John Terry at Soccer Aid changed kit and boots at half-time and even had a shower, McFly singer Danny Jones tells talkSPORT

17 Jun

John Terry took cleanliness to the next level during the 2019 Soccer Aid match.

McFly singer Danny Jones revealed the Chelsea legend and current Aston Villa assistant had a shower and opted for a fresh kit and boots at half-time on Sunday.

John Terry came up against former Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba during the charity match
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He told talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show: “The best pro has got to be Terry, he was just brilliant.

“The way he talks to you, the way he just gets in the zone.

“He changed everything at half-time, brand new kit, brand new boots, I loved it. He had a shower!”

Sitting alongside Max Rushden in the studio, Arsenal favourite Ray Parlour admitted his surprise.

“I never had a shower at half-time! You change your shirt because you should be sweating.”

Piers Morgan’s World XI beat Susanna Reid’s England on penalties after drawing 2-2 in normal time.

Love Island’s Kem Cetinay glided past Terry to net a late equaliser for the World XI to take the game to penalties at Stamford Bridge.

And Morgan’s side won 3-1 after Mark Wright, Joe Wicks and Lee Mack missed their spot-kicks.

Soccer Aid – The best moments from England vs World XI including Jamie Carragher’s dreadful defending and Piers Morgan’s wild celebrations

16 Jun

Just when you think England are getting good at penalties, they go and lose one dreadfully.

Ok, it was only Soccer Aid, but try taking this victory away from the World XI, managed by the jubilant Piers Morgan.

Piers Morgan huge Harry Redknapp after the match
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The match, which is raising money for worldwide children’s charity UNICEF, went to a penalty shootout after finishing 2-2.

Former Britain’s Got Talent star Jeremy Lynch put England XI 2-0 up in the first-half.

However, World XI captain and Olympic legend Usain Bolt pounced on an error from Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher to make it 2-1 just before the break.

And a late strike from Love Island 2017 winner Kem Cetinay ensured the game went to a dreaded spot-kick.

World XI goalkeeper and Westlife’s Nicky Byrne turned out to be the hero as he saved penalties to deny celebrity fitness coach Joe Wicks and comedian Lee Mack, while TOWIE star Mark Wright put his effort from twelve yards wide.

It was a memorable evening at Stamford Bridge all in aid of a great cause and below are a selection of the best bits from Soccer Aid 2019.

Jeremy Lynch’s brace earned him the man-of-the-match award
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100m and 200m world record holder Bolt took advantage of Carragher misjudging the flight of the ball to bring World XI back in it
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Four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah was the captain of the England XI
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Singer Rita Ora performed at half-time and caught up with One Direction singer Niall Horan
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There was a familiar feeling for England as they lost on penalties again
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Piers Morgan is thrown in the air by his World XI players
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The winners of Soccer Aid 2019 are World XI
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Didier Drogba hails Frank Lampard amid links to Chelsea job – ‘He’s a winner’

16 Jun

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has heaped praise on Frank Lampard amid rumours his ex-team-mate could become the Blues’ next manager.

The vacancy is available at Stamford Bridge after it was confirmed that Maurizio Sarri has joined Juventus.

Sarri has left Chelsea after one season in charge
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Sarri’s assistant Gianfranco Zola is also expected to leave this summer and Chelsea legend Lampard is in contention to succeed Sarri.

Drogba has been linked with a Stamford Bridge return to work as a coach under Lampard, should the 40-year-old get the job.

Drogba and Lampard won a number of accolades as players at Chelsea
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And when speaking to talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams ahead of Soccer Aid 2019, Drogba hailed Lampard’s efforts as Derby boss in what was his first season in management.

On Lampard and John Terry’s managerial credentials, Drogba said: “Those two were part of the spine of the team for more than a decade.

“They’ve given so much to the game and Chelsea Football Club.

“When you told me this was the direction he [Lampard] wants to take, I knew he would do great because he’s got all the qualities required.

“He listens, he’s a winner, he works hard, like John did. They are good guys and hard workers.”