With a new contract looking increasingly unlikely to materialise, it looks very much like John Terry may have played his last game for Chelsea.
The Blues stalwart signed off in style with a red card against Sunderland, meaning that he’ll be forced to sit out the final two games of the season through suspension.
However, Terry is planning on making at least one last stand at Stamford Bridge before he waddles off into the sunset (or the Chinese Super League as it’s more commonly known), after hiring out the entire ground for a farewell kick-around next Monday.
According to the Independent, the 35-year-old has personally booked the stadium to stage a “specially-arranged match with his closest friends”, which will take place the day after Chelsea’s final game of the season against Leicester City.
Graciously, the club have agreed to waive the usual £22,000 hire charge, which allows paying customers access to the pitch, dressing rooms and dug-outs, as well as the use of the big screens and PA system.
Oh, and there’s a barbecue afterwards too.
We can hardly think of a more fitting send-off for Terry than a plate of hot, knackered meat.