John Terry demands Chelsea response after Tottenham defeat

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Chelsea captain John Terry hopes his side will recover to win the Premier League title after slumping to a shock 5-3 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on New Year's Day, reports the Daily Mail.

The Blues found themselves swashbuckled by Mauricio Pochettino's side, in what was the Argentinean's biggest result since succeeding Tim Sherwood back in the summer.

And after seeing their eight-point lead at the summit eradicated by Manchester City, Terry will be hoping his side respond in order to end their wait for a first Premier League title since 2010. 

Stunning result

Given Chelsea's fantastic form and Tottenham's struggles at home, few expected the hosts' to get a result against the current league leaders. 

But with Harry Kane to the fore, they upset the odds to boost their own hopes of Champions League qualification with one of the shock results of the season to date. 

Kane netted a brace with further goals from Danny Rose, Andros Townsend and Nacer Chadli ushering in the New Year with a bang. 

Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Terry got on the scoresheet for the Blues, but Jose Mourinho was left frustrated as the title race took another huge twist. 

Terry cry

As the most experienced player in the squad, Terry has spoke of his disappointment at seeing their lead at the top slip to a City side now primed to retain their title at the end of the season. 

"It's hard to see them claw us back,' Terry told club website

'We were eight points in front and now we're level on points.

'It's disappointing to have lost that lead but we said in the dressing room we'll come together, put a run together and hopefully get a lead again.'

On the whether the Blues' should have been awarded a penalty following a handball by Jan Vertonghen, he accepted they felt unlucky but also urged them to recover quickly. 

"We should have had a penalty at Southampton and we should have had another one at 1-0,' said the captain, who scored Chelsea's third.

"The game's finished then. Sometimes you get them, sometimes you don't, and in the last few games we haven't.

"We're very disappointed to start the new year with a defeat but we'll move on from this."

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