Captain John Terry will lead Chelsea out against Portsmouth at Wembley after being “scared” by an injury setback.
The Chelsea defender hurt his right foot in a clash with reserve striker Daniel Sturridge in training on Wednesday but scans ruled out fears he had broken his metatarsal.
Terry came through a training session with no ill-effects on Thursday but admitted he had been “scared” by the injury ahead of the FA Cup final and the World Cup.
“It was sorted out in a couple of hours but I was a bit scared, I must say,” said Terry. “I was just running back to goal and Daniel fell on top of me. My foot was caught underneath. I thought it was quite bad initially. But once I had the scan, it was just bruising and today there was no problem at all. I was delighted when I got the scan results and there was no ligament damage or anything like that. It was just a bit of bruising inside the foot so no problem at all. I felt good today, I felt nothing at all, passing the ball or striking the ball. I came straight here to see the doctor and he sent me for a scan straightaway. He could not tell what it was, it was always going to be a quick scan, nothing serious.”