Frank Lampard lauds John Terry as the greatest Premier League defender

first_imgFormer Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has hailed John Terry as the Premier League’s greatest ever defender after the club announced their captain will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. (John Terry to leave Chelsea F.C. at end of the season)Frank Lampard: ‘What a pleasure to play with the greatest defender in the Premier League’s history.’ pic.twitter.com/2TjQgC3HBZ- Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 18, 2017The 36-year-old former England international, who made his Chelsea debut in 1998, played more than 700 games for the club and has been their most successful captain.22 years, 713 appearances, 66 goals, 14 major honours.Our captain, leader, legend. pic.twitter.com/7SIYO5Jta8- Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 17, 2017He won the 2012 Champions League, four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups and the Europa League with Chelsea.Lampard, who was capped 106 times for England, is Chelsea’s all-time top goalscorer with 211 goals in over 400 appearances in all competitions.”The last man standing of an incredible era for @chelseafc,” Lampard wrote on his instagram account. “What a pleasure to play with the greatest defender in the @premierleague history.”He led the club both on and off the pitch from the moment he made his debut.”He set standards for everyone, whether it was demanding excellence in training, fighting for every win or respecting how fortunate we were to play for such a great club.”Terry has started only four league games this season under manager Antonio Conte as the London outfit lead the league standings, four points clear with six games to play.advertisementlast_img read more