Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek set to miss Europa League final with injury

• Loftus-Cheek suffers suspected achilles injury in charity game
• Player on crutches after win against New England Revolution

Chelsea are set to be without Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the Europa League final this month after the England midfielder suffered a suspected achilles injury during the club’s ‘Final Whistle on Hate’ charity match against New England Revolution.

Loftus-Cheek, a half-time substitute at the Gillette Stadium, which was attended by Roman Abramovich, fell awkwardly within 20 minutes of his introduction in the visitors’ 3-0 win and was left in clear agony on the turf. He was helped back to the dressing room for further treatment by two of the medical staff, and departed the stadium on crutches and wearing a protective boot on his left foot, returning to the team’s base in a car away from his teammates.

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