Terry, 36, has been restricted to just seven starts this season, two of them in the FA Cup. Cesc Fabregas has been similarly sidelined.
But Antonio Conte, whose side face Championship Wolves at Molineux today, said: “John is working very well. Today could be a good solution for me to pick him. I’m pleased with his attitude and his behaviour.
“But it’s important you make the best decision for the team. Not to make someone happy. How do I keep players happy? If a player doesn’t start he’s not happy.
Antonio Conte may recall John Terry for Chelsea's match against Wolves
John Terry has been restricted to just seven starts this season
"That could be John, Cesc Fabregas, or Pedro or Eden Hazard. I don’t want them to be happy. I want players to fight to put me under pressure.
“When you are in a great team the most important thing is to win, not to have 21 players happy and not win anything.
"The owner doesn’t just want 21 players being happy. I’m happy if we win. But not if we lose but have happy players.
Is this the clue that John Terry is heading for the Chelsea exit?
Fri, February 17, 2017
Chelsea captain John Terry has posted an Instagram story of himself learning to speak Portuguese – is this the clue he could be heading for the Stamford Bridge exit?
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Has Chelsea captain John Terry hinted at an imminent Stamford Bridge exit?
“I know what happens in the changing room. There are players that play and players not playing. But every single player is the most important.
"If I have to make a choice, it’s not important to explain. But if the player wants to ask me, he knows my door is open.”