Chelsea captain John Terry says he is pondering retirement from football after the Blues' final game of this season.

The 36-year-old's contract at Stamford Bridge runs down in the summer. The centre-back has already announced his decision to leave the newly crowned Premier League champions after the end of the season.

Chelsea registered a 4-3 victory over Watford on Monday (15 May) and Terry opened the scoring for his side. Antonio Conte gave his captain the first league start since September as the former England international was forced for a place on the bench for the majority of this season.

Terry is yet to receive an offer for his services from England or abroad. He has not made a decision on his future and retirement could be one of the options for the Chelsea legend. The Blues long-serving captain admitted that the time spent on the bench will be beneficial if he decides to get into management.

"I know I said I wanted to play regular football, but I have not ruled out Sunday being my last game and retiring," Terry told Sky Sports.

"It depends if the right offer comes along then I will sit and consider it with my family, whether it's here or abroad, but I haven't made any decisions yet and I am just evaluating my options.

"I never wanted to be that player just hanging about that people can't wait to get rid of or stopping the progress of a younger player coming through.

"The transition for me being on the bench and seeing it from a different aspect this year has served me well and will do if I go into management in the future."

Conte's side have two fixtures left in this season, including the FA Cup final against Arsenal. It is unlikely that Terry will start against the Gunners at Wembley on 27 May. His goal against Watford on Monday saw him score for 17 consecutive seasons.

John Terry
John Terry has already announced his decision to leave Chelsea Getty