Reports have claimed that Ruben Loftus-Cheek is in serious danger of missing out on this winter’s England World Cup squad.
According to the Daily Mail, the midfielder will be named as part of Gareth Southgate’s 55-man provisional squad, however is in danger of not making the final list for the tournament.
The Three Lions are gearing up for the unprecedented mid-season affair in Qatar.
However, the timing has certainly not been ideal for Southgate and co, as he’s continued to watch some of his first team players drop with injuries.
After Manchester City’s Kyle Walker, John Stones and Kalvin Phillips all endured potential tournament-impacting absences, the biggest hit came during Chelsea’s European exploits.
Reece James went down with what seemed an innocuous injury in Milan last week, however this has turned into what could be an eight-week long absence from football.
Loftus-Cheek could miss England squad
This has almost certainly ruled him out of his first World Cup, although Southgate is expected to name him in the preliminary squad.
One Chelsea player who is benefitting from the injury is Loftus-Cheek, who has the option of right ring-back added to his potential positions in midfield.
He has also certainly upped his game since Graham Potter came in too, starting frequently for the former Brighton manager.
However, the Daily Mail has claimed that despite his drastic improvements, he is still in real danger of missing out on the final squad.
The 26-year-old was present in the last World Cup squad, chosen by Southgate. He was even handed a start in the group stage game against Panama.
Chelsea fans will be more hopeful that he continues to perform for them, with there still a lot of big games for the club before the season breaks for the tournament.