John Terry knows how to win things.
The former Chelsea captain won five Premier Leagues titles and the Champions League during his time at the club.
He was one of the best defenders of the post-2000 era.
Now he says that the Chelsea side that won back-to-back Premier Leagues between 2004-2006 would’ve been able to beat Pep Guardiola’s Man City.
So far this season, no team has been able to work out how to defeat City in the league.
They sit 11 points clear at the top and have won 17 of their 18 games.
Vity only drew to Everton early in the season when they were down to 10 men.
But, Terry may have just lifted the lid on a formula to beat the blue side of Manchester’s goal machine.
The humblebrag started by Terry telling Sky Sports that Chelsea circa 2005 would be able to compete with today’ Man City and also said they could beat them.
Although, it was the tactics that Chelsea would employ that interested us most.
“The full-backs [William Gallas and Paulo Ferreira] would always go up the pitch, and [Claude] Makelele would always sit, which was great for us centrebacks,” Terry said on Monday Night Football.
“But we had great legs, great power, and we had the big man up front. Didier [Drogba] made such a difference. We had that ball into Dider, and he could hold it up, with the runners off him [Damien Duff and Arjen Robben] and [Frank] Lampard would be box-tobox game after game.”
Sounds pretty straightforward?
Just get yourselves a sweeper of Makelele’s class and have a Drogba-style forward up front.
We knew Pep was no genius.
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