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Ex-Chelsea youngster and youth team captain Conor Clifford rates Blues’ legend John Terry as ‘the king of the place’ at Stamford Bridge.

“When Ancelotti was there I was training with the first-team every day. Lampard, John Terry, all of them, – Clifford told RTE – Lampard really took me under his wing when I was there. I looked up to him and I used to speak to him and ask him a lot of questions”.

Clifford left Chelsea in 2013 after spending several seasons on loan (Plymouth, Notts County, Yeovil Town, Portsmouth and Crawley Town).

“We’d sit down together at lunch. I’d try to get in his ear and talk to him. I did a lot of staying back with him and finishing and all of that stuff. It was a brilliant experience to have that. I was telling my friends back home and they would think I was having them on”.

The midfielder, who currently plays in the National League with Boreham Wood, ended: “John Terry was the main man there. Even down eating his lunch he would have a brand new knife and fork brought over to him every day: he was the king of the place.”


Tiemoue Bakayoko struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge last season after joining the Blues from AS Monaco on a £35m move in July. The Frenchman, who...