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The experienced defenders both missed games for England in the international break due to ankle injuries but both have recovered in time for the clash with the Hoops this weekend

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has confirmed that both Ashley Cole and John Terry will be fit to play in Saturday's Premier League clash with QPR.

It will come as a welcome boost to the Italian manager going into the game, with the side currently top of the Premier League after three games, and both Terry and Cole return after being confined to the sidelines with ankle injuries.

In what promises to be a much-talked about game, it could potentially see Hoops' defender Anton Ferdinand facing off against Terry for the first time since their court case earlier this summer.

The Chelsea skipper was charged with racially aggravated a public order offence after an altercation between the two players last season, which the England defender was subsequently found not guilty for.

His team-mate at club and international level, Cole, was called upon as a character witness by Terry's defence team during the trial and his testimony supported his colleagues.

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