The England international is currently under investigation over claims that he racially abused Anton Ferdinand in Rangers’ 1-0 win over Chelsea earlier in the season.
With The Blues drawing Mark Hughes’ men in the FA Cup, it was believed that the central defender would sit out the clash, but that will not be the case.
“There is no temptation to do that,” the Portuguese trainer told Mirror Football.
“I think he will cope with it. He will be in contention as he is part of the squad.
“Regarding the fans, it is our responsibility as a club to calm the situation around the game and also to put on a message for the media.
“The media can do excellent work in calming things down and everyone can have an impact to make it just another game of football,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, Chelsea supporters have been accused of racist chants on a train after the club’s 0-0 draw with Norwich on Saturday, which the British Transport Police are investigating.
“We were made aware of the incident on board the 1600 Norwich to London Liverpool Street Service,” a spokeswoman said.
“It is alleged that some individuals were involved in racist chanting.
“British Transport Police have contacted the individual concerned who made the allegations and an investigation is ongoing,” she concluded.
By Gareth McKnight