Saturday July 28 2012
Di Matteo: 'Milan are fantastic'

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo hailed Milan as “a fantastic team who will be very competitive” ahead of tonight’s friendly in Miami.

The two sides clash at the Sun Life Stadium this evening, kick-off 23.30 UK time, as part of their summer tours.

“They have Robinho, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Massimo Ambrosini, a lot of good players and stars,” Di Matteo told the official Chelsea website.

“We will have to wait to see their final squad, a lot of players have left but it's a fantastic team with great players and I am sure they will be competing for Serie A again, and be very competitive.”

Robinho is out of tonight’s game after he was turned back at Frankfurt airport due to a passport irregularity, while stars such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva and Alessandro Nesta have moved on.

Chelsea have Fernando Torres back in their ranks after his extended summer vacation and the Spaniard should face Milan.

“Fernando is going to play in his centre-forward role, it is just a question of how much time he can play on the pitch,” added Di Matteo.

“He joined at the beginning of the week, he has had a flight and jet lag and a few training sessions in his legs so we will have to see. I will probably decide after training. It will be at least 30 minutes but we will see after.”