Terry targets title defence


Chelsea captain John Terry insists he still has a lot to offer at Stamford Bridge and believes they can successfully defend the Premier League title.

Terry, along with John Obi Mikel, are the only remaining players from the side that claimed the 2004/05 Premier League title following Roman Abramovich's purchase of the club a decade ago.

With fellow club legends Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and now Petr Cech having all departed the West London outfit the aging 34-year-old is confident he can maintain his place in Jose Mourinho's side this season and help the Blues challenge once more.

"If you look back, I would not have thought I’d be the last one here to be honest," Terry told the Mirror.

"I am still delighted to be here. Players come, players go and the club moves on – and the aim is still to win things, which is the most important.

"Certainly with this side and the characters we have in the dressing room last year and the year before that we can handle big players departing.

"When I look back at that side and this side, they’re very similar. It is only Jon Obi Mikel and myself that are left that experienced it at that time and went through it. We hope we can emulate it and go again. The manager has already stressed it is going to be even tougher."