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ROBERTO Di Matteo has handed Chelsea outcast Yossi Benayoun a Stamford Bridge lifeline.
The Israeli midfielder has made just one Premier League start for the Blues since his switch from Liverpool in 2010, and spent last season on loan at Arsenal.
Benayoun is due to return to training at Chelsea's Cobham HQ with the rest of his team-mates tomorrow, and boss Roberto Di Matteo confirmed the 32-year-old will spend pre-season with the Blues.
He said: “He's contracted with Chelsea and will start pre-season, then we will monitor it.”
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