John Terry made a fool of himself last season after Manchester United made a slow start to their Premier League campaign. Draws with Reading and Portsmouth, along with a defeat against Man City, saw the Red Devils lose ground on Arsenal and Chelsea. This prompted the Blues captain to claim that the champions that a five-point gap was ‘a lot to make up’, despite the fact that his own team then suffered a blip of far more epic proportions.
However, that hasn’t the man known as ‘JT’ from having another stab at these mind games with the opposition. Scolari is steering clear, so Terry has spent weeks devising some comments that will throw down the gauntlet to the opposition. Setanta report the Chelsea captain in action.
“They have had two good years and you have to stand back and take your hat off to them, but we know we were good last year and we have another level to go to,” Terry told Chelsea TV.
“Last year I think we saw the very best of Man United, but we have got an awful lot to come from last year.
“We have got improvements to make but I think Man United are at their peak.”
Chelsea weren’t exactly slouches last season, going unbeaten at home in the Premier League and winning more away matches (13) than any other team. Who’s to say that it won’t be a season of transition under Scolari, while United continue to build on their recent success, especially with Rooney playing in a more advanced striking position. The one advantage for Chelsea is that Ronaldo will miss the first few weeks of the season, something that might see the champions struggle.