Terry: Blues won't give up on title

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Chelsea captain John Terry insists his team won't give up in their pursuit of the Barclays Premier League title.

The Blues could only draw with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, with an inspired display from Petr Cech denying The Potters all three-points in a thrilling encounter.

But the result leaves the west Londoners 11 points off the pace in the race for the title, but with a game in hand and a fixture against leaders Manchester United at Old Trafford coming up next month, the England centre-back knows his side can't give up the chase and hopes the tonic of a Champions League quarter-final can help re-invigorate his side.


"At a different stage of the season you could look at the result against Stoke and maybe say that it was a good point, but the position we were in we needed to win the game to keep on the tail of Man United and Arsenal so it is two points dropped," Terry said.

"It was always going to be a massive challenge [to catch them] and we are still not giving up, no chance, but we must pick ourselves up and go again on Wednesday. It is a huge game against Man United back at the Bridge in front of our fans and hopefully that will be the key."

In between their Champions League double-header against United, Carlo Ancelotti's side face a quartet of sides struggling at the foot of the Barclays Premier League in Wigan Athletic, West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham City and West Ham United as they attempt to haul themselves back into the title picture.

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