Chelsea defender John Terry scored the equaliser against Tottenham in the 1-1 draw during the weekend. After the match, he earned the praise of manager José Mourinho, who has said that if Terry continues to play in the same way he will soon earn a new contract. The future of Terry was much speculated during the previous regime of Rafa Benitez. He was not selected for most of the matches under the Spaniard, but he has found himself back into the first-team for the regular basis under the regime of Mourinho.

Mourinho and Terry famously fell out with each other during the last days of the Portuguese in his first spell at the club, but it seems that they have made up their differences. The 32-year-old has been an ever present for Chelsea in the Premier league this season. Mourinho has said that Terry need not worry about his future at the club because such performances will make the club offer a new contract, while he will also not find shortage of takers if he decides to move elsewhere.

Terry has been at Chelsea throughout his career apart from a short loan spell at Nottingham Forest. He is regarded as one of the most influential players in the dressing room.

“I think he always has a future the way he is playing – he has a future in here (at Chelsea), in China, or wherever he wants to have a future. I have always told him from day one – don’t speak (publicly) about signing a new contract, just speak about working very hard from a physical point of view so you don’t have the same kind of problems you have had in the past two years and then you play regularly,” said Mourinho after the 1-1 draw, which left Chelsea in the fourth place.