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Chelsea form continues to put pressure on Man City - Terry

Captain John Terry believes the winning form of Chelsea is helping to place pressure on their title rivals.

The Blues beat West Ham United 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day to temporarily go six points ahead of Manchester City who are up against West Bromwich Albion.

Terry, who scored in the 32nd minute before Diego Costa's second-half strike, felt it was a strong performance from he and his table-topping teammates who will only make life more and more difficult for City who are chasing in second place.

"I think we're playing well, and playing before teams it's a chance for us to go six points clear," said Terry on Sky Sports 1.

"And the pressure's on them now to win, and to try to stay close to us.

"We're playing great now, everyone can see that, and if we continue to do that it's going to be tough.

"That's (the title) the target for us, right from day one.

"We've got off to a good start, and if we continue our form it's going to be tough for anyone.

"We are playing great at the minute but that can change over two or three games, everyone's seen that.

"It's important we remain calm and keep doing what we're doing right now which is playing good at the moment.

"I see a hunger among the players that haven't won the league."

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