John Terry believes Chelsea can make Man Utd sweat for the title
John Terry probably doesn’t realize that has been out for the Chelsea squad for a long time, so when he claims his side can challenge Manchester United for the Premier League title, he will only get mocked at.
Well, the Chelsea captain actually believes that his team can pile pressure upon Manchester United if the drop points in the Premier League. John Terry acknowledges the Champions League berth as most important achievement for Chelsea this season, so the top four spot is the primary target for the Blues.
The 32-year-old England international admits Manchester United are a “million miles away”, but if Chelsea do their part by winning games, perhaps Lady Luck will be kind enough to make the Premier League a bit more interesting.
“Manchester United are a million miles away so we've just got to win our games, do our job and really push,” John Terry was quoted by talkSPORT. “If we manage to go on a run and Manchester United drop points then they know better than anybody that we'll push.
“If we can get second place that would be fantastic but the main thing for us is to be playing Champions League football next year.”
Chelsea are currently placed-third in the Premier League. They are just one point above London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and four points below second-placed Manchester City. Manchester United are 16 points ahead of Chelsea on the Premier League table.
John Terry returned to his former spot in the first-team in the FA Cup clash against Brentford. Chelsea won the game 4-0 with John Terry’s listing himself on the scoresheet. The center-back admits he will have to fight for his place in the Chelsea team.
John Terry has been sidelined by Chelsea’s interim manager Rafael Benitez because of a dip in form. Instead of him, the Spaniard has decided to use Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic and David Luiz and center-backs.
“It is not about Rafa, me or Frank Lampard, it is not about anybody,” John Terry commented on the issue. “It is about this football club winning games and if we are doing that, the fans are happy. That's all they want to see.
“If that's with me in the side, great. If not, then I will be their biggest supporter and I'll sit there and support the team like the fans will. “The most frustrating thing was that when Rafa came in, I wasn't fit and I wasn't able to impress him and show what I am about. I have got a bit of catching up to do. He has not seen me at 100 per cent.
“I still need a couple of games, that is clear. But if I am called upon all I can do is come in and play well. There is no rift.”