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John Terry has plug socket routine at Chelsea's training ground that he did 'everyday' as a player

John Terry has plug socket routine at Chelsea's training ground that he did 'everyday' as a player

John Terry is involved in coaching at Chelsea's academy.

John Terry has detailed the motive behind an unusual training ground habit that involves switching off the object at every plug socket – and it's got nothing to do with saving the planet.

The former England international, who made 721 appearances for boyhood club Chelsea during a trophy-laden 19-year career, has spent a huge amount of time at the Cobham training ground.

Here, he forged on-field relationships with some of the club's all-time greats, including Gianfranco Zola, Didier Drogba, Eden Hazard and Frank Lampard, to name just a few.

And away from the pitch, Terry used his precious time to switch off the object on multiple plug sockets around Cobham because, I kid you not, he hated seeing the colour red in their building.

In fact, the 43-year-old, who returned to Chelsea as an academy coach last year, can still be spotted knocking off switches around the £20 million complex.

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, he posted a video of himself next to a plug socket with the caption: "When I'm at the training ground I have to switch off because I hate seeing the colour red in our building."

Terry added: "I done this everyday as a player also."

Image credit: Instagram/johnterry.26
Image credit: Instagram/johnterry.26

Terry is no stranger to unusual habits and superstitions. Back in 2016, when he was still playing for Chelsea, the defender revealed how a long running routine involving a urinal played a part in the club's past success.

Speaking at the London Football Awards, he explained: “I am very superstitious and, for me, if we win a game then I add it on to my next superstition. Last season, as you can imagine, it built up to quite a lot.

"Me and Frank started it a long time ago; in the Chelsea dressing room we have three urinals and me and Lamps started weeing in one. We won the game and, for me, that was it, the next week there was a queue of me, Frank and Ash.

"The next week there were four of us and the week after there were five. And even now, you have Cesar Azpilicueta and Cesc Fabregas, we are all there in one big queue."

Image credit: Getty
Image credit: Getty

Terry added: "A few months ago the club secretary said to me: ‘We have had a few calls from the FA complaining because we have been going out late’ and I didn’t have the heart to tell him it was because we were all waiting to go for a wee."

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Topics: John Terry, Chelsea, Premier League, England