John Terry is undoubtedly one of the true Premier League greats, and he was recently given a contract extension for another year.
Despite his advancing age, the centre half is still one of the most valuable players in the Chelsea ranks, and is regarded as one of the best captains in the club’s history. He may not be liked by many, but there is no denying his ability and drive for the cause, something he personified in his role as captain of the England squad.
However, it was not always this role of power that Terry fulfilled, as he has revealed a surprising job he had to do when coming up through the Blues academy.
It is a well-known view that academy players are often pushed less than they used to be, and the stories of young players in the 1990’s washing kit and boots owned by the senior players are brought out often.
It looks as if Terry warming the toilet seat for the likes of Dennis Wise - then Blues skipper - takes things one step further. But it is hard to criticise the senior players for making him do it - just take a look at Terry’s incredible career.
Maybe if Terry bossed around the Chelsea youngsters now, the Blues may just manage to find a youth product who can break into the first-team set-up.