Chelsea got in Arsenal’s faces, says John Terry

John Terry praises Chelsea's battling spirit after helping the Blues thrash Arsenal 6-0 on Saturday

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Chelsea captain John Terry Photo: The Sport Review

John Terry praised Chelsea’s battling spirit after he helped the Blues seal an emphatic 6-0 victory over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho’s men raced into a 4-0 lead before half-time at Stamford Bridge, with the west London side adding a further two goals after the break.

The whole mind-set throughout the team all week has been to get at them, get in their faces

John Terry

The win dealt a crushing blow to Arsenal’s title hopes, with the north London outfit having already lost 5-1 at Liverpool and 6-3 at Manchester City this season.

And Chelsea captain Terry felt that the Blues’ electric start was the key to their victory over their London rivals.

“Arsenal are great in possession so ideally you do not let them feel comfortable on the ball because they can hurt you,” Terry told Chelsea’s website.

“Pete [Petr Cech] made a great save early on so credit to him, but the whole mind-set throughout the team all week has been to get at them, get in their faces and we did that from the word go.

“Of course we thought it would be really tight with the way Arsenal have been playing this season.

“We started the game really well as we did against Galatasaray and that took us on in the game. Obviously the sending off killed Arsenal, but our attitude and the way we addressed the game, the way we took control even when it was 11 v 11, was fantastic.

“We know it would have been closer if it had stayed 11 v 11, Arsenal are a fantastic side and they can cause you some problems, but to play 10 against 11 Chelsea players is obviously tough.”

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