John Terry has warned Manchester United they will be facing a much improved Chelsea team on Sunday than the one they knocked out of the Champions League three weeks ago. Chelsea take on Sir Alex Ferguson's side at Old Trafford knowing a win will take them to the top of the table on goal difference with two games to go.
"I think Manchester United will be facing a stronger Chelsea team than the one they faced in the Champions League," Terry said. "We go into the game really fresh, with a full squad of players and full of belief as well.
The Blues skipper reckons the prospect of facing Carlo Ancelotti's superstar strikers is terrifying rivals.
And JT believes Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres, Nicolas Anelka, Florent Malouda and Salomon Kalou will even have United running scared ahead of Sunday's title decider at Old Trafford.
Terry said: "It can be pretty daunting for opponents when they see us bringing on players like Nando, Didier, Nico, Sala or Florent.
"Those front five are so important to everything we are doing at the moment.
"Whoever plays up front is stepping up to the mark and for us to have a chance of winning the title we need those big guys always ready.
"Three lads start the game and the other two usually come on at some stage but there's no arguing among the players and no disappointment.