Суббота, 21 Апреля, 2018

Conte expects Chelsea great Terry to play on

Michy Batshuayi GETTY Michy Batshuayi followed up his title winner against West Brom with another against Watford
Montrelle Montesinos | 20 Мая, 2017, 00:07

John Terry's goal against Watford last night means he has now scored in 17 consecutive Premier League seasons - a remarkable record for a defender.

If Azpilicueta plays the whole game against Sunderland he will have featured in every minute of every Premier League game for Chelsea this season.

The 36-year old has spent 22-years at Stamford Bridge, winning five Premier League titles, one Champions League, one Europa League, four FA Cups (and a potential fifth in two weeks time) and three League cups.

Despite his desire to break the win record, however, Conte suggested that he will give Chelsea's fringe players another chance to impress against Sunderland as he prepares for an FA Cup final clash with Arsenal later this month.

Chelsea's veteran centre-back John Terry has revealed he could be retiring from his footballing career at the end of the season instead of joining any of the several clubs interested in signing him this summer. "It depends if the right offer comes... but I haven't made any decisions yet and I am just evaluating my options".

Sebastian Prodl of Watford is shown a red card by referee Lee Mason after picking up his second yellow of the game during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford Bridge on May 15, 2017 in London, England.

And Express Sport also understands Barcelona are looking at Conte too with a replacement for Luis Enrique needed this summer.

"There were a lot of frustrations, but this is a big club, with a lot of good players".

"What an unbelievable feeling and, believe me, it just gets better and better", he wrote in his programme notes for the Watford match.

But the man Chelsea fans hail as "captain, leader, legend" in banners draped around the stadium was able to compensate for years through his astute reading of the game, accurate passing, natural strength and sheer commitment.

"It is going to be a really sad and emotional day for me next week but I am delighted with the experiences and the opportunities I have had".

Twenty-nine games have already been won, and Conte hailed that as a "great, great achievement", but still wants more. We have the possibility to win 30 games.