John Terry makes “fuming” reaction to Chelsea penalty against Arsenal

October 22nd, 2023 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

John Terry has publicly expressed his disappointment with Chelsea’s penalty against Arsenal despite the decision handing the Blues a deserved lead in their Premier League clash on Sunday.

Cole Palmer slotted the spot-kick home to fire the hosts ahead in the London derby at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea dominated the early proceedings as they sought a fourth successive win under Mauricio Pochettino against Mikel Arteta’s unbeaten side. And they found their reward in the 13th minute when a Mykhaylo Mudryk header rebounded off the outstretched arm of Arsenal defender William Saliba.

Referee Chris Kavanagh initially decided against handing the hosts a penalty but was called over to the VAR monitor shortly after.

Following a short review of the incident, Kavanagh pointed to the spot, and Palmer made no mistake in firing the opening goal past David Raya.

Chelsea’s £40million forward sent a soaking Stamford Bridge into a frenzy under heavy rainfall. Terry was equally as delighted but admitted his sympathy for Arsenal over what he believed was a harsh decision.

“Delighted we got the penalty, but I don’t agree with the rules on this, very harsh on defenders,” Terry wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

A similar decision helped Mohamed Salah score the first of his brace in Liverpool’s 2-0 Merseyside derby victory over Everton at Anfield earlier in the day.

Michael Keane’s outstretched arm blocked a box-bound cross, which Craig Pawson penalised after a VAR review, having originally missed the offence.

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Blues legend John Terry set to disappoint Chelsea, secures Saudi job

September 9th, 2023 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

John Terry is on the verge of joining Saudi side Al-Shabab FC to make his managerial breakthrough.

The Chelsea legend has been in talks with the Pro-League club and a stunning deal has already been verbally agreed.

And if it goes through, the one-time England captain will be joining the exodus of Premier League legends moving to the Middle Eastern country.

Terry, 42, was approached by bosses at Al-Shabab around a month ago and has been offered a contract of at least two years and up to four if it is rubber stamped as expected.

He is currently working on a one year deal as a consultant in the Chelsea academy.

Chelsea have already said they will not stand in his way as a mark of respect to his service to them over almost two decades – even though it will be a big blow to their youth team losing such a figurehead from their camp.

Al-Shabab is not considered one of the main players in the Saudi League but they have big ambitions.

Bosses there think Terry possesses the coaching credentials and reputation to attract more star names to their club in order to build it up.

He is the most successful player in Chelsea’s history with five Premier League titles, the Champions League and five FA Cups among his trophy haul and played 717 games for them.

After retiring he has been determined to move into coaching and management but has so far been unable to land a senior job.

He most recently worked under Dean Smith at Leicester and Aston Villa but is desperate to be a coach in his own right.

Terry’s former England team-mate Steven Gerrard is in Saudi working as boss of Al-Ettifaq. Ex-Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is also there managing Al-Qadsiah.

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Frank Lampard reveals why he refused to bring Chelsea legend John Terry to Stamford Bridge

December 4th, 2019 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Frank Lampard has revealed he did not consider bringing John Terry with him to Chelsea when he was appointed manager at Stamford Bridge last summer.

Terry is assistant manager at Aston Villa and returns to Chelsea on Wednesday night looking to defeat his boyhood club.

The Blues boss said Terry was already going down his own route at Aston Villa when he was forming his coaching team at Derby but wouldn’t rule out joining forces in the future, report Sportsmail.

“I can’t guess the future,” Lampard was quoted as saying by Goal.

“It was never an option that was spoken about. I think John was very settled at Aston Villa.

“When I took the Derby job, he was already on his own path then and they obviously got promoted in the summer. John was very comfortable there and working away. I had my team that I worked with here.

“I think everyone has their own route. It’s not that I’m surprised, it’s just a path he’s chosen. It’s working well alongside Dean at a very good club that he already had a link with from his final year playing there.

“I think it was a very normal thing for him to choose to do and I’m sure he’ll have a very long and successful career in coaching, management, in whatever way he wants to take it.

“We all have to start in our different ways and he’s starting well.”

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