John Terry denies Chelsea dressing room unrest

Chelsea celebrate with John Terry
Chelsea have won just once in their last five Premier League matches

Chelsea captain John Terry has denied reports of dressing room unrest at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are eight points off the top of the table having played at least one more game than each of their rivals.

Reports suggest that senior players have become unhappy with boss Andre Villas-Boas, but Terry dismisses that.

"I want to make it clear I'm 100% behind the manager and there are no problems behind the scenes," Terry told the London Evening Standardexternal-link.

Rumours of problems between Terry and Villas-Boas were fuelled after the Blues skipper appeared reluctant to celebrate with the manager and the rest of the team following Ramires' opener at Molineux, where Chelsea beat Wolves 2-1 to move into fourth position.

Terry denies he snubbed the chance to join in the show of unity and insists he has no problem with Villas-Boas.

"I have seen on the news that people are saying I didn't celebrate with the manager for the first goal against Wolves but I did.

"I ran over there and I was worried that Wolves were about to restart and take the kick-off and catch us on the break while we were celebrating. I had a quick celebration with him then after the game as well," Terry said.

The England defender thinks rumours of dressing room unrest have come as a result of the poor run of form that has seen Chelsea win just once in their last five Premier League games.

"From a results point of view we have been giving people an opportunity to write stuff. People tend to look at it a lot deeper than it is.

"Roman Abramovich is fully behind him, the club as well, and he is making these changes not for the short term but for the long term as well," Terry added.

"He is going to be the man in charge and we all have to respect his decisions. He has been very up front with all of us so we can't argue with what he's done.

"The manager has made it clear the players who want to stay here will be here and the ones who don't can move on."