Aston Villa fans mock Chelsea on Twitter for letting John Terry go

Aston Villa fans celebrate during the FA Cup Semi Final between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on April 19, 2015 in London, England.

Chelsea's Premier League season is crumbling in the absence of John Terry, who is leading Aston Villa out of the Championship.

Aston Villa's new signing John Terry during the press conference at Villa Park on July 3, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Chelsea probably could have done with John Terry in the last two games.

Even at the ripe old age of 37, it is difficult to imagine Chelsea conceding seven goals in two Premier League fixtures against Bournemouth and Watford with the inspirational captain barking orders at the heart of their back-line.

Chelsea’s loss, however, is very much Aston Villa’s gain. Those who thought Terry was finished when he left his boyhood club on a free last summer and dropped down to the Championship have been left rather red faced.

Ngolo Kante, Gary Cahill, John Terry and Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea celebrates with the Premier League Trophy after the Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford...

Because the former England skipper has made a remarkable impact at Villa, starting 20 of their 30 Championship games and helping Steve Bruce’s side up to third place in the second tier table.

His experience, consistency and above all relentless will to win has made a huge impact in a side that has lacked any sort of leadership on and off the pitch in recent years.

John Terry of Aston Villa during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford  at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Over at Stamford Bridge, however, there appears to be a huge, Terry-shaped hole in Chelsea’s defence, and possibly in the dressing room, too. A 4-1 collapse at Watford on Monday - summed up by dreadful performances by Gary Cahill and David Luiz - has a number of Blues fans pining for their legendary number 26.

But you will not find too many Villa fans worrying about Chelsea’s collapse.

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