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John Terry needs a treble to complete career

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A strong, tenacious, commanding, and physical defender, Terry excels in the air, and he is known for his aggressive tackling, positioning, and his ability to read the game; he is considered to be one of the best central defenders of his generation and his personal, club and national achievements attest to that fact. 

Terry was named UEFA Club Defender of the Year in 2005, 2008 and 2009, PFA Players' Player of the year in 2005, and was included in the FIFProWorld  XI for five consecutive seasons, from 2005 to 2009. He was also named in the all-star squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the only English player to make the team.

Terry is Chelsea's most successful captain, having led them to four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups,  a UEFA Europa league and a UEFA Champions League title since he became Chelsea's captain since 2004. 

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He has made the most Premier League appearances for Chelsea and is also the club's all-time highest scoring defender. In 2007, he became the first captain to lift the FA Cup at the new Wembley Stadium in Chelsea's 1–0 win over Manchester United. 

His achievements on a personal level are fantastic and equally fantastic on a club level. Since becoming captain, Terry has given his all to the Chelsea quest for European dominance, in so doing, he has become a Chelsea legend and surely it would be very difficult to find another of his kind. 

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It is hard to ask anything else from a player who has already given so much, yet if I could, I would ask for the one thing that has been elusive ever since Roman Abramovich became Chelsea's owner- the treble. 

Many a season, Chelsea fans have dreamt of their team winning the treble and equaling that feat achieved by Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United in the 1998-1999 season. 

Terry's place in the starting eleven has come under scrutiny for the first time under Jose Mourinho as the Portuguese manager seems to prefer Kurt Zouma.

The young Frenchman has shown some great promise and therefore, has been widely labelled as the next John Terry, leading some to believe that this may prove to be John's last season at Chelsea. 

Realistically, it seems highly unlikely that Terry can lead Chelsea to the treble this season considering Chelsea's poor start to this campaign. But the game of football and Chelsea especially can be very unpredictable at times, like that night in Munich when they beat Bayern Munich to the Champions League crown in their own backyard. 

Terry has a chance to reclaim his position in the starting eleven once more following the errors Chelsea's back line made in their last game against Newcastle United. There are still 31 games to go in the league and Chelsea are eight points below leaders Man United. With so many surprise results already in the league this season, surely Chelsea are still in the title race.

The FA Cup is yet to commence for Premier League teams but with Chelsea's timid display in this competition last season where they were knocked out by Bradford, they will want to avoid such mistakes and intensely compete in a competition that has been favorable to Chelsea in the past.

The Champions League is also a competition Mourinho thrives on, and with the right push, determination and that bit of luck can become a reality. 

Drogba another Chelsea legend, gave a beautiful performance in the 2011-2012 season when his position came under intense scrutiny by the arrival of Fernando Torres, yet he turned his fortunes around by signing out with a cup double- the FA cup and the Champions League- scoring in both finals and thereby cementing his legendary status in the history of the club. 

John Terry can go a step further, by first reclaiming his position in the starting eleven and then infecting his teammates with that fighting spirit to lead them to domestic and European glory.

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