Joe Cole names Chelsea icon the best captain in Premier League history

‘He was just the perfect captain’: Joe Cole names ‘leader’ and Chelsea legend John Terry as the best skipper in Premier League history

  • Joe Cole has hailed his former team-mate John Terry’s ability as a captain  
  • The two spent seven successful years together at Chelsea between 2003-2010 
  • Cole said: ‘He led from the front and demanded standards. He was just perfect’

Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has labelled John Terry as the ‘perfect leader’ and ‘best captain’ in Premier League history.

Terry spent 19 trophy-laden years at Chelsea and is the club’s most successful skipper, having won every major honour during his time at Stamford Bridge before leaving for Aston Villa in 2017.

Cole played alongside Terry at Chelsea for seven years between 2003 and 2010 and hailed his former team-mates’ ability to lead.

Joe Cole has named Chelsea legend John Terry as the best captain in Premier League history

The former England star had played under some brilliant captains in his career, including Steven Gerrard at Liverpool, but named John Terry as the best. 

When speaking to BT Sport, he said: ‘John Terry was the best captain. His attention to detail on and off the pitch, he led from the front and demanded standards.

‘He was just a perfect captain to have at a club.’

The Premier League has seen some inspirational skippers through the years but Cole believes Terry, who had also captained England during his illustrious career, is the greatest in top-flight history.

He added: ‘I would say he is the best Premier League captain ever, I think there’s an argument for a few others, but JT is certainly up there.’ 

Cole said Terry led from the front and always demanded standards from his team-mates

The pair spent seven trophy-laden years playing together at Chelsea bewteen 2003 and 2010


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