Sky Sports pundit, and former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea centre-back John Terry deserved to be a PFA Player of the Year nominee following his performance at the heart of the backline against Arsenal.
Terry, 34, has played alongside Gary Cahill in the defence for the majority of the season, and has been the most consistent despite his advancing age. The former England international shone this weekend against Arsenal to help earn a goalless draw to keep their unbeaten run going, as well as moving a step closer to sealing the Premier League.
Carragher feels Terry has been the best defence in the division, and has been for some time, which should have culminated in his being nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award as deserved recognition. The long-serving Liverpool man was full of praise for his fellow veteran, who drew plaudits from other football experts and most publications.
“Yes, Terry should be in the top six players. There’s no doubt that, just behind (Eden) Hazard in this Chelsea team, Terry has been the most influential. We’ve seen (Cesc) Fabregas, (Nemanja) Matic and Diego Costa feature in the early part of the season, but if you look at Terry’s display today he was outstanding. We talk about Chelsea being a defensive team, but sometimes you’ve got to say they defend brilliantly, and Terry is the best,” he said.
John Terry has played every league game of the Blues season so far, and has helped them to a division-high of 16 clean sheets, as well as the joint-best defensive record (26 goals conceded).
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