoring in a 4-0 win against Aston Villa.

His most prolific form of late has been in China, where Pato spent two years with Tianjin Tianhai after signing in 2017.

With 36 goals in 60 games it caught the attention of Sao Paulo, who brought the attacker back to Brazil, having spent a season on loan with the club in 2014.

Pato penned a deal until 2022 but after just four goals and 13 appearances he terminated his contract, leaving him without a team.

(Watch the goals in the highlights) Mason Mount, Jorginho seal Chelsea’s away win as Rudiger scores own goal

Mason Mount’s first-half strike and a Jorginho penalty secured a 2-1 win at Sheffield United as Chelsea claimed their third straight league victory.

There was an early scare for Chelsea when Oliver Burke was played in by Oliver McBurnie in the first minute but he fired into the side netting.

Chelsea edged ahead on 43 minutes. Ben Chilwell’s weighted pass played in Timo Werner and his precise cutback was met first-time by Mount, who drilled home in style.

Sheff Utd were back on level terms after 54 minutes when Antonio Rudiger inadvertently poked the ball past his own goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

But Chelsea restored their lead four minutes later when Werner drew a foul from goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale and Jorginho made no mistake from 12 yards.

Chelsea, who remain unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel, move up to fifth place with 39 points – one point off the top four. Defeat leaves Sheff Utd bottom on 11 points.

Sheffield United boss explains reason his team lost to Chelsea, describes two Blues stars as “excellent”

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has blamed his team for naively making “some not great decisions that did not allow for a bit more pressure” after their loss to Chelsea at Bramall Lane.

Chelsea defeated their hosts 2-1 in a pulsating match, with the Blades scoring through an own goal by the Blues defender Antonio Rudiger.

The Blades thought they had been awarded a penalty on 12 minutes when Chris Basham was fouled in the area, but after referee Kevin Friend pointed to the spot, VAR ruled Basham was offside.

Chelsea broke the deadlock two minutes before the break, when Mason Mount slotted home Timo Werner’s pull back.

However, United were level with an own goal from Rudiger nine minutes into the second half.

It was game on, but a sloppy back pass from Kean Bryan sold Aaron Ramsdale short and Chelsea were awarded a penalty and gifted the winner.

After the match, the Blades boss Wilder said on the second goal: “Yeah, we can’t afford to make those mistakes, we have to be close to perfection. Really disappointing goal to concede, to get back on level terms, we had the momentum to make it really interesting.

“But to give the goal has knocked us back.

We made it uncomfortable and Rammo did not have too much to do I felt comfortable and really in the game even at 1-0 down, still felt something in the game.

On the timing of the second goal: “A dagger, but they are big boys and they came back in last 10 or 15
We were able to take a chance and open up and timing is always key, we can’t go and play x, y and z formation against these teams they pick you off, we had to stay in the game and pick your moments to go and we did in the last 10, but we naively made some not great decisions that did not allow for a bit more pressure

“We have to take something from performances like that against the likes of Chelsea. Last year we had to create cup tie performances to get anything out of the game. Even then we never comfortably won any but it was our attitude that gave us a chance and we are seeing that now.

“We don’t get any points but players in the opposition dressing room will be thinking that was a tough game.

“We have to try and make that gap between the two teams as close as possible and Man City, Man United and Chelsea just top powerhouse European football clubs and we have done, we have made them competitive

“I’ll pick out bits of criticism but I do feel for the players because they are giving absolutely everything.

“From the penalty point of view, when the back pass went short and it looked like the inevitable would happen when he went down in the box.

“We got got punished from a slack moment and it wasn’t great from our point of view having just scored.

“Attitude excellent again, right up against it in terms of what we have available and what we are up against.

“The attention to details that these clubs put into their academies and the players they produce – Mount and Reece James were excellent.

“Mount great run and fabulous finish but second one we leave a back pass short in any division you are going to get punished.”

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