Chelsea captain John Terry moved to within three-goals of becoming the Premier League’s highest-scoring defender of all time by scoring against West Ham.
Terry currently sits on 36 strikes, two short of former Everton stalwart Unsworth’s all-time mark of 38, the last of which saved Wigan from relegation in 2007.
The bwin layers have priced up when (it seems like a matter of when rather than if) the Stamford Bridge lifer breaks ‘Rhino’s record and they seem to think he’ll crack it before the season is out.
January is a 10/1 shot, with February favourite at 2/1, from March (3/1), April (4/1) and May (5/1).
Meanwhile it’s 6/1 that he’s forced to wait until next season to add another plaudit to his collection, while a sizeable 40/1 says he never surmounts Unsworth’s mark.
Terry has already bagged twice this term, but has only posted a total of five league strikes or more once in his career, making the 6/1 about his 38th goal coming in 2015/16 appealing.
However, no Premier League side has scored more goals from corners and set pieces this season than Chelsea, with eleven in total.
Such situations are their captain’s goal-scoring bread and butter and, provided the superb deliveries of Cesc Fabregas to thrive upon, he must have every chance of breaking the record in the coming months.
That Terry is in something akin to the best scoring form of his career is evident from the fact that he is halfway to his best-ever all-competitions tally (8) at the exact middle point of the league season.
Sunderland (3) and Arsenal (5) have shipped more strikes from the former England captain than any other sides.
Yet he will have to wait to face them until April and May respectively, meaning it may be worth wagering it takes him until then to scribe his name into the history books.