Defender confesses he was skeptical of Russian’s arrival.
Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed that Roman Abramovich’s arrival had him fearing for his future at the club according to The Daily Mail.
The centre-back was only 22 when the Russian oligarch arrived and was yet to fully establish himself in the Chelsea first team.
Terry has revealed that when Abramovich started sanctioning the signings of high profile players for millions of pounds, he feared his days at the club were numbered.
But despite his initial fears, Terry would go on to become a Chelsea legend, and has remained an integral part of every Chelsea team in the Abramovich era up until last season under Rafa Benitez.
Terry went on to praise the Chelsea owner, insisting that the Russian’s drive to win trophies has pushed the club to a level it otherwise would not have reached.
Chelsea will be looking to re-establish themselves amongst the dominant forces in the Premier League this season after having fallen away to the Manchester clubs in recent years.
They are hoping to bring about a return of their most successful era by welcoming former boss Jose Mourinho.
The first time Mourinho arrived at the club, Abramovich sanctioned massive spending on new signings but it appears that both favour a piecemeal approach this time round.