Chelsea legend John Terry to reach another career landmark

Premier League stalwart is to make his 100th competition appearance in the Champions League, if selected for duty this week.

Jose Mourinho returns to his native Portugal this week as Chelsea take on Sporting Lisbon in the second game of the Champions League group stage and, if he selects centre back John Terry for European duty, then the legendary will defender will make his 100th appearance in the competition.

Terry's most successful campaign in the tournament came in the 2011-12 season where Chelsea reached the final before edging Bayern Munich by virtue of a successful penalty shoot-out in Munich, Germany.

In that memorable campaign, Chelsea faced Bayer Leverkusen, Valencia, Genk, Napoli, Benfica, Barcelona and Bayern.

Terry's most notable contributions arrived in the Napoli and Barcelona encounters as the 33-year-old scored during the 4-1 rout over Napoli at Stamford Bridge in the Round of 16 but was dismissed from the field in the second leg of the club's 3-2 aggregate win over Barca at Camp Nou.

Drawn into Group G of this season's edition of the competition, Chelsea have already banked one point after a 1-1 draw with FC Schalke 04.

They face Sporting in Lisbon tomorrow night, ahead of remaining fixtures against Maribor at home, Maribor away, then Schalke in Germany and Sporting at Stamford Bridge.

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