The club captain made his first league start for the Blues since September in Monday night's 4-3 defeat of Watford. The 36-year old was visibly emotional after scoring the opening goal of the match from the penalty spot.
Speaking to Sky Sports HQ after the match, Terry revealed that despite rumours linking him with a move overseas, he may hang up the boots at the end of the season.
"I know I said I wanted to play regular football, but I have not ruled out Sunday being my last game and retiring," he said.
"It depends if the right offer comes along then I will sit and consider it with my family, whether it's here or abroad, but I haven't made any decisions yet and I am just evaluating my options.
"I never wanted to be that player just hanging about that people can't wait to get rid of or stopping the progress of a younger player coming through.
"The transition for me being on the bench and seeing it from a different aspect this year has served me well and will do if I go into management in the future."