Luiz and Cahill missing for Blues

Luiz and Cahill missing for Blues

David Luiz and Gary Cahill have failed to recover from hamstring injuries in time for Chelsea’s final Barclays Premier League game of the season against Blackburn on Sunday.

The centre-backs remain in a race against time to be fit for next Saturday’s Champions League final, with caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo continuing to assess them on a daily basis.

Midfielder John Obi Mikel is unlikely to be risked on Sunday as he recovers from a knee injury, with Di Matteo confirming today he would blood some of the Blues’ youngsters against Rovers.

Provisional squad: Cech, Ivanovic, Ferreira, Bosingwa, Terry, Hutchinson, Cole, Bertrand, Essien, Meireles, Lampard, Ramires, Mata, Malouda, Drogba, Torres, Sturridge, Kalou, Turnbull.

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