Roberto Di Matteo
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Roberto Di Matteo has hinted that he wants John Terry to lift the Champions League Cup on May 19, should the Blues defeat Bayern Munich in the final and win the trophy for the first time in their history.

Since Roman Abramovich took over Stamford Bridge in 2003, the Russian billionaire has wanted the side to become the best in Europe. They've come painstakingly close numerous times, and are once again just one game away from achieving that feat.

But Chelsea will be missing four big players in the final, with John Terry set to miss the game after receiving a straight red in the second leg of the semi final for kneeing Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez in the back. UEFA have released a statement saying that he can still lift the trophy after the match, but whether he will remains to be seen.

And though the England international won't be able to help the squad towards glory on the pitch at Allianz Arena, Di Matteo insists he will still be part of of the Chelsea team.

"They used a bit of common sense, that's a good decision," he said at a Chelsea press conference on Friday, when asked if UEFA made the right decision.

"I do feel disappointed that all these players are going to miss the game, and it would be good if both teams had their squads available. I think that would be the best measure."

When pressed over whether he would want Terry to lift the Cup with the squad should Chelsea win the final, Di Matteo responded: "It would be nice if everybody could be part of lifting the trophy."

Terry looks certain to be selected for Chelsea's match-up with QPR this Sunday, and Di Matteo insisted that despite the pressure of the red card on Tuesday, coupled with facing Anton Ferdinand, of whom Terry has been charged with racially abusing, the captain would be in the right frame of mind.

"I have absolutely no concern with our captain," he explained. "Our fans will support the team, and he's part of the team, so I have no concerns.

"He will be in the right frame of mind to play.

"He is fine, we've had a couple of tough weeks, we've been very successful and we're in good spirit, he'll be ready for Sunday like the rest of the team."