His resolve will send a shudder through his rivals as he revealed that there will be no let up in determination to win a top honour this season – for Chelsea and England.
"Every year we say the same, it's a busy period. Too many games," he told the Sunday Express. "But I like to play as many games as I can.
"Somehow you manage to get through them. You recharge your batteries and go again."
Terry pointed to Federer as his personal Mr Motivator.
"When he's won a tournament he goes out and practises when all the fans have gone home and we're the same.
"It's a short career and I want to win as many things as I can and play in every game."