By Sanu Akingbola

John Terry believes the most emphatic way in which the squad can prove their quality is by winning trophies.

From a defensive point of view, the Chelsea captain had one of his quieter afternoons during Saturday’s 5-0 victory at Swansea City as our attacking players shone, with both Oscar and Diego Costa scoring twice each in a first half which saw Jose Mourinho’s side play some sublime football.

Having opened up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League table over the weekend, focus now turns to three domestic cup matches over the course of the next eight days, and Terry expressed the desire within the squad to be competitive on all fronts during the second half of the season.

In the first half at Swansea, the football and the goals were some of the best I’ve seen,’ said the skipper. Myself and Gaz [Gary Cahill] felt like we weren’t doing much apart from applauding what we were seeing in front of us, it was a delight to watch and I really hope we continue that.

We’ve got top, top players but, as I’ve said before, until we go and win things, it’s not there yet, and that will be the test. We’ve shown during the first half of the season that we’re capable of pushing the top sides and that’s what we aim to do.

There’s a motivation in the dressing room to win the league and push on in the Capital One Cup, Champions League and FA Cup.

At this stage,to still be involved in all competitions is where you want to be, and it’s down to big players to step up.

The Blues travel to Liverpool for the first leg of our Capital One Cup semi-final tomorrow, with the return to come at Stamford Bridge next Tuesday.

We go into the game unbeaten in our last five matches against Brendan Rodgers’s side, and having won on our last two visits to Anfield, most recently back in November.

‘It’s going to be a tough place to go,’ Terry said.I think Daniel Sturridge might be back.