Chelsea skipper warns against complacency in title race

John Terry has urged his Chelsea team-mates to avoid complacency in the Premier League title race after their blistering start to the season.

The Blues’ 2-0 win over fellow trophy candidates Arsenal on Sunday has put them five points ahead of Manchester City in second spot after just seven games, in which they have been impressive.

With Diego Costa having netted nine league goals already, while fellow newbies such as Cesc Fabregas have slotted into the XI with ease following their summer arrivals, there has been talk that the title is already Chelsea’s to lose.

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But Terry feels that the race is by now means over, and that his side must keep their fingers on the pulse as they look to land English football’s top prize for the first time since 2010:

“Clearly it (the title race) is not over,” he is quoted by Sky Sports. “Other teams have been in this position. It’s nice to have the lead but when you’re at the top everyone wants to shoot you down.

“That’s the good thing about the Premier League and why everyone loves it. Teams are out to get us because we are at the top and playing well.

“The international break is here and we need to come back and maintain our form after that as well. It’s very important we do that.

“You’re just hoping when you’re at the top and have a five-point cushion and more on certain teams, a couple of them slip up again and that increases.

“If that happens, it’s a lot of points to give up early on. All we can do is keep winning and wait for those teams to slip up.”

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