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A scoring return for Chelsea as Terry mulls retirement
    2017-May-17  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

SCRAMBLING in his first Chelsea goal in 485 days.

Blundering to gift an equalizer less than two minutes later.

If this is how John Terry’s 22-year association with Chelsea ends, it was a memorable sign-off against Watford on Monday.

And by next week, this stalwart of English soccer could be hanging up his boots for good, rather than searching for one final challenge away from Chelsea.

“I know I said I wanted to play regular football,” Terry said, “but I have not ruled out Sunday being my last game and retiring.

“It depends if the right offer comes along. I will sit and consider it with my family, whether it’s here or abroad.”

Only with the Premier League title already sealed was Terry restored to the heart of a defense he commanded for so many seasons, before age finally proved his greatest opponent. He was back on the field wearing the captain’s armband from kickoff for the first time in the league in eight months.

Terry wasn’t going to waste his moment back in the Stamford Bridge spotlight and he wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to make it 17 consecutive top-flight seasons with a goal.

Not when it could be his last appearance, unless he keeps his place for Sunday’s league finale against Sunderland, when Terry will lift the Premier League trophy for the fifth time.

After 22 minutes against Watford, the defender showed he hasn’t lost his instinct for goal. After Willian floated a corner into the penalty area, the ball fell to Terry and he nudged it over the line with a scuffed shot for his 67th Chelsea goal.

Terry’s goal Monday was the 1,000th of the Roman Abramovich era that has seen Chelsea become a superpower of soccer.

“If I could have written my story as a 14-year-old, when I signed on the pitch, this would have been it,” Terry told fans in Monday’s matchday magazine. “Thank you to everyone from the bottom of my heart. I have received so many messages and letters of support thanking me for what I have done at Chelsea, but I’m the lucky one and without you all my dreams wouldn’t have been possible.”(SD-Agencies)

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