Cesar Azpilicueta: John Terry always gives everything for Chelsea
Cesar Azpilicueta says that he expects John Terry to give his all for Chelsea amid his contract stand off.
The 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday saw Terry make his first appearance at Stamford Bridge since declaring Chelsea would not be extending his contract this summer.
The 35-year-old captain thanked supporters following the game, but said there had been no communication with the club over his future.
The Blues maintain a contract offer could yet be tabled to Terry, who is set to make his 699th Chelsea appearance in Saturday's Premier League clash at home to Newcastle.
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"It's a situation between him and the club. I don't know what's happening," Azpilicueta told the Evening Standard. "But since I arrived at Chelsea I have learnt a lot from him. I have played alongside him on the left for most of the time, even in training.
"For me, I see no difference in the way he's performing on the pitch, the way he's playing and he is giving everything for the team as always.''
Terry's central defensive partner in recent weeks has been Kurt Zouma, who suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury against United. The France defender was poised to undergo scans on Monday, with interim boss Guus Hiddink expressing hope Zouma would not be ruled out for the season.
Gary Cahill will likely benefit from Zouma's unfortunate injury by returning to the starting XI.
"Gary is one of the veterans of the team. We know his quality and in this squad, it is always important to be ready," Azpilicueta added. "We need everybody, we have big games coming up and all of us have to be ready.''