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The longevity of John Terry's career at the highest level is nothing short of incredible.
Only three men have played more games for Chelsea (Ron Harris, Peter Bonetti and Frank Lampard) and in those 600+ games, Terry has practically done it all.
There are very few situations into which you can plunge him where he looks uncomfortable.
He has played in front of some of football's most hostile crowds, and he has tended to be the focus of much of their ire. Where others might panic, he thrives on it.
His in-game experience is also legendary.
His understanding of the ebb and flow of a match, of when to go on the offensive and when to shut-out, is bettered by few in the Premier League.
All of that has been accumulated over the nearly 400 Premier League games he has played for Chelsea.
In his absence, and with Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole also largely warming the bench, Chelsea can only call on one outfield player with 200+ Premier League games under his belt: Gary Cahill.