Huge Injury Blow For Chelsea Ahead Of Europa League Final

Injury Chelsea Europa League Final

Chelsea‘s 3-0 friendly win over New England Revolution saw Ruben Loftus-Cheek limp off with a suspected ankle injury.

Loftus-Cheek was helped out of the pitch after going down in the second half and was later seen on crutches, raising fears he will be out of action for Chelsea's' Europa League final against Arsenal.

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The Blues were in the US for a charity friendly as part of the club's ‘Say No To Antisemitism’ campaign.

Prior to the game, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri lauded the trip's purpose but conceded that he felt his men needed to rest.

After being helped away from the pitch, the England midfielder was replaced by Chelsea Academy Player of the Year Conor Gallagher.

Sarri’s men will play Arsenal for the Europa League title in Baku on May 29.

Prior to the New England friendly, Chelsea boss had voiced concerns over the timing of the trip to the US.

“We go there for a good reason I think, so as a man I am very happy to go there,” he said.

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“As a coach, of course, I am a little bit worried because I know very well that the team now needs rest. So it is not the best way to prepare for the final, I think.”

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