Di Matteo 'very hopeful' defensive pair will be fit

Chelsea caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo is “very hopeful” Gary Cahill and David Luiz will be fit to start Chelsea’s Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

Chelsea caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo is “very hopeful” Gary Cahill and David Luiz will be fit to start Chelsea’s Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

The centre-back pair only returned to full training on Tuesday after being out for three and four weeks respectively with hamstring injuries.

Florent Malouda is set to train tonight after a hamstring problem of his own, but John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Ramires and Raul Meireles are all suspended.

Provisional squad: Cech, Ferreira, Bosingwa, Cahill, Luiz, Cole, Bertrand, Mikel, Romeu, Essien, Lampard, Mata, Malouda, Drogba, Torres, Sturridge, Kalou, Turnbull, Chalobah, Kane.

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