Sky Sports Monday Night Football featured John Terry tonight. Terry is currently injured and thus unavailable for his current club, Aston Villa.
As a Chelsea player, Terry was an outstanding centre-half, who relied on his anticipation and tackling ability. The former England captain rarely dived into a challenge and distributed the ball with short passes when he came across it. He wasn't an on the ball centre-back and never pretended to be.
His partner tonight, Jamie Carragher, utilised a similar style as a player. Terry's biggest dip in form came under André Villas-Boas when Chelsea played a high-press up the field. Tonight, Terry confirmed he is not a fan of the high-line due to the greater risk than any possible reward.
This was a point Carragher disagreed with.
"That makes me uncomfortable just looking at that."
Carragher did quiz Terry whether his prefered style was based on his experiences as a player. Terry is known to be open to a post-footballing career in management and 2017 has seen him pursue his coaching badges, as he regularly posts on Instagram:
He went on to argue the Chelsea team created during Mourinho's first stint were a better side than the current Manchester City one:
Would this @ChelseaFC side beat the current @ManCity team? John Terry thinks so!
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In recent times two former Chelsea players have had stints as manager with the club, Roberto Di Matteo and Ryan Wilkins. Now in the twilight of his career, the idea Terry may pursue that avenue is certainly an interesting one.