John Terry was in danger of leaving Chelsea at the end of last season, but the Chelsea captain signed a new one-year contract towards the final few months of his deal. He is now set to stay at the club until the summer of 2015. Even at 33 years of age, he continues to be the central part of Chelsea’s defence. Last season, he recovered his form and Jose Mourinho stated that Terry was playing close to the levels he saw in 2005. The defender has revealed that his improved form is because of the fight to stay at the club.

Even after signing a new one-year contract, Terry says that his performances will not drop in the new Premier League campaign because he wants to stay at Chelsea beyond 2015. After Chelsea recently released to the likes of Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole, speculation has been rife that Terry may not be offered new deal beyond this current campaign. Only excellent form could help him sign an extension, according to the Plain Sailing twitter feed.

Chelsea, like many other clubs, have a policy of not offering more than a one-year contract players above age of 30. Terry has been at Chelsea since 14 years of age and continues to be the heartbeat of the team.

His influence in recent years has waned because of controversies off the pitch. “Things change. Players get older and move on. One day it is going to be me. I’m certainly going to be giving my all to make sure it is not at the end of this season. It’s an important year for me. Obviously I got a year’s contract and it’s dependable on how I do again this year, so it’s on me and I quite like that pressure. Hopefully we can go again,” said the defender to Chelsea’s official site.