Jose Mourinho: Why Chelsea have given John Terry new deal

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says John Terry's new one-year deal isn't a mere 'thank you' for their skipper

Jose Mourinho has revealed John Terry’s new Chelsea contract is reward for the captain’s fine form this season.

The Blues defender put pen to paper on a new one-year deal on Thursday afternoon, ending speculation surrounding the veteran’s future.

The Chelsea centre-half has helped lead the west London side to the top of the Premier League table with nine games remaining.

And Blues manager Mourinho expressed his delight with Terry’s continued good form after securing his skipper’s future for another season.

Mourinho told Chelsea’s website: “This new contract is not to say ‘thank you very much’; it is because John continues to perform. He is a top defender. I am happy that he completely deserves this new contract after a season where he has already played 40 matches.”

The Blues defender has scored three goals in 29 Premier League appearances this season.

Terry won his 13th major honour with Chelsea in March after the centre-half captained the London outfit to a 2-0 victory over rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final at Wembley.

The 34-year-old has won three Premier League titles, the Champions League, the Europa League, five FA Cup crowns and three League Cups during his Blues career.

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