Loftus-Cheek hurts ankle in a friendly win

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Chelsea won their friendly game with New England Revolution on Wednesday by 3-0. The only negative point for Chelsea was an injury to Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

The English midfielder appeared to have injured his ankle after coming on as a substitute in the second-half.

What’s the Story?

Chelsea travelled to USA for their friendly with New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. The friendly was a charity event.

Chelsea won the game thanks to a brace from Ross Barkley and a goal from Oliver Giroud. Gonzalo Higuain struck the crossbar early on in the second half. Blues completely dominated their MLS opponents.

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The only bad news for Chelsea was an injury to Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The Englishman was in discomfort after a tackle on him. He was substituted in the 69th minute after coming on as a substitute during half-time. He had appeared to have hurt his ankle.

What’s next?

The injury comes ahead of Chelsea’s UEFA Europa League final with Arsenal on 29th May in Baku.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri was already critical of playing a friendly game before the Europa League final. Now, an injury to Loftus-Cheek who has been a key part of Sarri’s midfield in recent games might alter his game plan for the final in Baku.

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