John Terry is one of the greatest and most influential defenders to ever grace English football. And consequently, the decades of experience brings valuable insights and wisdom.
However, when the Chelsea legend was asked to pick his best XI of the biggest stars to ever play in England during a chat on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, his selections raised some eyebrows to say the least.
The decorated centre-back was asked to exclude men who have sported the Chelsea shirt from this lineup of legendary players, which is probably why it includes 8 United players.
In goal, Terry named a surprising yet understandable choice in David De Gea. The Spaniard is arguably the best goalkeeper in the world at the moment, and no squad would be disappointed to have him guarding the net.
The Englishman then named Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Rio Ferdinand,and Patrice Evra in a back-four, which prompted many fans to suggest the likes of Tony Adams, Nemanja Vidic, and Sol Campbell.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes, and Ryan Giggs were chosen in the middle of the park, which again led to many supporters suggesting the names of Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane.
And leading the attack of this dream team is the partnership of Wayne Rooney, and as expected by many, Thierry Henry. However, Alan Shearer’s absence has been seen by many as very surprising.
Nevertheless, even with divided opinions, the Aston Villa defender’s squad is definitely one to be reckoned with, and is undoubtedly very, very intimidating.
Here’s the squad once more:
Here's John Terry's all-time greatest @premierleague XI made up of non-Chelsea players. What do you think?
— Sky Sports MNF (@SkySportsMNF) December 18, 2017
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.