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Former Chelsea and England captain John Terry has announced his retirement from playing.

Terry, 37, who left Aston Villa in the summer, has ended his 23-year playing career which saw him won five Premier League titles, the Champions League, Europa League, four FA Cups and three League Cups with Chelsea.

According to Sky Sports News, the former England defender has been lined up as a possible assistant manager or first-team coach to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry at Aston Villa , who his pole position to succeed Steve Bruce.

In his farewell post on Instagram on Sunday which was full of emotional messages, Terry thanked his family and friends for their great support throughout his career.

He said after 23 incredible years as a footballer, he has found out this is the right time to retire from playing.

Terry who joined Chelsea at the age of 14 said he made the biggest and best decision to sign for the Blues. He also added that words will never be enough to show how much everyone at the club means to him, especially the fans, calling them the best fans in the world. And he has made them proud for wearing the Blue shirt and the armband.

Terry became the Blues’ most successful captain after signing for them at 14 years old, he also captained England among 78 caps in all his England appearance. He represented England in four major tournaments but failed to go beyond the quarter-finals.

He signed for Aston Villa in 2017 after leaving Chelsea, and has not played for any club since his one year contract with the Championship side expired at the end of last season. In the summer, Terry rejected a move to Spartak Moscow.

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Chelsea get a boost as Real Madrid now want Raheem Sterling

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Chelsea get a boost as Real Madrid now want Raheem Sterling

A new report from Spain have linked Real Madrid with moves to sign Raheem Sterling away from Man City and it is a huge boost for Chelsea.

Spanish club, Real Madrid have been keen on signing Chelsea winger, Eden Hazard since the departure of Portugal star, Cristiano Ronaldo, who left the club for Italy where joined Juventus.

The interest has risen in the past few days and have kept Chelsea worried if they will be able to keep Eden Hazard, who has also refused to sign a contract extension at Stamford Bridge.

But the latest report disclosed that Real Madrid are ready to storm Man City for Raheem Sterling who is has 18 months in his terms of contract.

This is, however, a boost for Chelsea, this is because if the Los Blancos are able to sign Sterling, they will be unable to come for Eden Hazard.

Chelsea will likely insist on accepting over £200 million if the Los Blancos are still interested in signing Eden Hazard.

But with the look of things, the Belgium striker will prefer to remain at Stamford Bridge where he is being regarded as one of the best in the world.

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N’golo Kante is the most influential player in the world

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N’golo Kante is the most influential player in the world

World cup winner, N’golo Kane prior his coming to Stamford Bridge had played for Leicester City where he helped the Foxes win the English Premier League.

Kante during his stay at the King Power stadium put up 34 appearances and lifted the EPL trophy.

The diminutive midfielder went on to join Chelsea after which he helped the Blues win an English Premier League trophy during Antonio Conte’s reign as Chelsea coach.

However, Robert Huth, who was Kante teammate at Leicester City have rated the midfielder high.

According to the former Leicester City defender,  the France international is one of the best football stars in the world.

Robert Huth in his statement said the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who are considered to be the best in the world are only entertaining.

He added that Kante is very influential despite his shy demeanor on and off the pitch.

At the moment Robert Huth is without a club having left Leicester City.

N’golo Kante is one of Maurizio Sarri best players at the  Blues midfield alongside Jorginho and Matteo Kovacic.

Kante so far this season has put on a fine from Chelsea.

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Sarri Believes Forward Can Win The Ballon D’Or At Chelsea

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Sarri Believes Forward Can Win The Ballon D’Or At Chelsea

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has thrown his weight behind star player Eden Hazard for the Ballon d’or award as he revealed that the Belgian international forward can win it at the club.

The Italian tactician was fielding questions from reporters about numerous reports linking Hazard with a move to Champions League winners Real Madrid.

The former Lille player had previously talked about the need to secure a move to Spain with European champions Real Madrid so as to realise his ambition of winning the Ballon d’or.

It’s widely believed that players in Spain have a better chance of winning the award than those from the other major European leagues and this is supported by the fact that the last ten award winners have come from the country.

Eden Hazard was linked with a transfer to Real Madrid throughout the summer as a potential replacement for Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo who left the club for Italian champions in a club-record deal worth at least €100m.

This was after a disappointing season under ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte preceded a very good outing at this summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

Eden Hazard was hugely influential as he helped Belgium to their best ever World Cup result which was a third place finish.

MORE: Hazard Appreciates Blues Fans After Banner Debut

He transferred his country form to Chelsea and he has played a starring role for the Blues’ unbeaten run at the start of the season.

Hazard is presently the leading scorer in the Premier League after netting seven goals in six starts and two substitute appearances.

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