It would have been fitting for John Terry to get on the scoresheet in their Premier League clash against Manchester United, in the first game of his long goodbye to Chelsea.
The long-serving Blues skipper confirmed last week that he has not been offered a new contract by his boyhood club and will leave at the end of the season, as The Guardian reports.
The 35-year-old is still deemed good enough to start for Guus Hiddink, and had one of the best chances of a goalless first half this afternoon as his close-range shot was blocked by Daley Blind.
Chelsea’s appeals for handball and a penalty were turned down by referee Michael Oliver, but replays show that Blind did indeed use his arm to block the ball, which appeared to be goal-bound.
Terry will have at least 13 more opportunities to add one more Premier League goal to his tally of 40 – a record for a defender. He has found the net in every one of the last 16 top-flight campaigns.
Half-time: Chelsea 0-0 Manchester United
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