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Skipper believes they can bounce back from minor blip in form

Chelsea defender John Terry has dismissed rumours that there is disharmony in the dressing room and insists that he is back to his best.

Terry has missed a month of the season with a nerve injury in his right leg and Chelsea struggled without their leader as they went five games without a Premier League win.

The central defender returned to face Everton earlier this month and starred in his side’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham.

And despite dropping from first to fourth in the table, Terry is adamant that dressing room spirit is still high and that they will bounce back to their best in the near future.

"People question me all the time but I feel that I am playing very well at the moment even though we are going through a sticky patch," Terry told The Sentinel.

"We all have a lot more to give, I feel I have more to give even though I'm playing well.

"I have seen a couple of things about the players questioning each other and not being committed enough - it's absolute rubbish. It's so frustrating to read.

"The players are so passionate about turning this corner and going on a good run. We believe playing like we did against Spurs, we can win the League again.

"As long as we stay solid on the pitch, the fans stay with us, I'm sure playing like this, we're going to be back."

With Terry turning 30 this month, he has signalled his intentions to see his career out at Stamford Bridge, but he realises that the older he gets the less playing time he will have.

"I have four years left on my contract here and I want to extend that. I'd love to set massive milestones at the club and continue playing at the highest level," he added.

"I know there will come a point when I'm not good enough and there will be younger players or signings coming in to replace me.

"I'm big enough and old enough to accept that. But I will give it a right good go till the end.

"On the whole I do feel really fit. I still feel as if I'm 18 even though I look a bit older than that and I'm looking forward to making many more appearances for the club."

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