VIDEO: Chelsea skipper back for pre-season training

Chelsea captain John Terry posted a video from Cobham training centre yesterday.

Chelsea skipper John Terry is eager to get back in shape ahead of next season as he turns up at the club’s Cobham training ground to undergo some fitness exercises.

Posted onto his official Instagram profile, Chelsea’s long-standing centre-half was filmed running in the sand shirtless in a bid to build up fitness ahead of the team’s official pre-season program.

The 33-year-old is arguably the last of The Blues’ old guard to remain at the club after Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole decided to move on this summer.

Many had expected the former England international to also leave this summer, but his performances over last season has seemingly assured Mourinho that he still remains as reliable as ever.

  TeamPosWon TackleAerial WonEffective ClearanceInterception WonOutfielder BlockError Lead To GoalAppsMins
Gary Cahill Chelsea DF 27 106 205 29 21 0 30 2,623
John Terry Chelsea DF 18 103 225 36 20 0 34 3,060

As per the table displayed by Opta Stats, John Terry’s performances last season were very comparable with Gary Cahill; England’s number one centre-back at this summer’s World Cup.

Cahill produced only nine more tackles than Terry over the season, and the number of aerial battles won and outfield blocks were very similar between the pair.

Chelsea’s skipper came out on top in effective clearances (225) and interceptions (36), perhaps demonstrating his worth as playing as a last covering defender.

His consistency was comparable with his peak years and his level of concentration never dropped as he didn’t commit a single error which led to a goal in 34 Premier League appearances.

Next season, however, will be even tougher for the Stamford Bridge idol and extra hours on the training ground will certainly prepare him well for the challenge ahead.

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