Chelsea defender John Terry is set to be available for his side's match against Arsenal on Saturday despite being banned for racially abusing another player, reports ITV Sport.
The former England captain is expected to be available for the game at the Emirates Stadium because his ban will not start until an appeals process has been concluded.
Terry has 14 days to appeal an FA misconduct charge for comments made to QPR's Anton Ferdinand at a Premier League match last year.
If the 31-year-old does appeal, any hearing may not take place until the end of next month, meaning Terry could be available to play throughout October.
The Blues face Manchester United, Tottenham and Norwich City in the Premier League next month.
An FA independent regulatory commission banned Terry for four matches and fined him £220,000 on Thursday.
John Terry has been banned for four matches and given a £220,000 fine for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, the FA have confirmed.
It seems Terry has predicted his own downfall and decided to dismount the horse now, rather than wait to be thrown off it.
John Terry ended his England career yesterday, on the eve of his Football Association improper conduct hearing.