Former Tottenham player suggests Chelsea to let John Terry loose on Pochettino’s dressing room

Graham Potter

Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara has suggested an audacious idea for Chelsea. He has urged Chelsea to promote club legend John Terry and “allow him to get hold of” Mauricio Pochettino’s dressing room.

The Blues are struggling once again this season, languishing in 10th place in the Premier League. Recently, they even lost 1-0 to Championship side Middlesbrough in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.

A lack of leadership is the criticism often levelled against Chelsea this season. Todd Boehly has focused primarily on youth ever since he took over the club.  Conor Gallagher has donned the captain’s armband in Reece James and Ben Chilwell’s absence, but O’Hara believes that Terry needs to return to Chelsea and be let loose on the squad.

What Jamie O’Hara said

“The first thing they should do is phone John Terry and get him in that dressing room; and allow him to get hold of some of those players,” O’Hara told Grosvenor Sport when asked about Chelsea. “Their standards have fallen so far that they’ve forgotten what it means to play for Chelsea Football Club, and they need to be reminded of it.

“I remember playing against Chelsea when I was a player and coming up against the likes of Terry, Michael Ballack, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Didier Drogba. They were proper men who wanted to turn up and get good results.

“Even if they weren’t playing well, they would turn up away from home and win games; they’d go through teams and refuse to roll over. They’d fight to get a result and that’s why they were so successful.”

Terry is already at Chelsea

John Terry is already working with Chelsea. He was hired as an academy coach in July; but O’Hara believes that his talents would be put to better use with the first team. He described the current Blues team as “disgraceful”. O’Hara insisted that only two of Pochettino’s stars wanted to get on the ball in their cup upset at Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening.

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