Chelsea sweat on Malouda
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is confident Florent Malouda will be fit for the Champions League final despite picking up a hamstring injury.
With four players suspended and David Luiz and Gary Cahill facing a race to be fit for Saturday's showdown against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, Malouda gave Di Matteo another selection headache when he limped off with a hamstring strain during their 2-1 win over Blackburn on Sunday.
But Di Matteo, who rested most of his key players at Stamford Bridge, is confident Malouda will be available for selection next weekend.
"We took him off - precautionary - with a little problem with his hamstring," Di Matteo said. "Hopefully he'll recover as soon as possible."
Di Matteo admits he is likely to have to wait until the end of the week to establish whether Luiz and Cahill have recovered from their hamstring injuries.
"They are getting better day by day," he said. "We're going to try to push them this week in training and see how far we can take them."