Aston Villa fans suggest their Player of the Season and it is not John Terry

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.

Aston Villa are in with a good shout of promotion to the Premier League and John Terry has certainly made a huge impact at Villa Park.

Aston Villa captain John Terry in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

It is difficult to put into words just how influential John Terry has been on and off the pitch since moving to Aston Villa in the summer.

Some had predicted that the former England captain was finished when he was released by Chelsea after two decades of loyal service at the end of his fifth Premier League title winning campaign. And Villa were certainly taking a risk signing a 36-year-old on a £60,000 a week deal, according to the Sun, particularly with Financial Fair Play breathing down their neck.

But Terry has delivered an emphatic response to his doubters in a season when he has emerged reborn and proven, once and for all, that age is but a number. The now 37-year-old has started 28 Championship games and it is no coincidence that a Villa side who finished in the bottom half last season are now in the midst of a play-off battle.

John Terry of Aston Villa celebrates after the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Villa Park on March 10, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

That does not mean, however, that Aston Villa fans would vote for Terry as the club’s Player of the Season. Instead, his underrated centre-back partner James Chester would seemingly get the nod from plenty of the Villa Park faithful.

Chester lost the captaincy to Terry last summer but, to his credit, the Welsh international has taken that on the chin and emerged as arguably the top performing defender in the second tier this season.

Lewis Grabban of Sunderland and James Chester of Aston Villa challenge for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 21,...

Terry is eternally brilliant, but is he even the best centre-back at Villa Park?

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