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Di Matteo 'confident' Chelsea can win the Champions League final

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo would not be drawn on his own future at the club. Photo:

Roberto Di Matteo said he was "confident" Chelsea can win the Champions League final tomorrow against Bayern Munich.

The Chelsea manager said his players have "all the qualities needed to win the Champions League final", during a press conference at the Allianz Arena.

The Italian, however, would not be drawn on his own future, saying that he has had no talks with owner Roman Abramovich about whether he will get the Chelsea job on a permanent basis.

Roberto di Matteo (centre) with Juan Mata (bottom), John Terry and Salomon Kalou (right) during a Training Session Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Frank Lampard, who will captain Chelsea tomorrow in place of the suspended John Terry, said Di Matteo had done a "perfect job" since taking over from Andre Villas-Boas and "deserved" to win the Champions League.

Chelsea's Frank Lampard (right) during a Training Session at the Allianz Arena, Munich. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Di Matteo's chances of winning the competition would have been boosted by the news that defenders Gary Cahill and David Luiz have trained all week and look set to be passed fit for the match.

Chelsea - who will play at Bayern Munich's home ground the Allianz Arena - are aiming to become the first team from London to win the competition.

Meanwhile, Didier Drogba denied he was an "actor" after seemingly being branded one by Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes.

Didier Drogba was seemingly branded an "actor" by Bayern's boss Jupp Heynckes. Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

Heynckes claimed that the striker Drogba sometimes "overdoes it a bit", adding:

Sometimes he's an outstanding actor on the pitch.

Bayern later moved to blame a mistranslation, insisting the word "actor" should have been "performer". But the damage was done and asked whether he was an actor, Drogba said:

As far as I know, no.

They (Bayern) have a great manager with a lot of experience. I have a lot of respect for him and that's all I can say.

Tomorrow's Champions League final against Bayern could be Drogba's final game in a Chelsea shirt, with the striker's contract set to expire this summer.

Blues chief executive Ron Gourlay revealed after the FA Cup final that the club would attempt to sit down with Drogba at the end of the season. Drogba confirmed he would listen to what they had to say and added he was focused on the final.

No matter what happens, everybody's talking a lot about 'last game'.

I'm just happy because we're again in the Champions League final. Nobody expected us to be there at the beginning of the season but I think we did everything to reach the finals.

Chelsea's provisional squad:

Cech, Ferreira, Bosingwa, Cahill, Luiz, Cole, Bertrand, Mikel, Romeu, Essien, Lampard, Mata, Malouda, Drogba, Torres, Sturridge, Kalou, Turnbull, Chalobah, Kane.