Gary Cahill and David Luiz have given Chelsea a boost by returning to training ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final. The two defenders have been missing with hamstring injuries, but both are in contention to face Bayern Munich.
John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Ramires and Raul Meireles are all suspended, while Florent Malouda (hamstring) is doubtful.
“I’ve been trying different options in training,” said manager Di Matteo.
“We will put some reserve team players on the bench, into the squad, and just figure out what to do.”
Luiz has not featured since 15 April, while England international Cahill has missed the last five games with a similar problem.
After the session, Cahill said: “There’s some work to be done in two or three days now leading up to the game for me to get back into it.
“If I need to do a little bit of other training, I’ll do that.
“But, touch wood, there’s no reaction from today. I felt fine out there.”
Luiz declared himself fit enough for Munich and said: “I’m so happy to return to training and now I can help Chelsea in this final.”
Malouda failed to complete the first half of Chelsea’s final Premier League game of the season against Blackburn on Sunday after straining a hamstring.
“We’ll still assess Florent and it’s going to be touch and go for him to be available for Saturday,” added interim boss Di Matteo.
Bayern’s Luiz Gustavo, David Alaba and Holger Badstuber will also miss the final, which is being played at their home ground, the Allianz Arena, through suspension.
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