Terry to have scan

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England captain John Terry will have a scan on his foot injury to determine whether he can join up with Fabio Capello's squad for Wednesday's friendly international with Germany in Berlin.

Terry suffered the setback during the second half of his side`s 3-0 win over West Brom at the Hawthorns and had to be substituted in the closing minutes. The Blues defender is desperate to play against Germany after being forced to withdraw from the squad for the double World Cup header with Kazakhstan and Belarus last month.

"I got shoved when in the air and landed awkwardly. It felt like a sharp pain in the botton of my foot which is throbbing at the moment," he said. "But I will have a scan on Sunday and hopefully it will give me the all clear. I am desperate to go away with England for the game with Germany. I have not been ruled out."

He added: "I hope the scan gives me the all clear to go away. With me having to pull out of the last squad, I am desperate to play. As England captain, I want to be there."

Blues manager Luiz Felipe Scolari could offer no more positive news on Terry`s injury.

"I am not the person to give the answer regarding John Terry but the doctor said he will go to the hospital and have a scan," said the Brazilian.

"If he is fit, he will play out of respect for the national team. If he is not fit, Capello will have a look and not play him. If he is in good condition, he needs to play."

Two goals from Nicolas Anelka helped Chelsea rewrite the history books and equal Tottenham's 47-year-old record of 10 successive away wins in the top flight.

Scolari was full of praise for Anelka, who has now scored eight times in the last four matches, but preferred to heap the praise for the record-equalling run on his players rather than take credit himself.

"Anelka is happy because he has more confidence. The players, the fans believe more in Anelka than before. They give him more chance to score goals," he said. "Anelka is a very good player, has good skill, good delivery, good shots. In all the games now he is scoring one or two goals. It is fantastic for us."

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