Fabio Capello will be at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to see how the relationship between John Terry and Wayne Bridge has disintegrated in the wake of the Vanessa Perroncel scandal.
The England manager will see Bridge refuse to shake hands with the Chelsea skipper in the customary exchange between the two teams before Barclays Premier League games.
But Capello still intends to select both players in the provisional 30-man squad he will privately name as well as the 23-man squad he will announce on Saturday night for next week's friendly against Egypt at Wembley on Wednesday.
Bridge is expected to make a decision on his international future in the next day or so.
Yesterday he was said to remain undecided, his mind torn between a sense of responsibility towards his country and the nightmare of being in close proximity to a former friend who had an extra-marital affair with his estranged partner and the mother of his son.
Capello, who plans to sit down with his squad next week and remind them of their responsibilities as England players in the wake of the scandals concerning Terry and Ashley Cole, intends to select Steven Gerrard as his captain against Egypt should Rio Ferdinand fail to recover from yet another injury setback.
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The Italian was still hopeful of officially unveiling Ferdinand as the disgraced Terry's replacement as skipper, although he realises the odds are against the Manchester United defender, who has been plagued by back problems this season, being fit.
Capello is also considering one or two experiments for Wednesday's friendly at Wembley.
Among them is in-form Fulham striker Bobby Zamora, who certainly has a good chance of making the provisional 30-man squad and maybe even thefinal 23.
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