Aston Villa's John Terry can make Wolves fans eat their words

Wolves fans celebrate during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Wolverhampton at iPro Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Derby, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers fans beleive Willy Boly is better than John Terry - whose Aston Villa side host the Championship leaders on Saturday.

John Terry of Aston Villa celebrates after the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Birmingham City at Villa Park on February 11, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Ask Wolverhampton Wanderers fans who is a better defender, John Terry or Willy Boly, and you will receive an almost unanimous response.

If brazen comments on Twitter are anything to go by, five-time Premier League champion Terry has nothing on Wolves’ on-loan number 15 right now.

Yes, 37-year-old Terry is one of England’s greatest ever defenders and has enjoyed a superb season at Aston Villa, but it is difficult to argue against the notion that Boly, who has been a revelation since joining from Porto, is not the Championship’s best centre-back right now.

Maikel Kieftenbeld of Birmingham moves away from Willy Boly during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Andrews on December 4, 2017 in...

The Frenchman has been so frequently impenetrable at the heart of Wolves’ defence this season, and in his 26 Championship games, Nuno Espirito Santo’s league leaders have kept 14 clean sheets.

He was the best player on the pitch, and a goalscorer to boot, as Wolves resorted their six point lead at the top of the table with a 3-0 cruise away to Leeds United on Wednesday night.

But what an opportunity Terry has to make those Wolves fans eat their words this weekend. His Aston Villa side host the champions-elect on Saturday afternoon in a game that could have huge ramifications for the promotion chase.

Cheikh Ndoye of Birmingham grabs John Terry of Aston Villa by the throat during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Birmingham City at Villa Park on February 11, 2018 in...

Villa, as it stands, are third, four points behind Cardiff, but dare not lose with Fulham and Derby breathing down their necks.

Terry has a daunting evening ahead against Diogo Jota, Ivan Cavaleiro and perhaps Benik Afobe, who scored his first goal back at Wolves at Elland Road.

If Terry rolls back the years and delivers another defensive masterclass, perhaps Wolves fans will not be so quick to bump the former England captain down the pecking order.

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