English Premiership

Terry happy to watch from bench

John Terry (Getty Images)
John Terry (Getty Images)

Cape Town - John Terry says he is more than happy to sit on the sidelines this season if it means Chelsea continue their unbelievable winning form.

The 36-year-old defender has been a spectator for the majority of the current campaign that has seen Chelsea storm into a commanding eight-point lead at the top of the standings.

Terry was in the starting line-up in Antonio Conte's side at the start of the season, playing three top-flight matches in August and one in September before being ruled out through injury.

Since then, the Blues boss has favoured David Luiz and Gary Cahill at centre-back instead, but Terry is more than happy for the status quo to remain, as that will mean Chelsea can continue their surge for the Premier League title.

"First and foremost the team is flying, playing unbelievable," Terry told the Daily Mail ahead of Chelsea's clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday.

"Sometimes there's nothing you can do as a player. I started the first four games of the season and get injured and we lose at home to Liverpool and Arsenal away and the manager is asking 'how long till you are back?'

"And then we go 13 games unbeaten and you're back fit but you can't get in. And as a player you have to accept it.

"When you've got a manager like Conte who's been honest with me from day one 'listen you're not getting back in the boys are playing great the team's flying', you haven't got a leg to stand on.

"I genuinely mean when I say it, but for me I am honestly hoping I don't play this season because it will mean they have kept winning."