Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Abraham – Latest Chelsea injury news and expected return date

With football on hiatus, it has given some of Chelsea’s stars the chance to recover from their many injuries.

There is yet to be a return date announced as the world continues to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The football authorities are still keen to complete the 2019/20 Premier League season, if it is safe to do so, meaning the Blues would have nine league matches left.

Along with that, Chelsea still have a Champions League last 16 second leg match and FA Cup quarter-final to play.

Here’s how the players who were recovering from injury are getting on.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek

It has been a frustrating 2019/20 season for Ruben Loftus-Cheek as he has spent the entire campaign recovering from his Achilles’ tendon rupture.

After a few set backs, the 24-year-old was so close to making a full recovery before the season was suspended.

The midfielder played three games for the U23s, two behind closed doors and getting 90 minutes in the PL2.

Loftus-Cheek had been on the bench for a couple of first team games, however didn’t make an appearance.

When football does return, match fitness will be the only thing stopping him from being more involved in the first team.

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Chelsea during the break

Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic had gone through a decent period of play, however he picked up his injury and hasn’t played since New Year’s Day.

Like Loftus-Cheek, the American was on his way back and had played 60 minutes in a behind-closed-door friendly at Cobham.

It was expected that the 21-year-old was going to be back involved, however the suspension of football has given him even more time to rest.

Pulisic has certainly been keeping fans entertained with his regular Tik Tok videos throughout the lockdown.

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