Speaking to Chelsea TV after the game, Chelsea captain John Terry analysed the game against Arsenal, where he had a stunning performance:
“It was a really big point, stepping in the right direction, we’re where we wanted to be after today’s result”
“They’re a good side, they made it difficult for us but we defended well, we attacked well, we performed wisely, I think it’s up there with the best”
Terry also reflects on the words of manager Jose Mourinho, who praised his captain’s performance saying it was one of his best performances in a Chelsea shirt:
“Yes, I felt good, it’s funny because before the game I havent’ felt so good, I was kind of sicky…delighted because firstly I got through the game, secondly for the result, I think the game was not good just for myself, I think collectively [we were good]: Thibaut [Courtois] lighted on, Cesar [Azpilicueta] has been different class, everyone, literally everyone, they all dug deep, it was a great performance by everyone.
“The mindset coming in, I think you could see by the set up, was not To defend like we did in the Manchester United game. I think we came here to hit them on the counter attack, to open them up a little bit.
“The first half was a little bit too much end-to-end than what we would of liked, but we got a lot more possession and were a lot more comfortable.
“The main thing coming here today was not losing, or giving them a chance or hope that there’s belief in their dressing room, so hopefully we have taken the wind out of their sails today and deflated them a little bit. Two games and we’re there, we’re almost there but it’s a tough game on Wednesday.”