Chelsea’s John Terry still eyeing Premier League title challenge
Chelsea captain John Terry is confident the Blues can reignite their Premier League title challenge this weekend
John Terry is refusing to rule Chelsea out of the Premier League title race – and claims this could be the weekend that the Blues get right back in the chase.
AndrÃ© Villas-Boas’s side have struggled for consistency so far this season and are currently fourth in the Premier League table, six points behind third-placed Tottenham and 11 points below leaders Manchester City.
Harry Redknapp’s high-flying Spurs travel to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, before Arsenal host second-placed Manchester United at the Emirates – and Terry is hopeful the Blues will be able to close the gap on some of their rivals with a win at Norwich City on Saturday.
“We are quietly there [in the title race],” Terry, 31, told Sky Sports. “We need results to go our way, obviously, but this weekend could be a really big weekend for us.
“Spurs go to City and it’s Manchester United against Arsenal, so if we can win our game at Norwich, which will be a really tough game for us, we will be creeping in there.”
Chelsea finally completed the signing of England defender Gary Cahill from Bolton Wanderers on Monday and Terry has heaped praise on his new club team-mate after he trained with the Blues for the first time on Wednesday.
“First and foremost, he’s a great player,” Terry continued. “He’s established himself in the England side in the last year, so that’s great for the football club.
“He’s a really solid defender, he can play left and right foot, he’s great in air and is quick as well. He also scores a lot of important goals, which could be key for us over this campaign.
“The manager chops and changes players here and there, so we’re expecting that. Whoever plays, we are just strengthening our squad and hopefully securing the future for Chelsea.”