John Terry slams talk of Benitez rift

Benitez also made it clear he had no problem with Terry, who has been runoured in the past to have provoked dressing room discord to destabilise previous Chelsea managers, when asked about his relationship with the defender.

updated: February 18, 2013 10:41 IST
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London: John Terry rubbished reports of a rift in his relationship with Rafael Benitez after the Chelsea captain marked his return to the side with a goal in Sunday's 4-0 win over Brentford.

Terry had started only two games since Benitez took over as Chelsea's interim manager earlier this season as he struggled to fully recover from a knee injury suffered in November.

Benitez had insisted Terry wasn't fit enough to start and it had been widely speculated that the former England international was at loggerheads with the Spaniard over his reduced role.

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