Lampard backs Terry to stay at Chelsea

Frank Lampard has backed John Terry to commit his future to Chelsea, despite having lost his place as a first team regular at the club, reports the Mail Online.

Lampard himself was the subject of much speculation surrounding his future before recently signing a one year contract extension at Stamford Bridge, and John Terry spoke out earlier this month about his uncertainty over whether or not the club would offer him a new deal when his contract expires next summer.

Lampard, who recently broke Bobby Tambling’s club record of 202 goals to become Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer, believes that his club and former international team-mate will see out his career at the Blues.

He said: “’I know JT will want to stay, he’s said he’d love to stay at Chelsea. He feels the same as me. Why play anywhere else when you love the club you’re at? JT’s the captain of the club and does a brilliant job.

“At the start of next season, I think that’s when the club will take a view on it. I know what my view would be.”

Lampard believes that having a strong spine has been key to Chelsea’s success in recent years, but did laugh off suggestions that the players were able to influence Roman Abramovich in his decisions relating to hiring and firing at the club.

He continued: “One thing that has helped us remain successful over such a long period is a strong core, strong spine. I mean that in terms of players – their ability, personality and the leaders.

“You need people like that in the dressing room. But the idea of the dressing room being too strong? Certainly not.

“I’ve never heard of any players here being able to ask our owner to sack a manager or even discuss anything to do with the structure of the club. If you wanted to take that chance you would probably get sacked yourself.”

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