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Chelsea skipper John Terry believes Arsenal's title hopes will soon slip away because they have not got enough Englishmen on the pitch.


The 26-year-old feels English players have a togetherness and that Arsenal's batch of foreigners may lack the same backbone.


"You need an English backbone - one with that force, that togetherness, that pulling together," the defender told the Sun.


"That's what the English players have. It's why Arsenal might come up short in the run-in."


The Gunners' season took a major blow midweek when they were dumped out of the Champions League by Liverpool thanks to a Ryan Babel onslaught in the final minutes.


With league-leaders Manchester United favourites to lift the title and retain the Premiership trophy, Terry says the same result could be yet another bitter pill to swallow.


"After watching Manchester United win the title last season, it hurt me more that anything else," he added.

The English squad has eleven of those at any one time on the pitch but will not be making any appearance at the Euro.
 

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Has Chelsea won something this season that we're not aware of? FFS we drew the reining CL champs in Milan, the finalist in Liverpool who own Chelsea yet now this **** has the audacity to talk shit. This ****** should at least wait until the seasons over, Romans billions could not even earn Chelsea the Carling Cup and Chelsea's "English backbone" will likely=**** all come May.
 

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He's an idiot. You need togetherness and a backbone in the team, but whether they are english or not doesn't matter. If the english backbone was so essential then why are those players sitting at home this summer?
 

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I hate to say it but some of these guys are so blatantly racist and they don't ever get confronted for it. It goes both ways though.

Just sad.
 

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The Chelsea backbone isn't even English. It's Ghanean, Portuguese, German, French/Congolese, Czech and Ivorian. If this dumb ass thinks that the best players at Chelsea are English then he's having a laugh. :howler:
 

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terry needs to keep stum. he is a top ****** and a clown. i live on the street and the area he comes from. to think the england captain was drunk and singing karoke in funky buddah last tuesday... give the captaincy to gerrard a true sportsman... chelsea's football is bland and quite shite...lol
 

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Oh don't start on Gerrard...
 

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Change of mind. I think Terry was right. Teams need an English backbone: Wigan needed Heskey for the late equaliser at Stamford Bridge on Monday and he is English. Nothing wrong in his statement for me.
 
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