Marcos Alonso has admitted that Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s hopes of appearing in the upcoming Europa League final don’t “look good” after he suffered an injury during Tuesday’s friendly win over New England Revolution.
Despite struggling to win over his manager Maurizio Sarri, the 23-year-old has played an increasingly significant role as the season progressed.
Loftus-Cheek would likely have started the final against Arsenal on May 29, had he not succumbed to injury last night.
Chelsea fear the attacking midfielder has suffered an Achilles injury similar to the one which has ruled his teammate Callum Hudson-Odoi out until the start of next season.
The player was seen leaving the Gillette Stadium in a protective boot, before boarding the flight back to London with the rest of Sarri’s squad.
“It doesn’t look very good to be honest. But fingers crossed he will be back as soon as possible. I think it’s his Achilles, he was on his own,” Alonso told reporters after the game.