Jose Mourinho has revealed that John Terry is playing for his Chelsea future but will be getting a new contract if his current form continues.
The Chelsea captain scored his first goal of the season against Tottenham on Saturday, earning the Blues a draw in the process in a tense match at White Hart Lane.
Terry had previously struggled to hold down a starting spot under Rafa Benitez last term but has so far played every minute of Chelsea's Premier League campaign this season.
The 32-year-old is currently in the last year of his contract but Mourinho says he needn't worry about his future whilst playing at his current level.
He told reporters: "I think he always has a future the way he is playing - he has a future in here, in China, or wherever he wants to have a future.
"I have always told him from day one - don't speak (publicly) about signing a new contract, just speak about working very hard from a physical point of view so you don't have the same kind of problems you have had in the past two years and then you play regularly.
"He is a very good player and very good players have no problems with their contracts."
The former England captain enjoyed a good game against Tottenham on Saturday, earning the equaliser, heading in from a Juan Mata free-kick.
He also kept Tottenham's £26m man Roberto Soldado quiet and Mourinho has said that feeling the love has been important for Terry.
"I think the fact that he knows that I like him has been important," Mourinho added.
"I trust the player. This is important. In his head he knows if I leave him out I am trying to do the best thing for him and the best thing for the team so he is not under this pressure he was in other years.
"Physically we are working very well with him. I think he is in good condition and he is a brilliant boy."