As Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard collected their PFA Player of the Year Awards, the official team of the season was also released with an exclusion, which has upset several Blues supporters.
The back four include Southampton’s Luke Shaw, Vincent Kompany of Manchester City, Gary Cahill of Chelsea and Seamus Coleman of Everton.
An impressive defensive line but for one question; where’s Cahill’s teammate John Terry?
Terry has showcased everything you would expect from an experienced defender this season, playing a vital role in Chelsea’s Premier League position and their chances of winning the Champions League.
Chelsea fans reacted furiously to Terry’s snub from the side, with some suggesting that Kompany was only named in the eleven based on his reputation and the fact that City won the title over the 2011/2012 Premier League season.
The stats would suggest that in some areas, Chelsea fans do have a point with the standout stat being the fact Kompany has made two errors which have lead directly to goals whereas Terry hasn’t made any.
|Club||Pos||Outfielder Block||Aerial Won||Total Tackle||Interception||Error Lead To Goal||Apps||Mins|
|Vincent Kompany||Man City||DF||12||32||59||52||2||25||2,095|
The Chelsea skipper is also ahead of Kompany in terms of aerial duels this season, suggesting he’s been more effective in terms of dealing with the long ball approach some sides adopt against the better quality teams in the Premier League.
The main challenge now for Chelsea is going to be getting a deal worked out for their captain, which keeps him at the club for the rest of his career.
It’s unclear at the moment whether that would be a longer deal or whether the Blues would switch him to a one-year rolling contract which is common for older players.
Jose Mourinho’s defensive reserves are well stocked but that doesn’t mean it’s time for Terry to move on, especially when he’s competitive against some of the best defenders in the Premier League.
Take a look at some of the Tweets from Chelsea fans.
Kompany has NOT had a better season than John Terry.Shame he wasn't included in the PFA Team of the Year. #captainleaderlegend— #Carefree Chris (@Chris_J_Solis) April 28, 2014
I'm sorry this season John Terry deserved to be in the team of the season him and Cahills partnership class! Kompany was better last season— Dan Finch (@_MrDFinch) April 28, 2014
Agree with the team of the year except for Vincent Kompany. sent off twice and injured for 3months of the season. Terry should replace him.— Neil Crosby (@neilcrosby1) April 28, 2014
How is John Terry not in team of the season! Shocking @premierleague He has been the best Centre back of the year!— TrueBlueGaz (@MourinhoMagic) April 27, 2014
Terry should be in team of the year, there has also been better left backs than shaw this season— eil (@NeilDunlop_) April 27, 2014
Cahill clearly picked over Terry in the team of the season because he's going to the World Cup and terry isn't— Jack Steven (@Jackstevennn) April 27, 2014
Kompany over Terry in the PFA team of the season? Not for me. JT has been the best in the league this season #PFAAwards— Ashley Riddock (@Riddo1985) April 27, 2014
Clean sheets at Old Trafford Anfield Emirates Etihad and a lot more, but still no Terry in team of the year?— Chelsea Chat (@chelsea_chat) April 27, 2014
Kompany ahead of Terry in team of the year?? On what planet?— Chris. (@cfccod) April 27, 2014
Cech debatable, maybe for most clean sheets otherwise DDG. Definitely Azpilicueta for Shaw and Terry for Kompany.— Darsan. (@FakeWinger) April 27, 2014