Aston Villa assistant boss John Terry praised by Chelsea youngster Marc Guehi

John Terry of Chelsea applauds supporters after the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on May 15, 2016 in London, England.

The Aston Villa man trained with the Chelsea academy players a few times during his illustrious stint with the London club.

Marc Guehi of Chelsea in action during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Chelsea FC and Grimsby Town at Stamford Bridge on September 25, 2019 in London, England.

Aston Villa assistant head coach John Terry has received praise from Chelsea and England Under-21 defender Marc Guehi, who described the Blues legend and current Villa man as someone he "definitely" looks up to, and shared some of the tips given to him and his academy teammates (Daily Mail).

Before joining Villa, Terry came through the ranks at Stamford Bridge and made upwards of 700 appearances for the club, according to Transfermarkt, and in 2017 he linked up with the B6 side, first as a player and subsequently as a coach.



Guehi made his senior debut during Chelsea’s 7-1 rout of Grimsby in the League Cup third round on 25 September, playing the full 90 minutes, and was also named on the bench in the Premier League meeting with Brighton three days later.

Currently on international duty with England U21s, the 19-year-old spoke highly of Terry, and is quoted by the Daily Mail as saying: "John was a great leader, a great defender and someone I definitely look up to. I have spoken with him and he trained with us a few times.

John Terry of Aston Villa in action during at training session at Bodymoor Heath training ground on July 09, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

"He told us to always be focused on what you do, communicating at all times and making sure you’re concentrated. But also that you’re having fun, enjoy what you do. He was underrated when it came to playing out with both feet."

Villa and Chelsea are yet to face off in the Premier League this season, with the first meeting coming on 4 December at Stamford Bridge, before the return leg at Villa Park on 14 March next year.

Kenedy of Chelsea and Micah Richards of Aston Villa compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Chelsea at Villa Park on April 2, 2016 in...

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