John Terry has issued a warning to Manchester United by stating that Chelsea are now focussed and determined on winning back their Premier League title next season.
The Blues captain saw his side effectively hand the title to United when they lost at Old Trafford at the weekend, meaning the Red Devils are six points clear with two games to go and need only one point to be crowned Premier League champions.
Chelsea endured a roller coaster of a campaign; they started off firing on all cylinders and looked like they would defend their Premier League title with ease.
Over the new year period they then slumped and went on the club's worst run for 15 years which put them 15 points behind United at one stage in the title race and the Premier League betting suggested they could struggle to make the top three.
Terry claims Chelsea need to be applauded for recovering from that position to put themselves in title contention for so long, but it was that slump that turned out to be "vital" in them handing their title to United.
But the England skipper reckons United should not get too attached to the trophy and it will not be long until Chelsea win the Premier League title again.
Speaking about losing, he stated: "It does hurt when you do it, and it drives you on as well.
"You get a focus for next year and we will be aiming to take it off them."
Newspapers reports have not begun speculating about the future at Chelsea and who they could sign to bolster their title bid for next season and those looking at the Premier League best odds need to bear this in mind.
The likes of Kaka and Javier Pastore have been linked with Stamford Bridge, but it remains to be seen who will be in charge as there is some speculation Carlo Ancelotti could leave the club.