'Finally': Some Chelsea fans love who they've seen in training ahead of Spurs tie
A section of Chelsea supporters on social media were delighted to see Ruben Loftus-Cheek back in training ahead of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur.
The midfielder has not featured since the 1-1 draw with Everton in the middle of December.
He was struck down by a double dose of injury and covid, right on a cue as he began to get a solid run in the side.
Loftus-Cheek free to face Spurs
Prior to his absence, the 25-year-old had started five Premier League games in a row, which is something of a rarity in his stuttered senior career.
Fortunately, it seems Loftus-Cheek has overcome his latest curse and could be in contention to face Spurs tomorrow evening.
Understandably, Blues fans felt a jolt of joy when they noticed their academy graduate’s return to the Cobham pitches.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:
Thank God we have options in midfield now— 🦀 (@CFCRudeus) January 3, 2022
Back in buisness pic.twitter.com/s8Ymb12NWl— alb 🇦🇱⚫️🔴 (@albookkk) January 3, 2022
Chelsea regaining bodies
Loftus-Cheek’s revival has arrived at just the right time for Chelsea.
Any recovering player is a bonus, but this time of year is especially crucial for all components to be available.
Thomas Tuchel’s tireless midfield duo Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante will be drained from their efforts at home to Liverpool last weekend.
It feels only fair they get a break on Wednesday, a reward which is now more feasible thanks to the potential presence of Loftus-Cheek.
Jorginho started on the bench against Jurgen Klopp’s men, meaning he should also be fresh for the upcoming London derby.
All four of Chelsea’s first-choice central midfielders could be rested for the FA Cup contest with Chesterfield, allowing them to be fresh for the huge fixture away to Manchester City next week.