So with Villa staying in the Championship for at least one more season, Terry will be saved the added hate for now.
There was only misery for Villa as they missed out on promotion on the 36th anniversary of the club's famous European Cup final victory over Bayern Munich.
For both clubs, there is a significance about restoring their role as a PL club, with Fulham last competing in the top flight four seasons ago and Villa two seasons removed.
Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic recognised that his team will have to invest in their side to ensure survival after winning promotion.
Steve Bruce, the Villa manager, has said he would not pick Terry against his former club if that is his wish but it is understood the Premier League would have deep concerns about any attempt by the former England captain to formalise such an arrangement in a written agreement or contract.
Villa will also be without Axel Tuanzebe and Jed Steer as both remain unavailable for the massive fixture, however, Bruce has also stated that he has no other concerns and will be able to choose from an nearly fully fit squad.More news: CENSUS: McKinney ranks as 9th fastest-growing US city
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The joy is widespread and frankly, we're not exactly sure what it says about the world, nor do we really want to know.
"Expectation is huge here but that's why I went for experience", Bruce told BBC WM.
Another blank in front of goal, Grabban has now gone seven Championship play-off games without scoring including runs to the final in 2015 with Norwich City and last season at Reading.
He hopes Grealish will give Villa "another year whatever league we are in", but no one inside the club is under any illusions about the ramifications of defeat against Fulham. The Premier League is the most competitive league and we must be clever. We are going to try to put against Terry some fast and some stronger players.
"We're the youngest team", the 49-year-old Serb told BBC Radio London. I'm so exhausted right now I don't feel my legs "We are really happy and proud". I do believe the supporters have enjoyed seeing what we have got at the moment.
"Now is not important who is favourite and who is not, we will see on the end".