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Chelsea captain John Terry writes off 'bizarre' season

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At the halfway point of this wretched 2015-16 season, with the draw on Monday, Chelsea have reached 20 points.  Assuming we can at least keep up this pace, we're on course for 40 points and probable Premier League survival.  In the league, that's about all we have left to play for.  Top four, top six are pipe-dreams, and while a top half finish would be nice, it's all academical as long as we're not relegated.

Captain John Terry seems to agree, looking forward to better days next season and beyond.

"I think it has been bizarre. Being among it has been really difficult and that is credit to teams you wouldn't expect to win games throughout the year improving their squads and improving individuals."

"It's now down to us as a group and a club to step up and go again to that next level where we want to be. This year it's probably too far to go, but the season after that and long when I have gone we have set the levels and we need to keep that year after year."

-John Terry; source: Chelsea TV via ESPN

That makes it sound like Terry's certainly planning to stay for at least another year, though with Mourinho gone and whatever new manager coming in, I'm not sure that's as much of a certainty anymore.

As far as this season's concerned, the captain sees some positive signs of improvement, to change our "horrible" league position.

"I think the desire and the effort was spot on. The work rate was different class throughout the whole starting XI. But more importantly I just want to say thank you to the fans. I think we owed them that performance and I think they can slowly see the tide turning and us putting in performances and getting results."

"The desire in the group is there for everyone to see the last few games. For whatever reason we weren't winning games from the start and we are where we are and we have to build upon that and we have to change things around very quickly because, looking at the league table, it's horrible. With a quick succession of wins we can climb the table quickly."

-John Terry; source: Chelsea TV via ESPN

I'm not sure the fans were as appreciative of the effort put in at Old Trafford as Terry seems to think so, but a quick succession of wins sure would be nice.  Monday's draw means that Chelsea are unbeaten in three straight in the league for the first time all season.  Positives!