Chelsea media round-up: Terry stresses significance of upcoming matches

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A round up of news stories this morning related to Chelsea.

Chelsea captain John Terry has been quoted by the Irish Times calling for the Blues to refocus in their bid to win the Premier League.

Chelsea have a big challenge to get back on track in the league this weekend after being knocked out of the Champions League by PSG.

The Blues are in a great position at the top of the table with a small lead over Manchester City.

“Now it’s all about the Premier League. We’ve won the Capital One Cup. That’s in the pocket. The Premier League is all we have got to go for now, and it’s a massive one for us,” he said.

Terry has also been quoted by the Independent suggesting that all teams are guilty of trying to influence the referee.

PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic branded Chelsea’s players ‘babies’ for the way they got in the referee’s face to ensure he was sent off in the match earlier this week.

However, Terry insists that it’s something all sides do in certain situations.

“For me, if I have to run 20 or 30 yards, it doesn’t look great. But when you’re standing back, seeing five or six of their players surrounding the ref, I support my team-mates,” he said.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says the Blues went too far in the way they tried to put pressure on the referee, in his column for the Independent.

Scholes has also taken a bit of a dig at Mourinho for the comments he made in the build up to the game.

He’s suggested that Mourinho’s assessment of his Chelsea team was incorrect based on how they played during the first leg against PSG.

“Great teams do not play away in Europe and create just one goalscoring chance in the course of a game, as Chelsea did in Paris. And great teams certainly do not fail to beat opponents reduced to 10 men at home,” wrote Scholes.

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