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.