John Terry insists Chelsea are not too old to win a Premier League and Champions League double
JOHN TERRY insists Chelsea are not too old to win the Premier League and Champions League double this season.
And he believes the Blues' over-30s will be the key to their success.
There have been questions whether the 30-plus club, which includes Terry, Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Nicolas Anelka and Ashley Cole, is capable of challenging for titles.
But Terry is adamant the side will not be turned over again by Manchester United both at home and in Europe.
He said: "I read a lot last year about us losing a number of experienced players. Then, when we didn't win the league, I read we were too old to win it. It's a Catch 22.
"I know there's this feeling players like myself, Lamps and Didier take our place in the team for granted. But it's the complete opposite.
"We are the ones, day in day out, who are digging in deep, making sure we are setting the example. When people say we've been here a long time and don't really care, it's the reverse.
"Manager Andre Villas-Boas is out to win the Premier League and Champions League this season. That is what has been asked of him.
"He has made a point of speaking to myself, Didi, Lamps, Ash and also Petr Cech and picking a backbone of the side really.
"We're stronger than last year and, if we play at our best consistently, stand a real chance."