John Terry said he hoped his performance in the 2-0 win over Wolves had given Chelsea boss Antonio Conte ‘food for thought’.
The Chelsea captain has been a peripheral figure this season, part due to injury and part due to the form of others, but came in from the cold to put in a fine display at the heart of an inexperienced Blues defence at Molineux – and he hopes it will be the catalyst for a strong finish to the season for both himself and his side.
“It was a well-fought game today,” said Terry. “They started well and made it difficult for us.
“Seeing the other results, this was not going to be easy and it is a tough place to come. We did well in the end.
“It would have been nice for George Saville to score but for players like me and Cesc Fabregas, who have not been playing, we need to come in, do well, keep the run going and give the manager food for thought.
“This year, especially in the Premier League, everyone is beating everyone. You cannot look at the fixture list and go, ‘we can get three points there’. Teams are set up well but most importantly, we are in the hat for the next round.”