Terry is likely to have to accept sitting out another major game as Benitez makes a late decision on whether to play Chelsea's club captain in Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final at Manchester United, says the Mail on Sunday.
Interim boss Benitez has used Terry carefully since a knee injury and wants him fit for the Premier League run-in, when finishing in the top four remains more important than retaining the FA Cup.
There are concerns that playing two games in four days - Chelsea face Steaua Bucharest on Thursday - may affect Terry, but he wants to play, sparking fresh speculation over his relationship with the boss.
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