Blues can get better: John Terry
Chelsea captain John Terry believes that his side will head to Southampton today buoyed by having produced their best performance of the season in the victory over Liverpool.
Blues manager Jose Mourinho has maintained that his team are in a period of transition, playing down their chances of taking the Premier League title. But Sunday’s 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge, against one of their main rivals at the head of the table, ensured that Mourinho’s side remained two points off the top.
And Terry believes there were signs in the Liverpool win that confirmed there is more to come from the team. The centre-back, who clocked up his 600th Chelsea appearance against the Anfield club, said: “I think the first half was the best we’ve played all season, actually; the pressing was spot on, as were the tactics from the manager.
“Hopefully we can continue that, as it’s been coming. We’ve been playing OK, but feeling like we’ve got a little bit more to give and I thought we did that in this game.”
Terry believes Mourinho has succeeded in forging a togetherness within the squad and continues to draw the best out of the defender and the rest of his senior players. “The manager has been asking for togetherness from everyone,” Terry said.
“Whether you play or you are on the bench, everyone’s got a part to play.”
David Luiz will miss the trip to Southampton after collecting a fifth booking, while Frank Lampard and Branislav Ivanovic are likely to be sidelined after picking up injuries against Liverpool.