Champions League - Malouda injury gives Di Matteo headache

Florent Malouda gave Chelsea another Champions League final injury scare as they warmed up for their clash with Bayern Munich by beating Blackburn 2-1.

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Malouda was arguably the Blues player who started their last Barclays Premier League game of the season at Stamford Bridge with the best chance of breaking into their team at the Allianz Arena.

But he failed to complete the first half, giving caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo another fitness fright as he pulls out all the stops to get David Luiz and Gary Cahill back in time.

Di Matteo, who rested virtually all of his likely Champions League final line-up, said of Malouda: "We took him off - precautionary - with a little problem with his hamstring.

"Hopefully he'll recover as soon as possible."

Meanwhile Di Matteo has revealed he had Saturday in mind when he paired Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres.

Drogba and Torres both came off the bench, linking up for the final 21 minutes.

Caretaker manager Di Matteo has never started the strikers in tandem since taking charge just over two months ago, but confirmed he had been looking at potential.

"I tried a few things to just have a look and see how it could work out," he told Chelsea TV.

"It's always difficult because obviously it's going to be a different opposition.

"But I've been trying to figure out a few things."

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