By Sam Blitz For Mailonline
Published: 17:12 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 17:40 BST, 3 September 2020
John Terry has admitted that the controversial guard of honour during his final Chelsea match was one of the best moments of his career.
The ex-Blues captain was substituted after just 26 minutes - the same figure as his squad number - during the final match of the 2016-17 Premier League season against Sunderland and his team-mates clapped him off the pitch in two lines.
Chelsea had already won the title by that point and had a FA Cup final against Arsenal a week later, but Terry's moment of glory received a mixed reception despite the good-feeling in the air.
John Terry claimed his guard of honour in his last Chelsea game was a career highlight
Terry even added that he was happy he got a send-off after fellow Chelsea legend Frank Lampard was not given one during his Stamford Bridge exit in 2014.
Lampard, who is now the Blues head coach, was in a running feud with then-boss Jose Mourinho and was not given a guard of honour after 211 goals in 648 matches.
Speaking about his own tribute with Kevin Pietersen on the