John Terry has had a rough start this season. After a trial by fire from a Swansea team boosted by Thibaut Courtois' red card early in the second half of the match, and then being substituted at half-time for the first time during a game under José Mourinho's tenure for Chelsea, the experienced centre-back topped it off with a red card against West Bromwich at the Hawthorns last Sunday. Many were quick to claim this is the Terry's downfall, but one of his colleagues is backing him to shake this awful form off.
"John [Terry] is still our main man, our captain. He is still at a great level and he shows that as well. There is no problem at all. It was only a few months ago people were saying he'd had his best-ever season and that doesn't change suddenly. There are things which have happened so far that have just been bad luck."
"He is very important in the dressing room and in the team. He is a very good captain and leads the team very well."
Thibaut Courtois. Source: The London Evening Standard
John Terry's regression after his performances last season perhaps wasn't entirely unexpected, either by nature due to him getting older or by tactical changes from our club and our opponents. Still, the mainstream media and even us fans have been quick to dismiss Terry's importance to the team which is clearly beyond just what happens on the pitch.
While Terry's current bad form has been a benefit to Kurt Zouma's playing time and has added weight to any John Stones transfer rumours, he shouldn't be left out of the first-team completely just yet. He still is a captain, a leader. A legend.