Buoyed by second-placed Tottenham's 1-0 defeat West Ham on Friday, Chelsea host Middlesbrough on Monday knowing they need six points from their last four games to be crowned champions.
John Terry wrote on Instagram: "I feel I still have regular football in me but understand that opportunities here at Chelsea will be limited. It is therefore time for a new challenge."
John Terry's departure will not only bring down the curtain on a glorious era at Chelsea, but also draw to a close an age in football when a single player formulated the face, heart and soul of a football club.
Chelsea great John Terry will leave the club at the end of the season, the Premier League leaders announced on Monday.
Hazard has played a key role in Chelsea's charge to the top of the Premier League and the midfielder is said to be Real's top transfer target for the close-season.
Antonio Conte is "confident" Diego Costa will remain with Chelsea, even though talks over the striker's future with the club will have to wait until the end of the season.
To sum it up, there will be no one be quite like Frank Lampard again, as he leaves with a league of his own.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said his club may appeal against the red card shown to John Terry during their FA Cup game against Peterborough United.
Premier League leaders Chelsea had captain John Terry sent off as they cruised into the FA Cup fourth round with a 4-1 victory over Peterborough United on Sunday.
Frank Lampard admitted on Saturday he would relish a return to Chelsea as a player and is keen to rejoin the Premier League leaders in some capacity.
Injured Chelsea captain John Terry is proving as valuable an asset off the pitch as he has been on it, says the Premier League leaders' manager Antonio Conte.
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Chelsea captain John Terry will be out of action for more than two weeks because of a "muscular problem", Blues boss Antonio Conte said on Friday.
Diego Costa's sublime strike sealed Chelsea's 2-0 success against Southampton on Sunday as the Blues chalked up a fourth successive Premier League victory.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has hinted captain John Terry could be sent back to the bench for Sunday's Premier League trip to Southampton.
West Ham United said Thursday that up to 200 people faced banning orders after violence marred their English League Cup tie at home to London rivals Chelsea.
Antonio Conte needs Chelsea to silence the doubters after his position came under unexpected scrutiny ahead of Leicester's visit on Saturday.
Antonio Conte admits he doesn't have an instant answer for the problems that have plagued his spluttering Chelsea team in recent weeks.
Chelsea icon John Terry looks primed to be thrown straight back into action on Saturday against struggling Hull in a bid to end a run of two successive Premier League defeats.
On Saturday, with Arsenal at its fluid best, Chelsea was completely outclassed. Deft touches, flicks, clever turns and intricate passing moves: Arsenal got its entire arsenal out on the field and Chelsea struggled even to chase shadows