John Terry has told Chelsea to concentrate on securing a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

The club captain insists that the Blues must do all they can to ensure there is Champions League football at Stamford Bridge next season.

Speaking to The Sun, he said: "We must win and keep winning games in the league and really push.

"Because that is what this club feeds off — the Champions League. We must be involved in that."

After slipping to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Southampton, Chelsea are in fourth - two points behind London rivals Tottenham and two ahead of Arsenal in fifth.

And with Sunderland set to visit west London this weekend, in what will be Paolo Di Canio's first game in charge, Chelsea must ensure they are at their best if they are to return to winning ways.

Terry added: "It’s going to be really tough.

"A new manager has come in, a fantastic player he was as well. He’s certainly going to have them up for it.

"You could see how well organised Swindon were over the short period of time he was there.

"He’ll show passion. I’ve read a few things: he’s told them ’tell your wives and your families it’s going to be a lot of long days and hard work’.

"I think that’s what they need because they’re a great club, they’ve got a great set-up there and a great set of fans. The players are really good as well.

"It’s surprising to see them down there, when we’ve seen them fight for so many years.

"They’ll certainly be fighting and coming here hoping to pick up something."


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