Chelsea’s John Terry playing like 10 years ago – Mourinho

Having impressed so much when he captained Chelsea to the Premier League title almost ten years ago Jose Mourinho believes John Terry is playing as well as he ever has, according to the BBC.

Terry scored on Boxing Day to help Chelsea to a 2-0 win over London rivals West Ham and made it two goals in as many games for the club captain whilst maintaining their three point gap over second placed Manchester City.

The 34-year-old was also captain during Mourinho’s first spell in charge of the club where the squad and manager won so many plaudits for some outstanding displays.

Chelsea claimed the 2004/05 title with Terry at the helm of a defence that set a new league record for fewest goals conceded.

That spell also saw a successful title defence the following year as well as an FA Cup win in 2007 before Mourinho left the club the following year.

Speaking about his captain after Friday’s game the Portuguese boss drew comparisons to form of almost 10 years ago and stated that his captain is playing as well as he ever has.

He said: “He’s full of confidence. I see my John of 2004, 05, 06. I don’t see any difference.

“I only see a difference when his twins are on the training ground. They were born in that period and now they are running and kicking balls.”

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