Former England football captain John Terry has ripped up the lawn of his new £4.3million mansion… and replaced it with fake grass.  The Chelsea star bought the former home of golfer Colin Montgomerie last year, not far from his previous nine-bedroom property in Oxshott, Surrey.

The 34-year-old has now replaced the natural grass on which Montgomerie used to practice his putting with artificial turf.

It is believed Terry spent £150,000 installing the artificial grass, similar to that used on all-weather football pitches around the country.

But rather than undertaking the changes to give himself somewhere to play football, it is believed veteran defender made the alterations so that neither he nor a groundsman will have to spend time mowing the lawn.

The conversion is just one of number of changes Terry has made to his new home after moving in last year.