Chelsea are currently monitoring John Terry’s injury ahead of their trip to the World Club Cup in Japan.
John Terry is yet to complete a full training session, and only has one more chance to train with the rest of the squad before Saturdays Premier League game against Sunderland.
The Chelsea squad are set to fly to Japan on Saturday evening, going almost immediately from the game at The Stadium Of Light to Newcastle airport.
Should Terry not participate in that final session, he would potentially make the 12-hour journey to Tokyo having not played any part in training for almost a month, and presumably with little chance of featuring in next Thursday’s semi-final against either Monterrey or Ulsan Hyundai.
The final could put Chelsea against the Brazilian club Corinthians and is scheduled for 16 December, with Benítez and his staff left to weigh up whether it would be more beneficial for the 31-year-old to remain in Surrey working on his rehabilitation in readiness for the busy Christmas period ahead.
Chelsea play Leeds at Elland Road in a Capital One Cup quarter-final just three days after the Club World Cup final in Yokohama.
A decision will be made on Friday, with Frank Lampard and Daniel Sturridge, who have had calf and hamstring injuries respectively, expected to be passed fit to travel to Japan. Whether they can play at Sunderland remains to be seen.
John Terry will not want to miss out on the trip, having not competed in the World Club Cup previously. The Chelsea captain is highly unlikely to get another chance to compete for the trophy considering his age, and the fact that Chelsea are no longer in the hunt to win this seasons Champions League.
I would like to see John Terry make the trip, after all his hard work for Chelsea over the years, he deserves his chance to win this trophy. John Terry is as blue as they come, and he will no doubt add something special to our squad should he make it.