John Terry looks set to captain Chelsea against Arsenal on Saturday in the Sky Live encounter at the Emirates while he decides whether to appeal against his four-match ban for racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand.
An FA independent regulatory commission ruled Terry guilty of misconduct during the Barclays Premier League defeat at Loftus Road on 23 October last year.
The 31-year-old was also fined £220,000 though he expressed disappointment, through his representative team, at the FA's decision after the outcome.
Terry will have 14 days from receiving the written reasons to decide whether to lodge an appeal and the league ban and fine will not come into effect until after he has decided what to do.
Elite Management said in a statement released on their client's behalf: "Mr Terry is disappointed that the FA Regulatory Commission has reached different conclusion to the clear not guilty verdict of a court of law.
"He has asked for the detailed written reasons of the decision and will consider them carefully before deciding whether to lodge an appeal."
The defender was found not guilty in magistrates court in July of a racially-motivated public order offence in connection with the same incident.