Chelsea John Terry tries coaching at Premier League season launch

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Jose Mourniho was joined by John Terry at the official launch of the Premier League at a school in London yesterday, as the Chelsea captain tried his arm at coaching. 

Representatives from Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Swansea were also in attendance at Southfields Academy just days before the new season begins. 

Terry took time out of his preparations for friendly fixture against Fiorentina (in which Chelsea were defeated 1-0) to take part in some coaching with youngsters from a Chelsea led Premier League Kicks project.


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The 34-year-old told Chelsea TV: "A lot is invested into the grass roots, as we’ve seen here today,  giving kids a great opportunity and a facility to practice and play on. This wasn’t around when I was growing up so they’ve got a great head start.

"There is great work being done behind the scenes by the foundation guys, not just at Chelsea but the other clubs as well. The kids are getting some great coaching, the coaches are well qualified and well educated, passing on their experience. It’s great to see the kids enjoying themselves."

Yesterday's defeat means that Chelsea have failed to win any of their five pre-season matches, however the side did record two penalty shoot-out wins, coming against Barcelona and PSG respectfully. After the match Mourninho was not concerned by this statistic and thanked their opposition for 'the good training session'.

Terry will lead his Chelsea side on Saturday against Swansea City, captained by Ashley Williams who was also in attendance at Wednesday's Premier League launch.

The Swans have confirmed on their official website that they are close to selling-out their away allocation for the fixture which is to be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

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