Loftus-Cheek, James, Abraham and Mount – Latest Chelsea injury news and expected return dates

Chelsea could face Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Goals from Michy Batshuayi and Fikayo Tomori helped the Blues record a 2-1 victory over Championship side Hull City on Saturday evening and when the draw for the next round was made on Monday night, an all-Premier League encounter could be on the horizon.

For that to happen, the Reds must overcome Shrewsbury Town in a replay at Anfield next month.

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With that said, FA Cup matters can be put to one side for now as the west London outfit have some huge games coming up in the next month.

First up is the Premier League game away at third placed Leicester City, Frank Lampard’s men have a free week to be able to prepare for the game, but what is the injury situation looking like?

Take a look at the latest from the treatment room at Cobham.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is stepping up his recovery from injury.

Images emerged of the midfielder taking part in training with the first-team squad ahead of the FA Cup fourth round tie with the Tigers.

Posting on their Twitter account, the Blues shared a picture of the England international taking part in the session.

It is unknown if Loftus-Cheek will be available to make the squad for the game against the Foxes as Chelsea are unlikely to rush the player back after so long on the sidelines.

Unsurprisingly, he wasn’t named in the squad for the FA Cup clash.

He made 40 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring 10 goals and providing five assists.

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