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Chelsea on the way back, says skipper John Terry


Tough going: Jose Mourinho has support of John Terry

Tough going: Jose Mourinho has support of John Terry

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Tough going: Jose Mourinho has support of John Terry

John Terry has backed Chelsea and Jose Mourinho to bounce back from their tumultuous start to the season and hopes successive clean sheets are the catalyst for a turnaround in fortunes.

The Blues captain was restored to the centre of defence for last Saturday's 2-0 defeat of Aston Villa - just a third Premier League win from nine games - and goalless draw at Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine on Tuesday night.

"The win at the weekend felt unbelievable in the dressing room afterwards," Terry told Chelsea TV.

"It had been a few weeks, but when they come about it was nice. We want that feeling week after week again, put ourselves on a run of games and that's what we're trying to do.

"We are a great side and we will get there with the hunger and the ambition that is in the squad.

"You don't win trophies year after year without that hunger in the belly. We are collectively together, the players, the manager and the fans and we will be all right.

"When the chips are down, I'd take this squad over any. I know the players very well. I've been in this situation before, I've seen it happen. We've got a great squad of players. More importantly we've still got the best manager in the world.

"Everyone's fully behind him. There's stories and this and that and everything else, but believe me everyone's together.

"The fans were unbelievable again at the weekend, so [I] thank them. They're going to be pivotal in our comeback and our climb up the table."

Chelsea sit third in Champions League Group G after the draw, following an opening defeat of Maccabi Tel-Aviv and loss at Porto, who lead the standings ahead of unbeaten Dynamo.

Belfast Telegraph