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Jose Mourinho previously warned John Terry about first-team place

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho warned John Terry over his first-team place at Stamford Bridge after the club's 2-2 draw with Swansea City on the opening day of the Premier League season, according to the Telegraph

Terry, of course, was substituted at half-time as Chelsea were thumped 3-0 at the Etihad against rivals Manchester City yesterday afternoon. 

And with the centre-back now at 34 years of age, some have suggested that the player's best days could now be behind him as he approaches the final stages of his career. 

Last season, though, Terry was an integral member of Jose Mourinho's squad, where he captained the west London outfit to Premier League title success.

Yesterday's game, then, may well come as a wake up call to the former England captain, who played in every single minute of last season's title success.

Terry still class 

Of course, age will eventually catch up with the Chelsea skipper, but he still has a lot more to give as the Blues go in search of success on the domestic and European scene this season. 

He's certainly not had a great start to the season, but it was only a couple of months ago that he was still recognised as one of the leading centre-backs in the English game. 

Perhaps, though, Mourinho will start to rotate his captain, as he hands the likes of Kurt Zouma and Co. a chance to shine in west London. Terry has a point to prove over the coming weeks, but you shouldn't write him off just yet. 

Chelsea fans: Is Terry still good enough to start week in, week out for your club? Have your say below! 

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