"A lot of people write this competition off, but for me it's huge," Terry told chelseafc.com. "We look back at 2004/05 and it made a huge impact to our confidence and our momentum.
"It was the first one we won as a team which made a big impact throughout the squad. It set us on our way and gave us a taste of what we wanted, and we wanted more. It brought the squad closer together.
"With that in mind it's the first one for all of us this time. I know everyone has been speaking about the potential of this squad and the manager is right - we need to go and win trophies to be up there."