Frank Lampard and John Terry even at their fairly elevated age are still considered to be key figures for Chelsea and Jose Mourinho as they are regular starters for the Portuguese coach and are consistent players in the squad.

For the past few months Chelsea was at the verge of extending the current contract of both players and according to Mourinho, everything will come naturally.

He said: “What has to come will come naturally. We don't need to be involved in public discussions, everything will come naturally. In the end we will do the best thing for the club and the best thing for the players.”

He added: “I think it is a different picture than last season when John was not playing, Frank was not playing. You could imagine lots of things. As long as the situation is very calm I keep saying the same thing: we trust them, they trust us so it is not the situation to make a contract desperately tomorrow or next week. No, everything is calm.”

Branislav Ivanovic and Frank Lampard picked up injuries during Chelsea’s match against Liverpool which will leave them out of action for the remainder of January but the squad has managed to cope well with the absence of both players.

Chelsea are going through a run of 6 consecutive triumphs in all competitions as they continue to keep the pressure at the top clubs of the Premier League and only are 2 points behind the table toppers Arsenal.

Mourinho recently has had to cope with a number of injuries that has seen Torres, Terry, Ivanovic out of the pitch for a significant amount of time but it has not stopped them from being title contenders in this season.