Chelsea captain John Terry: Hull City win was crucial to Premier League title push

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John Terry says he believes that Chelsea’s win over Hull City was their biggest test of the season to date.

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The Blues looked to be cruising to victory against the relegation threatened Tigers after going 2-0 up in the first half but were pegged back to 2-2 in less than two minutes before Loic Remy secured three points with a late winner to put them six points clear at the top of the table.

Jose Mourinho’s side have been struggling for form following their Champions League exit at the hands of Paris Saint Germain and were lucky to prevent Southampton claiming more than a draw at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

However, with their latest win giving them such a lead whilst still having a game in hand, Chelsea skipper John Terry thinks the team have rediscovered their swagger at the right time.

“When you set the standard so high as we have done from the word go, then starting dropping points at home and going out of the Champions League, once again it comes back to character,” he said, reports Daily Star.

“But showing character is what we have been about for years. The importance of the win meant there was a different reaction.

“We were disappointed with the way we threw away the lead but at the same time, we showed great character.

“It was an important three points going into the international break. For everyone to dwell over that for two weeks is massive.”

The only negative to take from the win was a potential hamstring injury to Diego Costa and the club will discover in the next few hours how serious that could be.

However, the Spanish international will have the two-week international break to nurse his injury before Chelsea’s title run-in.

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