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John Terry wants to stay at Aston Villa, may play against Chelsea

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Aston Villa's director of football (see, even Championship sides have got one!) Steve Round stated at a supporters' trust meeting last week there is a high probability that John Terry, whether in the Premier League or Championship, will sign a new contract and extend his stay at Villa Park for the 2018-19 campaign. And so, playing against his beloved club Chelsea — provided the Villains get promoted, of course — would a very possible scenario for the legendary centre-back.

“John Terry has expressed interest and wants to stay on and play. If promoted, he will most likely be with us – if not, then will have to see where we are.”

-Steve Round; source: Myoldmansaid

This might come as a bit of a surprise for some due to previous statements uttered by Terry regarding the possibility of ever playing against Chelsea, namely that he couldn't ever imagine doing so and thus opted to play in the Championship amid rumours about joining a Premier League club for the current season. Since then Terry has frequently returned to Cobham, even in Chelsea gear at one point, and continues to watch all Chelsea games whether they are with the first, youth, or Ladies' team. What a guy!

If Terry does want to stay at Aston Villa and aims to help them in their possible relegation battle next season, then I'm very much OK with him doing so. John has given so much to us and has always been nothing but a loyal servant and fantastic professional for the club. I'm dead certain that two potential games against Chelsea next year, in which he would most certainly get a wonderful, emotional reception, wouldn't ever be able to tarnish his legacy here.

Whatever happens, hope to see you home soon, John. Be it on the pitch or the sidelines!