Terry: I'm fit for England
Chelsea captain John Terry has declared himself fit for international duty with England, despite fracturing a cheekbone against Fulham last weekend.
It had been feared Terry would miss England's UEFA EURO 2008 qualifiers against Estonia and Russia later this month after his horror injury.
But Terry wore a protective face mask in Chelsea's UEFA Champions League victory at Valencia in midweek.
"I am definitely going to be ready for England. I'm fit now and no excuses," he said. "It was okay playing in the mask. I got used to it in training and didn't have any problems at all.
"As long as I am wearing my mask in games it is going to fully protect me. I just have to be careful."
Chelsea's victory in Valencia was a repeat of their success in the Mestalla in last year's competition but this time Joe Cole and Didier Drogba scored the goals that mattered.
Cole tapped home Chelsea's equaliser to cancel out David Villa's ninth-minute opener and Drogba struck a second-half winner.
Cole had a particularly outstanding game and he felt that, after all the upheaval, the team was finally back on track for the first time under Grant.
Cole declared: "We felt like we were really back but it is only a start and we are not going to get too excited.
"We have set the standard now and we have to keep winning. We have never had doubts it would come good but we need to do it again at Bolton on Sunday. I think we found the extra 5-10 percent we needed at Valencia.
"In bad situations, the worst thing players can do is start pointing fingers at each other. We all took that on board and had to look at ourselves and perform better.
"Those guts and togetherness are why we have had so much success."