Terry has announced he is leaving the club he joined at the age of 14 after they opted not to offer him a new contract.
“I am very surprised – I didn’t know. Now we have to see what John wants to do because I think he can play for another one or two years. This feels like when we lost Drogba last summer. Terry is a huge personality at Chelsea. When you lose these kind of players, you have to replace them but I don’t know how John can be replaced. We have to think about it. For me he can play many more times. He is still at a top level. He has been playing very well since I arrived at Chelsea. His performances have been consistent. Since I have been at the club, I haven’t seen him play badly. That’s the truth. He was always helping everybody. He has been a massive support to me. When I started my first games last year he was always talking to me. He is a legend and a very good leader. I have learnt a lot from him. I don’t know what to say, I am very surprised,” said Zouma.