John Terry pens new one-year contract with Chelsea

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John Terry has signed a one-year contract extension with Chelsea, the club have confirmed. 

The Blues skipper made his debut in 1998 and has played more than 650 games for the club, and will remain in west London until the end of the 2015/16 season.


"I'm delighted to have signed an extension to my contract with Chelsea," Terry said after the news was announced.

"After adding another major trophy to my collection this month I hope myself, the players and manager can continue to bring success to our club. Playing for this great club makes me so proud. And as always I would like to thank the fans who have continually supported me."


Terry has already guided the club to victory in the Capital One Cup this season, and with the Blues six points clear at the Premier League looks set to claim his 14th major trophy at the club.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said: "This new contract is not to say “thank you very much”; it is because John continues to perform. He is a top defender. I am happy that he completely deserves this new contract after a season where he has already played 40 matches."


The Special One has been full of praise for Terry's efforts this season. The 34-year-old has played in every single one of Chelsea's Premier League games this term, and has scored three times in the process.

Mourinho promised Chelsea fans earlier this season that Terry would be handed a new contract, despite the club's policy of moving on players over the age of 30.

“I know what my board tell me and what the player tells me, so no doubts he [Terry] is going to get his contract," he said earlier this month.

"When I came back [in 2013] no one explained why his two previous seasons had not been his best. So I thought, physically, he is suffering. I thought many things. But, step by step, he has recovered his good feelings and is playing very well. This season even better than last."


John Terry has been a hugely controversial figure off the pitch during his time at Chelsea, but this season he's proved he is nothing but class on it. Kurt Zouma has been billed as his heir apparent but so far this season it's been Gary Cahill who's lost his place to the young pretender.

Eventually the time will come when Terry is forced to move on, but Chelsea fans will no doubt be delighted that day has been put off for another year.

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