John Terry
Chelsea captain John Terry hopes to win silverware this season Reuters

Chelsea skipper John Terry hopes the club's summer arrivals will help Jose Mourinho's team to win the Premier League four years after they last won the title.

After a season without any silverware, the Blues manager made a huge overhaul this summer by signing Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Didier Drogba, Loic Remy and Filipe Luis, while Thibaut Courtois returned to west London after three successive seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid.

"I think we have a bigger squad than last season and it is going to benefit us. The Champions League kicks in next week and then there is the Capital One Cup after that. It's going to help us that we have a bigger squad. Manchester City benefited from having that last season and we will this time, too," Terry said to Standard Sport.

"We need to get back to winning the [Premier League] title. I want to win trophies; last year we didn't. We're not more determined because we always are but with the signings the owner made, we will go for it again.

New signing Costa has scored four goals in just three league games and was awarded the August Premier League player of the month.

"We have started brightly. You always hope that your new signings come in and hit the ground running and our players have done that," Terry said.

"Diego Costa has scored four goals and got off to a flyer. We are hoping he is available for the weekend against Swansea but he has made a good impact so far."

Meanwhile, questioned about Loic Remy, he added: "I had my first training session with him on Wednesday and he looked sharp. He scores goals and makes it awkward for defenders because he plays on your shoulder."

Chelsea lead the Premier League following a perfect start to the season – three victories in three games – but some pundits have questioned their defence after conceding three goals in the 6-3 victory over Everton.

Terry is not worried about that but he hailed Mourinho's new attacking style, with the team scoring 11 goals in three league games.

"I know some people have been talking about that [Chelsea's defensive record]. We went throughout last season not conceding many goals and probably not scoring enough. We go up to Everton and score six and concede three but everyone is talking about the defence rather than how good our attacking play was. Before that we had only let in one against Burnley," Terry said.

"People can look at it that way but I think more should be made of the fact we scored six goals at Everton and how well we played going forward."