Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert admits he's a huge fan of Chelsea captain John Terry.

Terry won't be going to the World Cup after calling time on his international career and Lambert reckons that's a shame.

He said: "I don't know all the ins and outs with Terry and his problems with the FA but I do know one thing - he's a terrific defender.

"Not just today, but throughout a long and successful career.

"The way he is playing right now is one of the major reasons Chelsea are winning games and proving so hard to beat."

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