John Terry is still the best defender in the Premier League

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Chelsea captain John Terry rolled back the years with another wonderful performance for the Blues this afternoon.

Well, in truth, there will be many fans that will insist that he's not rolling back the years at all...that's because he still seems to be at the top of his game. In fact, he seems to be better than ever. 

Another Terry goal 

Let's start with his second goal of the week: the former England captain wanted it more; he was desperate to give his side the lead on home soil. West Ham's James Collins has been in fine form this season, but he had nothing on his Chelsea counterpart. 

As the corner came in, Terry moved like a striker to eventually get on the end of a header to hit home from a couple of yards out. Ultimately, the skipper led by example once again as his Chelsea side took control of the game to move even further clear of their rivals at the top of the Premier League table. 

Goals from the centre-half are a bonus, of course, but it's his defending that really should be admired. 

Andy Carroll, who has been in fine form for the Hammers of late, failed to make any sort of impact today, as Terry and Co. dealt with him with ease. 

Terry too good 

Strong, powerful and intelligent, Terry really does have it all; a lack of pace doesn't matter as he reads the game so well. And incredibly, he seems to be playing every week. 

The Blues skipper was rested on occasions during Rafa Benitez's tenure at the Bridge, but under Jose Mourinho he seems to have been handed a new lease of life. That, of course, is understandable as the duo have quite the relationship. 

Terry's ruthless, and at 34, the end of his career doesn't seem to be in sight. Accompanied by the likes of Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta, Branislav Ivanovic and Co. the club's captain seems to be enjoying himself as the Blues go in search of another league title. 

And, with Thibaut Courtois in goal, the Blues have arguably the best back-five in world football. They are a confident bunch these Chelsea lads, and with Terry leading them, they will prove very hard to stop this season.  

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