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Can John Terry reclaim a starting place for Chelsea? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea defender John Terry has endured a difficult two years with the side. Club owner Roman Abramovich had previously made it clear the veteran centre-back was to be ousted from the starting line-up due to his advancing age, and a long-term replacement be found.
Ex-Benfica defender David Luiz left, 26, and ex-Bolton centre back Gary Cahill right, 27, were both signed by the Blues in 2011 and 2012 respectively. They had formed a formidable partnership in the games they’d played alongside each other, but were broken up with Luiz being deployed as a midfielder for the tail-end of last season.
John Terry faces stiff competition for a starting place next season. David Luiz, Branislav Ivanovic, and Gary Cahill were all ahead of the ex-England international in the pecking order last season, and the 32-year old will have to work extremely hard to claim his place back in the side.
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