Latest Chelsea injury news: Expected return dates for Pulisic, Kovacic and Loftus-Cheek

Chelsea are awaiting injury updates over several key players ahead of their Premier League clash against Everton on Sunday.

The Blues are looking for three points that would be a huge boost to their chances of finishing in the top four.

Frank Lampard’s side will go into the game having booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals by beating Liverpool 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

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Goals from Willian and Ross Barkley sealed the impressive win over Jurgen Klopp’s side.

But the Blues will go into the Everton game with a number of fresh injuries picked up against the Reds.

Here’s the latest Chelsea injury news and expected return dates ahead of the game.

N’Golo Kante

The Blues lost the central midfielder early on against Man United several weeks ago and Lampard confirmed the extent of the injury afterwards.

“It’s an adductor injury. We will have to assess it, scan it,” he said.

“But it doesn’t look great.”

Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante leaves the game early because of a leg injury.
(Image: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Lampard stated at the time that he hoped to have Kante back in three weeks.

“N’Golo [Kante] is not fit. He has got a muscle injury [adductor], similar to the one he came off recently against Arsenal with. Hopefully he will be [back] in three weeks, something around that.”

Mateo Kovacic

Mateo Kovacic was forced off in the first-half against Liverpool after a tackle from Sadio Mane.

The former Real Madrid midfielder, who has been one of Chelsea’s stand out performers this season, was replaced by Mason Mount just three minutes before the break.

Speaking after the game, Frank Lampard said: “Both [and Willian] have got an Achilles’ issue.

“Willian hopefully is not too bad, that is what he is reporting there so we will see how he is tomorrow.

“Kovacic’s feels slightly worse. Hopefully not too drastic,…