“As soon as you lose that motivation and drive from arguably your key player, then who’s going to do it?
“The whole changing room are going to look at it – ‘well JT and Ivanovic aren’t in their normal mode’.”
“I don’t know who you look at beyond them.
“I think that was possibly the biggest influence.
James also claimed Terry’s involvement at the club is integral to their success.
He jokingly added: “As long as he gets a new contract next Christmas, Chelsea are going to win the league!”
* David James was speaking to us while training up mascots with Emirates ahead of the Emirates FA Cup Final. Find out more at www.facebook.com/TheFACup