Chelsea's manager admits he thought his evergreen captain's career at the top level was finished when he came back to Stamford BridgeRead the full story ›
Captain John Terry has played every minute of every Premier League game this season and used his post-match interview after the Blues won the title to hit back at someone who said he couldn't play twice a week.
Terry told Sky Sports: "This is unbelievable, we worked so hard and we got over the line; we're champions. We worked so hard, we got over the line."
"One person said I couldn't play twice in a week. He knows who he is. I'm still here, still fighting," Terry added.
The ex-England man also broke away from the celebrations to say: "On behalf of everyone at Chelsea, we send our condolences to Rio Ferdinand and his family," - referencing the death of Ferdinand's wife, Rebecca.
Rio Ferdinand says that although he "no longer gets on" with John Terry, he can admit that the Chelsea defender has been "outstanding" this season.
The former England team-mates do not speak any more as a result of the fall-out from Terry's racism case with Ferdinand's brother, Anton.
Rio Ferdinand last year used his autobiography to say he found it "impossible to forgive or forget" the pain of that incident, but on Friday said in his column in The Sun he felt moved to praise Terry's on-the-field performances.
It's no secret that me and John Terry are not the closest of mates. But just because we no longer get on does not mean I've lost my admiration for him as a footballer.
His performances for Chelsea this season have been nothing short of outstanding and I'm not afraid to say it. John took the decision to retire from playing for England and had his reasons, but Chelsea are reaping the benefits.
John is finding, as I did, that the upside of being off the international scene is that your body gets the rest it needs which allows you to keep performing at top-level well into your 30s. As I said, me and John are not pals but then again I didn't like a lot of things about Luis Suarez either, especially when he was biting people.
John Terry should still be playing for England as he is among the best defenders in the country, according to former Three Lions boss Fabio Capello.
Speaking at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Shanghai, Capello told several national newspapers: "He is one of the best. [England] haven't got a lot of defenders but they sometimes have problems.
"It's better to have a player like John Terry than not have him. But I don't think he has the chances to play with the national team any more."
Of the incident that led to his resignation, Capello added: "[The FA] decided he could not play with the national team and I didn't understand because he was not guilty.
"When it happened I said to [then FA chairman David Bernstein], 'You decided he's guilty? No, he's not guilty'.
"I fought for this and they said, 'No, you can't decide about the player, you need to wait for the court decision and everything'. I said, 'Why have you decided before I've asked you?'"
Chelsea skipper John Terry posted this Instagram shot of his voting form for the end-of-season PFA awards, revealing that he chose Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho as his Player of the Year. Spurs striker Harry Kane got Terry's vote for the best Young Player.
Note: Players can't vote for club team-mates, hence Terry didn't vote for Eden Hazard (for example).
Terry's Team of the Year: De Gea, Clyne, Bertrand, Fonte, Koscielny, Coutinho, Sterling, Mata, Mane, Aguero, Kane.
John Terry wants to carry on at Chelsea for many years to come, he admitted after extending his contract for another 12 months.Read the full story ›
Chelsea captain John Terry has put pen to paper on a new one year contract with the Premier League clubRead the full story ›
Chelsea captain John Terry will be at the club next season, the Premier League leaders' manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday.
"I know what my board tells me and the player tells me and no doubt he is going to get his contract," Mourinho told a news conference ahead of Wednesday's game at West Ham United.
The 34-year-old Terry, who joined Chelsea in 1998 and has made more than 600 appearances at the heart of their defence, signed a one-year contract extension at the end of last season.
"All of these big guys are difficult to replace but you have to think what next and I think that is the best way to do things," Mourinho said.
John Terry's emotions were stirred on hearing the national anthem at Wembley but the Chelsea captain has no plans to reconsider his retirement from England duty.
The 34-year-old scored his first major final goal in a 2-0 defeat over Spurs before lifting the League Cup on Sunday.
"I have missed it, playing in these big stadiums and in these competitions and I'm delighted to get back to Wembley," Terry said.
"They started playing the national anthem before the game and I was going then."
Asked if he was considering an England return, Terry, who earned 78 caps, added: "No. It's the simple answer, I don't want to go into it right now.
"Being back at Wembley, the atmosphere, the stadium, it's one of the best I have played in, but it's never crossed my mind.
"I have drawn a line under it and the England squad can move on now."
Chelsea captain John Terry is on course to secure a one-year contract extension, but Jose Mourinho has refused to comment on reports he is close to agreeing fresh terms on his own deal.
Terry stated after Tuesday night's 1-1 draw at Paris St Germain that he would like to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge knowing that club policy is to only grant single season deals to players over 30.
Mourinho insists the 34-year-old's form points towards another campaign with the Premier League leaders.
Everyone wants to stay at Chelsea, especially John Terry because he has been here all of his life.
He accepts our policy on players over 30 with a smile and accepts it as a challenge. Last season he won the challenge by performing so well and getting the one-year extension.
This season he is winning the challenge and the right to have another one-year extension. It's what John wants, it's what the club wants.