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John Terry Targeting Trophies with Chelsea Next Season

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Garry HayesFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 24, 2016

The new Premier League season may be some way off, but it hasn't stopped Chelsea captain John Terry from making a statement of intent.

Not only did Terry return a week early for pre-season training this summer, the Blues' star says he is already thinking about lifting silverware again after signing a one-year contract extension.

"I’m delighted to have signed for another year," he tells Chelsea, the club's official monthly magazine.

"I feel good, I feel fit, last season went well for me personally and hopefully I can repeat that, but this
time we obviously want to win trophies."

Chelsea got off to a fine start on their road to glory, defeating Wycombe Wanderers 5-0 in the club's first game of pre-season on Wednesday.

Featuring for the Blues that night were a host of young stars, including promising striker Patrick Bamford and midfielder Izzy Brown.

Both players were on the scoresheet and Terry believes they, along with their teammates, have a good chance to make an impression this year.

HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - JULY 16:  Izzy Brown of Chelsea celebrates scoring a goal duing the pre season friendly match between Wycombe Wanderers and Chelsea at Adams Park on July 16, 2014 in High Wycombe, England.  (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
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"A lot of the young boys who were here at the start of pre-season were out on loan last season and have come back in this summer, so they may see openings for themselves as well," he explains.

"Me and Branner [Branislav Ivanovic] were talking about how we’re the oldest outfield players here at the moment and the club has certainly become a lot younger over the last couple of years.

"Now it is down to us to maintain our level."

The future may be fast becoming the present for Chelsea's young starlets, although Terry is eager not to forget Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard, who both left the club this summer.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: Frank Lampard and John Terry of Chelsea celebrate victory during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain FC at Stamford Bridge on April 8, 2014 in London, England.  (Phot
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"It feels different coming in and Lamps not being sat next to me," Terry continues. "We have sat next to each other in the changing room since... well, since he signed for the club really.

"I’ve become really close to Lamps and Ash and they were my two best mates at the club. So I’m really sad to see arguably the best player the club has ever had, in Lamps, move on, for what he brought to the dressing room and as a mate."

The latest edition of Chelsea magazine is on sale today (July 17). You can download a digital version of Chelsea magazine to view on your tablet now at www.chelseafc.com/mobile

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