Chelsea are undefeated in Premier League since the sacking of Jose Mourinho. Even though their run of three unbeaten games contains only one win, John Terry is confident that the Blues are already showing signs of recovery.
The Blues defeated Sunderland in the immediate game after the departure of Mourinho and since the appointment of Guus Hiddink, they have drawn their games against Watford and Man Utd.
This is in sharp contrast to the spell under Mourinho when the Blues suffered nine defeats in 16 games.
“I think it has been bizarre,” Terry told Chelsea TV when asked about the current season. “Being amongst it has been really difficult, and that is credit to teams you wouldn’t expect to win games throughout the year improving their squads and improving individuals. It’s now down to us as a group and a club to step up and go again to that next level where we want to be.”
While Hiddink claims that a top four spot is still possible this season, Terry is not that optimistic. “This year it’s probably too far to go, but the season after that and long when I have gone we have set the levels, and we need to keep that year after year,” Terry added.
“The desire in the group is there for everyone to see the last few games. For whatever reason we weren’t winning games from the start, and we are where we are, and we have to build upon that, and we have to change things around very quickly because, looking at the league table, it’s horrible.
“With a quick succession of wins, we can climb the table quickly. I think the desire and the effort was spot on [against United]. The work-rate was different class throughout the whole starting XI. But more importantly, I just want to say thank you to the fans.
“I think we owed them that performance and I think they can slowly see the tide turning and us putting in performances and getting results.”