Terry ‘back to his best’ says ex-Blues star

Former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair believes Blues captain John Terry is showing signs of his old swagger.

Terry, 32, endured a difficult season prior to Jose Mourinho’s return as manager but has started all three of Chelsea’s Premier League games this term.

And Sinclair, now player-manager of Colwyn Bay, has been impressed with the former England star’s displays.

“JT seems to be back to his best,” Sinclair told West London Sport.

Frank Sinclair
Sinclair played over 200 times for Chelsea.

“He’s confident, he feels wanted and has the responsibility he thrives on. And that has been reflected by his performances on the pitch.

“You would expect great things this season playing under Jose Mourinho if he stays fit.

“He’s match fit, whereas last season he was just thrown in and expected to be at his best.

“That is a tough one at that level and, certainly at his age, he needs to play every week to get the best out of him.”

Sinclair says boss Mourinho’s obvious faith in the player, who led Chelsea to the Premier League title in 2005 and 2006, is a smart move both on and off the pitch.

“He’s a big player and a players’ player and brings so much to the dressing room too,” Sinclair added.

“He leads by example, is fully committed and had he played more often last season I have no doubt Chelsea would have been more successful. His experience is vital.”



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