Terry believes Chelsea can catch United



John Terry

John Terry

Chelsea captain John Terry has claimed that his Chelsea side can catch Manchester United, despite being 12 points behind in fifth place.

Chelsea led the league for the first half of the season, and had a five point lead at the top, before throwing it all away and dropping down to fifth.

United have also struggled but have still put points on the board, and have only lost once, but Terry doesn’t think Alex Ferguson’s team are invincible.

Chelsea spent over £70million in the January window, but that money has not turned into points as new singing Fernando Torres has yet to score for his new club.

Terry knows that a title win is unlikely, but still has hope.

“It’s been done. Man United did it to Newcastle many years ago,” said Terry.

“It’s possible and a little bit of pressure…”

Chelsea still have to play United twice, in two games that could decide the direction of the title, and the outcome of Chelsea’s season, and manager Carlo Ancelottis job at Chelsea.

“Even those games at the end of last year, us knowing we needed to win, there’s an awful lot of pressure on those games,” said Terry after Chelsea beat United in the same fixture last year.

“Going to Old Trafford and winning can only do us the world of good in years to come and this year.

“At times, we see that they can be beaten, they can be got at.

“They’re certainly not invincible.

“Blackpool, they got in their faces and did very well for 60, 70 minutes.

“But what did show, once again, was their experience. That experience, we’ve also got here as well.

“They’re a very good side but I don’t think anybody should be fearful of them.”

He added: “Who knows what game plan they’re going to come down with?

They’re playing well, so they’ll probably be confident of coming down and getting something, which will hopefully suit us.”

“We’ve been there, we’ve seen it, we’ve done it, we’ve got the t-shirt,” he said.

“When we do go on a bad run, people pinpoint the age.

“But what we have got is an awful lot of experience, a lot of trust in each other and belief that we can still do it.

“Look at last year as well, the experience we showed last year in a lot of big games in the run-in.

“We went away to Liverpool,http://static.lingospot.com/spot/image/spacer.gif went away to Man United and won very big games – which proved to be very crucial in us doing the double.”

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