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Terry-Ferdinand handshake row

Chelsea say John Terry and Ashley Cole will go-ahead with the pre-match handshake at QPR tomorrow. It is the first time the Chelsea captain has lined up against Anton Ferdinand since being cleared of using a racial slur against him.

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John Terry set to face Anton Ferdinand

John Terry looks set to line up against Anton Ferdinand tomorrow for the first time since the Chelsea captain was found not guilty of using a racial slur against the QPR defender.

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

Terry remains subject of a Football Association investigation over the charges, which he denies, while left-back Ashley Cole was a character witness during the trial.

Speculation is rife whether Ferdinand and Terry will shake hands before the kickoff at Loftus Road.

The tradition was abandoned in advance of the previous two encounters between the clubs but the Premier League has no intention of cancelling the pre-match handshakes this time.

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