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Chelsea behind the scenes: Loftus-Cheek’s return, Alex Telles deal and Lautaro Martinez transfer

Another weekend is fast approaching, but once again there is no live football to get excited about.

Although that does not necessarily mean there’s not plenty going on with Chelsea at the moment as head coach Frank Lampard and the first-team squad continue to train away from Cobham.

The 2019/20 season has been suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the latest report is that Premier League clubs are keen to come up with a plan to ensure the campaign ends by June 30 at the latest.

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According to the Mirror, at least nine clubs have had serious discussions amongst themselves and will come together to present their case to the Premier League on Friday, as they call for the season to be curtailed – rather than risk the “huge uncertainty and utter chaos” of allowing it to drag on for months beyond the summer.

With no games for the Blues this midweek, our Chelsea writer Oliver Harbord gave his thoughts on some of the big talking points at Stamford Bridge right now during a Q&A with fans on Wednesday where he was asked questions on topics ranging from summer transfer targets to contract news.

Here is what he had to say about what is going on behind the scenes in west London.

When would Ruben Loftus-Cheek return to action?

Oliver Harbord says: “Just lacking match action. Before the suspension of the league, Ruben Loftus-Cheek was almost ready to return to first-team action.

“He had played a few games behind closed doors for the U23s and one in the PL2 and he had come through them.

“So when, or if, the campaign does return, then Loftus-Cheek should be fit, but just lacking match fitness.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has a selfie with the fans (Image: Clive Howes – Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

“However, that is going to be the same for every player right now, so he should be back to a level playing field.”

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