There is an expectation that Benzema will soon be offered new terms.
Ancelotti said: “We'll have to assess Benzema's future, but I think he has played the right number of games this season. His absence has not affected the team because he continues to be the top scorer in the league and had he not got injured, I could have given him a rest.
"He picked up an injury and enjoyed that time to recover and come back and made the difference.
"I think that this injury has come at a good time. We've now got a fortnight and he's not going away with his national team, he's staying here and we'll be fresher when he returns".
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