Chelsea Captain John Terry: The Ball Hit My Chest, Not My Arm Against Bolton Wanderers

Chelsea skipper survives penalty scare...
Chelsea captain John Terry refuted claims from the Bolton Wanderers camp that he handled the ball during his side's 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.

The visitors caused Carlo Ancelotti's side multiple problems throughout the match, and felt that they should have had a penalty for a handball by Terry midway through the second half.

“It came off the top of my chest” Terry explained to ESPN after the match.

“I don't know what it looked like on TV, but it definitely felt like it hit the top of my chest.

He continued: "You go through a season and you're going to get penalties and not going to get them. They could have had one. We could have had one.”

With just four games left to play in their Premier League season, Chelsea travel to local rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend aiming to maintain their four point cushion at the top.

“We’ve all got a tough weekend,” he added.

“It’s a local derby for us, we go there four points clear and are hoping to kick on and make that more.”

And the Blues skipper was full-of-praise for his teammates, particulary Russian international Yuri Zhirkov, who was given the man of the match award after an impressive performance, despite suffering a nasty head injury in the second half following a clash with Kevin Davies.

Terry was quick to praise the left back and the impact he has made since coming into the side.

“He’s come into the side since Ash[Ashley Cole] has been out, and been brilliant for us” he continued.

“That’s what a squad is all about, important players like Yuri. His English is coming on as well which is even better.”

“The whole game certainly wasn't easy with Kevin Davies up front and Jack Wilshere in behind,” he told ESPN.

“They caused us problems all night. But I thought we did well and did what we had to do."

Nicolas Anelka’s goal just before half time gave the Blues the victory and moved them four points clear of Manchester United at the Premier League table.

“It was a great ball from Didier [Drogba] for Nico’s [Anelka] goal” he continued.

“Didier’s pulled off left, put it in and found Nico. That’s his first goal in a while and was very important for us.”

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