England boss Fabio Capello insists his Chelsea players will not be distracted by news of the club facing a ban signing players for the next two transfer window.
The Blues were found guilty by football's governing body for inducing former Lens winger Gael Kakuta to breach his contract with the French club so he could complete a switch to Stamford Bridge. Capello has Chelsea players John Terry and Ashley Cole in his squad ahead of the friendly against Slovenia and the World Cup qualifier against Croatia.
When asked if they would be distracted, Capello said: "No. All the players are focused on the next game. I haven't spoken to the Chelsea players about this."
Skipper John Terry admitted his surprise at the news received at Stamford Bridge.
"It was a big shock," he said. "I spoke to the club this morning and they are appealing."
Terry admits the England players are relishing the Croatia clash - when they could seal a place at the World Cup - as well as the Slovenia friendly.
Croatia dumped England out of Euro 2008 qualifying on their last visit to Wembley.
"It's difficult not to think about it but the manager has emphasised the game on Saturday to get the best out of Wednesday," he said.
"It was a disappointing night the last time they were here and that is in the back of our minds. But we don't go in with a revenge mentality.
"It's a chance to put things right where we left off last season."
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