Thursday 29 June 2017

Benitez and Terry deny row reports

Rafael Benitez
Rafael Benitez

CHELSEA interim boss Rafael Benitez and John Terry are adamant they are not in dispute after the captain made a goalscoring return to the starting XI.

Following a knee injury sustained in November before Benitez's arrival, Terry made just his third start under the Spaniard in yesterday's 4-0 FA Cup fourth-round replay win over Brentford at Stamford Bridge.

Benitez and Terry felt the need to rebuff a report of a disagreement between the pair.

"He's quite positive," Benitez said. "He knows that the main thing is the team winning and if he can play, much better."

Terry told ITV: "It's good to have competition.

"The manager knows me and I want to play. I have been out for two or three months, but the other two (centre-backs) have been doing well."

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