John Terry will be available for Sunday's showdown with Manchester United after all.
The Chelsea skipper received the first straight red card of his career towaqrds the end on Saturday's 3-1 win at manchester City for a professional foul on City striker Jo.
Referee Mark Halsey decided Terry had prevented a clear goal-scoring opportunity but the Blues have been successful in their appeal against the decision - arguing that the halfway line incident deserved no more than a yellow card.
Terry had been facing a three match ban, which would have ruled him out of the Champions League Cup final re-run at Stamford Bridge.Now he can lead the team at the weekend.
Terry is desperate to play in the match, and to have the chance to make some amends for the penalty shoot-out miss in Moscow that paved the way for United's victory in May's Euro final.
Chelsea begin their European campaign tonight (Tuesday, 7.45pm) when they play Bordeaux at the Bridge.