Roberto Di Matteo admits having pre-season disrupted by the Olympics is not ideal, but hopes his Chelsea players selected make the most of the experience.
Striker Daniel Sturridge, who is currently in hospital undergoing tests for suspected viral meningitis, and defender Ryan Bertrand were both selected for Team GB, while Juan Mata and Oriol Romeu are set to join up with Spain.
"As a manager, you would like to have them with you in pre-season, but it is the Olympic Games and players will want to be involved with it," he said. "It is a great opportunity for the players to be involved in the Olympic team, one that the players do not want to lose out on. It is not ideal, but there will be many clubs in the same situation as us."
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