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Trio definitely out for PSG against Chelsea

17 February 2015, 14:15

Paris - Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc confirmed on Monday that Lucas, Yohan Cabaye and Serge Aurier will all miss Tuesday's Champions League last 16, first leg against Chelsea at the Parc des Princes.

"It is official. It is impossible for them to be on the field," said Blanc of the trio, who all came off injured in Saturday's 2-2 draw against Caen in Ligue 1.

Brazilian defender Marquinhos also came off in that game and reports have indicated that he will be absent too, although Blanc said he will only make a decision on his fitness after training on Monday afternoon.

"For the others, we will have to see if they are available. There is a training session at 16h (1500 GMT). After that we will know who can take part.

"It is not the best preparation for such an important match."

Thiago Motta, Blaise Matuidi and Javier Pastore are also struggling with their fitness to varying degrees ahead of the game.

The tie is a repeat of last season's quarter-final meeting of the sides, which Chelsea won on away goals despite losing 3-1 at the Parc des Princes in the first leg.

"The players who start, those who are on the bench, the staff, the fans, everyone will have to be very good to beat this excellent team," said Blanc, who insisted that criticism of him for the sudden spate of injuries was unfair.

"It is a catastrophic scenario but as soon as something happens I am made responsible.

"I have big enough shoulders and I take the responsibility. If that allows the team to think about Chelsea and a bit less about the injuries, I am happy to take it."

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