José Mourinho has hinted that the Cardiff match may not be the final Chelsea appearance for John Terry, Ashley Cole, and Frank Lampard. The England trio are out of contract at the end of the season.
Ashley Cole was seen in tears after the club’s final home match of the season against Norwich last weekend. Mourinho, though, says that he does not think that the ‘old guard’ have played their last matches for the club. The Portuguese boss already revealed that the club will be sitting down at the end of the season to discuss the future of these players.
Ahead of the final match of the season, he said:
“I don’t know but I don’t think so. The club knows my opinion. The players know my opinion too.”
Samuel Eto’o is also out of contract. He may have played his last game for Chelsea, as the striker is set to miss the Cardiff match due to injury. Lampard has also been ruled out.
Put together, Terry, Cole, and Lampard have made a staggering 1606 appearances for Chelsea.
Mourinho even suggested that Chelsea may decide to put up a statue for Lampard at some stage. He continued: “Maybe in a few years he will have a statue where Peter Osgood is. He’s one of the biggest players in the history of this club.”