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John Terry hits back at Rio Ferdinand over Premier League defenders ranking list

‘Opinions are nice however stats do not lie’: John Terry hits back at Rio Ferdinand after his former England team-mate solely picks the ex-Chelsea captain because the FIFTH greatest defender in Premier League historical past

  • Rio Ferdinand positioned John Terry because the fifth greatest Premier League centre-back 
  • He put himself, Nemanja Vidic, Virgil van Dijk and Jaap Stam forward of Terry 
  • Terry has fired back with a graphic which collates a variety of statistics
  • He then wrote that ‘stats do not lie’ at the underside of his Instagram story 

John Terry has insisted that ‘stats do not lie’ after Rio Ferdinand solely positioned him because the fifth greatest centre-back in Premier League historical past.

Ferdinand, debating the subject with Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk, picked himself as one of the best within the position because the inception of the Premier League.

The BT Sport pundit additionally positioned former Manchester United companion Nemanja Vidic, Van Dijk and Jaap Stam forward of Terry.

Rio Ferdinand placed John Terry as the fifth best centre-back of the Premier League era

Rio Ferdinand positioned John Terry because the fifth greatest centre-back of the Premier League period

Terry was not impressed with his placing in Ferdinand's Premier League defender rankings

Terry was not impressed together with his putting in Ferdinand’s Premier League defender rankings 

Terry fired back with a graphic collating a number of statistics and saying 'stats don't lie'

Terry fired back with a graphic collating a variety of statistics and saying ‘stats do not lie’

Terry, who performed alongside Ferdinand for the England nationwide group, wasn’t impressed together with his putting as he fired back in a put up on his Instagram story.

He collated a variety of graphics – together with the variety of instances he made the World XI and his win share being increased than every other defender.

The 41-year-old posted a variety of graphics to his Instagram story – together with the variety of instances he made the World XI, captains with probably the most Premier League titles and his win share being increased than every other defender.

Terry is regarded as one of the best Premier League defenders with five title wins for Chelsea

Terry is considered the most effective Premier League defenders with 5 title wins for Chelsea

Ferdinand and Terry were rivals for their clubs but were team-mates for the England team

Ferdinand and Terry had been rivals for his or her golf equipment however had been team-mates for the England group

Terry accompanied the graphic with the caption: ‘Opinions are nice however stats do not lie.’

In the video piece for BT Sport, Liverpool star Van Dijk positioned Terry as fourth in his personal all-time rankings.

He omitted himself and positioned Ferdinand high, following the previous United defender with Vincent Kompany, Stam, Terry and ex-Liverpool captain Sami Hyypia.

Ferdinand although did heap reward on Terry whereas chatting to Van Dijk.

He stated with reference to Terry: ‘In phrases of his longevity at that membership, what they gained, physique on the road, a a lot better footballer than folks give him credit score for, may play off his left and proper foot.’

Ferdinand placed Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk as the third best defender in the Premier League

Ferdinand positioned Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk because the third greatest defender within the Premier League

After placing Van Dijk in third, the Dutchman disagreed by saying: ‘I’ve solely gained one Premier League.’

However, Ferdinand responded: ‘Yeah I do know however I believe the influence you might have on the group is huge and your attributes will put you proper within the high tier.’

Terry is considered the most effective Premier League defenders, successful the title on 5 events.

Ferdinand and Van Dijk agreed that the ex-Manchester United defender should get top spot

Ferdinand and Van Dijk agreed that the ex-Manchester United defender ought to get high spot

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