Chelsea legend John Terry may have left the Premier League champions but that has not stopped him helping them out whenever he can.
Chelsea have put their faith in Andreas Christensen to fill the role left by Terry but it has not been smooth sailing for the 21-year-old, who has struggled for form this season.
Christensen has made some howlers this campaign and rather than sulk or lose confidence he did what any intelligent young footballer should do, he turned to an experienced legend for advice and that is exactly what the young Dane has done with Terry.
Speaking to Eurosport Christensen revealed how he turned to Terry for advice following some high profile mistakes.
“My team-mates have seen all my other performances, so they know that these mistakes aren’t typical for me,” Christensen said.
“I have had a smaller talk with John Terry: he has also experienced setbacks and it is always nice to talk to someone watching it from the outside and to learn that they have experienced the same.
“He told me that it is natural to make mistakes and he tried to put it in perspective for me saying that… we can’t change a goal scored against us, so when we make mistakes it is more crucial and it is easy for people to point fingers.
“I have realised it, looked at it and now I have moved on.”
Christensen had thought that he was set to be dropped, however, manager Antonio Conte has retained faith in the youngster, who put in a solid performance against Leicester City at the weekend.
“I thought I might be out of the next match (after the errors) but I try to tell myself that before these matches I have played all the other ones almost with no mistakes at all,” Christensen added.
“I hope that is the reason I get to start because the coach knows he can trust me, I haven’t made any mistakes, but been very solid for a long period. I am focusing on all the good games I have played this season.”
Christensen is doing all the right things, he is still young and learning and turning to the likes of Terry shows maturity and a willingness to improve, something that managers appreciate.
The youngster, in time, could become a legend in the same mould as Terry but he needs to eradicate the mistakes and become more consistent and he is doing all he can to achieve that.