Chelsea’s Legend John Terry replaces James Chester as Aston Villa Captain

John Terry has been appointed the new captain of Aston Villa according to Sky Sports.

The 36-year-old former England and Chelsea skipper who joined the club earlier this month on a 1-year deal takes the armband fromJames Chester. He will maintain his favoured No 26 jersey for Villa in the Sky Bet Championship during the 2017/2018 season.

Manager Steve Bruce is eyeing promotion for the 2017/18 season and has stated that Terry’s signing will be significant towards achieving such feat.

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Terry was appointed Chelsea skipper in 2004, he captained the Blues to back-to-backEnglish Premier League titles before adding three more during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Terry’s move to Villa Park is regarded as one of the most lucrative ever signed by a player in the Championship and could see him earn £4 million if Villa secures promotion at the end of the new season.

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He wore the captain band for the first time on his Villa debut in Saturday’s pre-season friendly defeat against Shrewsbury.

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