The Observer says ahead of last Wednesday's League Cup victory at Hull, Terry elected to hold a team meeting in which he called on team-mates to rally behind the new manager. Terry's message was ill-received, however, with several players insisting Grant was not good enough to coach them.
One respected international spoke with team-mates after Terry's words, complaining: "Chelsea deserve a bigger coach than him. Grant does not have the quality to coach a team like this. When we play big opponents we will suffer because of him."
While some sources believe Abramovich is preparing contingency plans should Grant fail to deliver positive results and that a new appointment could be made during the next international break in November, those closer to the Russian expect the status quo to remain in place.