John Terry, Rafa Benitez in bust-up – Reports

Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez has warned John Terry to start getting used to life on the bench and the former England and current Blues skipper is apparently having none of it.

Terry has struggled retained his place in the starting XI at Chelsea since returning from a knee ligament injury and reports claimed that he and the boss were involved in a shocking bust-up.

According to The Sun, the argument took place following Chelsea’s 3-2 defeat in the Premier League at Newcastle United this month, after Benitez reportedly blamed Terry for two of Newcastle’s goals and then criticised him for not being fit enough to keep up with the pace.

It is understood that Terry, who before his injury, used to be the first name of the team sheet, is not keen on life on the bench and wants to play more, but it seems as though Benitez is well set on playing a certain group of players at the moment.

“Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic are doing very well in the middle of the defence and we now have four options at centre-back with Terry and David Luiz,” the boss said.

“When everything is fine they all have to compete and if something is wrong we have different options.

“The main problem for John is his right knee. When I arrived he was injured and it has taken 16 weeks for him to recover and there were setbacks.

“It has not been easy for him. First of all, he has to train normally for three or four training sessions to be ready for the games.

“Then, if the others are playing well, he has to compete for a By MARK IRWIN place in the side. The main thing right now is if he can train every day.”

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