Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins has confirmed John Terry will not play against Cardiff in the FA Cup on Saturday and will be given time off.
Terry was sacked as England captain last week following allegations surrounding his private life.
According to reports, Terry is planning to join his wife, Toni, in Dubai this weekend.
Wilkins explained that Terry and manager Carlo Ancelotti had discussed the defender's break from club duties.
Wilkins said: "He will not play this weekend. Carlo is giving him a bit of time off. He will come back and prepare for our game against Wolves on the 20th.
"They just had a little chat, John and Carlo, and decided that would be the best for all concerned."