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Chelsea pair Luiz and Cahill to be fit for Champions League final

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By Andrew Tuft

Wednesday 02 May 2012

David Luiz and Gary Cahill should both be fit and ready to play in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich after recovering from hamstring injuries, the Daily Telegraph has reported. The news will come as a relief to interim Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo, who has suggested the pair could feature in Saturday’s FA Cup final with Liverpool, the newspaper adds.

Luiz was injured during Chelsea’s 5-1 FA Cup semi-final victory over Tottenham Hotspur, while Cahill lasted only 11 minutes of the Blues’ triumph over Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final at the Nou Camp. With both John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic suspended for the match on May 19, to be held in Bayern’s own Allianz Arena, Luiz and Cahill are looking like being Di Matteo’s default central defensive partnership.

Chelsea play Newcastle United on Wednesday evening and while Di Matteo will not be able to call on either Cahill or Luiz for the match against Alan Pardew’s high-flying Magpies, the interim manager has not yet ruled either player out of making the FA Cup final squad. He said: “ We need to check their progress on a daily basis. For the Newcastle game, it’s too early. We will see on Thursday and Friday…hopefully they’ll be ready before the Champions League final.

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By usman yusuf on 04 May 2012 at 15:12

i prayer,chelsea will beat livepool.by god willing!amin

By ademola matthew on 02 May 2012 at 14:38

Marin is a good purchase 4 us but i believe we still need to go market if we wanna challenge 4 EPL come next season....UP BLUES

By udochukwu on 02 May 2012 at 12:22

please i want you to buy a new left full back...ashly cole is being over used...save him from serious injury...then another left winger to help mata.malouda is worn out.

By udochukwu on 02 May 2012 at 12:18

please di matteo, i would like to let you know that am not happy for one thing,and that thing is maluoda and sturigde style of play that has not been cautioned,they play alone in the pitch as if the are alone,they dont pass ball to tores,please see to it..and i want to congratulate you for your outstanding success.skill will not just be your limit but your begining..





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