Villa willing to let Terry skip Chelsea games

Dean Simpson
May 26, 2018

John Terry could sign a contract that sees him stay on at Aston Villa but miss any upcoming Chelsea matches next season.

Fulham's United States global defender Tim Ream expects a tight game against Aston Villa in Saturday's Championship promotion playoff final (Noon ET, ESPN+).

The Villans will be looking to emerge victorious as they attempt to make a return back to the Premier League and Steve Bruce's side will be heading into the fixture with a degree of confidence.

'I really genuinely hope he triggers it. All those phone calls to him (persuading him to join), he hasn't been disappointed with it.

"He has been one of the great defenders of our country", he added.

Bruce has been impressed with Terry's leadership qualities ever since he walked through the door last summer.

It will be fascinating to see how Terry responds to the questions he will face about Chelsea if Villa are victorious at Wembley on Saturday, but this week's talking point will prove moot if he and Bruce don't find a way past Fulham.

"That's what we've brought him for, not just to win a game on a Saturday but his overall contribution".

So what will Terry do if Villa got promoted?

According to the Guardian, Terry is willing to extend his deal - but only if the two conditions are met. We had lost the first leg and I can remember reading where people said we had to play differently.

"I can't say it was a straightforward decision, though, because I had a situation where I could only go on loan to a Championship club".

"Obviously I don't train against all the other [players] every day of the week, but just his attitude, his work rate, everything he puts into training, on the pitch and in the gym is just incredible", Ream said. When we played them earlier in the season [and lost], we weren't at full strength, and when we played them towards the back end of the season [and won], they weren't at full strength.

"Whether that's different in a year's time, I don't know".

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