John Terry is rapidly moving towards becoming a Chelsea legend as his illustrious career at the Bridge is set to end this summer, but today he pays tribute to owner Romon Abramovich for embracing the past as well as the future of the west London club.
As well as looking to build a new super stadium in the future, Chelsea are also looking after one of their fallen heroes, Kerry Dixon.
Dixon’s spectacular, yet harrowing, life story will be premiered in two weeks at the Sanctum Soho hotel, as Terry says: “For what Kerry has acheived he is absolutely adhored by the fans as he should be.
“When I look back at old videos it still gives me goosebumps when watching him score all those goals and his work ethic.
“It is great that figure heads, that under Roman they are welcomed back to the football club, that is fantastic to see.”
In the build up to Chelsea’s FA Cup 5th round against Wolves, the Chelsea captain took time out to heap enormous praise on Dixon ahead of the former strikers ‘Legends Lives’ story to be premiered at the five-star Sanctum Soho hotel cinema.
In an exclusive interview for the Dixon documentary, Terry talked of the enormous influence that Dixon has had on the clu’bs history but also on his own development through the ranks at the Bridge.
The 36-year-old Terry, who is likely to be a legend shortly when he follows Frank Lampard into retirement, missed Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at Turf Moor against Burnley last weekend after picking up an ankle injury in a training session leading up to the game.
The former England captain has recovered as Antonio Conte considers him at Wolves. Conte has used Terry sparingly with the centre-back starting three games since September; against West Ham in the EFL Cup and in both previous rounds of the FA Cup against Peterborough and Brentford.
* In the new film Dixon says: “I spent nine years at the club and maybe that also had something to do with why the fans relate to me, and when you look up north at Gerrard and Carragher, and Gary Neville and Ryan Gigggs, we also have with JT, Lampard and Drogba. When you look at people who devote the majority of their playing lives to one club they will often have a special relationship with their fans.” Several big name legends will attend the film premiere to support him in his continuing rehabilitation.
- Dixon is now working relentlessly to reinvent himself as a footballing legend, to be remembered for his ups, not just his downs. He says in the film: “My aim is get back on level pegging in life, working back at Chelsea is all I want to do, and I want to be happy within myself again.”
- The red carpet film premiere on March 3 @The Sanctum Soho, with a 5-course Chelsea themed meal, has been sold out. There are just a handful of tickets left for March 10 and due to popular demand a third and final date at the Sanctum has been booked for March 17. To purchase tickets go to midnightproductions.co.uk