Alonso, Tomori, Pulisic, James – Latest Chelsea injury news ahead of Nottingham Forest clash

There is a break from Premier League action for one week as it is FA Cup third round weekend.

It is the stage of the competition where teams from both the Championship and Premier League join the action, with Chelsea facing Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

It is the same fixture that the Blues faced at the same stage last season, and the Blues will be hoping for a repeat of the result, with a Alvaro Morata brace seeing them into the fourth round.

Forest are currently in fourth in the Championship table as they aim to return to the Premier League next season.

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Lampard is likely to make changes to the team for the match, but what is the latest from the injury room at Stamford Bridge? Take a look at the injury update below.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Loftus-Cheek was establishing himself as a key member of Maurizio Sarri’s squad at the end of last season.

However, in the post-season friendly ahead of the Europa League final, Loftus-Cheek suffered the same injury as Hudson-Odoi as he ruptured his Achilles’ tendon.

Loftus-Cheek working towards a return as soon as possible and has been keeping fans updated with his progress.

“It’s going well!” he told Versus earlier in the season when asked about his recovery. “It’s been a long time and I’ve had a few setbacks as well. It’s never been just a straight path but I’m close now…I’ve been running and moving, I feel I’m right on the edge. I’m close and I can’t wait.”

Lampard however confirmed that the recovery is not going as fast as the club would have hoped.

Loftus-Cheek has since posted an encouraging update on social media, showing him doing work outside as he again steps up his recovery.

There is still no set return date for the England international.

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