John Terry is the captain of all team captains, he was born with the captain’s armband on his arm. Even without the band, it’s as if he wears it anyway, and that’s how it ought to be. He’s different from all the others, Chelsea is his home, it always has been, ever since the youth squad. One word from him and the locker room holds its breath. He’s the first one to sit down at meals, the first one to stand up. Outside he is the first, in the absolute sense of the term. Being part of this club is his mission, that’s how he was made.
Happy birthday, JT.