Chelsea skipper John Terry says a “telling off” by manager Jose Mourinho sparked his side’s second-half comeback against Leicester City.
Leicester 1-3 Chelsea video highlights & match report: Blues one win from Premier League trophy after goals from Drogba, Terry & Ramires seal comeback victory
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Second-half goals from Didier Drogba, Terry and Ramires ensured Chelsea grabbed the three points to move within one win of claiming the Premier League title.
Terry, who put Chelsea in front with a close-range finish, said Mourinho gave his side the hairdryer treatment at half-time.
“We are almost there. They were a tough side and they kept fighting,” Terry is quoted as saying by The Mirror.
“We got a telling off at half-time and we came out and played excellently in the second half. It wasn’t good enough in the first half but we got the three points.
“What the manager has done with this side in the last two years is remarkable. We’ve been the best side all season. We deserve a lot of respect, we’ve been very good all year. Let’s hope we win it on Sunday.”
Leicester broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time following a calm left-footed finish from Marc Albrighton, however Chelsea responded just three minutes after the re-start when Drogba pulled them level.
Terry then fired the league leaders in front with a close-range finish before Brazilian midfielder Ramires put the game beyond doubt with a superb drive from the edge of the area.
A win over Crystal Palace on Sunday will hand Chelsea its fourth Premier League title.