Chelsea fully focussed on title-clinching game
Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole insists Jose Mourinho's side are in fine shape as they bid to claim their second successive Barclays Premiership title against Manchester United on Saturday.
The Blues only need a point to win back-to-back titles and Cole believes the squad have shrugged off the disappointment of their FA Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Liverpool last weekend.
Chelsea lost 2-1 at Old Trafford but Cole said the memory of the defeat has been banished by a solid week training at their Cobham headquarters.
'We've had a good time in training this week, working hard,' revealed the England midfielder.
'Last Saturday's gone and now all we can do is achieve the remarkable feat of putting back-to-back titles together, and we can do that this Saturday.
'I always enjoy training and everybody has been looking good. It's going to be a big game in Chelsea's history.
'Everyone wants to be playing but it is down to the manager and he has a fully fit squad more or less to pick from.'
Cole's former West Ham team-mate and fellow England squad member Rio Ferdinand is already looking ahead to next season after praising Chelsea for their efforts this season.
The United centre-half said: 'We know we need to start well next time round and to do that we need to make sure we finish well.
'Saturday's game is a massive one for us. They'll obviously be trying to win the league but it's up to us to try and delay that for as long as possible.
'They've been very consistent this season and deserve credit for that. We could have put a bit more pressure on them if we hadn't slipped up against Sunderland but it wasn't to be.
'Three points will help us end the campaign on a high and will stand us in good stead for next season. We want to win for our own personal satisfaction.'
Chelsea have been fined £10,000 and warned as to their conduct for failing to control their players during a match against West Brom last month.
The charge related to an incident in the 43rd minute of the match at The Hawthorns on March 4 when several players surrounded referee Mark Halsey following a foul by West Brom's Ronnie Wallwork.
Chelsea captain John Terry has set his sights on eclipsing the club appearance record set by Blues legend Ron 'Chopper' Harris.
Harris played 795 times during a 19-year career and although Terry, on 271, is still some way short the England international defender is set to hit 50 games in a season for the third year running this weekend.
Terry told Chelsea TV: 'I would love to get there. Everyone knows I want to stay at Chelsea for the rest of my career and fingers-crossed, if I stay fit and away from injuries I'll be on target.'