Terry and Cole have this week been in a race against time to shake off ankle knocks for the west London derby at Loftus Road.
The defenders were both forced to withdraw from the England squad for its 1-1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying draw against
It remains unclear whether either will be risked for a Premier League fixture that will be overshadowed by talk of the first public showdown between Terry and Anton Ferdinand since the Chelsea captain was cleared in court of racially abusing the QPR defender.
Terry still faces a Football Association charge over the incident, one he has denied, and it has been suggested his personal hearing over the matter could be held on 24 September.
The FA declined to comment on the timing of the hearing when contacted by Press Association Sport.
Terry is reportedly as eager to play in this weekend's game as he was when Chelsea played at QPR in an FA Cup fourth-round tie in January.
That game saw him aggravate a knee injury which kept him out for six weeks and required minor surgery.
If Terry, Cole and Ferdinand all start, the Premier League has no plans to abandon the pre-match handshake, despite the possibility of Ferdinand snubbing one or even both of the Chelsea players.
The handshakes prior to January's cup tie and April's league game were both cancelled due to the legal proceedings which ended in July.
Cole gave evidence in Terry's trial which helped exonerate his captain.
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Andy Carroll hopes his club record move to West Ham United will help him cement a place in the England squad ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.