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Chelsea skipper Terry training harder than ever to stay on top

Chelsea captain John Terry admits he's working harder than ever before to stay at the top of the game.

He is doing more work than ever to ensure he stays in shape and can keep playing at Stamford Bridge for years to come.

He said: "When I was 21-22 I'd come in, train and go home. I would come in the next day and not think much about it. I looked at the likes of Gianfranco Zola and Dan Petrescu and they spent a lot of time in the gym and I didn't understand why.

"As you get older you do realise that a little bit of work before can help. I drop my kids into school at 8.30am every morning and I am probably the first in the training ground. I like to stay behind on the pitch as well.

"That is certainly going to put me in good stead in the long term. 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. 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."

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