It was a dramatic midweek Premier League game at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea took on Arsenal in a London derby.
The game ended in a 2-2 draw, with the Gunners coming from behind twice despite being down to 10 men for over an hour of the match, after David Luiz was shown red for bringing down Tammy Abraham in the first-half.
The resulting penalty from Jorginho and a second-half goal from captain Cesar Azpilicueta didn’t prove to be enough for Frank Lampard’s side to take maximum points from the game.
After two disappointing results, both involving conceding late goals, Chelsea may be happy to have a break from Premier League action as the fourth round of the FA Cup kicks off.
The Blues face a trip to Hull City to take on the Championship side who will be looking to cause an upset.
Lampard is likely to make changes for the game, but who will be available for selection?
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Take a look at the latest from the treatment room at Cobham.
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 is 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…