Terry Is Lampard’s Worst Nightmare In Goalkeeping


Terry had a secret love of going in goal, Chelsea’s all-time record scorer tells FourFourTwo while also revealing the most “outstanding” footballer he ever played with. Blues icon Lampard has been giving us the lowdown on his team-mates in a new FourFourTwo video and from the latest to the greatest. As you might expect, Lampard plumps for his long-term captain, leader, legend in several categories.

“John would go in goal and we’d all smash balls at him for 15 minutes before training started… He was actually pretty good! I’m mentioning John too much,” he chuckles as he picks out JT for hardest trainer and toughest tackler but also admits his old mucker loved playing in goal. However, even Lamps’s praise doesn’t stretch to calling Terry his most talented team-mate. That honour he saves for the magical Eden Hazard. High praise for the boy Eden considering some of the players Lampard has lined up with.

Known as a strong, tenacious, commanding and physical defender, John Terry excels in the air and is known for his aggressive tackling, positioning, leadership and his ability to read the game. He is considered to be one of the greatest central defenders of his generation. Terry was named UEFA Club Defender of the Year in 2005, 2008 and 2009, PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2005, and was included in the FIFPro World XI for five consecutive seasons, from 2005 to 2009.

He was also named in the all-star squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the only English player to make the team. Terry is Chelsea’s most successful captain, having led them to five Premier League titles, four FA Cup, three League Cups, one UEFA Europa League and one UEFA Champions League title since 2004. He is one of five players to have made over 500 appearances for Chelsea and is also the club’s all-time highest scoring defender.