The Blues are going into their clash against United in great shape.
And Terry says: "It's a good time for us to be playing them, in the form we're in. And if we can open up a gap at the top and give ourselves a cushion with the international break coming up, that's a long time for them to be looking at the table and seeing us in front.
"We are showing the same characteristics we showed when we last won the league. You hear people talking that Chelsea are back to where we want to be, and they are enjoying watching us. Lamps is in great form, Didier, Nico as well. We pose a threat not only from the 11 players on the pitch but with the bench we have got as well.
"I always said that when we got well beaten by them at Old Trafford last season it gave United the momentum to go on and win the title. I hope victory over them now will have the same effect on us."