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Cahill And David Luiz Train, But Di Matteo Prepares For 'Worst-Case Scenario'

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COBHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 15: Manager Roberto Di Matteo of Chelsea arrives ahead of a press conference at Chelsea Training Ground on May 15, 2012 in Cobham, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
COBHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 15: Manager Roberto Di Matteo of Chelsea arrives ahead of a press conference at Chelsea Training Ground on May 15, 2012 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
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Depending on how you read Roberto di Matteo's latest quotes on the Chelsea official site, we either have good news or rather bad news. The article that's accompanying them is spinning them as good, of course - Gary Cahill and David Luiz are in training (yay!) and Florent Malouda is not (whatevers). But the quotes themselves seem less happy:

We are working towards [the centre backs returning for Munich]. Gary and David are going to try and train with us today. Florent Malouda we still have to assess and it will be touch and go for him to be available for Saturday. [Missing all three is] the worst-case scenario. If then, we will take some reserve team players on to the bench or the squad, and figure out what to do. I have been trying different options in training for a solution, just in case.

In other words, everything is still up in the air and the manager is having to develop contingency plans involving the reserve team players just in case he has no recognised centre backs for the Champions League final. If that sounds encouraging to anyone, uh...