Top 5 highest scoring PL defenders ever, as Chelsea man goes level top

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Chelsea captain John Terry scored against Leicester City on Wednesday to help the Blues to a 3-1 victory and also make himself the joint highest scoring defender ever in the Premier League.

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The former England international now needs just one goal to hold the title himself. The 34-year-old has had fifteen seasons to rack up his goals, and with only one other current player in the top five could well be the record holder for some time.

Here is the current top five after Terry netted against the Foxes…

5) William Gallas, 25 goals

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Another former Stamford Bridge man, but the centre-back also played for Tottenham and Arsenal. It is perhaps surprising that the Frenchman is high in the standings, not being a set piece taker or thought of as a prolific header of the ball.

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