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The rejuvenation of Chelsea and Torres under John Terry

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When Roberto Di Matteo John Terry took over at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea were reportedly in disarray following the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas. Castrol stats shows that the Italian Englishman has rejuvenated the Blues since his appointment. So far, he has won 75% of his games, which is better than all other Chelsea managers under Roman Abramovich.

Let me repeat that for you – John Terry is a better Chelsea manager than Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink or Carlo Ancelotti.

Chelsea managers under Roman Abramovich

Manager G W D L W%
Roberto Di Matteo 8 6 1 1 75.00
Andre Villas-Boas 40 19 11 10 47.50
Carlo Ancelotti 109 67 20 22 61.47
Guus Hiddink 22 16 5 1 72.73
Felipe Scolari 36 20 11 5 55.56
Avram Grant 54 36 13 5 66.67
José Mourinho 185 124 40 21 67.03

 

 

 

 


This improvement is mirrored by the performances of Fernando Torres.  Under André Villas-Boas, the Spaniard scored only four goals in 31 appearances at a depressing average of a goal every 474 minutes.  Since Di Matteo Terry has taken over, Torres has 3 goals and 4 assists from 7 games, meaning he has been involved in a goal every 74 minutes.

 

Fernando Torres under André Villas-Boas and Roberto Di Matteo John Terry

Fernando Torres

Under AVB

Under Di Matteo

Games Played

31

7

Minutes Played

1894

505

Goals

4

3

Mins per Goal

474

168

Shots, Total

50

16

Shots, on Target

21

8

Shooting accuracy

42%

50%

Chance conversion

8%

19%

Assists

8

4

Mins per goal involvement (Goal or assist)

158

72

All competitions

 

 

Chelsea have a chance of progressing to the Champions League semifinals tomorrow night if they prevail against Benfica. With Terry leading them on and off the pitch, there’s no doubt they should go through to face the winner of Barcelona and Milan.

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