Chelsea skipper John Terry has told the Daily
The Colombian international is in line to make his debut in this weekend’s Community Shield clash with Arsenal as regular first choice front man Diego Costa struggles with a hamstring injury (via Sky Sports).
And having just come off the back of a nightmare campaign with Manchester United, during which time he scored a meagre four goals in 29 appearances, he is desperate to get back to his best and prove his critics wrong.
But despite his struggles at Old Trafford, new teammate John Terry has already praised the 29-year-old by declaring him the best striker he faced last term.
“Literally after two minutes, he was backing in. He did the same to Gary Cahill. The movement was excellent,” he said. “Him and Harry Kane were the best players I came up against.
“We had a little tussle on the floor 10 to 15 minutes later. He was up for it, was hungry and his movement and first touch were excellent.
“You get that feel as well. You can tell after a couple of minutes. He was up for it that day and Gary felt the same.
“We are delighted to have him here because he’s a top, top player.”