John Terry and Anton Ferdinand set for handshake before QPR v Chelsea

Chelsea's John Terry and QPR's Anton Ferdinand (right). Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The pre-match handshakes before QPR play Chelsea at Loftus Road tomorrow must take place, the Premier League have announced.

John Terry and Anton Ferdinand will meet for the first time since the Chelsea captain was found not guilty of using a racial slur against the Hoops' defender.

Terry, who has recovered from his ankle injury in time for the match, still remains the subject of a Football Association investigation over charges that he denies.

A statement released by the Premier League said:

QPR manager Mark Hughes said he held talks with his squad over the handshaking issue but refused to reveal what was said.

Anton Ferdinand is reported to be considering snubbing Ashley Cole. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive

Ferdinand is reported to also be considering snubbing Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole after he testified as a character witness for Terry.

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo said Chelsea would "respect the rules" and go ahead with the handshakes tomorrow.

Both QPR and Chelsea published statements on their club websites warning fans over their conduct during the match at Loftus Road tomorrow.

The statements read: