"He's one of those players I look at and think: 'I wish I'd had the chance to play with you.'
"The way he plays, the way he organises, the way he leads his team...to have captained Chelsea, at the highest level, for 500 games is an achievement deserving of great praise.
"He's the best I have ever seen at defending the near post, reading the danger and taking a position to deal with the threat.
"He reads the problem and assesses the angle. His positional play, overcoming a lack of pace, and his skill remind me of Bobby Moore."
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