12 May 2012

Chelsea struggling to find backline for Champions League final

6:12 am on 12 May 2012

The Chelsea defensive duo Gary Cahill and David Luiz are in a race against time as they attempt to recover fitness ahead of next week's Champions League football final against Bayern Munich, says manager Roberto Di Matteo.

Luiz has not played since last month's FA Cup semi-final while Cahill has been sidelined since suffering a hamstring injury in the Blues semi final win over Barcelona.

With John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic to miss the final against Bayern Munich through suspension, Di Matteo will be forced to field a makeshift back four if Luiz and Cahill fail to regain fitness.