Chelsea skipper John Terry insists they can overhaul Manchester United and win back the Premier League crown. The arrival of new manager Andre Villas Boas has given the club new direction and Terry cannot wait to get going.
"The new manager has been great," the England skipper said at the official launch of the new season in London on Thursday morning.
"We had a great tour of Asia with all our games won. When Andre came in he expressed the importance of winning.
"We only won one game last pre-season. Andre has brought in new and fresh ideas that will hopefully take us through to the end of the season.
"He's got an emphasis and demeanour about him. A lot of the lads knew him from when he worked here with Jose (Mourinho) but he's gone away and done his own thing and we give him a lot of respect.
"I'm worried about a lot of teams this season. Everyone has strengthened. Manchester City and Manchester United have bought in some good players, Liverpool too. There are six or seven players who can really push and have a chance of winning the trophy.
"We can catch Manchester United. They have been the benchmark for 20 years. We pushed them to the end last season but missed out. We all see their quality and hunger they and their manager have.
"It drives me on and seeing them lift the trophy still hurts to this day. I want to get my hands back on it."