Bad news for Chelsea ahead of clash with Arsenal in Baku and after

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has conveyed bad news to Chelsea fans head of their clash with Arsenal saying injured midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be out for four to six months which means he will be back some times in December.

The Englishman has had surgery after rupturing his Achilles tendon during a friendly in Boston last week, ruling him out of the Europa League final a matter the manager had talked against as his team readies for the finals.

“The conditions in Boston were not very good but there is not only one cause for the injury,” said Sarri.

“It is a similar injury to what Callum Hudson-Odoi is suffering with and the recovery time is almost the same.”

Both club academy graduates will miss next week’s European final with Arsenal in Azerbaijan, as well as sitting out England’s Nations League semi-final with the Netherlands on 6 June.

England coach Gareth Southgate has also been caught in the mix as he ha planned to have the two promising forwards in his squad which he expressed after naming his side which saw some good names dropped as it happened to France.

Speaking after naming his squad for the Three Lions’ Nations League finals campaign, manager Gareth Southgate said: “Callum and Ruben would definitely have been in this squad, so it is unfortunate for both of them that they have picked up injuries which may keep them out for some time.”

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