John Terry's future at Chelsea was under major doubt after he play regular football under interim manager Rafa Benitez.

His form was also one of the reasons for the constant omission by the Spaniard, but he has found himself as one of the important players at Chelsea this season. He has attributed this return to form to manager José Mourinho who has came to the club for a second spell. Terry enjoyed a great relationship with Mourinho during the first spell. He became one of the best defenders in the world during this period.

The 32-year-old, however, suffered numerous injury problems last season and was constantly on the sidelines. This did not help his form either. Terry has revealed that he was confident of being an important player for Chelsea since the word spread that Mourinho was going to return the club in the summer. It has indeed been the case because Terry has played in every minute of the Premier league so far. Despite the constant football, Terry is expected to start against Schalke as well. He will be the captain of the Chelsea team, as they attempt to go top of the group E.

Chelsea, though, will be without Ashley Cole, who is still suffering from the rib injury.

“When it was announced that Jose was coming back, from the word go I was excited. With the injuries I had last year, I needed to hit the ground running and come back fit. So I came back a week early for pre-season and made sure I was ready. I tried to impress him from day one. Thankfully, that has worked and I’m in the side and I’m happy with my form. I was out for four or five months, sitting there watching the lads. It was difficult to take," said Terry.