Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed how a long running superstition has played a part in the club's past success.
The 35-year-old, who has missed Chelsea's last five games because of injury, was given an Outstanding Contribution award at the London Football Awards on Thursday night.
But Terry had a funny anecdote for the audience at Battersea Evolution, revealing how a certain urinal at Stamford Bridge has become a big part of players' routine because of superstition.
“I am very superstitious and, for me, if we win a game then I add it on to my next superstition," said Terry. "Last season, as you can imagine, it built up to quite a lot.
"Me and Frank started it a long time ago; in the Chelsea dressing room we have three urinals and me and Lamps started weeing in one. We won the game and, for me, that was it, the next week there was a queue of me, Frank and Ash.
"The next week there were four of us and the week after there were five.
"And even now, up until today, you have Cesar Azpilicueta and Cesc Fabregas, we are all there in one big queue.
"A few months ago the club secretary said to me: ‘we have had a few calls from the FA complaining because we have been going out late’ and I didn’t have the heart to tell him it was because we were all waiting to go for a wee."